Ashtech Introduces ProMark 200, Cost-Effective, Dual-Frequency RTK Rover

All-in-one, Dual-Frequency Network RTK Solution

Nantes, France, September 15th, 2010 — Ashtech® today introduces the ProMark™ 200, a cost-effective dual-frequency (L1/L2) network RTK rover solution. The ProMark 200 offers long-range RTK performance, fast initialization time and centimeter level accuracy in a lightweight and rugged compact design. Together with the comprehensive Ashtech FAST Survey™ field software, the ProMark 200 meets the demanding expectations from professional land surveyors. Additionally the ProMark 200 solution can be conveniently used as a handheld receiver, without any external antenna, for easy pre-surveys and GIS data collection.

ProMark 200 survey receiver is part of the new generation of Ashtech GNSS solutions; it complements the well-known ProMark family that currently includes ProMark 3, ProMark3 RTK and ProMark 500 GNSS survey receivers.

ProMark 200 is the most cost-effective dual-frequency network RTK solution from Ashtech. Embedded BLADE technology provides long-range RTK performance, fast initialization and centimeter-level accuracy. Thanks to its dual-frequency capabilities, the typical on-the-fly RTK initialization time is below minutes with a range up to 40 km, with a typical RTK accuracy of 1 cm + 1 ppm. It is compatible with all types of RTK networks (VRS, FKP and MAC) and can be upgraded to the up to 20 Hz real-time raw data and position output.

The ProMark 200 network RTK rover has been designed for maximum mobility and efficiency in the field. It is a rugged, waterproof and lightweight receiver: it weighs about 1 kg (2 lb) including the handheld receiver and the external antenna. It comes with large memory (2 GB internal NAND Flash and unlimited external SDHC cards support), all-day-long autonomy (over 8 hours with GNSS activated), and extended wireless communications (GPRS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi). The mix of exceptional RTK performance and compact design makes the ProMark 200 an extremely powerful and appealing network RTK rover solution.

ProMark 200 is a very cost-effective offering meeting the most demanding requirements for a high-end survey solution. Its FAST Survey field software includes topographic features typically associated with dual-frequency, extensive data formats and local coordinate system support. Added options enable the ProMark 200 to seamlessly work with a wide range of survey instruments to run complete survey jobs, including site calibration, stake out, and survey projects where total stations are used.

About Ashtech
Recognized as an industry innovator, Ashtech (formerly Magellan Professional) has been developing GNSS technology for more than 25 years. Ashtech is the creator of BLADE technology, which introduces a unique patented method to the market using multiple GNSS constellations for high-accuracy positioning. Ashtech has also introduced the MobileMapper® series of products for GIS and mapping, as well as the ProFlex™ 500 and ProMark series, including the ProMark 500, ProMark3 RTK and ProMark 3, a well-recognized GNSS Land Survey product line currently on the market. Ashtech S.A.S. is privately held and headquartered in Carquefou, France, with offices in Beijing, China, and Singapore, as well as affiliates in Santa Clara, California (Ashtech LLC) and Moscow (Ashtech A/O LLC). For more information on Ashtech, visit