Wescom Group celebrates success with awards for new products

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. This follows its special mention DAME Award at METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) in Amsterdam.

The sMRT ALERT is recognised as the first UK manufactured AIS MOB which meets the new 2025 Class M regulations. Its features include accelerated activation with combined DSC and AIS distress alerts, 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 newly launched V300 and AU11 beacons designed for commercial use. Also, on display on the Wescom Group stand at Seawork were personal and survival solution products including the Eflare range of hazard warning lights, sMRT distress beacons, Comet and Pains Wessex distress pyrotechnics, survival rations, and ANP medical kits. 

Seawork saw the first public UK viewing of the V300, which was revealed internationally just a month earlier at shipping exhibition Navalia in Spain. Drawing on sMRT’s 25 years of distress frequency expertise, the V300 includes Class M AIS, DSC and 121.5 MHz. Designed specifically for commercial use, it 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,” David Duffin, Wescom Group’s Vice President of Marine Sales said. “With our products also on show with partners LGS and Charity and Taylor, the exhibition allowed us to showcase our new safety and survival capabilities and received positive feedback from partners and customers alike.’ The sMRT ALERT costs from £270 RRP and the sMRT V300 retails at £360 RRP.  All products are now available to order worldwide through Wescom Group’s network of international distributors.   

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