Beidou Satellite Navigation Solutions systems are based on national and multinational satellite initiatives with applications in all types of industry including consumer and commercial markets and security implementations. Satellite navigation systems are embedded in vehicles, available as portable units or offered as applications with an internal or external antenna and can be complemented with cellular tower or for enabled triangulation.
A satellite navigation or satnav system is a system that uses satellites to provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning. It allows small electronic receivers to determine their location (longitude, latitude, and altitude/elevation) to high precision (within a few centimeters to metres) using time signals transmitted along a line of sight by radio from satellites. The system can be used for providing position, navigation or for tracking the position of something fitted with a receiver (satellite tracking). The signals also allow the electronic receiver to calculate the current local time to high precision, which allows time synchronisation. These uses are collectively known as Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT). Satnav systems operate independently of any telephonic or internet reception, though these technologies can enhance the usefulness of the positioning information generated.