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Trimble Marine Construction GNSS Receivers Support Fugro Marinestar Corrections
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 24, 2012—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that its latest generation of GNSS receivers for marine construction and hydrographic survey now support Fugro's Marinestar positioning services. Using satellite-delivered Marinestar corrections with Trimble® SPS855 and SPS555H GNSS receivers, contractors can conduct dredging work up to 20 miles offshore, without relying on land-based infrastructure such as reference stations and radio networks. The Fugro Marinestar positioning service expands the operating environment for contractors using the Trimble marine construction GNSS receivers and enables decimeter accuracy for precise placement of dredging equipment and dredged materials.
The Trimble SPS855 GNSS Modular Receiver provides accurate water level information and tidal height for a construction or dredging location, which is significantly more cost-effective than with conventional methods. Its modular design means the contractor can place the receiver inside the vessel cabin for maximum security and protection from the environment while mounting the GNSS antenna outside for optimized signal strength. The Trimble SPS555H Heading Add-on Receiver provides exact heading information for projects that require precise orientation of a dredging vessel.
The Marinestar positioning service from Fugro offers two options: Marinestar GPS — a high-performance, high-accuracy GPS augmentation service; and Marinestar GNSS — a high-performance augmentation service for both the GPS and GLONASS Navigation Satellite Systems.
The new Trimble SPS855 GNSS Modular Receiver and SPS555H Heading Add-on Receiver are available now through the Trimble Marine Construction distribution network. For additional information, please visit: http://www.trimble.com/construction/marine. Subscription to the Marinestar GPS and Marinestar GNSS service is available for dredging and other marine construction applications through Fugro. For additional information, please visit: http://www.fugromarinestar.com.
Trimble's Heavy Civil Construction Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for marine and heavy and highway contractors. Trimble's solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Positioning System (GPS), construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet, and application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site® strategy, these solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.
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.