GPS160F with Furuno Format Data Output
The GPS160 series of sensors is a high-performance GPS designed for use with chart plotters
Digital Yacht has introduced a specific version of the GPS160 which is a simple replacement for older Furuno plotter and GPS systems. Devices like the Furuno GP32, Navnet, and GPS310/320 utilize a specific format for GPS data and this sensor emulates that for easy compatibility. Some of these older GPS sensors have suffered from technical issues with the GPS system rollover changes which can render chart plotter systems useless. The GPS160F provides an economical and reliable solution to these problems.
In conjunction with Furuno UK, Digital Yacht has developed a special version of their popular GPS160 Smart GNSS Sensor “TriNav” that outputs the older NMEA 0183 sentences and data format that the legacy Furuno systems can read. Now if a Furuno customer has a problem with their existing Furuno GPS (GP310/GP320/GP32/etc.) they can use the GPS160F as a simple “drop-in” replacement for their failed positioning sensor.
The GPS160F has been tested with a wide variety of legacy Furuno products including; the original NavNet MFDs, NavNet VX2, M1735 Radar, GP7000, and the FCV family of sounders.
Supplied with a 10m cable and user manual with dedicated Furuno interfacing information, the GPS160F will work straight out of the box and just requires a simple 4-wire connection to the existing Furuno system.