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New Smartfind GMDSS NAVTEX

McMurdo introduces the new Smartfind GMDSS NAVTEX, certified with EC MED type approval in accordance with IMO SOLAS regulations.

Smartfind GMDSS NAVTEX is suitable for use on all types of commercial vessels. It can either be operated as a stand-alone unit or as a part of an integrated navigation or bridge system.

Smartfind GMDSS NAVTEX, part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) provides clear and up-to-date NAVTEX maritime safety information automatically delivered in bright color-delineated text on a large 6 inch screen. Three parallel digital receivers simultaneously provide tri-channel monitoring of the international 518 KHz English language service, 490 KHz national language and the 4209.5 KHz long range NAVTEX services. McMurdo’s unique ESM® (Enhanced Signal Monitoring) feature means highly reliable message recovery and a reduction in message text errors.

Easy to read in all light conditions, the large daylight viewable 4-color LCD screen has and adjustable back light and three user-selectable font sizes for ease of use. Different message categories are colored according to the NAVTEX message type (Navigation Warning, Meteorological Forecast or urgent Search and Rescue message), making each message type instantly recognizable at a glance.

Connecting the GPS/DGPS information to the NAVTEX, for which there is a separate port, allows specific messages concerning the position of your vessel to get filtered and sorted.

The McMurdo Smartfind GMDSS NAVTEX supports interface connection to Integrated Navigation System or ECDIS and can also be connected to a separate printer. A wide range of antenna options include a heavy duty professional two band active antenna that is optimized to provide high quality reception of all recognized NAVTEX channels.

To all those interested in the purchase, we want to emphasize that there is already a strong demand for the new NAVTEX. The first month’s production is already sold out and there is only limited availability of the second month’s production. The earlier you order, the more likely we are of being able to guarantee your required delivery dates.

More information about the NAVTEX system are available on McMurdo’s website www.mcmurdo.co.uk, while for the purchase and availability of the new NAVTEX on our market you can contact us at Crocon, www.crocon.hr.