South S660N Product review
South S660N RTK GNSS Receiver
Provides centimeter accuracy in static mode, real-time mode (RTK), as well as in network mode (VRS, FKP, MAC, NRS). The S660 is an innovative solution, offering ultra-light weight and ergonomic design at low cost, providing the best price-performance ratio.
Unlike the predecessor of the South S660 receiver, it is equipped with 8GB of memory (more than 3000 hours of recording satellite data with an interval of 5 seconds), so you do not have to have a field controller to collect raw measurements for post processing. Data is recorded at a frequency of 1-20 Hz in the formats STH, Rinex 2.x or Rinex 3.x, so you can process the measurement results in various software. Providing flexibility in various ways of collecting data: static, RTK or VRS, the South S660 GPS receiver easily adapts to almost any task. In combination with a controller (with support for working in mobile networks), the South S660 GNSS receiver is an ideal network Rover for working in CORS networks or from a single base station.
The South S660 GNSS receiver is based on the Trimble BD930 satellite signal processing board (Pacific Crest Maxwell 6 proven chip) – 220 tracking channels in three or two frequency bands of GPS and GLONASS systems, as well as Beidou (COMPASS), Galileo and SBAS.
The receiver is equipped with a built-in web interface, which makes it easy to configure any aspects of working with it. So, for example, you can configure the receiver in base station mode with the distribution of corrections to the Internet via Wi-FI (to a 3G mobile router) or Bluetooth (for example, to an ADL Vantage Pro VHF modem), select the format (STH, Rinex 2.x , RInex 3.x) and the frequency of data recording (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 Hz), set the NTRIP settings (NTRIP server / caster / client), flash the receiver and much more.
The receiver is equipped with a powerful battery with a capacity of 6800 mAh, which allows you to work all day (usually 11 hours or more).
This model is perfect for working in networks of permanent base stations using the NTRIP protocol, and for working with single base receivers, including such as the South S82-V, South S82-T and receivers of other manufacturers (Trimble, Leica, Javad, Topcon / Sokkia, Stonex, Geomax, EFT, Prince).
Corrections in the formats RTCM 2.3, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, CMR, CMR +, sCMRx are obtained via the Internet using a 3G / 2G controller modem (South X11, Getac PS336 or any other). Also, mobile phones or tablets with Android, iOS, Windows 7/8 can be used as a controller. The receiver communicates with the controller via Bluetooth 4.0 with reduced power consumption.
The South S660 offers affordable quality results for traditional surveying and construction applications, but is also great for non-traditional uses: landscape architecture, GIS and forensics.
- RTK Enabled for 1-2cm accuracy. Compatible with RTK FIX via your software
- 336 channels
- GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou, QZSS and SBAS
- Network rover
This receiver can be used in all applications where a centimetre accurate position is needed:
- GIS applications
- UAV Base Station
When using this device in a rover configuration you may need the following accessories besides the receiver itself
- RTK Correction service. To achieve centimetre accuracy your receiver will need RTCM correction data so it can calculate your exact position. Without an RTK provider your receiver won’t be able achieve a 1-2 centimetre accuracy.
- Surveying software. Your receiver provides you with the coordinates you need but you still need surveying software in order to process this information. Which software you need depends on your needs. We recommend keeping it simple and don’t pay for things you don’t need. Having that said, if you do have to do complicated surveying work make sure you get the right software. Some recommended options are Apglos, Carlson, Aplitop and FieldGenius. If you need help, feel free to contact us by phone or via the chat below!
- Data collector. You might need a tablet or controller to run your software on. The type of tablet depends on which software you have choosen as some are Android based and some are Windows.
- Bracket and Holders. These are used to connect your tablet to your surveying pole so the whole set is easier to handle.
- Surveying pole. In order to get the best performance out of your receiver you want to minimise the disturbances around you and give it a clear sight to the satellites above. That why its recommended attaching your receiver on a 2 meter minimum surveying pole. These come in fixed rods and in telescopic rods.
Global GPS Systems is currently in the process of independantly testing every single receiver on the market. In collaboration with an highly recognised surveying company we will be testing all receivers on its performance in increasingly more difficult environments, accuracy claims, Time to first fix, cold start and more. Want to know more about this? Please Contact us.[/col] [/row]