A GPS repeater system allows you to use satellite positioning technology inside a building where not having a clear view of the sky would otherwise be a problem.
By relaying the GPS signal from the satellites to the interior of the building, organisations can use a wealth of available GPS-based technologies to their advantage without worrying about line-of-sight to the sky. In other words, there is no longer a need to go outside the building to receive a GPS signal.
The repeater receives the GPS satellite signal via an antenna located outside the building and delivers it to the indoor-mounted GPS repeater over a coaxial cable.
Our customers use indoor GPS coverage solutions for a wide range of applications from commercial electronics repair facilities to emergency vehicles being kept “on the grid” while idle in the fire or police station. We also supply systems that will work in bunkers, mines and tunnels.
We have GPS repeater kits available that come with all you need to bring the signal inside your facility and make the most of GPS technology.
As well as supplying ready-made kits that you can easily install yourself, we create bespoke solutions for larger or more complex situations where we work closely with clients to specify a custom-designed system that is simple to install and use.
So How Does This Work In Practice?
• In the first instance you need to put an antenna outside, preferably at roof level, in an area where the antenna can "see" the maximum amount of sky that's possible.
• Fix the GPS antenna securely to any vertical, horizontal or even sloping surface by use of the versatile mounting kit supplied in the kit.
• Run a coaxial cable from the antenna location to the inside of the building to the area(s) where you need the signal.
• Plug the cable into the repeater unit and power it up.
The outdoor GPS signal will be relayed from the outdoor antenna to the indoor repeater, and any GPS-enabled device within a radius of 35-40 metres will receive a signal as if it was outdoors.
Note: the repeater inside the building will relay the exact co-ordinates of the outdoor antenna to the interior of the building - it will not provide co-ordinates for the repeater unit itself.
For examples of practical uses for an indoor GPS repeater see here