Swift Navigation announces the latest firmware upgrade to its flagship product, the Piksi Multi GNSS Receiver. The firmware release also enhances Duro, the ruggedized version of the Piksi Multi receiver housed in a military-grade, weatherproof enclosure. Firmware Release 2.0 for Piksi Multi and Duro supports two additional major satellite constellations—the Chinese constellation (BeiDou B1/B2) which once completed will contain 37 satellites and the European Union-based constellation (Galileo E1/E5b), which will eventually consist of 30 satellites. Adding to the existing GPS, GLONASS and SBAS constellations already supported by Swift’s GNSS receivers means that users will have more access and visibility from satellite systems across the globe.
Piksi Multi’s performance will further improve over time as the total of 136 satellites planned for these major constellations are fully deployed. The addition of BeiDou and Galileo constellations creates more robust positioning performance in a variety of challenging skyview environments and puts Piksi Multi on par with leading industry receivers costing up to ten times a much.