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Trimble introduces GNSS correction service

Trimble introduced today its
new high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) compatible
correction service. The Trimble® CenterPoint™ RTX™ correction service can offer
4 centimeter  (1.5 inch) repeatable accuracy and will be available
initially through Trimble’s Agriculture Division. 

CenterPoint RTX is a GPS and GLONASS enabled correction service that covers
approximately a 1.8 billion acre swath of central North America, extending from
Canada into northern Mexico. 

Fast Convergence Time
The CenterPoint RTX correction service can deliver a fully-converged position
in less than one minute at startup within the five central U.S. “corn belt” states
from Nebraska to Illinois, so farmers can begin work immediately. For the area
outside of the five U.S. states, the CenterPoint RTX correction service
provides the same 4 centimeter (1.5 inch) repeatable accuracy, but farmers will
experience additional convergence time to reach full accuracy. By using Trimble’s
FastRestart technology, this convergence time can be reduced and full accuracy
can be achieved in less than 3 minutes. 

Accuracy Options
Trimble continues to expand its accuracy correction options for agriculture applications.
The CenterPoint RTX service provides a new satellite-delivered high-accuracy
correction option for growers located throughout a central swath of North
America. CenterPoint RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) reference stations and
cellular-delivered CenterPoint™ VRS™  (formerly VRS Now™ Ag) services
continue to provide high-accuracy correction options for farming operations not
only throughout North America, but for locations around the world.  Additional
sub-decimeter and sub-meter accuracy corrections options are available globally
from Trimble through the recently acquired OmniSTAR™ GNSS signal corrections
business. 

No Additional Hardware Required
The corrections are satellite-delivered directly to the GNSS receiver, so there
are no additional hardware costs such as radios, antennas or cellular data
plans. The CenterPoint RTX service is compatible with both the Trimble CFX-750™
and FmX® displays. The service is expected to be available by the end of July.

“The addition of CenterPoint RTX satellite-based corrections demonstrates that
Trimble is committed to delivering a broad portfolio of correction options to
our customers,” said Erik Arvesen, vice president of Trimble’s Agriculture
Division. “Farmers want to be able to choose their accuracy based on their
needs and budget. Adding these premium satellite correction services to WAAS,
OmniSTAR HP and XP services, sub-inch accurate Trimble RTK, or network-based
Trimble VRS Now Ag, offers our customers an even wider range of accuracy
options.”

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