M5 AIS Class A Electronics
M5 AIS Class A Electronics

McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A Transponder

Features AIS MOB SART alarm to aid MOB recovery and provides automated “ship to ship” and “ship to shore” navigation communication.


  • 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 chart plotting systems
  • Includes GPS antenna
  • Optional remote MOB/Alarm sounder

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Standards: Meets the requirements of the international standards for Class A Shipborne AIS systems. IMO Resolution A.694(17), IMO MSC.74(69) Annex 3, IMO Resolution MSC 191(79), ITU-R M.1371-5 (Class A) (2014), ITU-R M.1084-5 (2012), ITU-R M.825-3 (1998), IEC 61993-2 Ed. 3 (2018), IEC 61108-1Ed. 2 (2003), IEC 60945 Ed. 4 (2002) incl. Corrigendum 1 (2008), IEC 61162-1 Ed. 5 (2016), IEC 61162-2 Ed. 1 (1998), IEC 62288 Ed. 2 (2014), IEC 62923-1/-2 BAM.
Type Approvals: Marine Equipment Directive (MED) 96/98 EC, 2011/75/EU, 2012/32/EU, 2014/90/EU as amended by IR (EU) 2020/1170. USA FCC, Canada I.C., WSV – Inland waterways
Power consumption: 9W average, 65W peak @ 12V DC
Power supply requirements: 12/24 VDC
Default Frequencies: AIS1 161.975 MHz, AIS2 162.025 MHz
DSC channel 70: 156.525 MHz


Power output: 12.5 Watt / 1.0 Watt
Frequency range: 156.025-162.025 MHz


Frequency range: VHF Channel 70 (156.525 MHz)


VHF antenna: PL259, 50 Ohms
GNSS antenna: TCN, 50 Ohms, DC Power, Mini USB, 37 pin data connector.
Interface ports: RS-422, IEC 61162-1,2
3 x navigation sensor input ports SEN1, SEN2, SEN3 and SEN4
2 x Bi-directional input/output ports MAIN and AUX/Pilot
1 x Bi-directional input/output port LR (Long Range)
1 x DGNSS correction input
1 x NMEA 2000
Alarm relay output
Integral GNSS: 50 channel GPS receiver, SBAS, MSAS, WAAS, GAGAN and EGNOS enabled.
Supports DGPS correction by AIS msg 17 or RTCM input port.
Provides UTC and fallback navigation position for AIS.


Display: 3.5” 320 x 240 colour TFT LCD
Backlight: Multi level
Viewing Mode: Map outline, Radar view, Target List, Message views.
Controls: 6 keys, Multi-Function Knob
Menu language options include: French, Spanish, German.


Operating temperature: -15 o C to +55 o C
Storage temperature: -20 o C to +70 o C
General: IEC 604945 protected category
Control unit: IPX2


Width x Height x Depth: 261 x 184 x 102 mm
Mounting: Desk bracket and panel fixing kit included
Weight: 2.5 kg


Screw termination connection block.
Width x Height x Depth: 165 x 55 x 85 mm


Size: Diameter 90.8 mm x 104.7 mm high
Mounting: 11/4 inch thread
Cable 10m, connector (fitted): TNC 50 Ohms


IMO compliant socket with 2m cable
Width x Height x Depth: 104 x 60 x 40 mm