McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A Transponder
● The McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A is a transponder that provides name and navigation data from other vessels and can be integrated with a variety of chartplotters and networked systems, including a PC system using the PC AIS viewer included with the unit.
● McMurdo touts this system as flexible and easy to install, and the unit incorporates features such as man overboard and search-and-rescue transponder. An on-screen indicator and internal buzzer sound when AIS SART and MOB signals are received.
● While the unit can depict AIS targets in a radar view and on networked chartplotters, it also offers an embedded coastline map that plots AIS targets in a chart view on its dedicated screen.
Benefit Analysis: Get on the grid with a full-featured AIS that keeps you informed about the boats around you, and you’ll be safer at sea and be able to help more easily in emergencies.
This article originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.