The collaboration will bring the u-blox PointPerfect service’s dm-level positioning accuracies to
mass-market applications such as automotive and micromobility.
Thalwil, Switzerland – u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a leading global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, and Position Partners, an Australasian provider of intelligent
positioning solutions, have signed an MoU of cooperation to expand the availability of global navigation
satellite system (GNSS) augmentation services in Australia and New Zealand. The partnership with Position Partners is another step on the path to offering customers global coverage of the u-blox PointPerfect GNSS augmentation service.
A mass-market-focused offering for Australia, New Zealand
Position Partners is a well-established provider of real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS augmentation data
across Australia and New Zealand. The company was seeking to complement its current AllDayRTK
offering, which primarily targets construction, mining, and agriculture applications requiring high
precision positioning technology, with a mass-market-focused offering that scales effortlessly and
allows for more cost-effective distribution models.
Position Partners identified u-blox’s PPP-RTK PointPerfect GNSS augmentation service as the ideal
solution for automotive, micromobiity, and industrial applications. A key factor in favor of PointPerfect
was the service’s broadcast nature, allowing it to be delivered to any number of customers using a
single GNSS augmentation data stream. Moreover, pay-as-you-go distribution models increase the
service’s attractiveness, ensuring that customers only pay for the services they use.
A further step towards global service coverage
The availability of mass-market high precision positioning has given rise to a slew of new, innovative
applications across automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. The geographical fragmentation of
GNSS augmentation services has, however, been a thorn in the side of product manufacturers,
including carmakers and their suppliers, who would benefit from being able to design their autonomous
driving solutions to use the same service in all markets.
By bringing u-blox PointPerfect service coverage to Australia and New Zealand, the partnership with
Position Partners will contribute to building such a globally uniform service. PointPerfect is already
available in Europe and the Continental USA and is in the process of expanding across key Asian
Superior service for all customers
“We look forward to offering customers and partners throughout Australia and New Zealand the u-blox
PointPerfect GNSS augmentation service,” says James Millner, Positioning Infrastructure Manager at Position Partners. “PointPerfect will complement our AllDayRTK network service and open up new
opportunities for applications such as field robotics, GNSS-enabled Internet of Things, safety, and
intelligent mobility solutions.”
“This partnership with Position Partners is another steppingstone towards our strategic objective of
enabling new automotive, industrial, and consumer applications with a globally available, mass-market-
focused GNSS augmentation service,” says Franco de Lorenzo Principal Product Owner, Product
Center Services, at u-blox.
ublox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in
automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products
let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over
cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services
and connectivity, ublox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and
reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil,
Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.
About Position Partners
With more than 350 people in offices throughout Australia, Southeast Asia and New Zealand, Position
Partners focusses on the distribution and support of intelligent positioning solutions for geospatial,
construction and mining projects. Position Partners is committed to increasing productivity for
customers and building lasting business relationships around high calibre positioning activities.
Position Partners distributes Topcon machine control and positioning systems throughout Australia and
Southeast Asia. Complementary solutions from other leading technology innovators include fleet
management systems, high precision machine guidance, 3D laser scanners, remotely piloted aircraft,
weighing and proximity detection systems, along with a range of deformation monitoring options.
Advanced hardware systems are powered by sophisticated software platforms that enable customers
to analyse, monitor and design efficiently.
A full range of leading instruments and systems is backed by reliable service and industry expertise to
give customers the support they need for any project.