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Septentrio launches first-of-a-kind GPS/GNSS receiver for mobile robots

Septentrio has launched whaat is says is a “first-of-a-kind” GPS/GNSS receiver offering always-on sub-decimeter accuracy without the need for additional correction service subscriptions.

The high-precision GNSS positioning solutions specialist says its AsteRx-m2 Sx OEM board represents a novel approach to high-accuracy positioning.

The Global Navigation Satellite System – GNSS – includes the American GPS, European Galileo, Russian GLONASS, Chinese BeiDou, Japan’s QZSS and India’s NavIC. These satellite constellations broadcast positioning information to receivers which use it to calculate their absolute position.

Septentrio’s latest core GNSS technology is integrated with a sub-decimeter correction service enabling simple plug-and-play positioning solutions.

High-accuracy positioning is available directly out of the box as GNSS corrections are automatically streamed to the receiver. This significantly simplifies the user’s GNSS receiver set-up process and eliminates completely the hassle of corrections service subscription and maintenance.

Danilo Sabbatini, product manager at Septentrio, says: “This product marks a new step for GNSS technology towards convenience and ease-of-use.

“By integrating the correction service directly into the GNSS receiver we are removing the hassle of positioning service set-up and maintenance from the user.

“This means faster set-up times for our customers and worry-free, always-on high accuracy positioning throughout the receiver lifetime.”

Septentrio says the AsteRx-m2 Sx is “an efficient positioning solution for small robots, aerial drones and automation applications”, adding that its optimized size, weight and power means longer operation on a single battery charge and better value in the field.

Advanced anti-jamming technology AIM+ ensures robust and reliable operation in challenging environments even in the presence of RF interference, which can be caused by illegal devices called “jammers”.

AsteRx-m2 Sx offers lifelong sub-decimeter accuracy with fast convergence time in US and Europe, with typical lifetime being five years.

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