Trimble Introduces New Pacific Crest Wide-Band Data Link Module for Field Communications

High-Speed, Wireless Data Link Provides Precise Positioning and Maximizes Productivity

Essen, Germany, Oct. 8, 2012—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today the new Pacific Crest XDL Micro with 2-Watt output power. The XDL Micro is an advanced, high-speed, wireless data link module built to withstand the rigors of GNSS/RTK surveying and precise positioning.

The announcement was made today at INTERGEO 2013, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.

The XDL Micro is a 0.5-2.0 range Watt UHF transceiver designed for integration into products that require either a one- or two-way radio communication link covering 70 MHz in a single band (403-473 MHz). It is a lightweight, ruggedized UHF module designed for digital radio communications with a high over-the-link rate that supports 1Hz RTK corrections for multi-GNSS receivers. It features software-derived channel bandwidth compatible with either 12.5 or 25 kHz channels.

This sophisticated radio module uses Pacific Crest’s latest generation XDL modem technology and is backward compatible with existing Pacific Crest products. Using the latest technology, users can instantly communicate with GNSS precise positioning receivers that share the same protocols throughout the world.

“The XDL Micro is an ideal high-speed radio receiver for products that require a one- or two-way communications link,” said Charlie Branch, portfolio manager for Pacific Crest radios. “Its interoperability with existing equipment and greater functionality allow customers to rapidly integrate and cost-effectively deploy the XDL Micro with their products and solutions.”

The new 2-Watt XDL Micro is available now through the Pacific Crest international dealer network.

About the Pacific Crest Brand
Pacific Crest is a leading brand of wireless data communication solutions designed for positioning and remote sensing applications. The combination of world class communication and GNSS technology with Pacific Crest’s reputation for customized solutions, results in an unrivaled offering in the marketplace. Pacific Crest provides a total customer solution that reduces the size, cost, and complexity of critical data communications and positioning systems. For more information, visit

About Trimble
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit