download the SNIP Caster

Latest Release: 1.10.0

Windows 32/64-bit

Ubuntu 64bit

The download release contains the full functionality of SNIP.  It allows multiple unregistered evaluation periods of up to one hour to fully test its NTRIP Caster abilities in the Basic model mode.  The Basic model allows up to 8 different data streams of various types, unlimited client connections, full data logging and various visualization models and RTCM3 decoders.  The Basic model also allows operating a single NEARest Base Station network and provides support for using pre-NTRIP devices.  Various NTRIP Client logging and mapping functions are provided as well.  After the evaluation period, corrections data will no longer be served until it is restarted. Users can complete an online registration and continue to use SNIP for free in the Lite mode with three active streams. Other models allow more streams and more functions.


Visit the pricing page to get additional information regarding price tiers and features list of SNIP:

Features & Pricing

The Lite model of SNIP is free for both commercial and noncommercial use but requires on-line registration, performed from within SNIP itself.  The Lite model is an ideal solution for those who need a robust NTRIP Caster for only one or two reference stations. If you are setting up a single base station, the Lite model is ideal. If you have an older GNSS Base Station you need to forward to SNIP (or any other Caster), the Lite model is ideal.

See the pricing table for further details on models of SNIP intended for modest and larger network needs.  The Basic model supports up to 8 different data streams, and the Pro model provides a limit of 30 different streams. The Enterprise edition allows hundreds of streams (and provides other unique stream features with special arrangements).  Additional streams can be added to each package as required.  All models support essential core functions such as unlimited NTRIP Client user connections, logging features, FTP backup, and basic navigational graphical views.  All SNIP models support several different stream types – thereby allowing you to create whatever network of corrections is required.  Purchasers of SNIP are granted lifetime upgrades as new releases are released.

Once you download SNIP and install it on your target machine, evaluate it for a while and then it is best to register it. The SNIP tool is initially not registered and requires a license file to enable various features. It will start in an evaluation mode, running for a period of one hour each time you start it. In order to register in any mode but Lite, you will require a registration key. Use the pricing table page and the Checkout button to obtain a suitable registration key for your use; this key will also be emailed to you.

The Knowledge Base contains various articles explaining all the basic SNIP operations.
A set of common pre-sales questions about SNIP can be found in the FAQ here.


Previous Releases &  Change log

Current: 1.10.0  July 12th 2017.   (Release Notes

Revision 1.8.0 – past  release (download)
Some users have report setup issues with clients on their NEARest streams in release 1.10
Use this link to revert if desired.

Revision 1.8.0  May 17th 2017.   (Release Notes (and 1.9.0 for Ubuntu)
Revision 1.6.0  March 29th 2017.   (Release Notes) (and 1.7.0 for Ubuntu)
Revision 1.5.0  March 3rd 2017.   (Release Notes)
Revision 1.4.0  February 14th 2017.   (Release Notes)

Revision 1.2.0  January 13th 2017.   (Release Notes)
Revision 1.1.0  December 2nd 2016.   (Release Notes)
Revision 1.0.5  November 7th  2016.   (Release Notes)
Revision 1.0.0  October 17th 2016.   (Release Notes )
Beta_0_9_8 September 30th 2016.
Beta_0_9_6 August 23rd  2016.
Beta_0_9_4 July 21st 2016.
Beta_0_9_2 July 1st 2016.
Beta_0_9_1 June 16th 2016.
Beta_0_9_0  June 3rd 2016.
Alpha_0_8_8  May 16th 2016.
Alpha_0_8_6  April 13th 2016.
Alpha_0_8_3  March 17th 2016.
Alpha_0_8_2  March 1st 2016.  Initial public release.

In 2014, SCSC began development to create a mass market Caster, and work on “simple NTRIP” started. The tool was based on a unique flavor of NTRIP software developed to support RTK RTCM work deploying corrections into local and wide-area automotive environments, and supported by multiple SBIR research grants from the US DOT FHWA.