The recently released GNS3 GNSS receiver from Juniper Systems is a scalable platform that allows users to collect real-time GNSS data with sub-meter, sub-foot and decimeter accuracy options. Users can purchase a receiver that meets current accuracy needs, with the option to increase the level of accuracy through subscriptions when needed.
The receiver is available in both single frequency and upgradable multi-frequency antenna configurations, according to a news release. Geode GNS3S (single frequency) offers sub-meter accuracy with a single frequency antenna. The GNS3M (multi-frequency) allows for scalable accuracy, featuring a multi-frequency antenna that includes support for all constellations on L1, L2 and L5 frequencies.
Atlas L-Band correction subscriptions and multi-frequency signal tracking allow for up to decimeter accuracy. As with previous Geode devices, SBAS corrections are available for sub-meter accuracy in certain regions. Both models support local differential GNSS RTK/CORS network corrections through the Geode Connect NTRIP Client.
“Providing Atlas corrections and scalable accuracy allows for the Geode to be used in new markets,” Geode Product Manager John Florio said, according to the release. “A few of these include water utility locating, agriculture and irrigation mapping, mapping projects in remote locations where other correction services are not available, and any other mapping need that requires a higher degree of accuracy.”
The compact Geode GNS3 can be used with Windows, Android, iPhone and iPad devices. A USB-C port allows for data transfer and fast charging while an antenna port enables the use of an external antenna if desired.