Trimble Now Offers Continuous RTK Level Accuracy with Enhancement to RTX-based Trimble xFill Technology
Berlin, Oct 7, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today additions to its Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) portfolio—the Trimble® NetR9 Geospatial receiver; the Trimble Geo7X with Trimble Access™ field software onboard; and enhanced Trimble xFill™ functionality that provides continuous RTK level accuracy when paired with a Trimble CenterPoint™ RTX™ subscription. The new additions offer surveyors more flexibility in the field to meet a variety of work requirements.
The announcement was made today at INTERGEO 2014, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.
Trimble NetR9 Geospatial GNSS Receiver
The Trimble NetR9 Geospatial has been configured as a unique and comprehensive modular GNSS receiver for the professional survey market. The lightweight form factor of the NetR9 comes fully loaded with performance enhancements including: Trimble HD-GNSS technology, Trimble 360™ technology, Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service support and Trimble xFill technology. The combination of these capabilities provide a powerful solution that delivers accurate positioning and support for all existing and currently planned GNSS constellations, and continuous RTK-level precision during interruptions of the primary correction source.
Serving as either a rover or mobile base station, the NetR9 Geospatial offers the flexibility to choose a GNSS antenna and radio solution that matches the surveyor’s specific workflow needs.
"Trimble’s GNSS solutions are designed to meet the unique requirements of surveyors," said Elmar Lenz, business area director of GNSS Solutions for Trimble’s Geospatial GNSS Division. "These solutions provide professionals in the survey and engineering industry with flexible tools to stay productive and competitive, delivering the appropriate solution for any survey project that’s being completed, no matter where our customers work and survey."
Trimble Geo 7X with Trimble Access
Designed for surveyors facing a variety of workflow requirements to accomplish both high-accuracy surveying and handheld point measurement, the Geo7X is now available with Trimble Access field software onboard. With Trimble Access onboard the Geo7X, surveyors benefit from a familiar, easy-to-use software interface that provides common survey workflows directly on their GNSS handheld, resulting in increased data collection efficiency. The Geo7X is a dedicated network rover that can be used on a survey rod with an external antenna for survey-grade accuracy. If the surveyor prefers the convenience of a highly mobile handheld solution, they can snap if off the rod and switch to the internal antenna. In this mode, they also have easier access to other features such as the integrated camera for collecting attribute data.
Expanded Trimble xFill Functionality
Expanded xFill functionality, available in the Trimble R10 GNSS receiver and NetR9 Geospatial receiver, allows surveyors to continue collecting data with centimeter accuracy indefinitely throughout their workday when the connection to the base station or VRS network is lost. The expanded xFill functionality is enabled via a CenterPoint RTX subscription.
Without a Trimble CenterPoint RTX subscription, xFill maintains RTK level accuracy for up to five minutes during interruptions in the primary terrestrial correction stream. This basic xFill functionality is included with the Timble R10 GNSS system and is now included with the NetR9 Geospatial GNSS receiver.
"With expanded accuracy levels and seamless RTK/RTX transition, the Trimble R10 continues to offer unprecedented capability to the survey professional," said Lenz. “Connectivity problems are traditionally one of the biggest GNSS-related challenges a surveyor will face while in the field and expanded Trimble xFill functionality significantly helps solve that problem, saving time and money.”
The NetR9 Geospatial GNSS receiver and the Geo7X with Trimble Access version 2014.20 are available for ordering now through Trimble’s Geospatial Distribution Channel. The expanded Trimble xFill functionality is expected to be available with the Trimble R10 GNSS System and the NetR9 Geospatial receiver during the fourth quarter of 2014. To enable the expanded xFill capability, customers can purchase Trimble CenterPoint RTX in three or 12 month subscriptions, or in blocks of 10, 50 and 100 hours.
About Trimble RTX Technology
The patent-pending Trimble RTX (Real Time eXtended) is a high-accuracy GNSS correction technology delivering repeatable centimeter level positions worldwide. A user of RTX-based solutions no longer needs traditional base stations or costly cellular data plans to achieve high accuracy positioning. Combining real-time data with innovative positioning and compression algorithms, Trimble RTX utilizes an established global reference station network along with satellite orbit and clock information to compute high accuracy positions. The real-time technology is available via satellite or IP delivery across most of the world; RTX also enables a free, web-based post-processing service. To learn more about the groundbreaking Trimble RTX technology, visit http://www.trimble.com/positioning-services.
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: www.trimble.com.