McMurdo, acquired by Signature Industries Ltd in April 2007, was established in 1937 and leads the way in the development and manufacture of emergency locator beacon and NAVTEX technology. Based in Portsmouth England, McMurdo was the first to produce a COSPAS-SARSAT approved EPIRB in July 1989.
McMurdo further galvanised its position as the leader in safety equipment technology in 1992 with the release of the first GMDSS approved Search And Rescue Transponder (SART). Since that date we have continually led the way in the functionality and accuracy of emergency locator beacon launching a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) for use on land, sea or air in 2000. Also in that year GPS technology was introduced to both the EPIRB and the PLB. NAVTEX technology is another area where McMurdo has considerable expertise, developing and manufacturing NAVTEX receivers for both SOLAS and non-SOLAS vessels.
The McMurdo name stands for high quality products using the latest technology. Organisations such as the Royal Navy and the US Coastguard understand the importance of ultra-reliable high quality equipment which is why they have chosen McMurdo products for their vessels and their crew.
McMurdo products are used around the world, on land, sea and in the air, where safety is important you will find McMurdo. McMurdo offers a wide range of electronics products for the marine safety market.