PilotStar NX

PilotStar NX
superior steering performance!

The autopilot is approved as heading control system for standard and for high-speed crafts. The PilotStar NX includes latest technical developments such as Ethernet communication and bridge alert management – this makes PilotStar NX easy to integrate into various system environments.

The PilotStar® NX offers superior steering performance and an extended range of functionality for day-to-day use and special applications.

Key Benefits

Reliable steering performance

Several steering modes for precision and reliability.

  • Heading control mode: automatic steering on a defined heading.

  • NAV mode: follows the set point commands from route planning systems such as GPS receivers or chart plotters, including graphical and numerical presentation of deviations.

  • NFU/FU control: the rudder is controlled manually by using the soft buttons or the knob.

Versatile functional range

Useful features that make both day-to-day operations and special applications safer and simpler.

  • The “Heading & Rudder Plot” allows for simple adjustments of autopilot parameters to optimize steering performance and fuel consumption.

  • “Trim mode” reduces rudder activity and optimizes steering performance for vessels with asymmetrical loads.

  • “Fix turn” allows pre-defined heading changes with a single push of a button.

Long-time secure investment

Best value for newbuilding and refit projects.

  • Ease of use service features for simple and safe commissioning

  • Easy to integrate into various system environments, and extendable with NautoSteer AS tillers for the design of compact steering gear control systems

  • Compliant to latest performance and test standards for bridge alert management and standardized Ethernet communication (IEC 61162-450)

Type approval & standards

Compliant to latest performance and test standards for bridge alert management and standardized Ethernet communication (IEC 61162-450)

Main Features

  • Intuitive operation thanks to 7” touch TFT display and large rotary knob for heading changes

  • Graphical user support with heading & rudder plot and track data for perfect adjustment of the autopilot parameters

  • Trim mode and fix turn for workboat applications

  • Manual control of steering gear

  • Connection of NautoSteer AS tiller(s) for the design of compact steering gear control systems

  • Ease of use service features for simple and safe commissioning

Modes of operations

Heading and rudder plot
to simplify parameter adjustments
Heading control mode
automatic steering on a predefined heading
NFU/FU manual rudder control
by using the soft buttons or the rotary knob
Track data
graphical and numerical deviation from course over ground
Nav mode
follows set point commands from a planned route
Trim mode - optimized steering performance
for vessels with asymmetrical load

System integration

PilotStar NX is easy to integrate in newbuilt or refit projects. For integrating it into a NautoSteer AS steering gear control system, the PilotStar NX just needs to be connected to the redundant CAN bus. Autopilot control is simply activated by pushing the heading control button. For use in combination with other steering gear control systems or in refits, an interface unit is available. This interface unit provides a multitude of interfaces to the steering gear control system or directly to the steering gear. The heading control system can also be extended with manual controls such as FU tiller, NFU tiller and or handwheel to form a compact steering gear control system.


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