Septentrio Announces First GNSS Receiver with Full Support of TERRASTAR Services

October 9, 2012 - Leuven, Belgium – Septentrio announces today the full support of TERRASTAR™ wide-area differential and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) capabilities in some of its receivers. The Septentrio AsteRx2eL is an all-in-view dual-frequency GPS/GLONASS receiver, featuring an integrated L-band modem to receive TERRASTAR™ data transmitted by satellite and field-proven dm-accurate positioning using this data. AsteRx2eL also features GNSS+™ technology, a unique combination of industrial grade performance algorithms, to better serve high-precision positioning needs even in the most severe conditions.

Support of TERRASTAR-M™ and TERRASTAR-D™ allows precise position calculation anywhere on the globe. TERRASTAR™ services achieve accuracy levels down to 10cm without the use of extra communication such as radio or mobile. Powered by TERRASTAR™ services, AsteRx2eL provides a high level of flexibility for consistent dm-level accuracy everywhere on earth and cm-level where local RTK corrections are available. Septentrio multi-constellation receivers will provide position accuracy and high-availability independently of local infrastructure for the various applications in any of the markets that they traditionally serve:
• Land & Aerial Survey and Mapping
• Machine Control for Agriculture, Construction and Mining
• Precise Navigation for Land, Sea & Air

‘The introduction of support for TERRASTAR™ offers our customers an important additional option for accurate positioning, notably in the absence of local infrastructure’, Peter Grognard, Founder and CEO of Septentrio Satellite Navigation said. ‘It has been a pleasure for us at Septentrio to closely collaborate with the great team at TERRASTAR™ to develop and deliver a strong new value proposition with robust industrial performance everywhere on the globe’.

About Septentrio
Septentrio Satellite Navigation NV designs, manufactures, markets and supports high-end OEM GNSS receivers for demanding professional navigation, positioning and timing applications. Septentrio is Europe’s leading manufacturer of professional GNSS receivers. Septentrio has an international team of experts in all areas of satellite navigation receiver design and applications. For more information about Septentrio, please visit our website at www.septentrio.com.

About TERRASTAR™
TERRASTAR™ provides satellite-based augmentation data for precise positioning in precise land navigation, positioning and guidance solutions, through the innovative application of technology, continuous service and product development and operational excellence. TERRASTAR™ operates, maintains and controls its own network of GNSS reference stations and the associated infrastructure. TERRASTAR™ services are currently supported by Septentrio AsteRx2eL OEM and AsteRx2eL HDC receivers.

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