New electronics: Satellite compasses, compact VSATs, live sonar & more
5/24/2021

As boating season gets into full swing, manufacturers are tempting boaters with a wide variety of new and updated products. Here’s a half-dozen we heard about recently that are worth noting.

Satellite compass boasts multi-band GNSS

Garmin has launched the MSC 10 marine satellite compass with multi-band GNSS and a fully integrated attitude and heading reference system for a smooth and accurate GPS-derived heading and position on the water.

Utilizing both L1 and L5 GPS frequencies, along with multi-constellation support (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and BeiDou), the MSC 10 provides precise positioning and heading accuracy within 2°. Its 10Hz position update rate delivers better, more detailed tracking information. Plus, the MSC 10 uses satellite signals, which eliminate magnetic interference that can degrade heading accuracy.

The MSC 10 is easy to install and can be used as the primary position and heading sensor across multiple systems, including autopilots. Along with heading, the MSC 10 will also deliver reliable, precise pitch, roll and heave information—even in rough seas—straight to a compatible Garmin chartplotter via the NMEA 2000 network. In the extremely rare case that satellite signal is lost, it will seamlessly transition from GPS-based to a backup magnetometer-based heading.

NMEA 2000 certified, the MSC 10 is compatible with a wide range of Garmin chartplotters, including the award-winning GPSMAP 8400/8600 series, the new GPSMAP 7x3/9x3/12x3 series, and the keyed GPSMAP 10x2/12x2 series.

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