Septentrio’s Altus NR2 GNSS Receiver is Now Offered by Esri

TORRANCE, California. and REDLANDS, California. – Sept. 1, 2016 – Esri customers in the United States can now purchase Septentrio’s Altus NR2 high-accuracy GNSS receiver, according to an announcement today from the two partner companies.

The open-architecture Altus NR2 is fully compatible with Esri’s new version of Collector for ArcGIS, giving Esri users a powerful combination for GIS data gathering in applications requiring centimeter-level positioning. The intuitive web interface built into the NR2 allows for easy receiver configuration for Collector for ArcGIS using a standard web browser so that no additional device is needed to configure the receiver.

“This new reseller agreement builds on our longstanding strategic alliance with Septentrio to develop high-accuracy GNSS/GIS solutions optimized for easy integration with our ArcGIS Online platform,” said Jeff Shaner, product manager. “The Altus NR2 GNSS receiver, coupled with Collector for ArcGIS, provides a seamless solution for high-accuracy, offline field data collection using the ArcGIS platform.”

“We have worked closely with Esri to ensure our new-generation GNSS receiver technology integrates smoothly with Esri’s new high-accuracy Collector for ArcGIS,” said Neil Vancans, vice president of Septentrio Americas. “Our open architecture enables Esri users to record important parameters like height, horizontal coordinates, error variance and other attributes in the field using their familiar Collector workflows.” The Altus NR2 offers advanced features such as dual cellular antennae with automatic switchover, built-in Wi-Fi, hot-swappable batteries and open architecture to Esri ArcGIS Online. It has been thoroughly tested with the new high-accuracy version of Collector for ArcGIS.

Septentrio’s advanced RTK engine delivers unbeatable accuracy at centimeter-level for GIS professionals in urban and regional planning, transportation, water industry, real estate, forestry, telecommunications and other sectors. The NR2’s integrated communication systems make for fast and easy field work. The Bluetooth module enables rapid data streaming into Collector. The built-in GSM/GPRS modem provides robust access to RTK data corrections, while the Wi-Fi provides access to Septentrio’s intuitive web user interface for easy status monitoring and straightforward configuration.

The Altus NR2 GNSS Receiver is available now through Esri.

About Septentrio:

Septentrio designs, manufactures and sells high-precision multi-frequency multi-constellation GPS/GNSS equipment, which is used in demanding applications in a variety of industries such as marine, construction, agriculture, survey and mapping, geographic information systems (GIS), and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as well as other industries. Septentrio receivers deliver consistently accurate GNSS positions scalable to centimeter-level, and perform solidly even under heavy scintillation or jamming. Septentrio receivers are available as OEM boards, housed receivers and smart antennas.

Septentrio offers in-depth application and integration support to make its customers win in their markets. Septentrio is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Torrance, Calif., and Hong Kong, and partners throughout the world. To learn more about Septentrio and its products, visit:    

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