Trimble Announces New RTX Technology
Trimble has introduced its new high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) correction technology, Trimble RTX technology. Trimble RTX (Real-Time Extended) combines real-time data with innovative positioning and compression algorithms to deliver better than 4 centimeter (1.5 inch) repeatable accuracy with as little as one minute convergence in selected areas. The new technology utilizes real-time data from a global reference station infrastructure to compute centimeter level positions based on satellite orbit and clock information. Trimble RTX powers the new Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service.
Trimble pioneered RTK technology in the early 1990s, which enabled high-accuracy corrections for field applications. RTK is now recognized as the industry leading technology for centimeter-level positioning. To further improve accuracy, Trimble introduced VRS technology in 2000 and subsequently the Trimble VRS Now service. And now, Trimble continues to lead in technology innovation with the introduction of Trimble RTX technology.
“With the release of Trimble RTX technology and CenterPoint RTX service, we continue to demonstrate our leadership in technology innovation,” said Patricia Boothe, general manager of Trimble’s Positioning Services Division. “In addition, this represents the first collaboration between Trimble’s positioning technology team and the satellite delivery capabilities behind the recently acquired OmniSTAR services. Trimble is committed to offering a suite of correction technologies and services that can satisfy any accuracy, delivery and financial requirement, across a variety of applications and markets including agriculture, survey, mapping and GIS, and construction.”