Improving productivity on a no-till farm with Trimble RTX positioning services

Challenge Although the Zunckels had successfully farmed using no-till practices for many years, performing field operations without a high-accuracy GNSS solution impacted their potential yields. Tyson Zunckel began searching for a GNSS correction service to increase the accuracy of their precision agriculture guidance equipment about nine years ago. He ruled out the option of building …

Precise GNSS helps researchers understand the behavior of active volcanoes.

Challenge Measuring vertical gradients of gravity on the slopes of Mount Etna helps forecast volcanic hazards. While Mount Etna is surrounded by geodetic control points, conducting real-time GNSS observations was challenging. Inconsistent cellular service made a connection to Italy’s real-time GNSS network difficult and constraints on radio licensing ruled out conventional RTK. Approach To ensure …

Surveyors Achieve Productivity and Accuracy Remotely with Trimble RTX

Challenge Cape Survey Ltd. was selected to determine the location for 61 large wind turbines, capable of powering 120,000 homes. While the site provided excellent conditions for GNSS, its remote location made it difficult to achieve the required accuracy and ties to South Africa’s reference system. There was no connection to cellular service, and the …

High-Accuracy Correction Service at Work on Alabama Farms

Challenge Mike Lawrence farms 1,800 acres of corn and soybeans along the Black Warrior River, outside Greensboro, Alabama. Because of the farm’s relatively isolated setting, GNSS correction services options are limited. The previous owner had built a base station that Lawrence considered for use in constructing his own RTK network, but the hassle of setting …

Accuracy and Efficiency in Remote Locations

Challenge Surveyors using GNSS in South Australia face challenging conditions, working across vast terrain without the investment or population distribution to support a statewide real-time network. As a result, surveyors in outlying areas must rely on static techniques to establish local control. They can then use single-base RTK for specific project operations, while multiple RTK …

Trimble Adds Galileo and BeiDou to its VRS Now Service in North America

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2018—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Galileo and BeiDou observation data is now included with Trimble VRS Now™ subscriptions in North America. Powered by the Trimble Pivot™ Platform GNSS Real-Time Network software, Trimble VRS Now in North America fully supports GPS, GLONASS, QZSS and now, Galileo and BeiDou satellite systems. The …

Trimble Launches New Model of its R10 GNSS System for Land Surveyors

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 29, 2018—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced the launch of a new model of its premium Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver, the Trimble® R10 Model 2 GNSS System. Designed to help surveyors in a wide range of industries work more effectively and productively, the Trimble R10 Model 2 enables reliable, fast and …

Trimble RTX Correction Technology Now Delivers Two Centimeter Accuracy for a Broad Range of Positioning Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2018—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its Trimble RTX™ GNSS corrections technology can now achieve horizontal accuracies of better than two centimeters. Start-up times, commonly referred to as convergence, have also improved. Users can now achieve full accuracy in less than 15 minutes, and as fast as one minute in select …

Trimble RTX Technology Plays Key Role in General Motors’ Super Cruise

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2018—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced details today regarding General Motors’ use of Trimble® RTX™ (Real-Time eXtended) technology as the high-accuracy GNSS/GPS correction source to deliver absolute positioning to vehicles equipped with GM’s Super Cruise™ hands-free highway driving system, now available on the 2018 Cadillac CT6. GM customers using Super Cruise featuring Trimble …

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 …