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March 28, 2014

SmartNet North America Strengthens Leadership Position with Expanded Network Coverage

Smart Net Coverage Map

The addition of new stations in Canada and the U.S. gives customers more complete coverage in more locations from the industry-leading network RTK correction service.

NORCROSS, GA, March 28, 2014 – SmartNet North America (, the industry-leading high-precision, high-availability network RTK correction service, has bolstered its leadership position in the U.S. and Canada by adding more than 130 new stations. The expansion gives the SmartNet service a total of more than 650 stations in 26 states and 5 provinces—more than any other service provider.

Within the last several months, new stations have come online in Nova Scotia and Ontario in Canada, with additional stations coming online in Quebec and Prince Edward Island in the coming weeks. In the United States, SmartNet has expanded into West Texas to address the oil and gas needs of its customers and has also brought in the states of Mississippi and Alabama. View the interactive coverage map.

“We already had the largest network with the most GNSS RTK network coverage of any service provider, but our investment in expanded coverage and enhanced reliability is ongoing,” said Wendy Watson, Director, Reference Station Operations–GNSS reference networks. “We want to ensure that our customers have coverage when and where they need it, and we are unrelenting in our pursuit of excellence.”

SmartNet North America is fully open to all makes and models of GNSS equipment and is designed to provide the highest reliability and accuracy 24/7. A variety of different subscription plans are available at the state, regional and national level for any application requiring precision GNSS corrections. The continued expansion of stations underscores the company’s commitment to customer service. “We are dedicated to helping our customers increase their productivity in GNSS positioning,” Watson said. “We will continue to work with our customers to determine their needs, and will make the investments necessary to meet those needs, both today and in the future.”

For more information about the SmartNet service, visit or follow SmartNet on Twitter at @smartnet_na.

SmartNet North America – Any Constellation. Any Application. Open to All.

Launched in 2010, SmartNet is the first commercial GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) network to allow for a single connection point for coverages across North America. SmartNet currently contains more than 650 sites, providing both GPS only and GPS and GLONASS coverage to 21 states and 5 Canadian provinces. Built on the most advanced GNSS reference station software platform in the world, Leica Geosystems GNSS Spider, SmartNet provides high-precision, high availability network RTK corrections for any application throughout North America.

SmartNet is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

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With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

For further information please contact:

Andre Ribeiro
Vice President, Marketing and E-Commerce
Atlanta, GA 30092
Phone: +1 (770) 326-9557
Fax: +1 (770) 447-0710
[email protected]

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