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Display modes

The JLR-31/JLR-21 incorporates many display modes readily available on a highly visible 5.7 inch LCD display. The display is fully dimmable and the keys are also backlit, making it easy to operate in low-light settings on the bridge.

Simple operation

The compact design of the JLR-31/JLR-21 incorporates an intuitive interface, providing enhanced ergonomics and user friendliness. The logic of the controls and excellent on-screen menus will greatly shorten most users' learning period.

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Measuring tool

The GPS compass allows calculation of distance and bearing between any two points, supporting Rhumb Lines (RL) for the short legs and Great Circle (GC) for long distance legs. Also, a trip log function comes standard for distance and heading.

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CCRP and Anchor watch

The JLR-31/JLR-21 has CCRP¹ function incorporated, allowing the transfer of CCRP sentences to other onboard equipment and anchor watch alerts the watch officer of possible anchor dragging situations.

1. Consistent Common Reference Point

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Trend graph

The new trend graph display mode shows a history of roll, pitch and heave and SOG as an easy-to-read graphical view. Selections can be made to show maximum or average results.

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Antenna design

The processor is built into the antenna. Eliminating alignment between antenna and processor found in separate systems, therefore contributing to an easy setup with less error and significantly reduced installation time. This concept also reduces the installation costs as only a single cable is used between antenna and display unit.

The outer shell of JRC's new antenna system has a smooth surface. This slippery exterior makes it almost impossible for birds to perch on the domes or for the antennas to be completely covered in snow.

Should something interfere with the coverage, JRC's proven antenna design incorporates a layer of air that reduces possible blind spots, allowing for a more precise heading than conventional systems.

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High speed tracking

The GPS compass has its origins as a direction sensing system, but the JLR-31/JLR-21 goes far beyond that. The JLR-31/JLR-21 provides an impressive heading accuracy of 0.25° rms (JLR-31)/0.50° rms (JLR-21). Heave accuracy is 20cm rms and roll and pitch for both models is 0.5° rms. The tracking Rate of Turn (ROT) is 45° per second.

On the right a comparison between previous GPS compass model (JLR-30/JLR-20) and the new model (JLR-31/JLR-21).

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