TAG: real-time kinematic

SmartNet North America assumes operation of East Coast RTK network

November 2, 2016By
The MTS RTK Network has two national CORS base stations and 27 base stations covering most of New England.

SmartNet North America, a high-precision, high-availability network RTK correction service, is assuming operations and incorporating all of the Maine Technical Source (MTS) RTK Network into SmartNet. The merger brings professionals along the East Coast access to a broader coverage area, better geometry and optimized performance. The MTS RTK Network has two national CORS base stations and 27 base stations covering most... read more

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NovAtel’s RTK Assist provides 20 minutes of accuracy

October 15, 2016By

NovAtel introduced its RTK Assist service at the Intergeo show, held this week in Hamburg, Germany. RTK Asssit is a subscription-based service that provides users with satellite-delivered correction data to seamlessly continue centimeter-level accuracy during real-time kinematic (RTK) correction outages caused by communication disruptions. Users are able to maintain RTK level performance for up to 20 minutes, reducing any associated downtime and optimizing solution productivity. RTK is a... read more

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Septentrio Introduces ‘future proof’ GNSS RTK technology for surveyors

May 18, 2016By
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Septentrio has introduced its next-generation high-precision Altus APS3G real-time kinematic (RTK) receiver, which brings technology only previously available in scientific receivers into the field for professional surveyors. The new multi-constellation APS3G addresses major concerns about compatibility with new satellite constellations, as well as interference and jamming, according to Neil Vancans, vice president of Septentrio Americas. Built on Septentrio’s AsteRx4 engine,... read more

u-blox brings GNSS RTK precision to the mass market

February 15, 2016By
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u-blox has launched a receiver module that brings real-time kinematic accuracy to the mass market. The NEO-M8P GNSS receiver module delivers high performance down to centimeter-level accuracy. RTK technologies have been used for some time in low-volume niche markets, such as surveying and construction. Because of high costs and complexity, this enhanced positioning technology has been inaccessible for most other uses. Emerging high volume... read more

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SwiftNav launches Piksi GPS receiver for autonomous, survey

January 28, 2016By
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Swift Navigation has released its first GPS receiver, named Piksi. Piksi is a low-cost, high-performance GPS receiver with real-time kinematic (RTK) functionality for centimeter-level relative positioning accuracy. Its small form factor, fast position-solution update rate, and low-power consumption make Piksi ideal for integration into autonomous vehicles and portable surveying equipment. An open-source architecture with a high-performance DSP on-board and our... read more

Data is the crop: GNSS used by surveyors and farmers

January 6, 2016By
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As technology continues to march forward, and storage and data evaluation use grows, the surveyor and the farmer will begin to use each other’s skillsets to increase their own productivity. So how do we get there? First, we must establish how each side uses their prospective GPS tools. read more

NovAtel Showcases FlexPak6, FlexPak-S Receivers

May 4, 2015By

At Unmanned Systems 2015, held May 4-7 in Atlanta, NovAtel’s Peter Soar talks about the company’s FlexPak6 receiver that houses its OEM628 triple-frequency plus L-Band GNSS receiver board. It has a highly configurable interface to ensure precise positioning for UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) applications. Soar explains that its “sister unit,” the FlexPak-S, contains a real time kinematic (RTK) GPS receiver... read more

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Latin America Sanitation Company Goes with ProMark

March 25, 2015By

Saneamento Basico do Estado de São Paulo (SABESP), a Brazilian water and sewage collection utility owned by São Paulo state and Latin America’s largest water company by market capitalization, has selected Spectra Precision ProMark 120 and 220 GNSS receivers to assist in gathering the geographic location of all SABESP network assets and the location of all customers. SABESP provides water to more than 28.7 million customers, or 67 percent of the population of São Paulo state. Water loss due... read more