Satlab announces SLX-1 multi-application receiver mobile upgrade

May 22, 2017  - By

Swedish-based survey and GIS equipment maker Satlab Geosolutions has upgraded its multi-purpose multi-frequency GNSS receiver.

SLX-1 receiver by Satlab.

The SLX-1 was initially released as a CORS receiver but is now able to function as a mobile sensor suitable for any application where a rugged multi-application GNSS receiver is required.

Based on embedded Linux operating system, the SLX-1 is a true multi-user and multi-tasking solution. The CORS design is ideal for long unattended and continuous operation and its mil-spec construction makes it ideal for mobile operations in the most rugged environments.

The receiver tracks GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS and SBAS constellations and can maximize the tracking to observe all visible GNSS satellite signals, thereby providing maximum performance for accuracy.

With in-built Ethernet, 3.5G wireless, WiFi, Bluetooth and multiple serial communications for data transmission and/or reception, as well as a 64GB (expandable) internal memory, the receiver can simultaneously transmit/receive corrections while recording raw data in multiple sessions.

The SLX-1 supports real-time TCP/IP, Satlab internet RTK and NTRIP in both server and client modes, as well as external radio Tx/Rx, making it compatible with most modern GNSS receivers on the market.

With high performance precision GNSS measurement techniques, direct-millimeter accuracy with the highest levels of quality assurance is obtained. CMR, CMR+, sCMRx, RTCM2.x, RTCM3.x, RTCM32 and Binex differential formats, as well as Rinex and Raw data logging/output, are all supported so the receiver can be easily integrated into existing CORS networks, SatLab’s VRS NRTIP Caster Software or SatLab’s proprietary intRTK Cloud service. Equally, in Rover mode, it can easily connect any existing correction network or single-base source using any of its inbuilt communication modes.

Control of the receiver is easily achieved by logging into the internal Web server either remotely or direct connection using Ethernet port or the inbuilt Wi-Fi hotspot. In Rover mode, real-time NMEA messages can be sent via any of two RS232 or single RS485 ports or via Bluetooth. It also has an external clock interface, event marker and PPS output.

With a rugged anodized aluminum alloy metal case, internal lithium battery for up to 24 hours independent operation, two lane external voltage inputs with range 7-36VDC and PoE, the SLX-1 is designed to stay on regardless of environmental factors. If power is lost, once restored the receiver will reboot using the last settings and continue working normally.

“This is an exciting upgrade to our popular SLX-1 CORS receiver, and now adds true multi-functional performance for both base and mobile operations to our increasing range of GNSS mobile products,” said Bjorn Agardh, CEO of Satlab. “The simplicity yet sophisticated capabilities of the SLX-1 combined with our free internet RTK global server services makes provision of correction data seamless and simple.”

The mobile upgrade for the SLX-1 receiver is available now with a simple firmware upgrade that is available for free download and continues the promise that, there are no hidden costs of ownership with any Satlab product.

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