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New site license from SmartNet North America extends GNSS network advantages in machine control

6 March 2017

Contractors benefit from consistency, convenience and cost savings.

NORCROSS, GA - SmartNet North America (www.smartnetna.com), the industry-leading high-precision, high-availability network RTK correction service, today announced the availability of site licensing, a convenient new way for contractors to increase consistency and efficiency on large GPS/GNSS-enabled construction projects. With a single site license tied to a common datum, contractors can achieve centimeter-level accuracies across all GPS/GNSS rovers and machines in use on a construction site while saving time and money compared to traditional approaches.

For each site license, SmartNet will work closely with the contractor to ensure the local network achieves the accuracies required for machine control, providing densification if needed. Contractors no longer have to purchase and manage their own base stations and repeaters. Instead of going through the time-consuming process of setup, checking and rechecking to ensure the right corrections, project teams can simply arrive onsite and go. The larger the project, the greater the gains in efficiency from the site licensing approach.

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. With more than 1,300 stations providing both GPS only and GPS and GLONASS coverage in 44 states and 8 provinces, SmartNet has extensive network coverage across the continent. The new site license further extends the benefits of the network into the construction industry.

“We’re seeing a tremendous growth of GNSS in heavy construction, both for machine control and activities such as stockpile quantity measurements and elevation checks,” said Wendy Watson, director of reference station operations–GNSS reference networks for SmartNet North America. “Along with the adoption of technology, contractors are seeking ways to ensure the highest levels of accuracy, efficiency and productivity. A SmartNet site license helps them achieve these goals with the confidence that they are working with a trusted industry partner that is committed to their success.” For more information about SmartNet, visit www.smartnetna.com or follow SmartNet North America 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. 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.

SmartNet is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.