Connectivity on a jobsite is a non-negotiable for industries such as construction. A new lightweight and rugged GNSS (global navigation satellite system) solution offers cutting-edge design and performance for optimal efficiency and productivity.

Sokkia, www.sokkia.com, Olathe, Kan., recently introduced GCX2, an integrated receiver nicknamed “the bullet” thanks to its shape and its reputation for bulletproof reliability in the field. The device is a multi-constellation, dual-frequency receiver that’s easy to manage because it’s cable-free and lightweight. It can also work all day on a single charge.

Designed for applications in the surveying and construction fields, including landscape architecture, GIS (geographic information systems), BIM (building information modeling), and forensic mapping, Sokkia says the device is the smallest and lightest integrated receiver it has ever offered. In fact, when mounted, the GXC2 looks like a mere extension of the range pole.

An integrated cellular modem and built-in Bluetooth connectivity ensure the GXC2 connects to field controller units. GXC2 can be used as a base station supporting up to three additional GXC2 units or “rovers” up to 300 meters away.

Sokkia says GXC2 can also be used as part of a jobsite network by pairing the device with a cellular data-controller to provide RTK (Real Time Kinematic) network corrections. Using MAGNET Enterprise, the company’s software solution, customers can maximize workflow efficiency.

The device uses 226 channels that are each optimized to track available satellite signals. The tracking technology helps ensure connectivity whenever and wherever needed. In fact, on today’s connected jobsite, having tools at team members’ disposal that will work every time is key to jobsite productivity.

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