We need you to update your RTX firmware and frequency settings
We’re updating Trimble RTX™ real-time correction streams to AES Encryption and changing to new satellite beams to provide you with the most advanced technology available, ensuring network coverage expansion for years to come.
This change means you must update firmware and configure all Trimble RTX and Trimble xFill® compatible devices (including VRS and RTK customers for xFill) to continue using Trimble RTX and Trimble xFill positioning services.
It is integral that your firmware is updated as soon as possible and that your devices are configured when the new beam frequencies are available. We will send out a Support Bulletin with the frequencies for the new beams when they are turned on.
These changes will provide you with additional data security, technology enhancements, and greater access to Trimble’s ever-expanding CenterPoint® RTX Fast network, with increased reliability and access to faster convergence times in more areas.
Read on for more information about when you need to take action, and how to do it.
When do you need to make your updates?
Please pay close attention to the following beam turn-off and turn-on dates in your region. Your firmware must be updated and devices configured before the relevant turn-off date.
|Region||Name||Frequency (MHz)||Baud rate (bps)||Required by|
|Europe, Middle East, Africa||RTXEA||1545.49||2400||June 1, 2019|
|USA, Canada||RTXNA||1555.808||2400||July 1, 2019|
How do you configure your device without losing signal?
1. Make sure your firmware is up-to-date. You can update your firmware at any time before switching to the new beam.
2. Manually configure your device before the turn-off date noted above. General configuration instructions: change the Trimble RTX satellite settings to Custom from the Trimble RTX settings (or xFill settings) location, and manually enter the frequency and baud rate for the new satellite beam.
For device/receiver-specific instructions, please review the “”impacted device and update instructions”” located below.
Note: Future receiver software updates will have the updated frequency and baud rates included in the automatic RTX selection options. The custom entry of the new RTX Frequency & Baud rate is a temporary requirement.
Impacted devices and update instructions
All Trimble RTX and Trimble xFill compatible devices are affected by this change. A complete list of devices and instructions for the firmware updates and device configurations that you must complete are listed below.
Please note, customers that are using Trimble RTX corrections via IP are not required to do anything to continue using Trimble RTX.
Find your device
|Your device||Required Firmware|
|Trimble AP15 AV V6|
|Trimble AP20 AV V6|
|Trimble AP40 AV V6|
|Trimble AP50 AV V6|
|Trimble AP60 AV V6|
|Applanix POS AV V6 (all models)|
|Spectra Precision SP90m||3.80|
|Trimble BD982 / BX982||5.21|
|Trimble AP LV V5 (all models)||POS FW: 9.40 GNSS FW: 5.33|
|Applanix POS LV V5 (all models)||POS FW: 9.40 GNSS FW: 5.33|
|Applanix POS LV 120 and 125|
|Trimble NAV-900 / GFX-750||1.01|
|CNH NAV-900 / XCN-1050||1.01|
|CNH AG-372, AFS 372, NH 372||8.20|
|Trimble NetR9 Geospatial||5.20|
|Trimble Geo 7X||OS FW v6.7.18 (GNSS FW v4.50.3)|
|Spectra Precision SP60||3.30|
|Spectra Precision SP80||3.30|
|Trimble NAV-900 / GFX-750||1.01|