World’s Smallest High-Accuracy GPS Compass Introduced

Vector V104 GPS Compass

By MarEx 2014-12-16 15:16:48

Hemisphere GNSS announces the Vector V104, the world’s smallest high-accuracy, dual-receiver GPS compass and the latest addition to its innovative precise heading and positioning product line.

“Our Vector V104 provides an astonishing level of accuracy in such a small form factor,” said Chuck Joseph, Hemisphere President and CEO. “The smart, compact design offers better than 2° heading accuracy and sub-meter DGPS position accuracy without requiring maintenance or calibration and while being immune to magnetic interference.”

Based on the company’s patented Crescent® Vector™ technology, the Vector V104 integrates two GPS antennas, a multi-axis gyro, and a tilt sensor into a single, easy-to-use system. The dual integrated antennas provide both heading and position data, and the gyro and tilt sensor improve system performance and provide backup heading information if the GPS-based heading is ever lost. The Crescent technology provides highly accurate code phase management and outstanding multipath mitigation. This results in excellent accuracy and stability, enabling the user to install the V104 in areas where competing products have difficulty.

“As the world’s smallest GPS compass, the V104 will significantly change the onboard experience in navigation, making it more accurate, easier to install, and more cost efficient”, said Anders Bergström, founder and senior partner of True Heading AB, who sells a custom-branded V104 as the Vector Compact into the marine market.

An alternative to traditional gyro and fluxgate compass sensors, the Vector V104 offers a choice of either serial or NMEA2000 communications and is ideal for a wide array of applications, especially in the marine, GIS Mapping, and machine control markets.

With the unique, compact design and high performance of the Vector V104 GPS Compass, Hemisphere GNSS continues to be a leading innovator and developer of advanced GNSS products.

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.