McMurdo is a business of the Orolia Group (NYSE Alternext Paris – FR0010501015 – ALORO) a high-technology group specialized in precise Positioning, Navigation and Timing. Since 2006, the Orolia group has been able to establish itself as one of the leaders in PNT solutions at a global level through six brands: McMurdo, Kannad Aviation, Kannad Marine, Spectracom, SpectraTime and T4Science. The McMurdo brand originated in the 1940's, and since that date has been involved in designing and manufacturing marine safety products.

The first McMurdo COSPAS-SARSAT approved EPIRB was produced in 1989, and McMurdo further galvanised its position as a leading brand in safety equipment technology in 1992, with the release of the first McMurdo GMDSS approved Search and Rescue Transponder (SART). McMurdo products have continually led the way in the functionality and accuracy of emergency location beacons, launching a PLB (Personal Location Beacon) for use on land and sea in 2000. In that same year, GPS technology was introduced to both the EPIRB and the PLB.

2009 saw the launch of the groundbreaking, ultra compact Fast Find 200 range of PLBs, and 2010 the introduction of cutting edge technology with the Smartfind S5 AIS SART. 2011 saw the launch of the ground-breaking S10 Personal AIS Beacon.

The McMurdo name stands for high quality products which utilise 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 globally, on land and at sea. Where safety is important you will find McMurdo.