Trimble boosts Accuracy for PrecisionAg

  • November 14, 2021
  • William Payne

Trimble has boosted performance on CenterPoint RTX correction service, giving farmers improved satellite-delivered corrections and RTK horizontal performance in less time. With convergence improved by up to 75 percent, farmers can begin work in fields with 2.5 centimetre accuracy in less than five minutes as compared to 20 minutes in the past.

The faster convergence is made possible by the inclusion of the BeiDou-III (BDS-III) constellation, which increases the overall satellites used by 25 percent. These additional satellites, combined with Trimble’s newly-released ProPoint technology on the NAV-900 GNSS guidance controller and the CenterPoint RTX service, deliver up to 40 percent greater positioning availability in challenging environments, including along treelines and gullies.

CenterPoint RTX correction service coupled with Trimble’s ProPoint technology allow farmers to achieve RTK-level horizontal performance rapidly without a local base station. This is designed to give farmers greater ease-of-use in data choice, whether from cellular IP or satellite L-band. The new capabiilties are available on the Trimble NAV-900 guidance controller, a multi-constellation receiver supporting GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BDS-III.

“Our mission is to deliver fast and reliable, easy-to-use, high-accuracy positioning everywhere farmers need it. With this latest breakthrough in CenterPoint RTX performance, we’ve reached a pivotal moment where farmers can take advantage of RTK-level performance in an easy-to-implement, cost-effective, globally available correction service,” said Lisa Wetherbee, general manager of Trimble Advanced Positioning. “Our goal is to make the farmer’s work easier by making accuracy easier.”

“We understand that farmers are stretched thinner than ever given evolving environmental and resource concerns,” said Jim Chambers, vice president of Trimble Agriculture. “We are designing precision agriculture solutions that help farmers save time and work more efficiently.”