Two partnered companies — Esri and Septentrio — have revealed that the latter's Altus NR2 high accuracy GNSS receiver may now be purchased by US customers.
The open-architecture Altus NR2 is fully compatible with Esri’s new version of Collector for ArcGIS, giving Esri users a powerful combination for GIS data gathering in applications requiring centimeter-level positioning. The intuitive web interface built into the NR2 allows for easy receiver configuration for Collector for ArcGIS using a standard web browser—no additional device is needed to configure the receiver.
The Altus NR2 offers advanced features such as dual cellular antennae with automatic switchover, built-in Wi-Fi, hot-swappable batteries and open architecture to Esri ArcGIS Online. and has been thoroughly tested with the new high-accuracy version of Collector for ArcGIS. Septentrio’s advanced RTK engine delivers unbeatable accuracy at centimeter-level for GIS professionals in urban and regional planning, transportation, water industry, real estate, forestry, telecommunications and other sectors.
The NR2’s integrated communication systems make for fast and easy field work. The Bluetooth module enables rapid data streaming into Collector. The built-in GSM/GPRS modem provides robust access to RTK data corrections, while the Wi-Fi provides access to Septentrio’s intuitive web user interface for easy status monitoring and straightforward configuration.
The Altus NR2 GNSS Receiver is available now through Esri.
According to Jeff Shaner, product manager at Esri, the Altus NR2 GNSS receiver, coupled with Collector for ArcGIS, provides a seamless solution for high-accuracy, offline field data collection using the ArcGIS platform.
Neil Vancans, the Vice President of Septentrio Americas, added that the firm's open architecture enables Esri users to record important parameters such as height, horizontal coordinates, error variance and other attributes in the field using their familiar Collector workflows.