Septentrio, a leader in high-precision GNSS* positioning solutions, has announced it has entered into a commercial agreement with Sapcorda, a global provider of sub-decimeter GNSS corrections.
For over two decades Septentrio has been designing reliable and robust GPS/GNSS receivers for demanding applications. These receivers rely on external corrections to reach high accuracy in the sub-decimeter range. Through the collaboration with Sapcorda, Septentrio will pioneer an innovative no-hassle corrections integration into a new line of products for the high-accuracy industrial market.
These new products will consist of Sapcorda’s SAPA Premium corrections integrated directly into Septentrio’s latest GNSS receiver technology. The result is sub-decimeter accuracy, which is available to users right out of the box. This significantly simplifies the user’s GNSS receiver set-up process and eliminates completely the hassle of corrections service subscription and maintenance. Such GNSS receivers acquire corrections via internet as well as via satellite broadcast and deliver reliable, broadly available sub-decimeter positioning to high-volume industrial applications.
“This collaboration allows both companies to bring innovative solutions, inspired by the growing market of autonomous vehicles and robots, to the high-accuracy industrial markets”, commented Jan van Hees, Business Development Director at Septentrio. “By integrating Sapcorda’s SAPA service into our products, we are completely removing the hassle of managing corrections for the customers. This means faster set-up times and worry-free, always-on high accuracy positioning throughout the whole receiver lifetime.”
“At Sapcorda our focus is on providing a high-accuracy service suitable for demanding applications where both performance and safety is critical. This includes land robots, UAVs, logistic applications and autonomous vehicles.”, said Botho Graf zu Eulenburg, CEO at Sapcorda. “Septentrio’s field-proven high precision GNSS receivers and their focus on reliability and robustness aligns perfectly with our mission and the capabilities of our SAPA services.”
* Global Navigation Satellite System including 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.