Great relationships are built on trust.
For over 150 combined years, our relentless commitment to innovation has been and continues to be, fueled by a passion for helping people prepare for – and reliably respond to – emergency situations.
We honor our legacy of best-in-class products, technologies, and services that have helped save over 37,000 lives since 1982. Our reputation is fortified by the thousands of customers and partners worldwide who rely on us to deliver solutions that prevent emergencies, protect assets and save lives. And, our expertise is perpetually validated by industry authorities who trust us to define, influence and implement standards and regulations.
We offer the world’s only complete, end-to-end emergency readiness and response platform – from distress beacons to search and rescue infrastructure, to mission control and rescue coordination centers to maritime domain awareness.
We will uphold our promise by continuing to develop life-saving solutions that embrace quality, leverage partnerships and remain at the forefront of innovation.
We want new generations to feel safe doing what they love – whether that's sailing, flying or exploring – at sea, in the air, or on land.
Because at McMurdo we value life, relationships and promises kept.
We are McMurdo – Trusted for Life.
1998Boatracs introduces the first Vessel Management System with messaging used by a major US fishery
1999McMurdo launches the revolutionary E3 EPIRB – the first to be aimed at the leisure and commercial markets
November 2005McMurdo introduces the FastFind, the first Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) for use outside of the commercial market
2006Orolia Group founded to serve the aerospace, defense and telecommunications markets with high precision electronics devices and systems
2006Techno-Sciences, Inc. commissions its first Trident system in Southeast Asia which becomes the world’s longest contiguous coastal surveillance system (3,000km)
2007Techno-Sciences, Inc. introduces TMAC, command and control software package for Maritime Domain Awareness and Vessel Tracking applications
August 2009Orolia acquires Kannad, a global supplier of maritime, aeronautical and land-based distress positioning beacons
October 2009Kannad introduces SafeLink, the first GPS-based EPIRB to have an integrated antenna and user-replaceable batteries
November 2009Orolia acquires McMurdo, a leading manufacturer of marine emergency beacons and electronics
August 2010Kannad introduces INTEGRA, the first 406MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) to include an internal GPS and 406MHz antenna
November 2011Boatracs introduces BTConnect web-based fleet management software combining mapping and two-way messaging
November 2011Orolia awarded first place in Deloitte’s “Fast 50 Technology” category and third place in the “Aerospace Fast 5” category
April 2012Orolia acquires the brand and assets of SARBE, leading provider of military personal distress beacons
October 2013McMurdo Introduced the first AIS Man Overboard (MOB) Alarm Notification System integrating beacons and fleet/vessel monitoring software
November 2013McMurdo announces contract with Thalos to supply tracking buoys for its tuna fishing operations
January 2014Introduced McMurdo as the umbrella brand for Boatracs, Kannad, McMurdo, SARBE and Techno-Sciences, Inc. brands
March 2014McMurdo signs strategic partnership agreement with Transas to jointly develop e-maritime systems that integrate the latest in Maritime Domain Awareness and Search and Rescue functionality
September 2014McMurdo wins €13M contract with Australia Maritime Safety Authority and Maritime New Zealand to install MEOSAR system
March 2015McMurdo launches the Smart Pack bundle, the first aviation bundle with dual GPS and antenna redundancy
May 2015McMurdo Experience Center opens – the first showcase for end-to-end search and rescue and maritime domain awareness solutions
McMurdo has been recognized for excellence at the corporate, product and technology levels globally. Here is a sample of our industry awards and recognition.
Our vision is to become the world’s leader in emergency readiness and response by integrating technologies into customer-centric solutions, defining standards that drive convergence and influencing the industries in which we operate.
For this vision to become a reality, we are actively involved in a number of industry associations and governing bodies to define and implement industry standards.