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Re: Adjustment required for our navigation equipment, due to the leap second

Released on November 29, 2016

Re: Adjustment required for our navigation equipment, due to the leap second

To Our Valued Customers

One leap second will be introduced at the end of December 2016.    
The sequence of dates for the UTC second markers will be:
                          2016 December 31, 23h 59m 59s
                          2016 December 31, 23h 59m 60s
                          2017 January   1,  0h  0m  0s

We would like to inform you of the adjustment for the leap second that will apply to our products.
For the equipment not listed in the table below, there is no need to make an adjustment. A similar adjustment will be required for the leap second in the future.


1. Autopilot

Name of equipment: Model

Presence or absence of problem

Remarks

PT500A /TJ2

Internal clock advanced by 1 second

Date/time indication is available with this model. Not equipped with a function for adjusting the leap second, the time will advance by one second. It can be manually corrected.

 

2. Course recorder

Name of equipment: Model

Presence or absence of problem

Remarks

KR100

KR180

Internal clock advanced by 1 second

The recorder indicates the wrong time. It can be manually corrected.

KR100A

KR180A

Internal clock advanced by 1 second

The recorder indicates the wrong time. It can be manually corrected.

MKR101A

MKR181A

Internal clock advanced by 1 second

The recorder indicates the wrong time. It can be manually corrected.

MDR290

Internal clock advanced by 1 second

If GPS is not connected, the time will advance by one second. It can be manually corrected. If GPS is connected, the leap second will be automatically corrected.

 

3. Chart plotter

Name of equipment: Model

Presence or absence of problem

Remarks

SPL2000

SPL500M

Internal clock advanced by 1 second

Date/time indication is available with this model. Not equipped with a function for adjusting the leap second, the time will advance by one second. It can be manually corrected.