SmartNet North America has added support for the Galileo and BeiDou constellations, as well as the GPS-L5 signal through investments in infrastructure and software. As a fully GNSS capable network using GPS, GLONASS, and now Galileo and BeiDou observations, SmartNet enables surveying and geospatial professionals to continue productivity when working in environments with obstructions, like forest canopy or urban canyons.
“Fast, precise positioning is critical to improving productivity, and that requires increased satellite visibility,” says Wendy Watson, director of Reference Station Operations. “As a result of our expansion and sizeable investments in hardware to upgrade our infrastructure to GNSS, SmartNet North America continues to lead the way in being available to all users in any constellation.”
Access to the Galileo and BeiDou constellations, along with GPS-L5 signals, provides higher availability in difficult environments while improving the overall integrity of the solution. The company notes that professionals in surveying, construction, machine control, GIS and precision farming benefit from an open-standard service that can be used with any GNSS device and is constantly monitored for integrity, availability and accuracy.
SmartNet North America maintains more than 1,300 stations, providing GNSS coverage in 44 states and eight provinces. The service now covers 1 billion acres at more than 70 percent full GNSS.
About SmartNet North America
Launched in 2010, SmartNet is a commercial GNSS network to allow for a single connection point for coverages across North America. Built on the Leica Geosystems GNSS Spider software platform, SmartNet provides high-precision, high availability network RTK corrections for any application throughout North America. SmartNet is part of Hexagon.