iBASE Subscription Enhances Security
iBASE Subscription Enhances Security, Lowers Capital Investment, Reduces Set Up Time, Improves Productivity
Marius Davis of Map Surveying Limited recently suffered a hit in the back pocket; the theft of expensive GPS base station equipment. Undeterred, Davis had an alternative to going through the inconvenience and stress of another loss, “We now make use of iBASE as much as possible to give us peace of mind. Apart from security, the other advantages of iBASE make it an important tool in our arsenal.” By removing the necessity of a base station set up remotely from where the surveyor is working, iBASE enhances personal control over your investment, improving security and peace of mind.
An added advantage experienced by Map Surveying is that iBASE allows the company to split an existing base and rover system into two rovers, thereby dramatically improving productivity and reducing overall capital investment. Imagine jettisoning the base station altogether and working with a rover only solution; use iBASE and you can! iBASE introduces a new way of surveying by removing the dependency on setting up your own base station. “Moreover, it is also ideal when tackling numerous smaller jobs where the penalty of frequently establishing a base station can waste a lot of time,” says Dion Wilson, GeoSystems’ Survey Account Manager.
“The bane of GPS surveying has always been dependency on numerous cables in the system. Nowadays, Trimble’s latest RTK systems are entirely cable free on both the base and rover, yielding a convenient and more reliable solution,” continues Wilson. “You are now left with a hassle free, highly portable and versatile rover-only survey solution, making use of the internet and GPRS technology to stream the corrections.”
iBASE is versatile in other fields, far beyond surveying. According to Map Surveying, a company engaged in data management for 3D machine control systems, it is a clear advantage. “The machines are able to operate with complete freedom to be moved between projects, without the need for a base station,” concludes Davis.