According to the President of noncommercial partnership "Promoting the development and use of navigation technologies" (in the recent past — the head of "NIS GLONASS") Alexander Gurko, over the past three years, two-system receivers GONASS / GPS fell by about 20 times.
"Back in 2009 one such receiver cost about $ 250, in 2010 — is about $ 120-130, last year — $ 30, and now the average price is $ 13-15. Now she is almost equal to the price of a one-system GPS-ins "- said he CNews.
This significant reduction in the cost of GLONASS / GPS-receiver Gourko explains increase in their production and the transition to more advanced technology. Receivers, which cost about $ 250-300, made by hand in small quantities almost — up to 20 thousand pieces — by 250-nm process technology, he says.
"When the volumes produced by the parties exceeded 100 thousand units, it was possible to move to a more modern process technology — 130 nm, and reduce the price of the product cost," — said Alexander Gurko.
According Gourko for optimal functioning GLONASS receivers used for satellite transport monitoring enough topology 130 90 nm, as in their case, unlike receivers for mobile devices that do not have as critical dimensions and the lowest possible power consumption. However, now the Russian manufacturers design receivers that will be produced by more advanced technology.
Estimate of the total market in the Russian double-system receivers for the 2012 Alexander Gurko has not yet given, noting that the bulk of the supply of receivers traditionally falls on the third and fourth quarters.
Earlier Gourko voiced forecast at 300 thousand units in 2012 In 2014, president of the nonprofit Partnership for the development of navigation technologies expects market volumes GLONASS receivers are approximately 1 million units.
To date, an estimated Gourko in Russia terminals for satellite monitoring of transport is equipped with GLONASS is already about 80% of passenger transport, about 30% of vehicles of the Interior Ministry, and 18% of the MOE.
It is planned to continue equipping terminals with GLONASS state and municipal transport, and subsequently a significant market for GLONASS receivers in the Russian project will also provide emergency response to the accident, "ERA-GLONASS". In the framework of 2014, all new cars in Russia will be equipped with the support of the Russian satellite system.