Addition gives GPS/GNSS users access to a broad array of tools and increased support from the industry-leading network RTK correction service.
SmartNet North America (www.smartnetna.com), the industry-leading high-precision, high-availability network RTK correction service, has announced its expansion into the Western Canada market with the incorporation and transition of the Pleiades reference station network, operated by Pleiades Data Corp. and Spatial Technologies into SmartNet. The addition gives surveyors, engineers, contractors, GIS professionals and other GPS/GNSS users in the region access to the growing array of tools and enhanced support available from SmartNet North America.
The Pleiades network operates and supports more than 30 GPS reference stations throughout Alberta and British Columbia and is the trusted RTK network for professionals in Western Canada. The transition into SmartNet will strengthen the network by giving users access to a range of additional tools, including full network quality monitoring and a comprehensive user portal with live status maps and rover management. Users will also be able to take advantage of future expansions and enhancements to SmartNet. The network will continue to be supported by Spatial Technologies, the exclusive sales and authorized warranty service center for Leica Geosystems solutions in Western Canada.
“We are pleased to be able to support Pleiades network users with the SmartNet commitment to excellence,” said Wendy Watson, director of reference station operations–SmartNet North America. “We are working closely with Spatial Technologies to ensure that we continue to address the needs of the Alberta and British Columbia markets and will expand and enhance the network as needed to provide users with outstanding service.”
“Pleiades users will still have access to the same reliable, accurate and accessible RTK network they depend on for maximum productivity, but now they will have the added confidence of knowing that the network is supported by the industry-leading SmartNet service,” said Richard Andrews, vice president of Spatial Technologies. “The partnership between Pleiades and SmartNet is a win for all professionals in Western Canada that use GNSS.”
Transition events are currently underway with a webinar scheduled to introduce SmartNet to the existing Pleiades users on September 7 and transition of services to take place on September 20, 2016.
For a map of current Pleiades stations, visit http://spatialtechnologies.ca/pleiades-reference-station-network.html. For more information about the SmartNet service, visit www.smartnetna.com or follow SmartNet on Twitter at @smartnet_na.
SmartNet North America – Any Constellation. Any Application. Open to All.
Launched in 2010, SmartNet is the first commercial GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) network to allow for a single connection point for coverages across North America. SmartNet currently contains more than 1,000 sites, providing both GPS / GLONASS and GNSS coverage to 35 states and 8 Canadian provinces. Built on the most advanced GNSS reference station software platform in the world, Leica Geosystems GNSS Spider, SmartNet provides high-precision, high availability network RTK corrections for any application throughout North America.
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