GyroPilot is a portable pilot unit (PPU) perfect for maritime pilots looking for a small, lightweight, rugged and cost effective PPU, where full independence from ships systems is not required.
GyroPilot wirelessly transmits AIS data, smooths heading and adds ROT to the nearest one decimal place - a big advantage for pilots as the uncertainty and "jumping" that is often seen in the charting software during delicate manoeuvres is reduced.
Should AIS fail, GyroPilot can supply position and COG for emergency use. Wireless transmission of this data (via Class 1 Bluetooth or Wi-Fi) allows information to be displayed on the chosen laptop/tablet with appropriate software. GyroPilot is very easy to set up and operate.
Performance and Specifications:
ROT accuracy: <0.5º/min
Heading: Ships heading, smoothed to 0.1deg
Data transfer: Data passed over either a Wi-Fi or BT connection (depending on model, or alternatively a USB cable can be used
Data output: All AIS messages GPHDT, GPROT, battery status
Backup GPS: 33-channel GPS/GLONASS receiver with SBAS, ultra-high sensitivity, GPGGA, GPVTG, GPGSV
Firmware: User upgradable
Testing: AIS test message built in
Components: Receiver, pilot plug cable, charger, user guide, 100% waterproof pouch.
Ingress Protection: IP 65
Dimension: 120 x 75 x 40mm.
AIS cable: 1.5m standard (other lengths available on request)
Wireless: WiFi or Bluetooth (Class 1). Back-up operation by USB cable
Battery life: up to 30 hrs. Li-Ion rechargeable.
Alarm: activates 30 seconds after GyroPilot is no longer connected to laptop/tablet.
The GyroPilot datasheet is available on request.
Watch the GyroPilotv2 video to learn more about GyroPilot and its special features.
“I am in love with GyroPilot... This is my first time using a PPU in combination with SEAiq Pilot VPP running on iOS iPad. It does a good job of helping me maintain better situational awareness. Our pilotage district is quite open sea and it is adequate to our needs.”Nguyen Hai Anh, Harbour Pilot
, Pilotco VIII Vietnam