Adding a new level of safety onboard the revolutionary new Smartfind S20 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) from McMurdo is a personal AIS (Automatic Identification System) device to assist in survivor recovery. It is lightweight and compact, designed for and intended to be carried by all crew members.
The Mcmurdo Smartfind S20 SRS (Survival Recovery System) is compatible with existing AIS enabled chart plotters and onboard navigation system - providing a reliable and cost effective solution for crew safety. It has been specifically designed as a personal AIS search and rescue locating device to quickly and efficiently locate and retrieve a missing crew member.
The Smartfind S20 will transmit continuously for a minimum of 24 hours and has a 7 year battery storage life. It also features a flashing LED indicator light to aid detection at night and a self test facility with battery use indication.
How Smartfind S20 SRS works
S20 SRS is activated manually in an emergency situation
An alert message is transmitted to all AIS receivers and AIS enabled chart plotters within a 4 mile radius (typical)
An AIS SART emergency alert icon on the chartplotter signals the requirement for urgent help
Precise target survivor information including GPS position becomes viewable when the chart plotter cursor is positioned over the icon
Provides exact location, distance and bearing to locate person(s) in need of assistance.