NovAtel® Unveils RTK From the Sky™ Corrections for the Precision Agriculture Industry

New TerraStar-X™ Service Delivers Instant Centimeter-Level Accuracy

NovAtel, part of Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division, introduced a new addition to their corrections portfolio today. The new service, TerraStar-X, is available for use in precision agricultural applications across the Midwestern United States. TerraStar-X delivers RTK From the Sky performance by providing convergence in under one minute with 2 cm RMS accuracy and 99.9% uptime while reducing equipment needs and increasing productivity for end-users.

“TerraStar-X revolutionizes the precision agriculture industry for growers by delivering rapid, accurate, affordable and reliable positioning – even in challenging conditions,” said Sara Masterson, Positioning Services Portfolio Manager with NovAtel. “By bringing TerraStar-X technology to the agriculture industry, our portfolio, including TerraStar-L™ and TerraStar-C PRO™, now offers correction services for the complete range of precision agriculture applications.”

By combining global and regional correction technology with L-band delivery of data for precision agriculture applications, TerraStar-X provides users the precision and speed of traditional RTK networks without the need for base stations, saving growers time and money. The effectiveness of their cutting-edge RTK From the Sky technology has already been demonstrated across the United States, and when combined with NovAtel's SMART7 antenna, TerraStar-X delivers industry-leading speed, accuracy and reliability.

TerraStar-X is also available in the Midwestern region for use in other applications including construction, survey and ground truth systems, and subscriptions are available immediately. Learn more at

About NovAtel Inc.

NovAtel® is a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions for assured positioning for land, sea, and air. NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high-precision positioning technology developed for efficient and rapid integration. Its solutions are empowering intelligent positioning ecosystems in vital industries that depend on the ability to tackle the most complex challenges in the most demanding environments. Learn more at

NovAtel® is part of Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division, which also includes VERIPOS and AutonomouStuff.

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions that are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.2bn EUR. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonAB. 

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Posted on 20/08/2019