New in 2008 is the boundary-breaking new Fastfind MAX G PLB with integral 12 channel GPS. It has a minimum 48 hour operational battery life from activation, and operates at temperatures as low as -20°C.
With its extremely attractive price tag, the MAX G is the latest addition to
the popular Fastfind range of McMurdo PLBs. The PLBs are designed to be carried
by individuals as a safeguard against life threatening incidents that could
occur anywhere in the world. Whether alone, in a group, on holiday, at work,
carrying out your sport or hobby, if you ever find yourself in a remote area,
land, sea or air, without any other form of communication, the Fastfind MAX
comes into its own.
Once activated it transmits a unique identification signal along with your
current position via the international search and rescue satellite system operated
by COSPAS SARSAT on 406 MHz. The signal is then quickly passed to regional search
and rescue authorities who can rapidly get to the scene.
Fastfind MAX battery packs have a 5 year storage life and are easily user-replaceable.
All Fastfind models have a unique discreet antenna deployment system with a
simple three-stage, manual operation to prevent any risk of accidental or false
activation. In its stored state, the antenna is completely hidden from view
and fully protected against rough handling. Once deployed, the antenna automatically
springs into the optimum position ready for use. Fastfind MAX G’s integral
12 channel GPS navigation receiver gives a typical positional accuracy of +/-
62 metres and new position updates every 20 minutes, significantly reducing
the normal search area down from a 28sq nm area, when given a clear view skyward.
It also has a visual indication of GPS position acquisition.
Carrying the Fastfind could not be simpler. It is supplied with a strong but
flexible lanyard cord and a smart carry pouch so you can keep it with you at
The Fastfind MAX range of PLB products from McMurdo provide professional and
recreational mariners, fishermen, light aircraft pilots and those involved in
outdoor adventure activities with the very best chance of being found without
delay in the event of an emergency.