NovAtel Launches RTK Radio Module for SMART6 GNSS Receiver

NovAtel Inc. has announced the launch of the Relay RTK radio module, a docking station that provides radio connectivity for the company’s SMART6-L L-band–capable GNSS receiver.
 

NovAtel Inc. has announced the launch of the Relay RTK radio module, a docking station that provides radio connectivity for the company’s SMART6-L L-band–capable GNSS receiver.
 
The compact Relay RTK module/SMART6-L combination, designed to facilitate integrated positioning solutions, is available in four radio versions: 400 MHz UHF licensed band; 900 MHz UHF unlicensed band; HSPA (3G) cellular; and CDMA (1xRTT/EV-DO) cellular. Acccording to the company, the CDMA version is approved for use on the Verizon cellular network.
 
The 400 MHz and 900 MHz versions support both base and rover configurations. The base station is configured via an integrated web-server/Wi-Fi access point using the web browser on any compatible personal computer, tablet, or smartphone. The cellular radio versions support the reception of NTRIP and RTK corrections over the cellular network, Novatel says.
 
SMART6-L customers can connect to the Relay using their existing SMART6-L interface cables. RELAY has support for both screw and magnetic mounting. Optional mounting plates are available for easy roof and pole mounting. Accoridng to the company, the SMART6-L with Relay provides the same level of performance as a standalone SMART6-L unit with the added convenience of radio connectivity to support RTK and NTRIP corrections.