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Innovation Award for Wescom

Wescom Group is celebrating the success of newly launched products with the sMRT ALERT winning the Innovation Award for Safety and Training category at Seawork.

The award follows a special mention DAME Award at METSTRADE.

The sMRT ALERT is the first UK manufactured AIS MOB which meets the new 2025 Class M regulations.

Features include accelerated activation with combined DSC and AIS distress alerts, aimed at reassuring the user that the distress signal has been heard.

The sMRT ALERT is part of a family of Class M distress beacons that include the V300 and AU11 beacons. 

Seawork saw the first public UK viewing of the V300. The V300 includes Class M AIS, DSC and 121.5 MHz.

The safety product is designed for commercial use and features a true water activation system allowing automatic activation on immersion.

“Being awarded Seawork’s Safety and Training Innovation award was a great recognition of the innovation our sMRT brand brings to the marine industry,” said David Duffin, Wescom Group’s vice president of marine sales.


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