SPAN Integration with PDS2000 software

A NovAtel driver is available in the RESON PDS2000 software. The attached text file contains all the necessary logs and commands to configure a NovAtel SPAN-SE receiver for operation with PDS2000.  Please see the following notes below:

  • PDS2000 communicates with the SPAN system over Ethernet
  • The default IP address ( is used
  • The ICOM1 port is changed to UDP from the default TCP protocol
  • The 1PPS is set to output on EVENT-OUT 1
  • RTK correction input is available on the OEMV-3 port through the GNSSCARDCONFIG command

 RESON_SPAN_CONFIG.txt can be downloaded to send commands as a batch using NovAtel Connect software. This file can be edited to add/remove logs, adjust COM port numbers, change the IP address, etc. To run as a batch file in NovAtel Connect, follow these instructions:

  1. Download and save  RESON_SPAN_CONFIG.txt
  2. Open  RESON_SPAN_CONFIG.txt in a text editor. Make necessary adjustments to lines 1-3 based on your IMU type and measured offsets. The IP address and ports for logging can also be adjusted.
  3. Save all changes (keep the .txt extension).
  4. Establish communication with the receiver over USB using NovAtel Connect software.
  5. Close all graphical windows in Connect
  6. Go to Tools > Run Batch
  7. Click Browse and select the RESON_SPAN_CONFIG.txt batch file from the directory. 
  8. Click Run to run the batch file
  9. The receiver will respond with an <OK acknowledgement for each command
  10. Close Connect and proceed to PDS2000

Attachments: RESON_SPAN_CONFIG.txt