The international GNSS Service (IGS), a worldwide federation of agencies involved in high-precision GNSS applications, announced the launch of its Real-Time Service (RTS). The RTS is a global scale GNSS orbit and clock correction service that enables real-time precise point positioning (PPP) and related applications requiring access to IGS low latency products. The RTS is offered in beta as a GPS-only service for the development and testing of applications. The Russian GLONASS is initially provided as an experimental product and will be included within the service before the end of 2013 as the RTS reaches its full operating capability. Other GNSS constellations will be added as they become available.

The RTS is operates as a public service. Users are offered free access through subscription. Interested parties are invited to visit the service’s website at rts.igs.org .