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Raytheon Anschütz delivers 15,000th Standard 22 Gyro Compass

Raytheon Anschütz, a German-based and world-leading navigation system supplier, delivers its 15,000th Standard 22 Gyro Compass in June 2014. Onboard the superyacht “Esmeralda” the jubilee compass will replace a legacy Anschütz Standard 4 Gyro Compass which has been in operation for more than 30 years.

Ten years ago, Anschütz unveiled the new generation Gyro Compass – Standard 22 –at SMM in Hamburg.  Based on over 100 years of experience and a constant development in technology, the Standard 22 earned market-wide recognition and is known today for its highest accuracy and reliability during any environmental condition. Today, with more than 1,800 compasses sold per year, the Standard 22 has become the world’s most popular gyro compass.

The jubilee compass was sold through Aegean Electronics S.A., the exclusive distributor of Raytheon Anschütz in Greece, to the superyacht “Esmeralda.” To celebrate the jubilee, an official ceremony took place during the recent Posidonia where a certificate was handed over to Aegean Electronics.

Sven Dreyer, Sales Director at Raytheon Anschütz, said: “We are proud of the reputation we have earned with the Standard 22, so highly accepted by the market for its performance and reliability. In only a few years, the Standard 22 became the most-frequently sold compass, not only in the history of Raytheon Anschütz but all over the world.”

All Anschütz Standard 22 Gyro Compasses feature: a long gyrosphere lifetime; contact-free transmission of the gyro supply voltage; and an optical signal transmission of the sensor data, which contributes to highest operational reliability and operational safety. Advanced functions such as an independent transmitting magnetic compass and an individual speed error correction mode in double and triple compass systems continue to increase flexibility and reliability of the compass system.

The Standard 22 is available in different system configurations, from a single gyro compass for retrofit, to double and triple gyro compass systems with redundancy in distribution for highest class notations and offshore service vessels. The Standard 22 also supports the ability to integrate even more sensors such as the Horizon MF from Raytheon Anschütz.

The “Esmeralda”, a 62 meter long superyacht, was built in 1981 by the Italian shipyard Codecasa. Aegean Electronics is responsible for delivery and commissioning of the Standard 22 Gyro Compass to the yacht.