Trimble announced new capabilities to its Real-Time Network (RTN) portfolio—the Trimble® Pivot™ Platform and the Trimble Alloy™ Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) reference receiver—that will enable operators to continue to meet the ongoing demand from surveyors, mapping professionals and precision farmers for accurate, reliable corrections derived from real-time networks.
The announcement was made Tuesday at INTERGEO 2019, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.
Trimble Pivot Platform Boosts RTN Performance
A well-established network software, Trimble’s Pivot Platform manages and controls small, mid-size and countrywide GNSS networks. By applying sophisticated atmospheric models to reduce systematic errors, highly accurate GNSS corrections are generated and made available for a wide range of field applications.
Trimble Pivot version 4.3 has been enhanced to track and store new BeiDou Generation III (BDS-3) signals. RTN operators worldwide now have the ability to provide their customers with additional satellite signals to offer even more robust and reliable positioning for their applications. This update also includes a simplified Chinese user interface, providing easy-to-use software operations for Chinese RTN operators.
Trimble Alloy GNSS Receiver Adds BDS-3 Support
Released in 2018, the Trimble Alloy GNSS reference receiver was designed with the processing power needed to deliver high-quality data from multiple GNSS constellations. Keeping current with ongoing additions to the existing constellations, the new Alloy version 5.42 firmware tracks all available and planned GPS Block IIIA L1C and BDS-3 signals, empowering operators with a full GNSS constellation dataset. This allows operators to continue to deliver the most robust and accurate data for their RTN users, according to the company.
“These updates keep the Trimble Pivot Platform and Alloy on a future driven path,” said Mark Richter, strategic marketing director, Real-Time Networks and Services portfolio for Trimble’s Advanced Positioning Division. “Our focus is to continue to deliver enhancements influenced by market demands and advancements in technology, which deliver next-generation RTN hardware and software to our customers.”
The Trimble Pivot Platform and Trimble Alloy GNSS reference receiver updates work in conjunction to provide quality GNSS corrections to network operators and end users.
Trimble Real-Time Network (RTN) solutions are one of the most widely used GNSS infrastructure solutions available today, according to the company. Spanning a variety of applications and industries worldwide, Trimble’s proven hardware is specifically developed with the needs of RTN real world environments while the software integrates seamlessly into the RTN solution for exceptional real-time performance. The flexibility of Trimble’s solution enables users to collect, manage and analyze complex information faster and easier, improving productivity and efficiency.