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Septentrio PolaRx5 Resource Page


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Available as special buy
Available on loan
Serviceable at UNAVCO
File Size (24 hr, 15 s)
Time lasts recording at 15 s
Power draw w/ antenna
Time lasts on 18Ahr battery
Septentrio PolaRx5



Up to 32 GB Internal or External

4.0 W

~1.8 days
  • Configure via http interface or RxControl.

  • Download data via HTTP interface or FTP; no special downloading software required.

  • Has FTP push, RSYNC and IP filtering capabilities.

  • Records GPS L1, L2, L2C, L5, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, and SBAS.

  • Native data format is SBF; can stream SBF, BINEX, NMEA and RTCM real-time formats.

  • Supports logging to External USB drive.

  • Supports up to 8 logging sessions. 


  • Current version is 5.3.2
  • *NOTE - Firmware version 5.3.0 and above fixes a critical data logging bug and should be loaded as soon as possible to avoid data loss.
  • Download from Septentrio website www.septentrio.com . (only latest version available, older versions available below)
  • 5.3.2 Release Notes
  • Run this script to enable new signals and satellites. Set_full_tracking
  • Firmware versions should be installed without skipping over major versions. Here are some firmware upgrade notes.

Notable changes in this firmware.

  • "CloudIt" service introduced.
  • Support for additional constellation signals.
  • P2PP protocol.
  • Low bandwidth text interface using /lite.
  • Bug fix for file logging.
  • See Release Notes for complete details.


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