Digital Yacht have unveiled their TriNav™ GPS160, a new, high performance positioning sensor using GPS, Glonass and the new Galileo satellite systems for exceptional positioning accuracies and redundancies. Typical accuracy is better than 1m and data can be set to output at up to 18Hz for smoother plotter track displays. TriNav™ software technology also improves positioning vulnerabilities that could occur through spoofing and local interference.
The device can be field programmed for a variety of modes such as single GNSS operation (eg Galileo only) as well as output configurations such as update rate, NMEA sentence structure etc
The GPS160 SeaTalk version is supplied with Digital Yacht SeaTalk1 to NMEA0183 converter allowing easy replacement of older Raystar sensors. Digital Yacht’s SeaTalk to NMEA (ISO) Converter is a small but powerful interface that provides bi-directional conversion between a SeaTalk network and an NMEA0183 network. It takes its power from the SeaTalk1 network.
Galileo is the new global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that has been developed over the past two decades. It joins the GPS and GLONASS systems and offers mariners a 3rd reliable positioning source. It is planned to be fully operational in 2020.
There are currently 22 satellites in usable condition (satellite is operational and contributing to the service provision), 2 satellites are in “testing” and 2 more are marked as not available. The final constellation should be deployed by 2020 and will consist of 30 satellites (24 operational and 6 spares).
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“The GPS160, a high performance positioning sensor using GPS, Galileo and Glonass satellite systems for exceptional positioning accuracies and redundancies. GPS160 has an NMEA 0183 interface.”
“The GPS160USB variant ships with a 5m USB cable. It’s self powered from the USB source (PC, MAC or Linux).”
“The GPS160 wireless GPS antenna version is supplied with Digital Yacht NMEA to WiFi gateway for wireless navigation with tablets and iPads.”
“A 10m pilot plug extension cable”
“A simple and low-cost NMEA 2000 starter kit which allows for up to 3 devices to interconnect.”
“iKommunicate + iKConnect sends NMEA0183 & 2000 over Wi-Fi. In addition to NMEA over wifi interfacing, iKommunicate supports the new and rapidly emerging Signal K.”