SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 5, 2007— Building on the unparalleled success of its ProMark family of survey solutions, Magellan today announced the introduction of its ProMark3 RTK, designed to provide surveyors with centimeter accuracy in a real-time solution. Now surveyors can expand their business opportunities through RTK with significantly less investment than with competing systems. ProMark3 RTK includes new real time capabilities in addition to its existing complete post-processing and mapping features.
"Magellan has long been at the forefront of innovation and value
when it comes to GNSS survey solutions. We are committed to providing
our customers with reliable GNSS products that meet the needs of their
application," said Nelson Chan, Magellan's chief executive officer.
"The ProMark3 RTK is a perfect example of the solutions that only
Magellan can effectively bring to the survey market - accuracy,
reliability, ease of use and value all rolled up into one."
ProMark3 operates in two modes; base + rover and rover only. The
rover can be connected to a real-time network through a GPRS-enabled
cell phone using NTRIP and direct IP. The second mode of RTK
operation, base + rover, employs an efficient plug-and-play
spread-spectrum radio solution that does not require a license or
separate configuration integrated with ProMark3 RTK.
BLADE(TM) technology - Magellan's proprietary GNSS processing
solution -- enables ProMark3 RTK to outperform single-frequency RTK
receivers and grants real-time performances in a lightweight handheld
system. This exclusive technology uses dual satellite systems (GPS +
SBAS) to drive rapid initialization, reliability and real-time
centimeter level accuracy to make the ProMark3 RTK a new reference for
ProMark3 RTK also offers the option of FAST Survey(TM). This
advanced field software is typically associated with more expensive
RTK systems and makes it possible for experienced professional
surveyors and novice RTK users alike to run complete survey jobs,
including stake-out, roading, combining projects done in association
with total stations, and much more.
Current ProMark3 users can upgrade their systems with the new RTK
version. ProMark3 RTK is planned for May release. For more information
regarding Magellan Professional survey, GIS and GNSS board solutions,
Magellan is a leader in the consumer, survey, GIS and OEM GNSS
navigation and positioning markets. Recognized as an industry
innovator, the Company is the creator of ProMark(TM), the best-selling
single frequency GPS survey product line on the market, the
award-winning Magellan(R) RoadMate(TM) series portable car navigation
systems, and the Hertz NeverLost(R) car navigation system. The Company
markets it survey and GIS solutions worldwide under its Magellan
Professional brand. It is privately held and headquartered in Santa
Clara, California, with European headquarters in Carquefou, France.
(C) 2007 Magellan Navigation, Inc. All rights reserved. Magellan,
ProMark, RoadMate, eXplorist and BLADE are trademarks of Magellan
Navigation, Inc. Hertz NeverLost is a registered trademark of Hertz