Trimble Introduces The New LorarrGPS 10X

—Literature Available Trimble Navigation of Mountain View, Calif., recently introduced its newest navigation aid, the Loran*GPS 10X.

The combined Loran-GPS (Global Positioning System) 10X provides among the most precise position, navigation, velocity and time systems available. According to the manufacturer, it will shorten en route times, reduce fuel consumption, and improve routing efficiency.

The Loran*GPS 10X Computer is a two-unit system comprised of a central processor unit and one or more identical weather sealed remote display units. The display unit has a two-line, 16-character LCD display. Each are capable of providing independent status and navigation information.

The central processor unit has a GPS Sensor, which is a two-channel, multiplexed receiver providing position updates and velocity once a second.

Position accuracy is typically better than 25 meters. The processor also includes a Loran Sensor which provides automatic ASF corrections to achieve latitude and longitude accuracy of approximately 200 meters and includes the Saudi Arabia Loran chains. DR position can be calculated when neither system is available. DR speed and heading will be derived from external sources. Speed and heading can also be entered manually if external sources are not available.

Three RS-422 I/O's are provided.

These allow the system to receive external speed and heading, interface to a Magnavox 4102 and drive autopilots, computers, plotters and data logging devices provided they communicate using NMEA 0183 protocol. One hundred waypoints are also available for extensive trip planning.

For further information and free literature describing the new Loran* GPS 10X, Circle 79 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 28,  Oct 15, 1985 National Maritime Institute

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