The 9-station network utilizes high-speed internet connections, wireless Bluetooth and cellular technology to provide Real Time Kinematic (RTK) centimeter-level accuracy. Surveyors are no longer required to set up a base station for their RTK work. The VRS provides corrections through cell phone technology thereby eliminating security concerns, extra manpower, radios and other hardware needed to set up a traditional RTK base on a job site. Productivity and profitability of your crews will increase dramatically with the use of our system. The technology is scalable which allows the network to grow as needs and coverage areas increase. We plan to expand the network throughout western Illinois and eventually continue into the State of Iowa.
Precision Midwest provides sales, rentals, service, support and training for GPS, Robotics, Mapping and Construction Instruments to the Northern Illinois area including Chicago and the State of Iowa. They have three locations, Warrenville, IL (suburban Chicago), Des Plaines, IL (Near O'Hare Airport) and Des Moines, IA.
Source: Precision Midwest, Nov. 22, 2004