20 Apr 2022
Their solution achieves centimeter-level accuracy using GNSS correction data from the Japanese QZSS L6E (MADOCA) PPP service.
Thalwil, Switzerland and Tokyo, Japan – April 20, 2022 – u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a leading global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, and BizStation, an advanced database solutions company based in Japan, have announced a highly accurate, compact, and low-cost high precision positioning solution for markets in East Asia and Oceania. Featuring two u-blox modules, the solution delivers centimeter-level positioning accuracy where mobile network service is unavailable, including in maritime offshore surveying, agricultural and industrial vehicle guidance, and UAVs.
BizStation’s precise point positioning (PPP) system covers all territories served by Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) MADOCA correction service. The solution leverages the strengths of two u-blox components. The first, a u-blox ZED-F9P multi-band high precision GNSS receiver module, is at the heart of BizStation’s DG-PRO1RWS GNSS receiver. The second, a u-blox NEO-D9C correction data receiver module specific to Japan, enables their virtual reference station (VRSC) to receive data on the QZSS L6E band used by MADOCA.
The PPM (PPP Positioning by MADOCA) Android™ application developed by BizStation then determines the location of the tracked device using the high precision positioning data transferred via Wi-Fi from BizStation’s DG-PRO1RWS GNSS receiver as well as GNSS correction data from the VRSC. The PPM application performs all required calculations using the MADOCA positioning library developed by NEC Solution Innovators Co., Ltd.
The high precision GNSS solution can be deployed either using a static or a mobile virtual reference station for a wide range of applications such as agriculture, drones, motor sports, or surveying systems.
“Many regions have been excluded from the benefits of centimeter-level positioning due to the lack of cellular network coverage. We are excited to bring a highly accurate, compact, and cost-effective solution to the market that meets the needs a highly diverse set of industrial applications and will contribute to growing demand for the technology in the future,” says Mr. Yaguchi, CEO of BizStation.
“We are especially pleased to be part of this partnership with BizStation as it positions u-blox as a pioneer of PPP positioning solutions across East Asia and Oceania, growing the application space for high precision positioning solutions throughout the region,” says Takao Suzuki, Senior Business Development Manager at u-blox.
BizStation Corp. has been developing sales management systems since its establishment in 1994. We have improved our business performance mainly in consulting and support operations. Our mission is to provide advanced business solutions for the purpose of "being a useful tool for your business", and that philosophy has been passed down to new products. The advanced sensor technology Drogger series combines GNSS and software technology. We will grow as a company that is useful for professional work, such as launching the centimeter-class GPS for consumers for the first time in Japan. (https://www.bizstation.jp/ja/corporate/)
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