New industry standard for connectivity and GNSS technology

March 2nd, 2014, Published in Articles: PositionIT


optron-270-03-14The next-generation SP80 GNSS receiver features Spectra Precision’s Z-Blade GNSS-centric technology running on a new-generation 240-channel 6G chipset and is capable of fully utilising all six available GNSS systems (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS). The receiver is also compliant with the new RTCM 3.2 standard, including the recently approved MSM RTCM messages. The extended communication capabilities of the SP80 receiver provide a combination of a 3.5G GSM/UMTS modem, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and an optional internal 2W transmit /receive UHF radio. The receiver’s built-in Wi-Fi and 3.5G modem can provide an internet connection for RTK corrections and also sends SMSes or e-mails with system alerts. The receiver features anti-theft technology to safeguard the receiver and can detect if it is has been disturbed while in the field (for example, when operating as a GNSS base). The anti-theft protection feature informs the surveyor via SMS or e-mail if the receiver is moved and can provide its position to facilitate recovery. When the UHF transmit radio module is used, its UHF antenna remains protected inside the rugged rod, extending the radio range performance.

Contact Stephen Brown, Optron, Tel 012 683-4500,



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