(Norcross, GA., 1 March 2010) – Leica Geosystems, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of SmartNet North America. SmartNet is a subscription based service offering GNSS Network RTK corrections throughout North America with Leica Geosystems directly operating, managing, and maintaining all segments of the network. From the reference stations in the field to the server and IT infrastructure, SmartNet offers a turnkey solution.
SmartNet is built on the powerful Leica Geosystems GNSS Spider software providing a variety of real-time data products to the end-user. With Leica MAX, which is based on the RTCM 3.1 Master Auxiliary Concept (the first and only international Network RTK Standard), legacy receivers not capable of using newer formats will be able to utilize Leica iMAX as well as other common RTK data formats. SmartNet is open to all data formats, offering a GNSS RTK solution to anyone in the precision measurement marketplace.
The Director of Reference Station Operations at Leica Geosystems, Wendy Watson states "Leica Geosystems has a long list of affiliate networks using our GNSS Spider software technology to cover both local and statewide markets; however with the SmartNet network Leica Geosystems is providing the largest and only North American wide GNSS RTK Network available in the market today. We do everything from the reconnaissance and installation of the reference stations themselves, managing subscriptions services, to monitoring the Network’s health and operation 24/7."
SmartNet has opened the doors to new markets in precision measurement across many industries such as Precision Agriculture and GIS, while at the same time providing a stable and reliable infrastructure for the traditional construction and surveying applications. Watson continues, "We built SmartNet to provide high-precision, high-availability Network RTK corrections for any application, using any constellation, while at the same time being open to all. We are very excited to offer this to the market and have ambitious expansion plans to cover even more territory in North America. "
SmartNet North America is supported by a new website that was developed to be an information portal for users. With detailed information for applications, a map of the current North American coverage, as well as providing information about the Leica Geosystems affiliate networks available in North America, users can easily see what type of network coverage is available to them. The website also provides a host of other information including an introduction to RTK networks and methods, a glossary of common terms and acronyms, products associated with GNSS networks, configuration and connection guides, as well as news and announcements.
The website is not limited to North America. A SmartNet World link is also available to similar Leica subscription based services operating in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Australia, and Bahrain along with many others around the world.
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