Kongsberg Seatex adds to differential position sensor portfolio

Kongsberg Seatex has added the DPS 110 and DPS 112 to its differential position sensor portfolio.

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SANDVIKA, Norway -- Kongsberg Seatex has added the DPS 110 and DPS 112 to its differential position sensor portfolio. The products use the new SeaSTAR SGG global satellite-based augmentation system (Global SBAS) service introduced by Fugro SeaSTAR.

The new navigation service offers corrections to both GPS and GLONASS that enables sub-meter accuracy with worldwide reach, the company says. SeaSTAR SGG uses Fugro's own network of dual system reference stations to calculate “orbit and clock” corrections. The service provides consistent sub-meter level accuracy positioning with global validity. The DPS 110 and DPS 112 are capable of supplementing SeaSTAR SGG corrections with regional SBAS and local DGPS corrections.

DPS 112 extends the GPS capability of the DPS 110 by using dual frequency GLONASS signals. The addition of GLONASS signals increases positioning availability which is essential when operating close to rigs, platforms, or other satellite signal obstructions.

DPS 110 and DPS 112 have a built-in display for easy system configuration and status monitoring. The DPS 110/112 are additions to the existing premium DPS range comprising DPS 132/232/700/4D.

10/06/2009

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