The GPS150USB DualNav GPS/Glonass Sensor is a “smart” sensor that is able to detect and use signals in over 50 satellites from both GPS and Glonass, the Russian funded satellite positioning system. This leads to higher positional accuracy and larger coverage due to dual redundancy of 2 independent positioning systems.
The GPS150USB can be adapted for legacy and current systems as it can be used with the industry standard NMEA data format, and in various baud rates (4800, 38400 and 115200). There is also an optional add-on TurboNav feature for racing boats where data update is 10x faster than normal and has a 24x higher baud rate; essential components when navigation data has to be updated rapidly in determining speed data and the best course.
Some benefits of the GPS150USB is in its low power consumption of 30mA at 12V and reduced clutter with its compact installation of a 75mm antenna and a 5m cable for power and data. Special customization is also not needed for installation. For customers that wish to send data to tablets and mobile phones, the GPS150 can work wirelessly with the addition of the WLN10.
The difference between the GPS150USB and GPS150 is that GPS150USB can be powered with the USB cable and is able to connect to a Windows PC, Mac or Linux operating systems via a USB connection. Hence, the USB connection allows the GPS150USB to be used with marine charting navigational programs such as MaxSea, SmarterTrack, SeaPro, RosePoint, Nobeltec, Maptech, Expedition and Imray etc.