u-blox PointPerfect GNSS augmentation service expands to Canada
u-blox has announced that the coverage of the PointPerfect global navigation satellite system (GNSS) augmentation service was expanded to Canada as of December 2022.
The expansion includes both L-band satellite and mobile internet IP service and is available up to 12 nautical miles off coastlines. It follows the newly added coverage of South Korea last year. The contiguous USA, as well as Europe, were the first regions to benefit from the service.
Available via Thingstream, u-blox’s enterprise-grade IoT service delivery platform, PointPerfect is the first PPP-RTK (Precise Point Positioning, Real-Time Kinematic) high-precision positioning solution commercialized in the region. PointPerfect adopts the global industry-driven SPARTN open data format and is delivered via MQTT messaging format. These optimize the data bandwidth to reduce the transmission costs for the user.