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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 5.3.0
  • *****NOTE - This firmware 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 .
  • Release Notes
  • Run this script to enable new signals and satellites. set_full_tracking
  • Firmware versions should be installed in order, skipping over versions can cause problems.  In most cases the failsafe.suf file should be loaded before the firmware file. Specific instructions for each version can be found in the release notes.

Notable changes in this firmware.

  • 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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