Fully integrated RTK solution for centimetre-level positioning applications

13-12-2018 | U-Blox | Subs & Systems

U-blox has collaborated with Korean broadcast media company MBC to launch an ultra-compact L1/L2 real-time kinematic (RTK) multi-band device, the MBC MRP-2000, providing a U-blox ZED-F9P high precision GNSS module. The solution is the first to provide the Korean market with a GNSS RTK receiver and wireless access to a GNSS correction service in a single box.

Weighing just 50g, the compact and very low power MRP-2000 provides centimetre-level positioning accuracy for a broad range of portable and mobile applications such as drones, autonomous vehicles, and survey equipment. It is supplied with a subscription to MBC’s RTK correction service, provided nationwide using digital media broadcasting networks, with LTE fallback.

“By integrating our ZED-F9P, a mass market RTK receiver, with Korea’s low-cost DMB connectivity channel to offer automotive and industrial applications access to a nationwide correction service, MBC was able to dramatically reduce the cost of ownership of centimetre-level positioning technology,” says KS Son, country manager, U-blox Korea.

“Collaborating with u-blox helped us develop the MRP-2000, the first fully integrated positioning solution that can use RTK data from the DMB network as the primary source of location correction information, only switching to the LTE network in areas of poor DMB reception,” says Seung-Ho Lee, director of Spatial Information Business, MBC. “This gives the user an extremely high connectivity coverage delivering centimetre- level performance across the entire South Korea peninsula,” he adds.

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