That’s a great question and one that I suspect many TRIUMPH-1M customers are asking themselves. The TRIUMPH-1M is still a solid RTK receiver powered by the 864 channel TRIUMPH 2 ASIC and can track most of the signals available from GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou space vehicles. It is a five year old design but it is still available for purchase on our website. By upgrade, I assume you mean adding the Galileo and BeiDou tracking options to a TRIUMPH-1M that is operating as an RTK base. The price to add both of these options to a TRIUMPH-1M is a total of $1,500 ($750 for each option). A TRIUMPH-1M with these four main constellations enabled has demonstrated a performance improvement, as documented by users on this forum, in the TRIUMPH-LS and TRIUMPH-LS Plus RTK rover systems.
The TRIUMPH-3 is our newest RTK base receiver (that can also be used as an RTK rover) which is powered by the latest TRIUMPH 3 ASIC. The TRIUMPH 3 ASIC’s performance has been impressive and it includes the following features.
Improved signal tracking and signal processing (wideband tracking)
The addition of Galileo and BeiDou L6 bands and BeiDou AltBoc signals
Improved multipath reduction due to wideband tracking
Improved spectrum analysis to enable displaying and rejecting spoofers and jammers (optional feature)
Michael - thanks for the explanation. I was wondering that myself while we're waiting to upgrade to a T-3.
Can you explain the difference between a frequency and a channel? If my basic understanding is correct, the L1, L2, L2c, L5 etc. each have a specific frequency assigned to them, in Mhz and transmit signals at that frequency. But that is not the same thing as a channel? If the GPS constellation is only broadcasting on a half-dozen frequencies or so, where do "channels" fit in? I always thought a channel was like an index (or shorthand) number for a specific frequency, but probably not?