The next generation of the hugely popular Fast Find range

McMurdo has unveiled the next generation of its Fast Find range: the Fast Find 220.

Available from May 2012, the ground breaking Fast Find 220 satellite

PLB is a stylish and versatile 406 MHz GPS emergency beacon with GPS as

standard, that gives a typical positional accuracy of +/-62m. The 220 benefits from new contemporary styling, including retro reflective

detailing for improved visibility in low light, a six year battery

storage life and float pouch included as standard making it a must-have

safety device for anyone who spends time on the water for work or

leisure purposes. 

“Our Fast Find range of

PLBs have been instrumental in a

vast number of documented rescues world-wide,” said Ross Wilkinson, Global Sales Director of Orolia Ltd. “In 2010* alone 2338

people were rescued globally using information provided by the COSPAS

SARSAT system.

“We are excited to launch the new Fast Find 220,

representing the next generation of our PLB range, with styling and

usability enhancements as well as GPS as standard to offer even further

peace of mind to all safety conscious sailors.”

The Fast Find

220 is a powerful distress beacon that directly alerts the search and rescue authorities where no other forms of

communication are available using the 406 MHz search and rescue

satellite communication system COSPAS SARSAT*. As well as sending out a

distress signal by satellite the 220 also transmits a 121.5MHz homing


The new PLB is waterproof to 10 metres and able to operate in

temperatures as low as -20˚. Once activated, using a simple three-stage

activation, the 220 will transmit continuously for a minimum of 24 hours

at a powerful 5 watt output.

The beacon is small in size weighing

just 152g and measuring D34mm x W47mm x L106mm, and features a LED flash

light to assist with rescues at night or during limited visibility.


Fast Find 220 PLB has no subscription charges and is available from

£225 + VAT, €252 + TAX and $299 + TAX with a flotation pouch (plus lanyard

and universal carry pouch) included. For further information and a list

of stockists, visit