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Trimble Unveils Subfoot GPS Solution for Mapping
GPS Pathfinder ProXH Receiver Sets New Standard for Accuracy and Convenience
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 22, 2005 -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today introduced its next generation of high-accuracy Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers for Geographic Information System (GIS) data collection and mapping. The GPS Pathfinder® ProXH™ receiver is a high-performance integrated GPS receiver, antenna and battery all in a compact and lightweight unit. The ProXH receiver uses Bluetooth technology for cable-free communications to a field computer and Trimbles powerful new H-Star™ technology to provide subfoot (30 centimeter) positioning accuracy, making it the highest performing GPS receiver for mapping on the market today.
The ProXH receiver can deliver subfoot accuracy rapidly and reliably with a minimum of technical overhead a cost-effective combination that has been lacking until now. The ProXH receiver is ideally suited for use in high accuracy mapping, data collection and asset management such as water/wastewater, utilities, cadastral, telecommunications, transportation as well as construction and engineering applications. In recent years, these industries have experienced increased requirements for sub-foot accuracy which, in the past, could only be addressed by long location occupation times or the use of survey grade systems that deliver a much higher accuracy than required.
In addition to the ProXH receiver, the all-new GPS Pathfinder Pro series also includes the ProXT™ receiver. In the same convenient form factor as the ProXH, the ProXT receiver delivers submeter accuracy.
The new GPS Pathfinder Pro series provides mapping and GIS professionals with a reliable high accuracy solution that is cost effective, said Alan Townsend, vice president and general manager of Trimble Field Solutions. These new products, along with the revolutionary H-Star technology, are part of Trimbles continued commitment to provide customers with innovative solutions to meet their specific needs.
Trimble H-Star technology is a combination of the ProXH receiver technology, field data collection techniques and postprocessing that allows users to achieve subfoot accuracy. With the addition of an external Zephyr™ antenna, eight-inch (20 centimeter) accuracy can be obtained.
The ProXH and ProXT receivers come with a variety of mounting options belt, backpack, range pole or on a vehicle. The GPS Pathfinder Pro series is expected to begin shipping in May 2005. The receivers are available for purchase now from Trimbles worldwide dealers and business partners.
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
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