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Trimble Introduces New Dual-Antenna GNSS Receiver Module for Accurate
Compact GNSS Receiver Provides Rapid Implementation of Advanced Positioning Applications
LONDON, March 9, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the new Trimble® BD982, a Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for guidance and control applications. Capable of receiving a wide range of commercially available satellite signals, the BD982 receiver is designed to allow OEMs and system integrators to easily add centimeter-level positioning and heading to specialized or custom hardware solutions.
The announcement was made today at the Oceanology International 2010.
"The OEM and system integrator communities demand the highest performance, reliability and support for their positioning solutions," said Dale Hermann, director of marketing and sales. "The Trimble BD982 delivers the latest dual-antenna GNSS technology in an easy-to-integrate form factor for demanding applications such as unmanned vehicles and port automation."
The Trimble BD982 GNSS receiver module is a single-board solution for precise position and heading in a compact form factor. The receiver is based on a pair of Trimbleï¿½s advanced 220 channel Maxwell 6 chips which allow dual antenna inputs and the calculation of multiple GNSS RTK baselines. This eliminates the traditional GNSS problem of determining vehicle heading in static or low-dynamic environments. It supports a wide range of satellite signals, including GPS L1/L2/L5 and GLONASS L1/L2 signals. In addition, Trimble is committed to providing Galileo-compatible products in advance of Galileo system availability. In support of this plan, the Trimble BD982 GNSS receiver is capable of tracking the experimental Galileo GIOVE-A and GIOVE-B test satellites for signal evaluation and test purposes. The Trimble BD982 also offers the option of utilizing OmniSTAR VBS, XP, G2 and HP services.
The new embedded solution was designed for easy integration and rugged dependability. Flexible connectivity options—Ethernet, RS232, USB or CAN—allow fast data transfer and easy configuration via standard Web browsers. The BD982 provides on-board multipath migration, proven low-elevation tracking technology and fast RTK initialization.
The Trimble BD982 GNSS receiver module is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2010. The GNSS receiver will be managed and distributed worldwide through Pacific Crest, a Trimble Company, through its GNSS OEM Business Unit. For more information, visit www.trimble.com/gnss-inertial.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and governments 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, inertial 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.