u-blox is a leading global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies for machinery automation, mobile robotics, and autonomous vehicles.
Our smart solutions enable OEMs and systems integrators to develop innovative and reliable IoT products that can be wirelessly connected and located from anywhere.
High-accuracy PPP-RTK GNSS augmentation for machinery automation, mobile robotics, and autonomous vehicles
PointPerfect is a PPP-RTK (Precise Point Positioning – Real-Time Kinematic) augmentation service designed to empower mass-market service robots and autonomous vehicles with centimeter-level positioning while reducing development time.
Delivering accuracy of 3 to 6 centimeters with convergence within seconds, PointPerfect provides 99.9% uptime and is available via mobile Internet as well as L-band satellite communications. The service is ideal for mission-critical applications, and boasts uniform coverage in Europe, the contiguous United States and South Korea, as well as regions of Canada and Australia, including up to 12 nautical miles (approximately 22 kilometers) off the coast.
Cloud-based GNSS corrections services for easy scalability
PointPerfect is delivered via the enterprise-grade Thingstream cloud platform, providing an intuitive experience with powerful features including fleet management, event monitoring and a comprehensive API.
Thingstream also utilizes auto-scaling technology, supporting billions of messages and making it easy to deploy large fleets of UAVs and robotic vehicles.
The service utilizes the industry-driven SPARTN open data format, allowing it to be platform-agnostic and enabling compatibility with a wide range of devices. Messages are sent using the lightweight, scalable, and easy-to-integrate MQTT protocol, conserving bandwidth and driving down data costs.
We offer PointPerfect as a traditional subscription services as well as via flexible pay-as-you-go service plans that allow you to scale up as your business and products grow.
Multi-band GNSS receiver with native PointPerfect support
The F9 is a multi-band GNSS receiver that concurrently utilizes signals from the GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and NavIC constellations. Featuring a compact and lightweight surface-mount form factor, the receiver is pre-integrated with the PointPerfect augmentation service, providing an all-in-one centimeter-level positioning solution with simplified integration.
With its high update rate and low power consumption, the F9 receiver is ideal for highly dynamic UAV and autonomous vehicle applications. Secure interfaces and advanced jamming and spoofing detection provide robust protection of all positioning and navigation information.
The F9 receiver is designed to suit high-volume mass-market unmanned vehicles and robotics designs, and is available in a number of variants, including dead reckoning and IMU-enhanced modules.
The F9 receiver & PointPerfect – a powerful combination for precise positioning
The u-blox F9 RTK receiver provides native support for our PointPerfect GNSS augmentation service, making it easy to combine the two for a mass-market navigation and positioning solution that delivers centimeter-level accuracy in a robust, effortlessly integrated, and energy-efficient package.
The F9 offers greater than 99% uptime availability of PPP-RTK corrections via internet and L-band satellite, making the combination of this high-precision GNSS receiver with the PointPerfect service ideal for mission-critical autonomous vehicles and robotics.
Other benefits of the powerful F9-PointPerfect combination include:
Efficient SPARTN open data format reduces data costs
MQTT messaging format makes the F9-PointPerfect solution highly scalable and easy to integrate
Flexible service plans, including pay-as-you-go and subscription, tailored to meet your unique application requirements
Intuitive cloud interface allows you to easily manage entire device fleets
Learn more about the benefits of the powerful F9-PointPerfect combination
How to evaluate u-blox high-precision positioning solutions
We offer a range of different ways to evaluate the F9 receiver and integrated PointPerfect service, allowing you to quickly and easily prototype and develop high-precision GNSS applications for mass-market robotics and autonomous vehicles.
EVK-F9P– evaluation kit that includes everything you need to experience high-precision positioning performance with the F9, including a promotional trial of PointPerfect
XPLR-HPG-1 and XPLR-HPG-2 explorer kits – featuring communications modules for receiving corrections data using an L-band satellite GNSS receiver or via IP connectivity using Wi-Fi or LTE
MikroE GNSS RTK Click – a compact add-on board with a uniform connection interface that allows you to instantly connect any Click board to a main board