Compass provides constant heading updates along 9 axes.

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Measuring 4.69 in. across and 1.42 in. tall, Precision-9 Compass delivers heading and rate-of-turn information to Simrad autopilot, radar, and navigational systems over NMEA 2000® connection. Solid-state sensor array measures motion on 9 separate axes, and respective accuracies for heading and pitch and roll range are ±2°and ±45°. Adjustable mounting bracket lets unit be installed on any vessel and in almost any location. One cable, carrying power and data, facilitates installation.



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Simrad Precision-9 Compass Offers Constant Heading Updates Along Multiple Axes



Compact and Versatile Unit Provides Unparalleled Heading Accuracy



Egersund, Norway – Announced today, the Simrad® Precision-9 Compass delivers heading and rate-of-turn information with an enhanced level of accuracy to Simrad autopilot, radar and navigational systems over an NMEA 2000® connection.



The Precision-9 Compass incorporates a sophisticated solid-state sensor array measuring motion on nine separate axes. Data from all nine axes is used to calculate the most accurate heading and rate-of-turn information possible, avoiding common limitations of conventional fluxgate electronic compasses. Once the compass is calibrated, it delivers heading accuracy of ±2 degrees, with a pitch and roll range of ±45 degrees.



Measuring 4.69-inches across and 1.42-inches tall, the more compact Precision-9 Compass housing is ideal for discreet installations. An easily adjustable mounting bracket allows the unit to be installed on any vessel, in almost any location. It also may be mounted directly to any flat surface, and external up-mast installations are possible to avoid magnetic interference from steel hulls. Installation is further simplified by NMEA 2000 connectivity, with a single cable carrying both power and data.



“Navigational accuracy is critical to our core values of enhancing boaters’ enjoyment on the water and helping to keep them safe,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “By incorporating today’s more advanced heading technology, the new Precision-9 Compass maximizes the performance of our award-winning displays, autopilots and radars for the greatest level of accuracy.”



The new Precision-9 Compass is scheduled for February 2016 availability from authorized distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada at a suggested retail price of $645USD. For more information on the Simrad Precision-9 Compass or the entire line of Simrad-branded marine electronics, please contact 800-324-1356 (toll-free) in the USA or 800-661-3983 (toll-free) in Canada or visit www.simrad-yachting.com.



About Simrad: The Simrad brand is wholly owned by Navico, AS. Navico is currently the world’s largest marine electronics company and produces products under leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad, GoFree and B&G. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com

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