Eos and Futura announce partnership to bring affordable, high-accuracy staking solution to...

Eos and Futura announce partnership to bring affordable, high-accuracy staking solution to utilities

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US: Eos Positioning Systems(Eos), the leading global manufacturer of affordable high-accuracy GNSS receivers for the BYOD market, has announced that its partnership with enterprise GIS solutions provider Futura Systems, Inc.

“FieldPro Stake on iPad provides design engineers with the tools they need to draw up a job in the field,” Futura CIO Doug Malinowski said. “And when combined with Eos Arrow Series™, they can easily do it with high spatial accuracy.”

Futura FieldPro Stake is Futura’s iOS mobile app for designing projects easily in the field. The app transforms any iPad into a powerful staking device, enabling field crews to simply and easily design in the field, with all the details they need at their fingertips. All the collection can be done directly in the field.

“When you start to put the high-accuracy location into powerful utility mobile apps, the possibilities are endless.” said Jean-Yves Lauture, President and CTO, Eos
The Eos Arrow is a high-accuracy GNSS receiver that provides submeter and centimeter location to iOS devices via Bluetooth. When combined, Arrow receivers and FieldPro Stake create an affordable and easy-to-use staking solution.

“The customer can use the FieldPro Stake app without having to hire a surveyor,” Eos President and CTO Jean-Yves Lauture said. “They can do it themselves easily, and now they have access to high-accuracy location data directly within FieldPro Stake from the Arrow.”

Lauture and Malinowski worked closely to ensure FieldPro Stake displays and records high-accuracy GNSS metadata, such as estimated accuracies and location quality indicator, intuitively within the app interface. This allows field crews to make fast and accurate decisions in the field, thus preventing errors and saving time and money. Eos and Futura have already expanded the use of Arrow GNSS receivers with other Futura mobile apps.

“This kind of solution is already being applied to damage assessment and inspections,” Lauture said. “When you start to put the high-accuracy location into powerful utility mobile apps, the possibilities are endless.”