ELECTRONIC COMPASS INCORPORATES GNSS RECEIVER
The LT-1000 NRU (Navigation Reference Unit) from Lars Thrane A/S is a compact and
advanced high-performance electronic compass with 12 precision sensors and a built-in
GNSS receiver. The static heading performance of the LT-1000 NRU is 0.5° rms. The
dynamic heading performance is 1.5° rms. It has performance and functionality matching more expensive products like GPS satellite compasses.
The LT-1000 NRU simultaneously outputs data on both NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 and has
an operating range from - 40°C to +55°C (- 40°F to +131°F). It outputs true heading, magnetic
heading, variation, roll, pitch, position, course over ground, ground speed, satellite information,
time, date, air pressure and temperature.
The device makes use of the latest technology within GNSS receivers, with high-quality acquisition, tracking and position performance. It is easy to mount on a 1 inch pole or roof mount,
with a single cable supporting NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000® and power. A PC application is available for optional configuration.
Lars Thrane is the previous owner of Thrane & Thrane. Lars Thrane A/S focuses on development of maritime navigation and communication systems.
Lars Thrane: www.thrane.eu
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FULL DUPLEX, HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION
Whether you captain an offshore fishing team or are a husband
and wife performing tricky docking and anchoring maneuvers, Ultralite wireless from Eartec will provide the hands-free, simultaneous
talk voice contact that will make your task more efficient and rewarding.
These new all-in-one headsets are a breakthrough for mariners
because all electronics are miniaturized and fit inside the ear
cup/headband assembly, eliminating wires or handheld radios.
The Ultralite is offered in two versions. The Standard series utilizes one base headset with up to three additional remote units. The HUB series features a mini-base station that expands the capacity up to seven crew.
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
ARE HARD WIRED
MTI Industries has launched the mini carbon
monoxide alarm, which is designed for boats of all
sizes and built to withstand a harsh marine environment.
The 62-541 Surface Mount and 62-542 Flush
Mount models both feature advanced technology,
including an alarm mute button that silences the
alarm while the boat is ventilated and a rapid recovery sensor that resets or reactivates if dangerous levels of CO remain. The new model promises no false alarms due to new boat smell,
outgassing, or non-hazardous levels of hydrocarbon gases encountered while boating.
Unlike residential battery-operated CO alarms, these marine units connect to the boat’s DC
power and batteries. CO alarms connected to the boat’s power system are reliable and hard to
disconnect. By operating on micro-current technology the alarm also saves precious battery
power on the boat. The alarm’s “Memory Scan” remembers the CO level that activated the
alarm, which is impossible to detect after ventilation without a detector memory.
MTI Industries: www.mtiindustries.com
CLASS B AIS SPORTS
5W OF TRANSMIT
POWER, HD COLOR
SI-TEX Marine Electronics’
new SAS-600 Hybrid Class B AIS
transceiver provides 5W of
transmit power for profes-sional-grade performance and
Class A Transmit Priority for
enhanced navigational safety in
busy areas and congested
The internationally certified
SOTDMA Class B AIS features a
large high-definition color LCD
screen with both daylight and
night modes that make it easy
to track AIS targets in any environment. Its built-in long-range
WiFi also provides the versatility
to use tablets or mobile devices
to view the display remotely
from different locations around
the vessel. It is also fully compatible with C-MAP electronic
The SAS-600 receives and
decodes all AIS message types
and excels at multiple target
management. Among the SAS-
600’s advanced functions are
MOB and SART alert and track-
ing systems for enhanced
safety, AIS AtoN sensor infor-
mation displays, filters, and a
continuous internal fault check
and diagnosis system. The SAS-
600 provides NMEA 0183 and
NMEA 2000® ports for intelli-
gent connectivity to a variety of
helm systems including gyro-
compass, ECDIS and DSC VHF.