SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Swift Navigation, the market leader in automotive precision positioning, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile applications, today unveiled its partnership with surveying solutions leader Emlid. Through this collaboration, Swift and Emlid bring together a complete, integrated solution for high-resolution surveying and mapping that is easier and more cost-effective to use than competitive offerings.
The need for accurate GIS data has never been more important and widespread across industries – from construction companies conducting site surveys, to utility companies locating buried infrastructure, and research institutes mapping archaeological excavations. This has given rise to real-time kinematics (RTK), a technology used to enhance the accuracy of position data derived from GNSS satellites. However, most RTK receivers on the market come in the form of vertically integrated products that are expensive, complex to operate and rely on the availability of a single ground reference station in the vicinity.
Swift’s solution is Skylark™ Precise Positioning Service, a cloud-based GNSS corrections service that provides centimeter-accurate positioning, fast convergence, and uniform performance. With its flexible and affordable subscription model, Skylark eliminates the cost and burden of ground station maintenance or the risks associated with relying on unreliable public stations. Instead, Skylark leverages observations from hundreds of reference stations in its network to model corrections across entire countries and deliver them directly to any compatible receiver over the Internet.
Just as Swift revolutionized precision positioning technology, Emlid is revolutionizing surveying and mapping technologies with its range of advanced, affordable, high-precision GNSS receivers. When paired with Skylark, Emlid’s Reach RX delivers centimeter-level accuracy, and fixes within seconds, even in challenging environments. Whether used for utility, inspection, construction or research, anyone on the team can use it, with no training required, and weighing only 250 grams and measuring about 5cm wide, it fits in anyone’s pocket.
You can access the RX pairs via Bluetooth to any smartphone, and instantly point its high-precision location to all running mobile apps, such as GeoAce from ITS Geo, another member of the Swift Partner Program. The GeoAce app integrates Reach with iPhone Lidar to create precise geo-referenced 3D scans that can be instantly viewed in augmented reality.
Igor Verininov, Co-Founder and CEO of Emlid, shared his perspective on the partnership: “Together Emlid and Swift Navigation offer an ideal joint solution for the mass deployment of surveying and mapping technology in the market. For any company that has multiple teams doing any type of measurements in the field, this is The path to follow.
Timothy Harris, co-founder and CEO of Swift Navigation, added: “This partnership advances Swift’s mission to build a safer, more efficient future by changing the way we understand and navigate every centimeter of our planet. By enabling anyone to create high-resolution digital maps.” Leveraging them, we unlock innovative GIS, surveying and mapping applications that improve safety and efficiency for millions of workers in construction, mining, utilities and other industries around the world.”
About quick navigation
Swift Navigation is changing the way we understand and navigate the planet. Swift’s precision positioning solutions enable centimeter-level mapping, tracking and navigation to unleash vehicle autonomy, industrial automation and digital innovation across industries globally. Some of the world’s largest companies are leveraging Swift technology to enable safer driving, deliver self-driving vehicles and equipment, improve logistics, and unleash next-generation mobile applications for navigation, worker safety, and augmented reality, among others. Learn more about how Swift is building a safer, more connected future at www.swiftnav.com
Emlid manufactures high-precision RTK GNSS receivers and software for the field and office. Our products are used in surveying, construction, drone mapping and more. Emlid hardware is radically less expensive, fully featured and built to last, allowing you to scale faster or use high resolution where it was previously expensive. Now everyone on the team can use RTK. Learn more through www.emlid.com
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