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IMO type approval of high-end gyro compass with INS

IMO type approval of high-end gyro compass
15. March 2016

Kongsberg Maritime has received IMO Type Approval (Wheelmark) for its state-of-the-art MGC R3 COMPASS system. The gyro compass fits well into the range of offerings from KONGSBERG for navigation and ship control systems.

The MGC R3 COMPASS integrates KONGSBERG's already established Motion Reference Unit (MRU) platform with high-end gyro compass technology, providing a reliable and accurate solution for any navigational purposes. Acting both as a gyro compass and full Inertial Navigation System (INS), the system outputs heading, roll, pitch, heave and position data.

The MGC R3 COMPASS features an intuitive HMI and easy configuration tools, allowing for easy deployment. Data is distributed via Ethernet and serial lines to ensure efficient distribution to multiple users on board the vessel.

"With full Type Approval the MGC R3 COMPASS extends Kongsberg Maritime's ‘Full Picture' technology portfolio, complementing our range of navigation and ship control systems," said Vidar Bjørkedal, VP Sales & Customer Support, Kongsberg Seatex.

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