Digital Yacht have unveiled their TriNav™ GPS160, a GPS antenna with NMEA 0183. This is a new, high performance positioning sensor using GPS, Glonass and the new Galileo satellite systems. Therefore, providing the best position accuracy and redundancy. Typical accuracy is better than 3 ft. Data can also be set to output at up to 18Hz for smooth plotter track displays. TriNav™ software technology also improves inaccuracy of position that could occur through spoofing and local interference. The GPS160 Seatalk model features the GPS160 GPS antenna with a SeaTalk interface.
The device has a variety of modes through field programming. This includes single GNSS operation (e.g. Galileo only) as well as output configurations such as update rate, NMEA sentence structure etc.
The GPS160 SeaTalk version includes the Digital Yacht SeaTalk1 to NMEA0183 converter. To therefore allow easy replacement of older Raystar sensors. Digital Yacht’s SeaTalk to NMEA (ISO) Converter is a small but powerful interface. It provides bi-directional conversion between a SeaTalk network and an NMEA0183 network. It also takes its power from the SeaTalk1 network.
Galileo is the new global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that has been in development over the past two decades. It joins the GPS and GLONASS systems and offers mariners a 3rd reliable source for position. It is now fully operational as of 2020.
There are currently 22 satellites in usable condition. This means the satellite is working and adds to the service provision. There are then 2 satellites that are in “testing” and 2 more are marked as not available. The final constellation now consists of 30 satellites (24 operational and 6 spares) as of 2020.
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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 GPS160 wireless GPS antenna version is supplied with Digital Yacht NMEA to WiFi gateway for wireless navigation with tablets and iPads.”
“GPS160 supplied with iKonvert (NMEA2000-NMEA0183 converter) allowing easy and flexible NMEA 2000 installation.”