Trimble Expands CenterPoint RTX FAST Correction Service in North America and Europe
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2017—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the expansion of its CenterPoint® RTX Fast (RTX Fast) correction service in North America and Europe. RTX Fast reduces the convergence time—the duration needed to reach full precision accuracy—by up to 98 percent faster than other satellite-delivered correction services. The service allows customers to realize horizontal positioning accuracy of better than 4 centimeters (1.5 inches) in as fast as one minute. No other satellite-delivered correction service on the market today can provide this combined level of accuracy and convergence performance. With RTX Fast, farmers, surveyors, GIS professionals and construction contractors can work faster, improve productivity, minimize input costs and reduce worker fatigue.
New RTX Fast services have recently launched in Switzerland, Slovakia, Northern Italy, Eastern Poland and the Southern regions of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In addition, Trimble has a 60 percent larger footprint in the Central U.S., including new coverage in Kentucky and Tennessee. As the requirement for real-time, absolute positioning grows, Trimble is expanding its RTX Fast coverage to meet the demand both geographically and for the markets it serves, including new emerging applications in vehicle autonomy and location-based services.
The demand for real-time absolute positioning in driving applications continues to rise as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) mature and accuracy requirements become more stringent. RTX Fast provides the network enhancement necessary to deliver fast, high-accuracy RTX corrections for real-time positioning while on the road.
“Trimble RTX technology has been adding value to our core markets since its introduction in 2011. And, now we are demonstrating its capability in new applications such as autonomous driving solutions,” said Patricia Boothe, vice president of Trimble’s Advanced Positioning Division. “We are committed to expanding the reach, use and accessibility of Trimble RTX technology, reinforcing its position as a leading solution for improving GNSS performance.”
Trimble’s RTX Fast network coverage is currently available in select geographies in the U.S., Canada and throughout most of Europe, using RTX Fast compatible equipment and components. Subscriptions are available through Trimble’s Authorized Business Partners or Trimble’s online store at: tpsstore.trimble.com. To learn more, visit: www.trimble.com/positioning-services/RTX.
About Trimble RTX
Trimble RTX technology utilizes data from a global reference station network to compute high accuracy positions based on satellite orbit and clock information. Trimble RTX supports a suite of real-time correction services delivering a range of accuracies from better than 4 centimeter to sub-meter performance in as fast as one minute. Trimble RTX-based positioning innovations are available via convenient, easy to access satellite delivery or via cellular/IP communication, providing users with flexible options to obtain high accuracy positions in nearly any work environment. Trimble RTX correction services are available throughout most of the world.
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.