October 24, 2012 -- Global satellite positioning specialists VERIPOS have created a new GNSS augmentation service called TerraStar which is targeted at land and near- shore applications. The TerraStar service which will be targeted at customers in the agricultural, construction, land survey, GIS, near- shore dredging sectors will be launched at the Intergeo Conference and Exhibition in Hannover which runs from 9-11 October 2012.
Augmenting and sharing existing VERIPOS infrastructure the service provides two levels of accuracy; TerraStar D is a decimetre service utilising proven Precise Point Positioning algorithms developed for TerraStar, and the TerraStar M service which is a metre level service available instantly via enabled receivers.
Leading GNSS manufacturers Septentrio and Altus have incorporated the TerraStar algorithms into their hardware allowing users to access the TerraStar corrections broadcast via satellite and to determine their position anywhere in the world. Owners of these receivers will be able to access the corrections without the need for any additional equipment.
Executive sponsor for the new service and COO of VERIPOS, Philip Milne explained “This is a natural extension of the VERIPOS business and utilises much of the same infrastructure and expertise that VERIPOS uses to deliver its leading marine positioning services. It does however have to cater for the needs of a different customer base with their own unique requirements, so TerraStar will be run as a separate business in parallel to the main VERIPOS business.”