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Trimble Introduces Flexible GNSS Mapping and GIS Solution
GPS Pathfinder ProXRT Receiver Sets New Standard for Mapping Accuracies and Convenience
The ProXRT receiver is ideal for high-accuracy mapping, data collection, and asset management applications in industries such as water/wastewater, utilities, telecommunications, transportation as well as many others. In recent years, these industries have experienced the need for subfoot and decimeter level performance.
"With its ability to provide various levels of accuracies through the use of multiple technologies, the new GPS Pathfinder ProXRT provides GIS professionals with the one of the most flexible and highest performing GNSS receivers for mapping on the market today," said Doug Merrill, general manager of Trimble's Mapping and GIS Division.
With Trimble's patented H-Star technology, GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver users can relocate assets in real time so they can verify their data before they even leave the job site. Users can connect to a real time correction source and collect decimeter positions in the field by using wireless communications link and a local Trimble VRS™ network or they can set up a base station for additional flexibility.
If a VRS network or a local base station is not available in the area, users can also achieve real-time decimeter accuracy with OmniSTAR HP corrections. The OmniSTAR antenna is integrated in the ProXRT receiver so there's no need to carry extra equipment—all a user needs to do is purchase a subscription from an OmniSTAR reseller for over the air corrections. The GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver is also capable of receiving OmniSTAR XP (for subfoot accuracy) and OmniSTAR VBS (for submeter accuracy).
Optional GLONASS support is also available. GLONASS increases the number of satellites that can be observed when working in real time. The GLONASS option provides users with the capability to maintain lock on enough satellites when sky visibility becomes limited, allowing them to continually work in urban canyons or high foliage environments. Tracking both GLONASS and GPS satellites can also improve productivity by reducing the time required to achieve real-time decimeter or subfoot accuracy.
The GPS Pathfinder ProXRT is a rugged receiver designed for tough field conditions and it can operate even in extreme temperatures. The integrated lithium ion battery is designed for all day use. Setup options for the ProXRT receiver include a backpack, range pole, or vehicle mounted.
The GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver is expected to begin shipping in March 2008 from Trimble's worldwide Mapping and GIS dealers and business partners.
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 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,600 employees in over 18 countries.
Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808