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New Nexus nGPS Antenna has improved accuracy and transmission speed.

'The new Nexus nGPS antenna'    © Richard Gladwell

The nGPS Antenna, from Nexus Marine, represents a significant advance: it works on 5Hz updates per second increased from 1 Hz of the old unit and it has 66 acquisition and 22 tracking channels, these features result in reduced start up time, improved accuracy and faster transmission speeds.

The compact and water-resistant nGPS antenna is suitable for a wide range of applications. It is manufactured for reception of differential correction data in accordance with RTCM SC-104. It can be mounted directly on the deck, on a pulpit or on a mast using standard mounts.

Dean Barker Director of Nexus Marine AB and Emirates Team NZ Skipper says 'Our R & D team has worked hard on the development of this product and we have focused on producing a GPS antenna that provides the yachtsman with the information they need to make better tactical decisions and improve their safety'.

As the nGPS Antenna connects directly to the Nexus Network it means system installation planning is simpler and frees up a NMEA port on the Nexus Server allowing for easier installation of peripheral devices such as plotters, providing the user with additional flexibility to customize their system to their specific requirements.

Specifications
Dimensions: 108x50mm (4.2x2')
Weight (incl. cable): 370g (.8lb)
Enclosure: Waterproof (IP67)
Power supply: 12V DC (6-18V)
Current consumption @12V: 41mA
Power consumption @12V: 0.50W
Communication out: Nexus Network
Type of receiver: 66 acquisition and 22 tracking
Transmission rate: Up to 5Hz
Position accuracy: Less than 25 m RMS

The nGPS Antenna is available from Nexus dealerships around the world. More information about the Nexus worldwide dealer network can be found at: http://www.nexusmarine.se

About Nexus Marine:

Nexus Marine is a leading manufacturer of navigational instruments for racing and cruising yachts. Created in late 2006 as the result of a de-merger from the Silva Group the Nexus brand encapsulates 70 years of experience in the design and manufacture of precision electronics,. The Nexus range include: NX instrumentation for cruising yachts, NX2 for performance cruisers and club racers and the NXR Grand Prix package for large race boats and super yachts, auto-pilots, fixed and handheld VHF radios and Silva marine compasses. Nexus Instruments have been the choice of many major projects in recent years including the exclusive supplier of electronics for the Tour de France á la Voile M34 race boat, the first J/111, Vertigo the recently launched 62m Ketch built by Alloy Yachts and preferred supplier to Salona Yachts.




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