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Kongsberg adds to positioning system range

Kongsberg Maritime has introduced a new positioning system that works with all available Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and correction services, with DPS 432 integrating signals from GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo, and regional correction signals including SBAS (e.g. WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN), in addition to the new G4 services from Fugro.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Being able to work with combinations of GNSS increases satellite availability, improves integrity monitoring and enables more precision when signal tracking conditions are poor, the company says.

“DPS 432 expands our established and field-proven portfolio of position reference systems for DP operations, ensuring that we can offer a highly reliable solution for any DP vessel or operating region,” said Vidar Bjørkedal, VP sales and customer support, Kongsberg Seatex.

“The system is based on the same architecture as other DPS products, which means it features a highly intuitive HMI, while the ability to integrate all available GNSS and corrections provides integrity and availability of the position data needed for safe operations.”

The DPS NAV Engine used in all of Kongsberg’s positioning systems is included, which runs its computations independent from the DPS HMI (operator interface) and operates in a ‘safe mode’, protected from unintended user operations.

DPS 432 can also integrate multiple layers of other information, including electronic charts, seabed maps, static targets and AIS target information.{/mprestriction}

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