Enhancements for Standard 22 Gyro Compass

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 30, 2015

Photo courtesy of Raytheon Anschütz

Photo courtesy of Raytheon Anschütz

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has announced a new revision of the Anschütz Standard 22 Gyro Compass System. The enhancements improve the integration capabilities of the  gyro compass and secures compliance with latest regulations.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released new test standards for gyro compasses. The main difference is that gyro compasses shall be compliant to bridge alert management requirements.

Raytheon Anschütz has reworked the alarm functionality of the whole Standard 22 family, upgrading the sensor, the operator unit and the heading distribution. Fulfilling the new ISO requirements, Raytheon Anschütz introduces a new gyro operator unit. The new operator unit features a color TFT display for heading information and comprehensive alert presentation. The new operator unit is based on the well-known Nautosteer Advanced Steering operator and alarm unit hardware, maintaining the same look and feel. Additionally it provides serial interfaces for alert communication with a central alert management system.

Jan Lütt, Director for the Commercial Business at Raytheon Anschütz, states: “We have achieved type approval early this year, as one of the first gyro compass makers. With these enhancements, the Anschütz Standard 22 offers a clear indication of status information and contributes to an optimized and intelligent presentation of alerts, not only in conjunction with an Integrated Navigation System.” 

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