CSI Wireless Inc., a provider of advanced wireless and GPS technologies for the automotive, commercial and consumer markets, has announced it has begun marketing two new additions to the company’s line of high-accuracy GPS modules for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
The new Evolution, a printed circuit board (PCB) module that is accurate to within two or three metres when differentially corrected (or accuracy-enhanced), is ideal for various applications including marine. The SX-1, a PCB module that is accurate to less than one metre, is ideal for commercial and professional applications such as precision agriculture, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Mapping. Both the Evolution and SX-1 are smaller than standard business cards.
The Evolution is capable of receiving differentially corrected data from land-based beacon stations and from Space Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) -the U.S.’s Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), the European GPS Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), and Japan’s MTSAT Satellite Augmentation System (MSAS).
The higher-performance SX-1, besides being capable of receiving differentially corrected data from WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS, features CSI Wireless’ unique COAST(TM) and e-Dif(TM) technology. COAST(TM) enables old differentially corrected data to be used for up to 40 minutes, when obstacles such as buildings and trees make it impossible to lock onto new data signals, without significantly degrading accuracy. e-Dif(TM) performs a similar role, but does not require old differentially corrected data to do so. No competing products offer this flexibility.
The SX-1 is the core of CSI’s new SERES – a combined GPS-SBAS receiver and antenna. Both the SX-1 and Evolution are closely patterned after CSI Wireless’ highly successful SLX-2 GPS module. The SLX-2, when equipped with CSI’s SBX module, is capable of receiving data from radio beacons, from WAAS, EGNOS and MTSAT, and from subscription-based GPS satellite services such as OmniSTAR, while also featuring COAST(TM) and optional e-Dif(TM) technology.
The SLX-2 is the core of CSI’s widely respected DGPS MAX, SLX-g3 and SLXg3 Combo receivers. The SLXg3 products are recognized – in markets such as air-based precision agriculture, and increasingly in markets such as land-based precision agriculture – as the best radio beacon or differential GPS receivers available.