Press release

SATCOR: Two new correction signals from CLAAS

CLAAS is to unveil a new satellite-aided correction signal under the SATCOR name at SIMA 2019. It will be available worldwide in two accuracy levels, SATCOR 5 and SATCOR 15, and suitable for virtually all agricultural applications from drilling to harvesting.

Worldwide availability

The SATCOR correction signal is transmitted by geostationary satellites and is available worldwide. The signal supports both GPS and GLONASS and is compatible with the European Galileo system. No additional receiver hardware is required. A CLAAS steering system with S10 or S7 terminal supplied from April 2017 onwards is all that is needed to receive the signal. It is possible to determine whether terminals that have already been delivered are suitable for receiving SATCOR signals from their hardware number.

The right level of accuracy for every application

SATCOR is available in two accuracy levels. SATCOR 5 is the signal to choose for precision work such as drilling or when track repeatability is important, for example with speciality crops. The signal has an accuracy of approximately 5 cm. Over a prolonged period, this may decrease to 8 cm, which is not significantly lower than with RTK correction, for example.

SATCOR 15 has an accuracy of 15 cm and is suitable for grassland, cultivating, fertilising and crop protection as well as for combine and forage harvesting operations. This makes it a reliable alternative to correction signals that are freely available but sometimes usable only to a limited extent.

Licence model without initial investment

With SATCOR an initial investment in additional hardware is not required if an S10 or S7 terminal is available. An annual licence for SATCOR 5 or SATCOR 15 can be obtained from the CLAAS distributor. The signal becomes available for steering correction as soon as the licence number is entered in the S10 or S7 terminal.