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Trimble expands reach of its correction services with MidStates VRS acquisition

As part of its ongoing expansion strategy, Trimble has acquired MidStates VRS. The network, which is located in North and South Dakota, adds 105,000 square miles of coverage to Trimble’s VRS Now corrections service. The acquisition takes the company’s total network to more than 1 million square miles, and it is one of the largest in North America.

The added coverage will enable land and construction surveyors, GIS professionals and farmers — who have a Trimble or third-party commercial GNSS receiver — to leverage instant high-accuracy corrections delivered via cellular network to improve productivity. Because users work without a GNSS base station, the service is cost-effective and simple to use. It is ideal for a variety of applications that require sub-inch level accuracy, and it is an important piece of the connected construction site and connected farm workflows.

“The MidStates VRS network covers significant farmland, oil fields, and rapidly developing urban areas, providing farmers and surveyors in the region with the real-time GNSS correction services they need to improve their day-to-day work,” says Patricia Boothe, senior vice president of Trimble’s Autonomy Sector. “The purchase of the MidStates network demonstrates Trimble’s ongoing commitment to provide a wide range of correction services for autonomous solutions — delivering unmatched access to fast, reliable, and highly accurate positioning in more areas than ever before.”

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