u-blox and Calian Announce PointPerfect Augmented Smart GNSS Antenna/Receivers

June 1, 2023

u-blox and Calian Announce PointPerfect Augmented Smart GNSS Antenna/Receivers

Combines u-blox ZED-F9R / NEO-D9S high-precision GNSS modules with Calian’s Accutenna Technology and XF filtering

(Ottawa, Canada – June 1, 2023) u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, and Calian GNSS Ltd., a leading global manufacturer of GNSS antenna and RF solutions, today announce that they have signed a design partner agreement for the development of next generation PointPerfect PPP-RTK augmented smart antennas. The PointPerfect GNSS augmentation service is now available in North America, Europe and parts of Asia Pacific.

The agreement between the two companies will see both the u-blox ZED-F9R high-precision GNSS and the NEO-D9S L-Band receivers integrated with Calian’s industry-leading Accutenna technology. This integration together with u-blox PointPerfect augmentation service will provide unprecedented accuracy and precision. 

“The TW5390 solution offers users high-precision with rapid convergence times, access to precise, reliable, and easy-to-use PointPerfect PPP-RTK GNSS augmentation data. The result is centimetre-level accuracy in seconds on a continental scale for exceptional precision,” said Christopher Russell, Calian Vice President of Sales. “Calian and u-blox bring a true out-of-the-box solution, removing the work of integrating best-in-breed antenna and receiver technologies, so our mutual customers can focus on their end applications”. 

The multi-band (L1/L2 or L1/L5) architecture removes ionospheric errors, and the multi-stage enhanced XF filtering improves noise immunity while relying on the dual feed Calian Accutenna element to mitigate multi-path signal interference rejection. Some versions of the new smart antenna solutions include an inertial measurement unit (dead reckoning) and an integrated L-Band corrections receiver to ensure operation beyond terrestrial network reach.

“Calian and u-blox offer a turnkey silicon-to-cloud solution since PointPerfect is already pre-integrated with u-blox ZED-F9R and NEO-D9S high precision GNSS modules. Our intuitive cloud platform provides a self-serve environment from which users have autonomy to manage IoT device fleets. This eliminates complexities and allows users to engage more efficiently and reduce time-to-market,” said Franco de Lorenzo, Principal Product Owner, Services at u-blox. “We look forward to working with Calian and bringing new combined smart antenna solutions to market, supporting our complementary customer base”.  

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About Calian GNSS Ltd.

Calian GNSS Ltd., a Calian Group company, is a leading supplier of high-performance GNSS antennas and related products for precision positioning and timing applications. The company’s innovative designs and advanced technology have made it a trusted partner for customers in industries such as aerospace, defense, surveying, and precision agriculture. For more information, visit www.tallysman.com.

About u-blox

u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA. (www.u-blox.com) Find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter @ublox, Instagram and YouTube.