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compass card

[′käm·pəs ‚kärd]
(design engineering)
The part of a compass on which the direction graduations are placed, it is usually in the form of a thin disk or annulus graduated in degrees, clockwise from 0° at the reference direction to 360°, and sometimes also in compass points.

compass card

compass card
A drumlike scale, marked in degrees from 001° to 360°, fastened around the float in an aircraft magnetic compass.
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The relative relationship of the OBS setting to the compass card remains fixed and manually set, but now the entire compass card rotates as a heading indicator.
Construction includes a high-impact composite outer case, 25X optical glass magnifying crystal, and a Mylar compass card seated on a tiny sapphire bearing that will never wear out Waterproof, weatherproof and highly shock resistant, the unit is specified to work from n40-degrees F.
In addition to the COASTER and SPRINTER, NCTD operates the BREEZE bus system, FLEX rural and on-demand service and LIFT paratransit all of which accept the Compass Card. With a mission to deliver safe, reliable and user-friendly public transportation, NCTD provides 12 million passenger trips annually.
Since the entire VOR/LOC/GPS display rotates with the compass card, the angular relationship between the deviation bar and the symbolic aircraft fixed in the center of the instrument provides a pictorial display of the aircraft's position with respect to the selected course.
Finally, the HSI compass card can be slaved to a magnetic sensor or non-slaved like your basic heading indicator.
This not only demonstrates the success and reliability of our customers Compass Card payment system, but also the seamless and intermodal payment experience it provides, said Matt Cole, president of Cubic Transportation Systems.
Were pleased that our customers have so thoroughly embraced the Compass Card throughout our phased rollout, and that weve been able to provide them with a positive customer experience as we made the transition, said Lloyd Bauer, Vice President of the Compass Project, TransLink.
It's more difficult using the deck or glareshield mount and if they don't get it right, it's easy for the compass card to hang up or stick.
Vancouver is introducing the Compass Card, which will enable passengers to enjoy fast, convenient and secure transactions across buses, sky trains and ferries using just one contactless smart card.
Cobalt's +LM loudness meter software, compliant with ITU BS.1770, ATSC A/85, and EBU R128 standards, operates directly with the Company's Fusion3G and most 9000 series COMPASS cards to provide a solution for ingest or on-air loudness metering and assessment.
It also includes a pouch pagefinder with weekly compass cards and a Covey Reference Library CD-Rom for Palm handheld planners.