RTK From the Sky™ technology transforms Hexagon | NovAtel TerraStar-C PRO service with three minute global convergence

TerraStar-C PRO is the first global correction service from Hexagon to incorporate innovative RTK From the Sky technology to achieve RTK-level accuracy in three minutes with 99.999% availability

25 January 2022

(Calgary, Canada, January 25, 2022) - In late 2020, Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division announced their technological breakthrough of global RTK From the Sky, demonstrating a future where instantaneous PPP and global RTK-level accuracy is possible. Integrating this innovation into the core of TerraStar-C PRO, NovAtel’s most trusted service, is the first phase of implementing RTK From the Sky technology into their diverse portfolio of correction services for users worldwide. Now, TerraStar-C PRO becomes the fastest global correction service to provide centimetre-level accuracy not just in open-sky environments but also across challenging conditions created by buildings and foliage.

“RTK From the Sky technology is the foundation that enables our global correction services to be world-leading across agriculture, automotive, defense, survey, marine and autonomous applications,” said Michael Ritter, Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division president and CEO. “Our dedication to research culminated in an industry-changing technology; we’ll continue that commitment by providing the best positioning experience in speed, accuracy, availability and reliability anywhere in the world.”

TerraStar-C PRO now converges in less than a few minutes by utilizing quad-band receiver and antenna technology to leverage modernized BeiDou III, GPS III and Galileo E6 signals. The resulting process generates state-of-the-art corrections for all GNSS frequencies. Hexagon consistently leads innovations in GNSS, as seen in its role in developing RTK and PPP solutions. With this next-generation modernisation of PPP correction generation and algorithm development, they continue this tradition in providing the highest quality and best performing global positioning experience to users with land- and air-based applications.

“It’s been a privilege to collaborate across the division to develop RTK From the Sky technology and leverage our collective expertise in correction generation, PPP algorithms and the entire positioning ecosystem,” said Dr. Leos Mervart, head of PPP algorithm development at Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division. “I’ve worked with PPP technologies since the beginning of my career and am proud to say this is a new era of what global positioning can look like.”

These TerraStar-C PRO improvements are accessible now through the 7.08.10 firmware release for users on OEM7700, OEM719 and OEM729 cards and their associated enclosures for land and air applications. Future firmware releases will bring global RTK From the Sky technology across Hexagon’s correction service portfolios to the rest of our diverse global client base, including precision agriculture and marine applications.

To learn more about TerraStar correction services or to request a free 5-day trial, visit NovAtel.com/TerraStar.

For further information, please contact:

Product and Service Inquiries:
Jennifer Busser 
Correction services product manager 
Hexagon's Autonomy & Positioning division 
T: +1 403 295 4588 
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Media Inquiries:
Jessica Fielding
Senior manager, global marketing
Hexagon's Autonomy & Positioning division
Tel: +1 (403) 919-3388
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About Hexagon | NovAtel

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications. 

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future. 

NovAtel, part of Hexagon, is a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions for assured positioning for land, sea, and air. NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision positioning technology developed for efficient and rapid integration. Its solutions are empowering intelligent positioning ecosystems in vital industries that depend on the ability to tackle the most complex challenges in the most demanding environments. Learn more at novatel.com.  

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 23,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn USD. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us.