All commercial ships over 300 tonnes are already required to carry a Class A Transponder. So too are vessels of 24 metres and that includes super yachts.
At he end of this month all vessels over 15 metres will be obliged to carry them and by this time next year any vessel over 12 metres must also carry one.
The McMurdo Smartfind A1 AIS Class A Transponder has also been designed for fitting on non-mandatory vessels such as yachts and fishing boats.
It is a flexible, user-friendly, cost-effective marine safety product, that is also the worlds first to incorporate MOB alerting
The Smartfind M5 AIS Class A Transponder gives mariners the ability to view at a glance the AIS status of vessels all around them and provides access to a host of detailed navigation information.
A compact single box solution, the Smartfind M5 features a 3.5” bright colour LCD display with powerful juggle control for quick entry of voyage related information as well as easy navigation of menus. It also features an embedded coast line map, detailed AIS target list and radar type overview. This enables users to react effectively in different maritime situations thanks to its direct control function keys. Low cost, reduced size and easy installation make the M5 ideal to meet the budgets and demands of owners and vessel operators in difficult economic times.
Additional safety features:
The Smartfind M5 is the only AIS Class A to feature a fully comprehensive AIS MOB and AIS SART alarm. It provides on screen indication and internal buzzer when any AIS SART/MOB TXID is received, an optional remote waterproof (MOB / alarm) sounder is also available. It also allows a “buddy list” of the vessels own AIS MOB IDs and associated crew name and has a steer to rescue MOB casualty target screen. The AIS MOB alarm feature is compatible with the McMurdo S10 AIS Beacon, Smartfind S20 SRS and other AIS SART devices.
The Smartfind M5 AIS Class A Transponder is available worldwide through McMurdo’s network of internationally based distributors. McMurdo also provides AIS installation and training courses through its service and support division.
Priced from £1,499.00 ex VAT/ Euro €1,799.00 ex TAX.
- Transponder unit with colour display
- Junction box and link cable
- GPS antenna
- Pilot plug – remote socket box
- Companion PC AIS Viewer Software