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2018-12 Power switch standard on all Waverider buoys.

by Beheerder on 09 December 2018 19:42

Since the introduction of the DWR4 buoys, these buoys have been equipped with a standard power switch. This standard integration of the power switch has resulted in positive reactions from customers.

Up till now, the power switch was an option on the DWR-MKIII, DWR-G and WR-SG, but as the demand for it increased, we have now decided to equip all buoys purchased after January 1, 2019 with the power switch.

 

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Many Waveriders we supplied have been equipped with a Superstar GPS receiver. Recently it has come to our attention that the Superstar generates a faulty date in the logger files. The problem can be explained by an unexpected “GPS week rollover”. The internal date obtained from the GPS satellite system is incorrect. Typically the date is set to the year 2096. To convert the incorrect data we are currently developing a software tool. The only solution to this problem however is to replace the Superstar GPS receiver. The Superstar position module must be replaced with the µBlox GPS receiver (DWR-MKIII and WR-SG). The µBlox GPS receiver was introduced in the beginning of 2012.