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McMurdo Smartfind M5 AIS
Class A Transponder

MEETS 2016 USCG AIS MANDATE

EFFECTIVE March 2nd 2015
DEADLINE March 1st 2016


New US Coast Guard AIS Mandate
Certain categories of commercial vessels operating in US territorial waters are now
required to install a USCG certifed AIS Transceiver.
The Class of transceiver will be determined by the category of vessel.
Examples of affected vessel categories: Fishing boats • Tugs • Ferries • Dredges
21-100-001A The Smartfind M5 AIS Class A transponder is packed with powerful features. It is the first to include an AIS MOB and AIS SART alarm function, with a Steer To Rescue MOB display enabling you to quickly and easily navigate to the location of the MOB. As well as the traditional “radar style” display and AIS target list views, the SMARTFIND M5 also features an embedded coastline map which accurately plots the AIS equipped vessels on a chart overview display - without the need to connect to an external plotter.
McMurdo Smartfind M5 AIS Class A User Manuel (.pdf)

McMurdo Smartfind M5 AIS Class A Specification (.pdf)


Designed to operate as a stand alone unit, the Smartfind M5 can also be integrated with ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display), ECS (Electronic Chart System) or chartplotters via its NMEA0183, NMEA2000 and USB interfaces. It can also be interfaced with a PC system using the PC AIS Viewer software supplied with the unit.

•Compact, low cost solution
•Meets EU Fishing Mandate requirements for Class A shipborne AIS transponders
•3.5” colour LCD display including embedded coastline map
•Target list and radar overview displays •Unique AIS MOB and AIS alarm function
•Optimised for use with McMurdo S10 and S20 personal AIS beacons
•“Buddy List” of crew AIS Beacon IDs allows easy identification of crewmember in distress
•NMEA0183, NMEA2000 and USB interface to ECDIS, ECS and chartplotting systems
•Includes GPS antenna
•Optional remote MOB/Alarm sounder

You will need to determine the position of the GPS antenna on board the vessel. You can round the distance to the nearest meter.Because each AIS Transponder can only be programmed once with your personal MMSI number and other information, these units are NOT CANCELABLE or RETURNABLE once your order has been placed.

Please fill out the details below. You will need to determine the position of the GPS antenna on board the vessel. You can round the distance to the nearest meter.


Package includes: McMurdo Smartfind M5 AIS Class A Transponder unit with color display • GPS antenna • Junction box and link cable • Pilot plug – remote socket box • Companion PC AIS Viewer Software


AIS Programming information is not required for purchase - we only ask to make you aware of the data required before installation. The unit is programmed by you the end user.


McMurdo Smartfind M5 AIS Class A
#SMC-M5 List Price $2,499.00Only $1,899.00
Vessel Owner:
Vessel Name:
MMSI Number:
Call Sign:
A - Distance in meters from bow to the GPS :
B - Distance in meters from stern to the GPS :
C - Distance in meters from the port side to the GPS :
D - Distance in meters from the starboard side to the GPS :
Please Select Vessel Type Description : 




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