Officials from SmartNet North America and Kuker-Ranken announced that Kuker-Ranken's RGPS network will be incorporated into the SmartNet network, improving real time kinematic coverage for SmartNet subscribers and adding GNSS capacity and expanded regional coverage for Kuker-Ranken subscribers.

"Transitioning our RGPS network into SmartNet makes sense for everyone involved, and our customers definitely come out ahead," said Kuker-Ranken President Bob Lycke. "SmartNet gives our customers access to the GLONASS satellites and full GNSS capabilities."

Under the arrangement, Kuker-Ranken subscribers in the state of Washington will gain full GNSS capability in the Seattle area, expanded coverage along the I-5 corridor, access to the SmartNet web portal providing processing and management tools and network support on software platform Leica Geosystems GNSS Spider.