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Spectra Precision SP80

The Spectra Precision SP80 is a next generation GNSS receiver that combines decades of GNSS RTK technology with revolutionary new GNSS processing. Featuring the new 240-channel “6G” chipset combined with the patented Z-Blade technology, the SP80 system is optimized for tracking and processing signals from all GNSS constellations in challenging environments. As the most connected GNSS receiver in the industry, the SP80 offers a unique combination of integrated 3.5G cellular, Wi-Fi and UHF communications with SMS, email and anti-theft technology. These powerful capabilities, packaged in an ultra-rugged housing and patented antenna design with unlimited operation time (hot-swappable batteries), make SP80 an extremely versatile turnkey solution.

Unique 6G GNSS-centric Technology

Patented Z-Blade processing technology running on a next generation Spectra Precision 240-channel 6G ASIC fully utilizes all 6 GNSS systems: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS. Unlike GPS-centric technology which requires a minimum number of GPS satellites for GNSS processing, Z-Blades unique GNSS-centric capability optimally combines GNSS signals without dependency on any specific GNSS system; this allows SP80 to operate in GPS-only, GLONASS-only or BeiDou-only mode if needed. In addition, SP80 supports the recently approved RTCM 3.2 Multiple Signal Messages (MSM), a standardized definition for broadcasting all GNSS signals from space, regardless of their constellation. This protects the surveyor’s investment well into the future by providing superior performance and improved productivity as new signals become available.

SMS and Email Messaging

SP80 has a unique combination of communication technologies including an integrated 3.5G GSM/UMTS modem, Bluetooth and Wi- Fi connectivity, and optional internal UHF transmit radio. The cellular modem may be used for SMS (text message) and e-mail alerts as well as regular Internet or VRS connectivity. SMS (text messages) can be used to monitor and configure the receiver. Likewise, SP80 can use all available RTK correction sources and connect to the Internet from the field using WiFi hotspots, where available. The internal UHF transmit/receive radio allows for quick and easy setup as a local base station.This saves time and increases the surveyor’s efficiency.

The Most Powerful Tool for Reliable Field Use

The SP80’s rugged housing, created by Spectra Precision’s engineering design lab in Germany, incorporates a host of practical innovations. Dual hot-swappable batteries can be easily exchanged in the field as a one hand operation for an interruption-free working day, ensuring surveyors remain productive until the job is done. The impact-resistant glass-fiber reinforced casing, designed to withstand 2m pole drops and waterproof to IP67, ensures that SP80 can handle the toughest outdoor conditions. The patented UHF antenna, set inside the rugged carbon fiber rod, extends the range of RTK radio performance at the same time as armoring protection. The sunlight-readable display offers instant access to key information like the number of satellites, RTK status, battery charge and available memory. With eLevel technology, the user is able to focus in one place when leveling and measuring as well as automatically store measurements when the receiver is level. These powerful design features combine to make SP80 the most capable, most reliable GNSS receiver, backed by a comprehensive standard 2 year warranty.

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