Trimble Introduces xFill Technology for Machine Control to Sustain RTK Positioning During Radio or Internet Outages
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 7, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that the Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System is now available with xFill™ technology to sustain Real Time Kinematic (RTK) positions during correction outages. xFill uses Trimble RTX™ technology, delivered via satellite, to “fill in” for RTK corrections in the event of temporary radio or Internet connection outages. As a result, contractors can experience fewer interruptions and less machine downtime.
The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions.
The Trimble xFill technology maintains RTK-level accuracy during periods of radio or cellular interruption and will continue to extend RTK fixed positions with a gradual decrease in accuracy for a period of up to 5 minutes in construction applications. The technology provides seamless transitions between RTK and xFill. It functions by using the last known RTK position in conjunction with satellite-delivered RTX technology to sustain high-accuracy positions. The service is available throughout most of the world, in areas where Trimble RTX-based services are delivered via satellite.
“Contractors can now take advantage of improved RTK performance and reliability with the addition of xFill technology to the GCS900 Grade Control System,” said Scott Crozier, director of marketing for Trimble’s Civil Engineering and Construction Division. “Trimble xFill gives users who require uninterrupted connectivity and accuracy a more reliable solution, resulting in more machine uptime and fewer work stoppages.”
The Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System version 13.10 with Trimble xFill technology is available now globally through the SITECH® dealer channel.
About Trimble’s Civil Engineering and Construction Division
Trimble is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the civil engineering and construction sectors. Trimble’s solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet and application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site® strategy, these solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.
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