Digital Compass From OceanServer Integrates With GPS to Provide Heading

A line of compact and highly accurate 3-axis positioning sensors for a variety of OEM applications including antennas, night vision systems, robotics, satellites, sonar, solar panels, and weather instrumentation.

FALL RIVER, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - OceanServer Technology, Inc. has introduced a line of compact and highly accurate 3-axis positioning sensors for a variety of OEM applications including antennas, night vision systems, robotics, satellites, sonar, solar panels, and weather instrumentation.


OceanServer Electronic Compasses are offered in a 0.6" sq. embedded and a 1" sq. full-board version that auto-detects either USB or RS232 connections and a TTL interface. Suitable for integration with GPS to provide heading information, they provide 0.5 degrees nominal accuracy, 0.1 resolution, ±180 degree roll, ±90 degree tilt, and electronically gimbaled tilt compensation.

Incorporating 3-Axis magnetic sensors with 3-Axis accelerometers, standard features of OceanServer Electronic Compasses include hard- and soft-iron calibration, a 50 MIPS processor that supports IEEE floating point math, a 24 bit A/D converter, programmable baud rates from 4,800 to 115,000 baud, and Windows® compatible software for evaluation and testing.

OceanServer Electronic Compasses are priced from $99.00 to $299.00 ea., depending upon configuration and quantity; including reference software.

About OceanServer Technology, Inc.

OceanServer Technology, Inc. is a privately held company, established in 2003 to develop unique product solutions for embedded and OEM applications. The founders bring a breadth of product development experience from 30 years in the commercial computer industry to focus on innovation opportunities for electronic and electromechanical solutions in the fields of battery-based power management, sensor technologies and robotics. The firm's products today have been integrated into a variety of applications in the scientific, military, marine, and telecommunications industries.

So far, OceanServer Technology, Inc. has developed three complementary, but stand-alone products, which share a common development approach of building on proven component technology, aggregated into well documented OEM solutions, with feature rich firmware and software. Complete product and applications documentation enables system-level OEMs to improve the functionality, costs and time-to-market for their new products.

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