With improved convergence of up to 75 percent, farmers using the Trimble NAV-900 controller for machine guidance applications can now begin working in the field with 2.5 centimeter 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, according to Trimble. 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. This is to help farmers get up and running, especially during critical field operations such as planting, harvesting and spraying, when precision and time is of the essence.
“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.”
According to Trimble, CenterPoint RTX correction service, when coupled with Trimble’s next-gen ProPoint technology, provides powerful flexibility and productivity. The company states now, farmers can quickly achieve RTK-level horizontal performance without a local base station, offering greater ease-of-use and freedom to choose how they obtain their corrections data – via cellular IP or satellite L-band – to best fit how and where they work.
This performance boost is now available on the Trimble NAV-900 guidance controller, a multi-constellation receiver supporting GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BDS-III, used for precision agriculture solutions.
The NAV-900 guidance controller and Trimble CenterPoint RTX subscriptions for Trimble RTX-compatible GNSS receivers are available through Trimble’s Agriculture dealer network.