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Two-way internet communications
via satellite with embedded GPS
W I R E L E S S C O M M U N I C AT I O N S
Laptop not included.
GSC 100 & ORBCOMM high-gain, stainless steel VHF antenna for GPS
mounting on a fixed site or a VHF vehicle
ORBCOMM maintains a constellation of 35 The GSC 100 contains a built-in GPS
mount antenna for mobile applications.
low Earth-Orbit (LEO) satellites, providing receiver for position determination. These
access to a global telecommunications net- positions can be transmitted either on
work from anywhere on earth. The Magellan O R B C O M M S E R I A L I N T E R FA C E demand or automatically at intervals pre-
GSC 100 allows you to send and receive programmed by the user. The GPS unit
The GSC 100 implements packets from the
small amounts of data, such as positions and supports both NMEA output and is
ORBCOMM's standard Serial Interface
short messages using this constellation of Differential GPS (DGPS) ready.
Specification. The following functions are
I N T E R FA C E S
M AG E L L A N D E V E LO P M E N T K I T
s Standard Message, up to 2000 bytes Two bi-directional RS 232 serial ports. One
Ideal for anyone beginning an ORB- for ORBCOMM communications and one for
COMM/GPS module integration, this unique s Store-and-Forward Message, up to 229 bytes
GPS (NMEA out, RTCM DGPS in).
GSC 100 is loaded with s Position report, 6 bytes
development software that s User defined reports, 6 bytes
provides full serial port P OW E R R E Q U I R E M E N TS
access, and remote Receive: The GSC 100 can operate using the internal
polling capability, while s Standard Message, up to 2000 bytes rechargeable NiCad battery pack, an exter-
still supporting its stan- s Store-and-Forward Message, up to 182 bytes nal DC power source, or external AC power
dard screen & keyboard adapter.
s Poll for Position (causes GSC 100 to send its
features. When testing current GPS position)
your serial interface, you s User commands
can see the results by sim-
ply viewing the LCD dis-
play. This makes initial
debugging much easier
than using standard GSC 100
"black box" configura-
tions. The Development Kit also comes with
your choice of antenna configurations; a
Magellan Corporation / Wireless Communications
471 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4300, USA
Main Tel: +1 408-615-5100 ˇ Main Fax: +1 408-615-5200
Sales: +1 408-615-3970 or 800-922-2401
Website www.magellangps.com ˇ E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org W I R E L E S S C O M M U N I C AT I O N S
GSC 100 Development Kit Specifications
S TA N D A R D F E AT U R E S Choice of VHF External Antennas
s GSC 100
s Integral GPS
Detachable VHF Transmit/Receive antenna
Actual height = 5.5 ft (1.68 m)
s Mounting bracket
s User manual
s Activation instructions
s VHF external antenna & cable 1
s GPS external antenna & cable
s Computer interface cable
s AC adapter
s ORBMAIL+ Software
High-gain fixed site VHF antenna Vehicle mount VHF antenna
s Interrogator Software
s EvaluateTM GPS Software
s Any individual components of the S@tellite
2 lbs. 0 to 825 knots
Communicator Development Kit
DIMENSIONS TIME TO FIRST FIX
s Cigarette lighter DC power cable 8" x 3.5" x 1.75" Warm Start Approx. 1 min.
s Additional NiCad battery WATER RESISTANCE Cold Start Approx. 3 min.
s Soft carrying case for GSC 100 Splashproof
O R B C O M M S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
s Vehicle mount VHF Antenna 1 I N T E R FA C E S DATA RATE
s Fixed site, high-gain VHF Antenna 1 s 2 bi-directional RS232 serial ports 2,400 BPS TRANSMIT
4,800 BPS RECEIVE
G S C 1 0 0 E N V I R O N M E N TA L AND PHYSICAL ORBCOMM SERIAL PORT
ORBCOMM Serial Interface FREQUENCIES
OPERATING TEMP. Specification E80050015, Rev. C Transmit 148.00150.05 Mhz
-10°C TO +60°C Supports Protocol Mode packets Receive 137.00138.00 Mhz
STORAGE TEMP. GPS SERIAL PORT ADDRESSING
-40°C TO +75°C Output: NMEA standard message format Internet
POWER CONSUMPTION X.400
Input: Differential corrections, RTCM
Internal Battery 2 standard format, message type 1,9 MESSAGE SIZE BYTE MAXIMUM
ORBCOMM mode: 56 hours Standard 2000
GPS mode: 67 hours
GPS PERFORMANCE Store & Forward 182 Receive
POSITION ACCURACY 229 Transmit
300 charge-discharge cycles Autonomous: 15 meters rms in 2D with- O R D E R I N G I N F O R M AT I O N
out SA 3
EXTERNAL POWER PRODUCT PART NUMBER
Input Voltage 1030VDC Differential: 5 meters GSC 100 Development Kit 990561
Current 800mA (max. at 12V)
Power 3W (average)
Your choice of fixed site, high-gain or vehicle mount VHF antenna is provided with
the Development Kit. The other antenna can be provided for an additional charge.
Operation on a fully charged battery.
Autonomous Accuracy subject to degradation of 100 m under the US Department of
Defense imposed Selective availability (SA).
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
CopyrightŠ 2000 by Magellan Corporation. All rights reserved. (1/00). GSC 100TM and EvaluateTM are
trademarks of Magellan Corporation. ORBCOMM is a registered trademark of ORBCOMM Global, L.P.
W I R E L E S S C O M M U N I C AT I O N S
All other product and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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