Recently Ashtech launched its new team model, which was shown at the ESRI International Conference recently, called Mobile Mapper 100, which is an evolution with the characteristics of the Mobile Mapper 6 but with precisions superior to those of the ProMark3.
In essence, this is the team that I think Magellan will be holding for the next few years, because it finally breaks with that closed scheme of the PM3 that is certainly a donkey to work but limited in what we have all questioned.
The downside of the Promark3 is that it does not allow running third-party applications, for the ArcPad case. Although the simple game of screens with numbers of the size of the eyes of the grandfather are very practical.
Also the Promark had limitations to load conventional raster, unless they were binary. Otherwise a great team, if the cable is treated with care, that already gave us a can one day.
Then he MobileMapper 6 it was limited to being a device that did not support double frequency, although it supported post-processing, achieving sub-meter accuracy was limited. Neither could be base and then the size of the numbers that was to suffer, seems to inherit the 100.
What is the best of MM100
- Precision. No doubt this is the most valuable, although the team is almost US $ 5,000. Almost 2,000 more than a Promark and four times what the MM6. Although they assure an optimization for data capture in guns and under covers maintaining high precision:
Minor of 50 centimeters in real time SBAS, less than 30 centimeters in real time DGPS and less than one centimeter with postprocess or in RTK.
- Features GNSS. The options for differential correction are the biggest innovation when compared to the MM6 and even PM3:
45 parallel all-in-view channels
-L1 C / A
-SBAS: WAAS / EGNOS / MSAS
DGPS, RTK and postprocess with MobileMapper Office
It can capture raw data as a base, and it can also be Rover.
NMEA 183 messages output
RTCM2.3, RTCM3.1, CMR and CMR +, DBEN,
ATOM (This is an Ashtech wave called Optimized Messaging)
Supports third-party RTK bases: VRS, FKP, MAC
- Windows. In 11 languages among them Spanish, with which you can run ArcPad any other capture or navigation application that runs on Windows Mobile 6.5.
- Extra Software. It comes with Mobile Mapping which is an application of Ashtech, GNSS Toolbox for GNS control, Mobile Mapping Field and Microsoft Office Mobile. Apart from Internet Explorer, ActiveSync and Transcriber for handwriting recognition.
- In terms of connectivity, it brings like the MM6 Bluetooth, but it already supports Wireless 802.11. It also supports docking station.
- Just like the MM6 brings camera, compass sensor, microphone to store and speaker.
- It comes with an 256 MB card and the lithium battery is already charged in three hours. In addition, the adapter is no longer a strange thing but a universal AC charger.
In short, a real-time submetric equipment. Until a novelty, we will have to wait for the name game, since it includes Promark 100 and Promark 200, which I understand are the same but with antenna and software of geodesy. The one that varies is the Mobile Mapper 10, which is revised Broader in this link.
It does not look bad, although you have to try it. That Magellan happens to be Ashtech, then again becomes Magellan seems to start to stabilize, although he took by the way one or another representative of one of the two brands. But from the bad experiences of the MMPro times, we have seen better support capacity from Ashtech, and we hope that Promark3's jump to these teams does not mean making them totally obsolete to the degree that it happened with the Pro.
Good Pro, but chaotic handling of your mistakes.