Spectra Central Cloud Ending
Spectra Geospatial (formerly Spectra Precision) has indicated that they are ending their Central Cloud Corrections service on December 31, 2021. We have been using this service exclusively, with Survey Pro, for base and rover configuration on our projects. Our dealer told me that we were their only client in Southern California using this service hence the reason they are discontinuing it. Given that it will be ending in just a few months, we are scrambling to find an alternative that allows us to use cellular connections between our base and rover set-ups. The only alternative that was suggested to us is using an RTK Bridge which seems like a lot more trouble then the system we had been using.
Does anyone have experience with this system and/or have suggestions on a way to run a base and rover set-up with cellular connection?
They are also ending their Central Cloud which allows us to sync data from Survey Pro back and forth between the office and field. We can get around this using Dropbox on a TSC7; but, our older Ranger 3s run an outdated Windows OS that doesn't support any other data cloud service. It seems we are being pushed out of Survey Pro and will have to switch over to Trimble Access.
Is anyone else going to run into this same problem on December 31, 2021?
We simply email back and forth on our DC's. Outlook on the browser (TSC7).
We use network corrections for our base.
Spectra Precision is owned by Trimble.
Knowing they way Trimble plays, I would expect an 'invitation you can't refuse' to start using their VRS and Connect services.
We are in the same boat. We found an alternative solution to using "Central Cloud Corrections". Central Cloud Corrections is/(soon to be was) basically an NTRIP caster. We are running an standalone NTRIP solution called SNIP. Do a google search for NTRIP SNIP and it should be one of the first links that comes up. We use Spectra SP80 recievers. They can be configured via Survey Pro to forward NTRIP data to a caster. It works well and the lite version is free to use.
We are still looking for a solution to the Survey Pro Sync file transfer capability. I found some software called Wisemo that on paper looks like it will work. I'm demo'ing it now but the file transfers error out. I have a support ticket open with Wisemo and am actively working with them to find a solution. I will update this thread with the results.