IMO grade surface gyrocompass

High grade gyrocompass for navigation & platform stabilization

0,1° heading accuracy

0,01° attitude sensor

The fifth generation Octans is an all-in-one gyrocompass and motion sensor for diverse challenging applications.


Now IMO HSC, the new Octans raises the industry standard in measurement accuracy for roll, pitch, heave, and heading.



Octans is built on iXblue's trusted and unique ultimate-performance Fiber-Optic Gyroscope (FOG) technology (thousands of units manufactured).

OCTANS - Ampelmann applicationOCTANS - Boskalis application


  • Highly accurate real-time output for roll, pitch, true heading, heave, surge, sway, acceleration and rate of turn, even under no GPS/GNSS environment


  • Industry’s best performance-value offering with unrivaled reliability, 100,000h MTBF


  • Ease-of-use and integration


  • Robust heading performance for high-speed vessel with high rate-of-turn


  • Ease of export


  • New generation of algorithms, including heading, Smart HeaveTM and real-time heave (30sec period)


  • State-of-the-art iXBlue FOG, true solid state strap-down technology


  • Ethernet, web-based GUI, compatibility with survey software suites


  • IMO and IMO-HSC certification


  • ITAR free (CJ) and O&G license eligibility