SmartNet North America assumes operations of MTS RTK Network
1 November 2016
Merger gives GPS/GNSS users along the East Coast access to an expanded toolset and performance enhancements from the industry-leading RTK correction service.
NORCROSS, GA – SmartNet North America (www.smartnetna.com), the industry-leading high-precision, high-availability network RTK correction service, today announced it is assuming operations and incorporating all of the Maine Technical Source (MTS) RTK Network into SmartNet. The merger brings professionals along the East Coast access to a broader coverage area, better geometry and optimized performance.
The MTS RTK Network has two national CORS base stations and 27 base stations covering most of New England. The incorporation of the MTS Network into SmartNet strengthens the network by giving users access to a range of additional tools, including full network quality monitoring and a comprehensive user portal with live status maps and rover management. Users will also be able to take advantage of immediate enhancements and investments SmartNet is currently making in the New England region. The network will continue to be supported by Maine Technical Source, the authorized sales and support organization for SmartNet solutions on the East Coast.
SmartNet North America is fully open to all makes and models of GNSS equipment and is designed to provide the highest reliability and accuracy 24/7. A variety of different subscription plans are available at the state, regional and national level for any application requiring precision GNSS corrections. The latest expansion brings the total number of SmartNet North America stations to over 1,200 in 40 states and 8 provinces, strengthening SmartNet’s position as the most extensive network coverage of any network service provider on the continent.
“Our commitment to excellence drives us to keep expanding to serve the needs of our customers,” said Wendy Watson, director of reference station operations–GNSS reference networks for SmartNet North America. “Whether it is through enriching our toolsets, adding new stations or incorporating existing networks with the assistance of valuable partners like Maine Technical Source, we will continue to make investments that provide users with the best possible service.”
“The MTS RTK Network was already built on reliable, high-performance Leica Geosystems GPS technology,” said Jim Bosworth of Maine Technical Source. “Now users will have the added benefit of being supported by the industry-leading SmartNet service. The incorporation of the MTS RTK Network into SmartNet is a logical next step in supporting our GPS and GNSS customers in the region.”
For a map of current MTS RTK base stations, visit http://www.mainetechnical.com/c6/gps-datapost-processing-c7.html. For more information about the SmartNet service, visit www.smartnetna.com or follow SmartNet on Twitter at @smartnet_na.
SmartNet North America – Any Constellation. Any Application. Open to All.
Launched in 2010, SmartNet is the first commercial GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) network to allow for a single connection point for coverages across North America. SmartNet currently contains more than 650 sites, providing both GPS only and GPS and GLONASS coverage to 21 states and 5 Canadian provinces. Built on the most advanced GNSS reference station software platform in the world, Leica Geosystems GNSS Spider, SmartNet provides high-precision, high availability network RTK corrections for any application throughout North America.
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