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Trimble Expands CenterPoint RTX Correction Service to Farmers Worldwide
Correction Service Provides Positioning Technology via Satellite Communications
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 19, 2012—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its high-accuracy, satellite-delivered CenterPoint™ RTX™ correction service is now available for farmers across the entire U.S. as well as most of Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Africa, Asia and Australasia.
Powered by Trimble RTX technology, CenterPoint RTX is a GPS, GLONASS and QZSS enabled correction service which can offer better than 4 centimeter (1.5 inch) repeatable accuracy in real-time without the use of traditional reference station RTK infrastructure. Previously, the CenterPoint RTX satellite-delivered correction service covered only the central swath of the U.S. and Canada, as well as Central and South America.
"Our goal is to continue to extend the reach of Trimble RTX based solutions to further enhance our customer's productivity by offering innovative correction services for a variety of industries and applications," said Patricia Boothe, general manager of Trimble's Positioning Services Division. "With this expansion of Trimble CenterPoint RTX the global farming community will now have access to high accuracy satellite-delivered correction services to perform precision agriculture operations."
No Additional Hardware Required
Trimble CenterPoint RTX real-time corrections are satellite delivered directly to the GNSS receiver, so there are no additional costs for mobile data plans or hardware such as radios and antennas. The CenterPoint RTX service is compatible with the Trimble CFX-750™ display, FmX® integrated display and the AG-372 GNSS receiver. The service is expected to be available by early December. For more information, visit: www.trimble.com/agcorrectionservices.
About Trimble RTX Technology
Trimble RTX (Real Time eXtended) is a high-accuracy GNSS correction technology delivering repeatable positions worldwide. By combining real-time data with innovative positioning and compression algorithms, Trimble RTX technology utilizes data from a global reference station infrastructure to compute centimeter level positions based on satellite orbit and clock information. Trimble RTX technology enables various solutions—Trimble CenterPoint RTX, both standard and immediate convergence in real-time, as well as the recently announced post-processing variant, Trimble Pivot™ RTX App and Trimble Pivot RTX App-PP infrastructure solutions, as well as the Trimble xFill™ feature for surveyors.
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.