RFI Technology Solutions has announced today they are partnering with Syntony‐GNSS to address underground GNSS positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions under increasing demand with the burgeoning underground infrastructure being built throughout Australia and New Zealand. The Syntony‐GNSS PNT solution will plug the gap in GPS/GNSS/RNSS underground coverage in road, rails and transport tunnels.

Syntony’s patented SubWAVE/SubWAVE+ solutions expands the GPS/GNSS coverage to underground areas enabling accurate location information to be received by standard GPS/GNSS receivers such as those already in smartphones, navigation systems in cars and other road and rail vehicles, and increasingly in communications devices used by emergency services and other critical industries for operations and safety. The system operates by broadcasting synthetic location specific GPS/GNSS signals through existing or new leaky feeder antenna cables in underground environments.

Syntony GNSS is a leader and expert in the design and manufacture of GNSS systems and RFI has well established credentials in Wireless coverage Solutions which include significant experience in the design, system integration, deployment and support for underground and confined spaces applications.

RFI is the leader in wireless coverage solutions for tunnel and underground communications, and the addition of the SubWAVE/SubWAVE+ solution now provides a complete critical network coverage solution for the emergency services and transport industries and their increasing reliance on location and navigation services (e.g. GPS/GNSS) in daily operations.

President of Syntony GNSS, Joel Korsakissok, said, “We were very pleased to form a partnership with RFI. Their local knowledge and experience in ANZ, together with their dedicated installation, commissioning and support teams complement our flexible and world leading solutions.”

RFI CEO Scott Magee said, “We are excited that our local regulatory authorities have recognised similar needs for GNSS rebroadcast within Australia and are consulting with local industry experts. We look forward to sharing the joint expertise of RFI and Syntony with our local authorities and our industry partners as they chart a prudent course towards trials that will hopefully lead to licensed solutions for critical underground applications.”