LabSat 2 now has the ability to record and replay satellite signals from the rapidly expanding Chinese navigation system, BeiDou. LabSat 2 users can now record and replay any combination of two channels from the three available constellations, GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou.
Existing LabSat 2 users can download the latest firmware (v2.0.0) and PC software (v2.6.14) to add this functionality with no cost.
There is a growing trend to include multi-constellation capability into new satellite navigation receivers, giving the end user better coverage in urban canyons, and overall improved positional accuracy, LabSat said.
There are now 14 operational Beidou satellites, and we have recorded a number of different files from Europe and China containing between 6 and 8 satellites. These scenarios are now included on the hard disk which is shipped with a LabSat 2, which can also be shipped out to existing customers on request.
The new firmware and software is now available from the Support section of the LabSat website. Follow the upgrade firmware instructions in the manual to upgrade your LabSat 2. For more information contact our LabSat Product Manager, Mark Sampson, firstname.lastname@example.org.