RTK ASSIST Provides 20 Minutes of Accuracy in Outage

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, RTK

NovAtelNovAtel Inc. has introduced its new RTK ASSIST subscription-based service.  Satellite-delivered correction data can now seamlessly continue centimeter-level accuracy, even during communications disruptions that cause outages.  For up to 20 minutes users can maintain RTK level performance, reducing downtime.

RTK is a well-established method of achieving cm-level accuracy with GNSS. However, if the RTK correction data link to the receiver is interrupted, performance degrades quickly. RTK ASSIST subscribers are able to maintain the accuracy of their positioning solution during these interruptions, avoiding any down-time. RTK ASSIST is best suited for applications where there are potential obstructions, dead spots, and/or baseline limitations that would cause RTK network correction losses for short periods of time.

Neil Gerein, Portfolio Manager for NovAtel stated, “Combining NovAtel’s long history of expertise in RTK positioning with correction data delivered directly to the receiver via satellite, allows for a continuous centimetre-level solution that is globally available, 24/7.”

For more information, visit www.novatel.com/rtkassist.