Wednesday, December 1

Garmin Making New GPS-Based Marine Compass

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Garmin just announced that it’s offering a new marine satellite compass to help make navigation safer and more accurate.

The new MSC 10 has multi-band GNSS and a fully integrated attitude and reference system to provide accurate heading and position information. Garmin says the MSC 10 provides precise positioning and heading accuracy within 2 degrees.

The system is based on information from GPS, so it will not be affected by any magnetic interference. “An advanced navigation tool, the GPS-based MSC 10 won’t be impacted by magnetic interference, so even in challenging situations, you’ll know exactly where you’re headed,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s VP of worldwide sales.

The MSC 10 gathers information from many constellations for precise positioning, and it has a 10Hz position update rate for faster and better tracking information.

Garmin says the MSC 10 is easy to install and can be used as the primary position and heading sensor across multiple systems, including autopilots. It provides heading and reliable pitch, roll and heave information, even in rough seas, to a compatible Garmin chartplotter via an NMEA 2000 network. If the satellite signal is lost (an extremely rare occurrence), the compass will seamlessly transition to a backup magnetometer-based heading.

The MSC 10 is compatible with a wide range of Garmin chartplotters. It will be available this month, for a suggested retail price of $1,099.99. Read more:






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