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May 19th, 2017
Satlab Geosolutions Announces SLX-1 Multi-Application Receiver Mobile Upgrade

Askim, Sweden – Today the Swedish based Survey and GIS equipment maker; Satlab Geosolutions AB, announces an upgrade to its multi-purpose multi-frequency SLX-1 GNSS receiver.  The SLX-1 was initially released as a CORS receiver but is now able to function as a mobile sensor suitable for any application where a rugged multi-application GNSS receiver is required.

Based on embedded Linux operating system, the SLX-1 is a true multi-user and multi-tasking solution. The CORS design is ideal for long unattended and continuous operation and its mil-spec construction makes it ideal for Mobile operations in the most rugged environments.  The receiver tracks GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS and SBAS constellations and can maximize the tracking to observe all visible GNSS satellite signals, thereby providing maximum performance for accuracy.

With in-built Ethernet, 3.5G wireless, WiFi, Bluetooth and multiple Serial communications for data transmission and/or reception, and 64GB (expandable) internal memory, the receiver can simultaneously transmit/receive corrections while recording raw data in multiple sessions. The SLX-1 supports real-time TCP/IP, Satlab Internet RTK and NTRIP in both Server and Client modes, as well as external radio Tx/Rx making it compatible with most modern GNSS receivers on the market.

With high performance precision GNSS measurement techniques, direct-millimeter accuracy with the highest levels of quality assurance is obtained.  CMR, CMR+, sCMRx, RTCM2.x, RTCM3.x, RTCM32, and Binex differential formats as well as Rinex and Raw data logging/output are all supported so the receiver can be easily integrated into existing CORS networks, or to SatLab’s VRS NRTIP Caster Software, or SatLab’s proprietary intRTK Cloud service. Equally, in Rover mode it can easily connect any existing correction Network or Single Base source using any of its inbuilt communication modes.

Control of the receiver is easily achieved by logging into the internal Web server either remotely or direct connection using Ethernet port or the inbuilt WiFi hotspot. In Rover mode real-time NMEA messages can be sent via any of two RS232 or single RS485 ports, or via Bluetooth.  It also has an external clock interface, Event marker and PPS output.

With a rugged anodized aluminum alloy metal case, internal lithium battery for up to 24 hours independent operation, two lane external voltage inputs with range 7-36VDC and PoE, the SLX-1 is designed to stay on regardless of environmental factors. If power is lost, once restored the receiver will re-boot using the last settings and continue working normally.

“This is an exciting upgrade to our popular SLX-1 CORS receiver, and now adds true multi-functional performance for both Base and Mobile operations to our increasing range of GNSS mobile products”, commented Bjorn Agardh”, CEO of Satlab, “the simplicity yet sophisticated capabilities of the SLX-1 combined with our free Internet RTK global server services makes provision of correction data seamless and simple” he added.

The Mobile upgrade for the SLX-1 receiver is available now with a simple firmware upgrade that is available for free download and continues the promise that, there are no hidden costs of ownership with any Satlab product.

About Satlab Geosolutions

A European based company with its head office near Gothenburg, Sweden with branch offices in Ankara, Turkey, Jicin, Czech Republic, Warsaw, Poland, Singapore, and Scottsdale, USA.  The Satlab team combine their many years’ experience in the GNSS Survey and GIS industry applying their application knowledge to create innovative and robust products at competitive prices and great user experiences.  They understand that it takes solid products, great service and support to build the confidence in their dealers and equipment users.