DALLAS, Texas — Swift Navigation, a San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology to power a world of autonomous vehicles, in conjunction with Carnegie Robotics LLC (CRL), a robotic components and systems producer, announced their first joint product, Duro, a ruggedized version of Swift Navigation's flagship Piksi Multi dual-frequency RTK GNSS receiver.

Built for outdoor operations, Duro combines a rugged enclosure with centimeter-accurate positioning and affordability. Leveraging design principles typically used in military hardware, the GNSS sensor is protected against weather, moisture, vibration, dust, water immersion and unexpected circumstances that can occur in outdoor long-term deployments. 

In addition to its ruggedness, Duro is easy-to-deploy and is ready to connect right out of the box. Primary industries for this product include: robotics, precision agriculture, mapping, military, outdoor industrial and maritime.

Swift Navigation solutions utilize real-time kinematics (RTK) technology, providing location solutions that are 100 times more accurate than traditional GPS, at a fraction of the cost. 

  • Top-level benefits for users include:
  • Dual-frequency RTK GNSS
  • Tough, military-grade hardware
  • IP67 rating
  • Weatherproof external enclosure design with M12 standard-sealed connectors
  • On-board MEMS IMU and magnetometer
  • Future-proof hardware with in-field software upgrades
  • Protected IO, including RS232 Serial Ports, 100mbit Ethernet, Event Inputs, PPS, PV, CANBus
  • Durable UV and chemical-resistant powder-coating
  • Flexible mounting interfaces

For more information about the partnership and the unveiling of Duro — the first of several jointly-developed products for autonomous vehicles, outdoor robotics and machine control from Swift and Carnegie Robotics — view a video of the new product below.