Panasonic, u-blox unveil first tablet using centimeter-level RTK-GNSS technology

May 09, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Panasonic Corporation has launched the first tablet using centimeter-level RTK-GNSS technology, in collaboration with u-blox.

Toughpad, the latest version of Panasonic’s professional grade notebooks family, is specifically designed for precision agriculture, machine control and robotic guidance applications in harsh environments and conditions. Embedded in the tablet is a u-blox NEO-M8 GNSS receiver module delivering high integrity and precision in demanding applications world-wide.

First successfully tested for collecting snow in Hokkaido, the Toughpad tablet uses Panasonic’s own satellite positioning technology combining a satellite radio receiver module, wireless WAN, and a single band Real Time Kinematic (RTK) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver connected to an external antenna. This system enables high precision positioning down to centimeter-level in open sky conditions.

Toughpad is being launched in Japan first.


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