Leuven, Belgium – May 20, 2020 - Septentrio, a leader in high-precision GNSS* positioning solutions, announces today that 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.”
Sapcorda was established in 2017 to provide an open approach to a safe, broadly available and scalable corrections service. By adding Sapcorda’s SAPA service to its corrections portfolio, Septentrio begins offering sub-decimeter accuracy with quick convergence time anywhere in the US and Europe. This broadens the range of Septentrio’s existing GNSS solutions allowing the company to serve a wide range of customers with various requirements in terms of accuracy, operation location and scalability. Read GNSS Corrections Demystified to find out more about GNSS corrections and correction methods such as Sapcorda SAPA (PPP-RTK) service.
* 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.
Septentrio designs and manufactures multi-frequency multi-constellation GPS/GNSS positioning technology for demanding applications. Reliable centimeter-level positioning enables machine automation improving efficiency and safety. Septentrio provides positioning solutions for industrial applications such as robotics, construction, survey and mapping, maritime, logistics and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Septentrio has its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium and has a world-wide presence with offices in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Seoul and Yokohama as well as numerous partners around the world. To learn more about Septentrio and its products, visit septentrio.com.
About Sapcorda Services GmbH
Sapcorda Services GmbH is a GNSS service provider focusing on the emerging high precision GNSS mass markets. The company has designed its technology and service offering to serve high volume automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Sapcorda has been founded as a Joint Venture in 2017 by Bosch, Geo++, Mitsubishi Electric and u-blox. Currently Sapcorda operates in Europe and in USA with offices in Berlin, Hanover and Scottsdale, AZ.
- GNSS Corrections Demystified
- SAPA – Safe and Precise Augmentation Service
- Integrity of an RTK-INS Positioning System Using SSR Corrections for Safety-critical Automotive Applications, M. Volckaert, D. Schellekens, K. Smolders, A. Simsky, B. Bougard, ION GNSS 2019
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