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|Si Tex Introduces New Vector 3D GPS Heading Compass|
|Friday, 01 July 2011 11:48|
Si Tex has a new marine electronics offering, the Vector 3D GPS heading compass. This unit shouts out heading data to NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 compatible electronics including autopilots, radar, fishfinders, AIS, chartplotters, and even on-board PCs.
Measuring just a hair over16 inches, low profile Vector 3D is the smallest GPS compass on the market. And it’s innards are all solid-state, so it’s virtually maintenance free. It provides 90 degree rate of turn info, along with heave, pitch, and roll information for three-dimensional (latitude/longitude/altitude) positioning. WAAS and differential info are used to attain accuracy to less than one meter.
With integrated gyro and tilt sensors, the Vector 3D provides initial start-up in less than 60 seconds, delivers heading fixes in less than 10 seconds, and reacquires satellites in less than one second. The Vector 3D provides position and heading update rates at a standard 10Hz (pr an optional 20Hz optional), with multiple baud rates.
As one might expect, a GPS compass with features like these doesn’t come cheap: the Vector 3D MSRP’s at a price of $2,499. Check it out at www.si-tex.com.