The Netherlands: Hemisphere GPS will manufacture the world’s smallest (42 cm) GPS compass under a private branding agreement for Canada-based company, ComNav Ltd. The announcement was made during METS 2010 exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With this agreement, the company expanded its multi-million dollar OEM agreement with ComNav Marine.
The Vector G1 GPS satellite compass will be sold with ComNav’s autopilot, radars and chart plotter solutions for pleasure boats and light commercial vessels.
Based on Hemisphere GPS’ patented Crescent VectorII technology, Vector G1 calculates reliable heading accuracy of 0.75 degree and 60 centimetre positioning with SBAS corrections while providing heave, pitch, and roll output messages through an integrated tilt sensor and gyro system. Vector G1 supports both NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 interface standards making it compatible with all connectivity standards found on today’s vessels.
“Hemisphere GPS’ commitment to innovation has advanced the precision and reliability of our autopilot and AIS systems for safe marine navigation,” said Shafiq Gulamani, President of ComNav Marine Ltd. “The Vector G1 GPS Satellite compass is a unique product that gives our customers unmatched accuracy in an extremely small package.”
Phil Gabriel, Vice President of Precision Products for Hemisphere GPS, said, “ComNav is a valuable OEM customer of Hemisphere GPS and we are proud to have our technology integrated into their precision autopilot solutions.”