From January 2019, STEYR will launch an even more reliable version of RTK+ in the initial European markets with improved geographical coverage: The signals of the current 26 European Galileo satellites will be integrated alongside the GPS and GLONASS signals used at present. This enhancement of RTK+ means significant improvements for farmers and contractors who already work with the high precision of S-GUIDE: The greater accuracy when it comes to position and timing, such as during application of pesticides and fertilisers is of considerable benefit both financially and environmentally.
Together with the current RTK+ signal basis, not only is precise monitoring and documentation of material application possible, but also recording and documentation of field-specific yields and efficiency, even on parcels of land which to date have been located partly or completely in a dead zone. The reliability of the entire system is also improved significantly by the additional Galileo signals.
In contrast to GPS and GLONASS, the Galileo programme was launched by the European Union, and is under full civilian administration and control. Integration of the Galileo signals is aimed at ending European dependence on other signal sources, but is also designed to ensure maximum compatibility with existing and planned global systems for satellite-based navigation (GNSS) like GPS and GLONASS, etc. The integration of a greater number of satellites is of huge benefit however in places where availability of the previous signals was either limited by topography, building development, woodland or by large individual trees.
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