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Precise, ubiquitous, and energy-efficient positioning of mobile objects is key to many IoT applications. With significant advances in GNSS receiver technology and a successful push to reduce their energy consumption, GNSS technology has overcome many of the barriers it faced to become a viable positioning solution for low-power IoT devices.

The range of IoT applications is vast – from manufacturing and supply chain to smart cities and healthcare – IoT is revolutionising traditional industries. As technologies develop and applications broaden, the need for versatile and accurate testing solutions increases.

LabSat GNSS simulators offer multi-constellation and multi-frequency capabilities for reliable, repeatable, and consistent testing – all at an affordable price – making them your ideal partner for IoT testing.

Lightweight and portable, LabSat is perfectly designed for the easy recording and replay of live-sky signals, allowing you to accurately repeat real-world test scenarios.

Alternatively, use our SatGen simulation software to create bespoke, dynamic scenarios at the time, date, and location of your choosing, allowing you to test anywhere in the world from your desk.

Discover below why LabSat is the perfect partner for IoT testing, including:

  • Multi-frequency – Record & Replay all GNSS signals in the upper and lower L band
  • Multi-constellation – Record & Replay from every constellation including GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou and NavIC
  • Generate real-time GNSS RF signals with a current time stamp
  • Generate bespoke simulation scenarios to test in any location
  • Accurate and reliable, yet easy to use
  • Wide product range with options to suit any budget

Do you need a capable, affordable and flexible GNSS testing solution?

Using a multi-constellation GNSS receiver for your IoT device increases the number of satellites potentially in view – this is particularly useful if your device is being used in urban environments, where the view of the sky might be obstructed by buildings. Additionally, using a multi-frequency receiver increases position accuracy by reducing the potential impact of propagation errors.

Whichever receiver you choose to use in your device, the LabSat product range – starting at single channel (L1), replay only and ranging up to multi-frequency, record and replay – ensures you can select the model best suited to your requirements without paying for a high-end simulator with functionality not required for IoT device testing.

With prices starting at $6,045, LabSat is a cost-effective solution that delivers reliable and easy to use GNSS testing.

Do you need a GNSS test solution that is a highly capable standalone solution or that can be easily integrated into a custom set up?

LabSat GNSS simulators offer an easy to use, plug and play solution for both development and production line testing. The use of record and replay technology has significant advantages over live sky and signal rebroadcast in terms of repeatability and reliability in production line testing. Live sky and rebroadcast signals can contain signal errors from the GNSS system and local interference that can be difficult to identify. By using LabSat scenario files (recorded GNSS files) you can be sure that the signal is consistent.

LabSat is also ideal for integration into wider custom test set-ups. Its small size means it fits perfectly into standard sized rack mounts, and it is capable of recording additional signals including RS232 and CAN bus.

Do you need a GNSS simulator that allows you to test anywhere in the world from your desk?

SatGen is our GNSS simulation software that allows you to create custom scenarios at any time, date and location of your choosing. Simply build a trajectory using user-defined commands or upload an NMEA, KML or VBO File and SatGen will generate a GNSS scenario of that route.

SatGen is ideal when you need to test how your device will perform in any location without having to leave your office. Whether you want to test the performance of a healthcare tracker in Paris, an automated street cleaner in New York or track livestock in Scotland, SatGen allows you to complete realistic test programmes with the upmost flexibility.

Additionally, if you require real-time testing, LabSat Real-Time, in partnership with SatGen, generates GNSS RF signals with a current time stamp at any location of your choosing.

Do you need a GNSS simulator that can record live-sky signals in the most challenging of field test locations?

LabSat simulators are small, portable and battery powered, making them ideal for live-sky recording in any conditions. This enables you to create a test bed for your products based on where and how they're likely to be used, and will always produce a true representation of GNSS RF conditions.

Its small size allows LabSat to fit easily into the most compact of spaces, and it is robust enough to be easily moved between locations and test set-ups.

The battery provides up to two hours of live-sky recording time – allowing you to capture a wide range of scenarios for replay testing at your work bench.

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