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Perth Builds First Infrastructure Network with Trimble VRS Technology and GNSS Capabilities
Network Supports Modernized GPS and GLONASS Signals
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28, 2006 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today it has supplied Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) reference stations and VRSTM (Virtual Reference Station) software to establish a GNSS infrastructure network in Western Australia. Located in Perth, Western Australias capital, the high-precision network is built solely with Trimble® NetR5 reference stations and is the first VRS network with GNSS capabilities. The GNSS network supports both the next-generation GPS L2C and L5 signals and GLONASS signals adding greater flexibility, fast initialization times and more robust signal tracking for positioning applications.
The VRS network provides a geo-spatial infrastructure for surveying, engineering and Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals. The Perth infrastructure will supply fast and accurate positioning information for a variety of applications including surveying, urban planning, urban and rural construction, environmental monitoring, resource and territory management, disaster prevention and relief, precision agriculture, scientific research and transportation management.
About the Perth VRS Network
The Perth VRS network is operated by GPSnetwork Perth and is the first privately-owned VRS network in Australia. Built with 5 Trimble NetR5 GNSS reference stations, Trimble GPSNetTM and RTKNetTM software, the network is available to geospatial professionals.
Covering the entire metro-Perth area, the networks reference stations are installed from Two Rocks (37 miles or 60 km north of Perth) to Mandurah (62 miles or 100 km south of Perth) for a network area reach of 1,750 square miles (4,550 square km). The Perth VRS network provides high-accuracy positioning and surveying anywhere in the area without the need of an additional base station.
The Perth VRS network is the Rolls Royce of GPS infrastructure, said Geoff Lockhart, director of GPSnetwork Perth. With its advanced GNSS capabilities, it can open up high accuracy positioning to more users in the area. Once people start using it and experiencing the benefits of increased productivity, reliability and accuracy, it will become the wave of the future for GNSS surveying and positioning in the Perth area.
Trimble, a world leader in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that changes the way construction work is done. The Engineering and Construction business of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of surveying, construction and infrastructure. From concept to completion, Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and improve productivity.
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