The VECTOR COMPACT is a GPS compass that gives a precise true heading and positioning to a radar, sonar, electronic charts, autopilot and AIS. It has a smart antenna design that does not require external processor or display, which simplifies installation and reduces the need for other equipment. Vector Compact combines two GPS receivers in a housing. Everything is built-in the antenna, and no other devices need to be installed. By using a sophisticated algorithm VECTOR COMPACT has a true rate accuracy of +/-2°. This is much better than any ordinary compasses on smaller commercial craft and pleasure boats, but at similar cost.
Vector Compact provides updated location information of up to 10 Hz and also true heading rate update of up to 10 Hz. It has integrated DGPS source in the form of WAAS and EGNOS. Vector Compact is equipped with a rate gyro, that supports the receiver for quick changes of direction, giving an unprecedented accuracy.
The Vector Compact comes in two versions:
- NMEA2000 (Vector Compact-N)
- NMEA0183, with the possibility to configure the output ports individually (Vector Compact-S)
If selecting the NMEA0183 version, you have the possibility to configure two NMEA output ports totally different from each other.
This means that you can e.g. set Port A to send HDT@10Hz update rate @4.800 baud, and Port B can be set to be sent e.g. HDT@10Hz, HDM@10Hz and RMC@10Hz update rate @9.600 baud.
The Vector Compact-S includes a 15 m cable prepared with a connector for the compass and unterminated in the other end.