The Smartfind S20 is a personal AIS device worn on a lifejacket and activated by sliding off the safety tab and lifting an arming cap to deploy the antenna. The compact, lightweight unit sends alert messages, GPS position and a special identity code directly to AIS receivers within approximately a four mile radius. A flashing LED light aids location at night.
A unique, built-in, high precision GPS receiver - which updates every 60 seconds – assures accuracy of the data transmitted from the S20. With precise location, distance and bearing data, fellow crew members (and nearby AIS-enabled receivers) receive all the information they need to locate the position of the person in difficulty and to enable a speedy recovery. The S20 will transmit continuously for up to 24 hours and has a seven year battery storage life. It is made of ultra durable ABS and is waterproof to five meters.
For more information contact: Bill Eastwood, 1+585.424.0082 or mailto:[email protected]
McMurdo, a business of the Orolia Group (NYSE Alternext Paris- FR001050105 – ALORO) will feature the Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon at the 2013 United States Sailboat Show, booth B10 at the City Dock in Annapolis, Maryland, October 10-14.