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Trimble Introduces xFill Technology for Agriculture to Sustain RTK
xFill Technology Powered by Satellite-Delivered RTX Technology
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today a new technology for agriculture to sustain RTK positions during correction outage periods. Trimble® xFill™ technology utilizes Trimble RTX technology, delivered via satellite, to "fill in" for RTK corrections in the event of temporary radio or Internet connection outages, which are the primary sources of dropped corrections. As a result, farmers can experience more in-field run time with fewer interruptions.
The xFill technology maintains RTK-level accuracy during the first five minutes 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 20 minutes in agricultural applications. The technology requires no convergence wait time, and 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 to most of the world, in areas where Trimble RTX-based services are delivered via satellite.
"With the introduction of xFill technology, Trimble continues to step up the level of RTK performance and reliability we provide to the agricultural market," said Mike Martinez, market manager for Trimble's Agriculture Division. "The new technology provides a reliable connection for users that require uninterrupted connectivity and accuracy, and with Trimble's expansion of RTX technology to most of the world, more farmers than ever before will be able to take advantage of this new capability."
The xFill technology is expected to be available in agricultural RTK products in the first quarter of 2013, and is available at no cost to CenterPoint RTK customers. To learn more, visit: http://www.trimble.com/agriculture, or contact a local Trimble dealer at: http://www.trimble.com/locator.
About Trimble's Agriculture Division
Trimble's Agriculture Division is a leader in precision agriculture, GPS and guidance solutions that help customers operate farm vehicles and implements more efficiently, save on input costs and increase yield and productivity. To ensure better decision making, Trimble offers an integrated operations management solution called Connected Farm that provides information exchange across the entire farm using industry-leading software and hardware. Additional Trimble solutions include vehicle and implement guidance and steering; application control for seed, liquid and granular products; laser- and GPS-based water management technology; and a harvest solution.
For more information on Trimble Agriculture, visit: www.trimble.com/agriculture.
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.