CLAAS has unveiled a new satellite-aided correction signal under the SATCOR name. It will be available worldwide and suitable for virtually all agricultural applications from drilling to harvesting.
The SATCOR correction signal is transmitted by geostationary satellites and is available worldwide. The signal supports both GPS and GLONASS and is compatible with the European Galileo system. No additional receiver hardware is required. A CLAAS steering system with S10 supplied from April 2017 or S7 terminal supplied from October 2018 onwards is all that is needed to receive the signal. It is possible to determine whether terminals that have already been delivered are suitable for receiving SATCOR signals from their hardware number.
SATCOR has an accuracy of better than15 cm and is suitable for grassland, cultivating, fertilising, drilling cereals, and crop protection as well as for combine and forage harvesting operations. This makes it a reliable alternative to correction signals that are freely available but sometimes usable only to a limited extent.
With SATCOR an initial investment in additional hardware is not required if an S10 or S7 terminal is available. An annual licence for SATCOR can be obtained from the CLAAS distributor. The signal becomes available for steering correction as soon as the licence number is entered in the S10 or S7 terminal.