Softrock hosts International Consultants for a week of GPS-Technology Product Development

19 March 2012

Using less than one watt of power, a pair of ruggedised wifi-enabled GPS receivers were able to maintain hourly measurements of a baseline of more than three kilometres to millimetre accuracy without needing additional instruments or third-party service providers

Softrock envisions this GPS technology as standalone, where a relatively low number of monitoring points are required or where visibility is a problem. Alternatively it can be a complementary product to our existing optical robotic totalstation solution. In a typical deployment, a relatively sparse GPS network would provide continual control data to stabilise the accuracy of a high-density optical monitoring system. Having the added tool of suitable GPS equipment will enable Softrock to continue to provide cutting-edge slope-monitoring performance without a high demand on the site surveying crew.