Nationwide BYOD submeter and RTK GNSS rental program announced

March 9, 2016  - By
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Anatum Field Solutions (AFS) has launched a nationwide BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) submeter GNSS and centimeter (RTK) GNSS receiver rental program. With the explosion of smartphones and tablets in recent years and the availability of universal Bluetooth submeter and real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receivers, high-accuracy GNSS data collection is available to everyone.

AFS rentals target high-accuracy users in GIS, UAV, environmental, engineering, surveying, agriculture, electric/gas/water utilities, pipeline, forestry, mining, transportation, construction, architecture, and federal/state/local government markets.

AFS offers all mobile GIS devices including Apple iOS, Android, Windows and Windows Mobile/EHH. It also stocks various GNSS receivers such as Eos Arrow (submeter and centimeter), SXBlue (submeter and centimeter), Trimble R1 (1 meter) and BadElf (1-3 meters) in a variety of configurations.


“We intend to make centimeter and submeter accuracy GNSS receivers available to everyone, even if you only need it for a couple of days,” said Matt Alexander, Vice President at AFS. “Our full rental systems come complete with GNSS receiver, tablet with cellular data, data collection software and accessories. You can literally be collecting centimeter-accurate data within minutes of opening the box, no matter what your experience level is.”

AFS can accommodate a wide variety of mobile GIS software solutions with its systems, including Esri’s ArcGIS Collector, Survey123 and ArcPad; iCMTGIS; TerraGo; AmigoCloud; Avenza PDF Maps; Fulcrum; and tMap. AFS provides the software tools and technical support to turn mobile GIS software into centimeter or submeter-accurate data-collection systems.

AFS offers three different rental configurations:

  • Complete systems including GNSS receiver, tablet computer with cellular data plan, mobile GIS software and accessories. Ready to map.
  • GNSS receiver and tablet computer with cellular data plan (user logs into their own mobile GIS account).
  • GNSS receiver (centimeter or submeter) only. Ready to connect to your mobile device.

All rentals come with a return shipping label so the user can leave the box at a FedEx pick-up location, hotel counter, office counter or anywhere that Fedex picks up.

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