The ZonuSkyShot GPS Tester is a compact GPS receiver which detects the presence and, the signal strength of a GPS signal, and identifies all the satellites “seen” carried by the signal. The device enables laptop or phone connectivity to report and indicate this at the LED device’s screen. Furthermore this GPS receiver can be accessed at the USB port on the Base Unit, or via a Bluetooth™ device allowing the user to see the available satellites using the app provided with the system.
The receiver can simultaneously track up to 16 satellites while searching for new ones. An example is shown below. The unit can be plugged into AC power with the AC adaptor included. If the GPS signal is being received, the GPS LED will blink red. For more detail, a laptop can be connected to the unit via the micro USB port, or using our “New” Bluetooth™ feature and an easily downloaded App, please see below for link.
The constellation and received signal levels for all visible GPS satellites are shown. The ZonuSkyShot has an internal battery which is recharged with a AC adaptor, included. There is an On/Off switch to save battery power. Sufficient battery charge is indicated by a red PWR LED. In summary all the OZC GPS at the edge solution provide the most comprehensive monitoring and alarming functionality available with minimum complexity.
OZC SkyShot Use Case
In 2021, a datacenter in Bergamo (Italy) commissioned to Sincron Sistemi the installation of a redundant and jamming/spoofing proof antenna system, which was needed for synchronization purposes.
The system was designed as two separate antenna poles, both consisting of two antennas, two surge protections and an anti-jamming / anti-spoofing device which mediates the signals from the two antennas. Full redundancy and attack-proofness was a key point for the customer, since security and high availability are crucial for them.
In order to provide customer a certified solution, we had to collect valid data of the signal coming out from the anti-spoofing / anti-jamming devices, such as satellites in view, satellites used and carrier-to-noise ratio (CNR).
The best way available for us to do so was using the OZC SkyShot, given its capability to be powered with the integrated battery, which allowed us to operate in an area without any power socket available (the rooftop), its small size and the good amount of data it can send to a laptop using the USB port.
Recording the data provided by the SkyShot for 24 hours for each antenna, we have been able to provide our customer with a complete report showing the goodness of the installation within a few days.
ZonuSkyShot GPS Tester
Each kit includes a handy carrying case with the following:
- GPS Tester
- Application Software
- Power Supply
- RF jumper
- User Manual