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March 2nd, 2020

Septentrio Debuts a New GPS/GNSS Receiver

Septentrio has introduced AsteRx SB ProDirect, a new compact and robust integrated heading GPS/GNSS* receiver.

The offering delivers accurate heading and pitch or heading and roll information in addition to the reliable high-accuracy positioning that Septentrio receivers are known for. AsteRx SB ProDirect is a top-value product combining efficient minimalistic design with high-quality performance. It is designed as an ‘install-and-forget’ device providing continuous positioning for demanding industrial applications. Machines and autonomous systems now have access to heading and pitch or heading and roll information immediately from power-up allowing trajectory path optimization and fully informed navigation from mission start.

While AsteRx SB remains Septentrio’s single antenna positioning solution in the compact housed receiver product line, AsteRx SB ProDirect brings a dual antenna option. It is designed for quick and easy integration into any machine monitoring or control system in a single rugged box. This receiver is robust inside and out, by using Septentrio’s latest LOCK+ technology. ProDirect’s positioning and heading performance is optimized under intense mechanical vibrations, shakes or shocks. For more information visit the AsteRx SB ProDirect product page.

Chris Lowet, Product Manager at Septentrio, said the AsteRx SB ProDirect brings the very essence of GNSS positioning and position independent heading, needed for robotics, machine control and similar applications. It comes in a simple no-frills, ruggedized, easy-to-install package to get started quickly and have reliable positioning and heading throughout the project.

*Global Navigation Satellite System including the American GPS, European Galileo,
Russian GLONASS, and Chinese BeiDou, Japanese QZSS and Indian NavIC.