Orolia Maritime includes the commercial maritime and Emergency Readiness and Response (ERR) business initiatives within Orolia’s leading Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions.

Its technology, delivered through the globally recognized brands of McMurdo, Netwave and Kannad, is trusted by commercial shipping companies, local and national governments, maritime organizations, cruise ships, search and rescue teams, and other organizations whose missions include maritime and/or search and rescue programs.

Orolia Maritime includes an unrivalled portfolio of maritime and ERR technology solutions within four powerful mission areas: Fleet Management, Data Capture & Analytics, Emergency Readiness & Response, and Navigation Safety.

These mission areas reflect Orolia Maritime’s extensive heritage of proven maritime technology, including products and services designed to transform the commercial maritime and search and rescue industries. Our powerful technologies ensure safer and more reliable navigation, accelerated rescue in emergencies, and the ability to communicate and track fleet activity in a consistent, real time and cost-effective way.

McMurdo G5 Smartfind Plus

McMurdo SMARTFIND G5 EPIRB are 406 MHz EPIRB - Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon - units designed to operate with the COSPAS-SARSAT international search and rescue system. Once removed from the Carry Safe Manual Bracket the unit can be activated automatically by immersion in water, or manually by following the activation instructions printed on the unit. Both units include an LED flash light which can assist in speeding up recovery during night time rescues.

The G5 SMARTFIND PLUS has all the advanced features of the standard E5 SMARTFIND with the addition of an integral multi-channel GPS receiver. The addition of a GPS receiver to the EPIRB ensures that the exact position of a casualty is relayed to the rescue services. This can in turn improve the speed of recovery by updating the position of the beacon at regular intervals.

The Global Positioning System (GPS) uses an array of satellites and provides continuous positional information with a typical accuracy of around 30 metres (100 feet). When speed of response and accuracy of location are important considerations this incorporation of GPS positional information can greatly reduce the time it takes for SAR authorities to arrive on the scene.

Meeting the demands of both commercial mariners and recreational boaters the McMurdo SMARTFIND incorporates next generation EPIRB technology and comes complete with a Carry Safe Manual Bracket. The optional Auto Float Free Housing meets SOLAS requirements and will automatically deploy the EPIRB when submerged to a depth lower than 2 to 4 metres (6 to 12 feet) in the sea.

McMurdo G5 Smartfind Plus Auto

A float free automatic housing 

McMurdo G8 Smartfind Plus

Rugged, multi GNSS 406MHz EPIRB with both GPS and Galileo receivers, optimised for new MEOSAR system

Operating Frequencies:

  • 406MHz
  • 121.5MHz
  • Multi GNSS


  • Multi GNSS including Galileo
  • Accidental activation protection
  • Optimised for Meosar
  • Rugged construction optimised for commercial environments
  • Hands free carry strap
  • 360-degree strobe
  • Comes with safety bracket
  • 10-year battery life
  • Sealed Electronic Unit
  • Sealed Battery Unit
  • Manual/Auto release options

McMurdo G8 Smartfind Plus Auto

A float free automatic housing 

McMurdo PLB210

The Fast Find is a waterproof 406 MHz Personal Location Beacon (PLB) that should be carried by individuals, who are embarking on trips into areas around the world where there is little or no other form of communication or where other forms of communication are unlikely to work. The Fast Find acts as your personal Emergency Location Beacon, it is your last resort communication to the national and international search and rescue bodies and it should not be mis-used. The Fast Find is designed as a direct communication, to the 406 MHz Search and Rescue satellite system, its signal indicates that you are in need of urgent response and assistance.