The Spectra Precision SP80 is a new generation GNSS receiver. SP80 uses the unique Z-Blade technology to track and process all available GNSS signals, to provide the most reliable measurements and the highest possible accuracies in challenging environments. It also offers the best communications and connectivity capabilities available today including SMS and email alerts and anti-theft protection. The ergonomic design and unlimited operating time make the SP80 an extremely versatile and complete solution.

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The Spectra Precision SP80 is a next generation GNSS receiver that combines decades of GNSS RTK technology with revolutionary new GNSS processing.

Unique Z-Blade GNSS-centric Technology
Exclusive Z-Blade processing technology running on a next generation Spectra Precision 240-channel 6G ASIC fully utilises all 6 GNSS systems: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS. The unique GNSS-centric capability optimally combines GNSS signals without dependency on any specific GNSS system; allowing operations in GLONASS-only or BeiDou-only mode if needed.

SMS and Email Alerts
SP80 has a unique combination of communication technologies including an integrated 3.5G GSM/UMTS modem, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity, and optional internal UHF transmit radio. The cellular modem may be used for SMS (text message) and e-mail alerts as well as as regular Internet or VRS connectivity. Likewise, SP80 can connect to the Internet from the field using WiFi hotspots, where available.

Anti-Theft Protection
A unique anti-theft technology secures SP80 when installed as a field base station in remote or public places and can detect if the product is moved or stolen. This technology allows the surveyor to lock the device to its position and make it unusable if the device is moved elsewhere. Furthermore, an SMS or e-mail will be sent to the surveyor’s mobile phone or computer, providing the receiver’s current coordinates allowing tracking of its position.

Reliable Design for the Field Use
Dual hot-swappable batteries can be easily exchanged in the field for an interruption-free working day. The impact-resistant glass-fiber reinforced casing ensures that SP80 can handle the toughest outdoor conditions. The patented UHF antenna, set inside the rugged fiberglass rod, extends the range of RTK radio performance. The sunlight-readable display offers instant access to key product information.

The Spectra Precision Experience
Spectra Precision Survey Pro or FAST Survey software is specifically tailored for the SP80 GNSS receiver providing easy-to-use, yet powerful GNSS workflows. Spectra Precision Survey Office Software provides a complete office suite for post-processing GNSS data and adjusting survey data, as well as exporting the processed results directly back to the field or to engineering design software packages.

Features & Benefits

     • Patented Z-Blade technology
     • WiFi, SMS and e-mail communication
     • Anti-theft technology
     • eLevel technology
     • Backup RTK and RTK bridge
     • Hot-swappable batteries
     • 3.5G cellular modem
     • CenterPoint® RTX capable


GNSS Characteristics
     • 240 GNSS channels
         – GPS L1C/A, L1P(Y), L2C, L2P(Y), L5
         – GLONASS L1C/A, L1P, L2C/A, L2P, L3
         – Beidou (Phase II) B1, B2
         – Galileo E1, E5a, E5b
         – QZSS L1C/A, L1-SAIF, L1C, L2C, L5
         – IRNSS L5
     • Patented Z-Blade technology for optimal GNSS performance.
         – Full utilisation of signals from all 6 GNSS systems (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS)
         – Enhanced GNSS-centric algorithm: fully-independent GNSS signal tracking and optimal data processing, including GPS-only, GLONASS-only or BeiDou-only solution (Autonomous to full RTK)
         – Fast Search engine for quick acquisition and re-acquisition of GNSS signals
     • Patented SBAS ranging for using SBAS code & carrier observations and orbits in RTK processing
     • Patented Strobe™ Correlator for reduced GNSS multi-path
     • Up to 20 Hz real-time raw data (code & carrier and position output)
     • Supported data formats: ATOM, CMR, CMR+, RTCM 2.1, 2.3, 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 (including MSM), CMRx and sCMRx (rover only)
     • NMEA 0183 messages output
Real-Time Accuracy (RMS)
     • Horizontal: < 50 cm
     • Vertical: < 85 cm
Real-Time DGPS position
     • Horizontal: 25 cm + 1 ppm
     • Vertical: 50 cm + 1 ppm
Real-Time Kinematic Position (RTK)
     • Horizontal: 8 mm + 1 ppm
     • Vertical: 15 mm + 1 ppm
Network RTK
     • Horizontal: 8 mm + 0.5 ppm
     • Vertical: 15 mm + 0.5 ppm
Real-Time Performance
     • Instant-RTK® Initialisation
         – Typically 2 sec for baselines < 20 km
         – Up to 99.9% reliability
     • RTK initialisation range: over 40 km
Post-Processing Accuracy (RMS)
Static & Fast Static
     • Horizontal: 3 mm + 0.5 ppm
     • Vertical: 5 mm + 0.5 ppm
High-Precision Static
     • Horizontal: 3 mm + 0.1 ppm
     • Vertical: 3.5 mm + 0.4 ppm
Data Logging Characteristics
Recording Interval 0.05 – 999 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Size 22.2 x 19.4 x 7.5cm (8.7 x 7.6 x 3.0in)
Weight 1.17 kg (2.57 lb)
User Interface
     • Graphical PMOLED display
I/O Interface
     • RS232 serial link
     • USB 2.0/UART
     • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
     • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
     • 3.5G quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) / penta-band UMTS module (800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
     • 2 GB internal memory NAND Flash (1.5 GB user data)
     • Over a year of 15 sec. raw GNSS data from 14 satellites
     • SD/SDHC internal memory card (up to 32GB)
     • RTK rover & base
     • RTK network rover: VRS, FKP, MAC
     • NTRIP, Direct IP
     • CSD mode
     • Post-processing
Environmental Characteristics
     • Operating temperature: -40° to +65°C (-40° to +149°F)
     • Storage temperature: -40° to +85°C (-40° to +185°F)
     • Humidity: 100% condensing
     • IP67 waterproof, sealed against sand and dust
     • Drop: 2m pole drop on concrete
     • Shock: ETS300 019
     • Vibration : MIL-STD-810F
Power Characteristics
     • 2 Li-Ion hot-swappable batteries, 38.5 Wh (2 x 7.4 V, 2600 mAh)
     • Battery life time (two batteries): 10 hrs
(GNSS On, and GSM or UHF Rx On)
     • External DC power: 9-28 V
Standard System Components
     • SP80 receiver
     • 2 Li-Ion batteries
     • Dual battery charger, power supply and international power cord kit
     • Tape measure (3.6 m / 12 ft)
     • 7 cm pole extension
     • USB to mini-USB cable
     • Hard case
     • 2 year warranty
Optional System Components
     • SP80 UHF Kit (410-470 MHz 2W TRx)
     • SP80 Field Power Kit
     • SP80 Office Power Kit
     • Data collectors
          – Ranger 3
          – T41
          – MobileMapper 20
          – ProMark 120
     • Field software
          – Survey Pro
          – FAST Survey


Download the SP80 Brochure here

User Guides
SP80 User Guide – English RevA
SP80 User Guide – English RevB
 (From v2.12)

Technical Notes
SP80 Application Note – UHF Radio Settings