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McMurdo’s SmartFind G8 AIS Auto Cat­e­gory 1 EPIRB is the first of its type to make use of the Galileo Global Nav­i­ga­tion Satel­lite Sys­tem (GNSS), a con­stel­la­tion of what soon will be 30 ac­tive satel­lites. It’s also the first mat­ing of 406 MHz and AIS tech­nolo­gies in an EPIRB. In ad­di­tion to GNSS ca­pa­bil­i­ties, SmartFind uti­lizes con­ven­tional GPS, the Au­to­matic Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Sys­tem (AIS), a 121.5-MHz Homer sig­nal, Medium-Earth Or­bit search-and-res­cue satel­lites, and the In­ter­na­tional 406 MHz res­cue fre­quency for fast emer­gency po­si­tion fixes. The unit is housed in a rugged case and has a lithium-ion bat­tery with a 10-year stor­age life. mc­mur­

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