GyroPilot v3 is the new version of our popular unit - GyroPilot.
It accurately transmits AIS position, adds independent Rate Of Turn and calculates smoothed Heading.
It is the same form factor as the GyroPilot and but is physically tougher and more robust with the same portability and ease of use.
New features of the new GyroPilot v3 also include - the ability to (wirelessly) link with external devices by adding-on units to expand the configuration and augment the performance of the Portable Pilot system. This allows the user to add-on an independent positioning unit or heading antennae as more independence from the ships data is sought.
It also has on-board pitch and roll sensing to improve gyro calibration for precise ROT data. The smart LED feedback now tells you battery status, comms link status to external device and/or display (laptop/tablet) and the GNSS position quality.
It offers a Portable Pilot solution to those looking for compact, robust and reliable units providing accurate data that doesn't need to be fully independent of the ships information. The systems independence can then be increased with addition of independent positioning or heading sensors.
Features & Usability:
Quick start up: AIS available immediately and ROT after calibration (30 sec)
Auto detect: Auto detects and corrects pilot plug pin configuration and data rate errors
Wireless :WiFi or Bluetooth (Class 1). Back-up operation by USB cable
Accurate : On-board pitch and roll sensing to improve Heading accuracy
Alarm: Activates 30 sec after GyroPilot is no longer connected to the laptop/tablet
Backup GPS: Should AIS fail, GP provides position and COG for emergency use.
Software: Compatible with most leading piloting software (with NMEA format messages)
Ability to link more devices: wirelessly link external sensors/devices for increased independence and performance of the system.
Performance and Specifications:
ROT accuracy: ≤0.5º/min
Heading: Ships heading, smoothed to 0.1º
Data transfer: Over either a Wi-Fi OR BT (Class1) connection. Alternatively a USB cable can be used as backup.
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, combined pilot plug and charging cable, user guide, 100% waterproof pouch and anti slip mat.
Dimension: 120 x 75 x 40mm.
Battery life: up to 30 hrs. Li-Ion rechargeable.