iGage Introduces Low-Cost OPUS GPS Receiver

June 13, 2013  - By

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iGage Corporation announces the introduction of a simple, low-cost, L1/L2/L2C GPS receiver specifically designed to use the National Geodetic Survey’s OPUS online post-processing service. The X90-OPUS has a single button interface and customized firmware/software to automate data submissions to OPUS for centimeter-level post-processing anywhere in the United States.

At only US$2,450, iGage reports that the X90-OPUS is the least expensive L1/L2 GPS surveying receiver in the world. Its 4GB internal memory stores more than four years of 15-second interval data. A simple plug-and-play USB connection behaves exactly like a USB memory stick on the user’s computer for easy data download.

The X90-OPUS Download software has single button download. Another button press decimates occupation data, ZIPS the observation file, and automatically fills in the entire OPUS online submission form.


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According to the announcement, the X90-OPUS makes field surveying easy, no data collector is required just press the power button to begin and end an observation.

“We have taken our years of static GPS surveying experience and boiled it down to a simple one-button operation,” said Mark Silver, President of iGage. “You turn it on and it works. There are no data collectors and no complicated displays. It is drop-dead simple.”

The X90-OPUS receiver is waterproof, submersible, nonincendive, and it floats (IP-67). It carries a standard two-year warranty. The package includes two rechargeable batteries, a dual slot charger, external power cable, and hard shell carrying case.

At 3.1 lbs and less than 8” in diameter, the 24-channel L1/L2/L2C X90-OPUS is ideal for surveying using OPUS, OPUS-RS, OPUS Projects, and standard static surveying campaigns. With a low cost of ownership, the X90-OPUS virtually eliminates the need for “leap-frogging” GPS receivers in large static campaigns.

The X90-OPUS is available immediately. Details are available at http://www.x90gps.com.

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About the Author: Eric Gakstatter

Eric Gakstatter has been involved in the GPS/GNSS industry for more than 20 years. For 10 years, he held several product management positions in the GPS/GNSS industry, managing the development of several medium- and high-precision GNSS products along with associated data-collection and post-processing software. Since 2000, he's been a power user of GPS/GNSS technology as well as consulted with capital management companies; federal, state and local government agencies; and private companies on the application and/or development of GPS technology. Since 2006, he's been a contributor to GPS World magazine, serving as editor of the monthly Survey Scene newsletter until 2015, and as editor of Geospatial Solutions monthly newsletter for GPS World's sister site Geospatial Solutions, which focuses on GIS and geospatial technologies.

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