GNSS heading just got more efficient with Septentrio’s AsteRx SB ProDirect

Septentrio, a leader in high-precision positioning solutions, introduces today AsteRx SB ProDirect, a new compact and robust integrated heading GPS/GNSS* receiver. It delivers accurate heading and pitch or heading and roll information in addition to the reliable high-accuracy positioning that Septentrio receivers are known for. AsteRx SB ProDirect is a top-value product combining efficient minimalistic design with high-quality performance. It is designed as an ‘install-and-forget’ device providing continuous positioning for demanding industrial applications. Machines and autonomous systems now have access to heading and pitch or heading and roll information immediately from power-up allowing trajectory path optimization and fully informed navigation from mission start.

“The AsteRx SB ProDirect brings the very essence of GNSS positioning and position independent heading, needed for robotics, machine control and similar applications”, said Chris Lowet, Product Manager at Septentrio. “It comes in a simple no-frills, ruggedized, easy-to-install package so you can quickly get started and have reliable positioning and heading throughout your project.”

While AsteRx SB remains Septentrio’s single antenna positioning solution in the compact housed receiver product line, AsteRx SB ProDirect brings a dual antenna option. It is designed for quick and easy integration into any machine monitoring or control system and packs performance and durability into a single ruggedized box. This receiver is robust inside and out, by using Septentrio’s latest LOCK+ technology. ProDirect’s positioning and heading performance is optimized under intense mechanical vibrations, shakes or shocks. For more information visit the AsteRx SB ProDirect product page. 

*Global Navigation Satellite System including the American GPS, European Galileo, Russian GLONASS, and Chinese BeiDou, Japanese QZSS and Indian NavIC.

About Septentrio:

Septentrio provides high-precision, multi-frequency, multi-constellation GPS/GNSS positioning technology for demanding applications. Reliable centimeter-level positioning enables machine automation, provides operational continuity and improves safety. Septentrio provides positioning solutions for industrial applications such as robotics and machine automation, construction, survey and mapping, maritime, logistics and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Septentrio has its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium and has a world-wide presence with offices in Los Angeles, Shanghai and Yokohama as well as numerous partners around the world. To learn more about Septentrio and its products, visit

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