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New Weather Satellite
Unit Introduced By GPI —Literature Available
A new, moderate-cost system for obtaining continuous-output, up-to-the-minute weather infor- mation from weather satellites covering most of the Western
Hemisphere and other parts of the world, "Earth Station W," 46 was introduced to commercial ma- rine interests at the recent 1980
Fish Expo in Boston.
Global Positioning Instrument
Corporation (GPI) of Fort Lau- derdale, Fla., exhibited and gave life demonstrations of its light- weight, compact GPI-1010 weath- er satellite earth station at this annual exposition. Commercial fishermen, owners, operators and officers of high seas cargo ves-
H M S sels and tankers, offshore oil rig operators and other maritime in- terests witnessed the demonstra- tions and learned about the new system.
Donald S. Trumbull, GPI pres- ident, believes this to be the first cost-effective equipment of its kind suitable for shipboard in- stallation. "Now, for the first time, vessels can have their own onboard weather satellite imagery updated hour-by-hour throughout most of the Western Hemisphere and in many other high seas and coastal areas of the world," he said. "The GPI-1010 will produce sat- ellite photos and meteorological charts whether at sea in some of the remotest areas or in port offices," Mr. Trumbull explained, "and there is no charge for this satellite service other than the purchase of the equipment."
The GPI-1010 operates directly from 12 volts dc, or 115/220 ac with optional converter, and weighs only 42 pounds. The sys- tem includes a 24-inch-diameter parabolic dish antenna that can be mounted at deck level or on the pilot house, a 1691 mH re- ceiver, and a fully automatic con- tinuous facsimile recorder. The recorder produces ready-to-view 7.5-inch-square, dry-printed im- ages directly from the satellite on aluminized paper.
For further information and free literature on the GPI-1010, write to Donald S. Trumbull, Dept.
MR, Global Positioning Instru- ment Corporation, 1525 SE 16th
Street, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33316.
J.B. Travis & Company
Named Gulf Sales Rep
For Adrick Cooling
James B. Travis
James B. Travis & Company,
Inc., Gautier, Miss., has been ap- pointed Gulf Coast sales repre- sentative for Adrick Cooling Cor- poration, according to Richard C.
Vassallo, Adrick president.
Adrick Cooling is a leading sup- plier of marine air-conditioning machinery, self-contained units, refrigerators, freezers and cool- ers, including design, engineering and fabrication of custom-built units and systems.
The Travis firm is headed by
James B. Travis, a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Acad- emy, with 39 years of experience in the maritime industry, includ- ing a term as associate professor of engineering at Kings Point.
For the past six years the com- pany has served as manufactur- er's representative for firms sup- plying products and services to the marine field.
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