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Pacific Crest Introduces New Advanced Data Link for Field Communications

September 23, 2009

KARLSRUE, Germany – Pacific Crest, a Trimble company, introduced the new ADL Vantage, an advanced, high-speed, wireless data link built to survive the rigors of GNSS/RTK surveying and precise positioning. The ADL Vantage provides high accuracy and application flexibility with more features and options than previously offered by Pacific Crest professional-grade radio links. The ADL Vantage joins the ADL Foundation, a transceiver modem board for OEMs and system integrators, introduced in July 2009.

The announcement was made at the Intergeo 2009 Conference.

“Interoperability with existing equipment, greater functionality and selectable configurations will allow our customers to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy the ADL Vantage in their applications,” said John Cameron, general manager for Pacific Crest. “With the ADL Vantage, we believe we have introduced an innovative line of digital radios that will deliver new levels of quality, reliability and flexibility for data communications in the geomatics industry.”

This sophisticated 0.1-4.0 Watt radio modem transceiver utilizes Pacific Crest’s next generation Advanced Data Link (ADL) technology while remaining backward compatible with existing Pacific Crest, Trimble and other GNSS/RTK positioning products. ADL Vantage’s full-function user interface streamlines field configuration and troubleshooting so users can maintain maximum productivity.

The ADL Vantage is available in two 40 MHz frequency bands (390-430 and 430-470 MHz) to cover the entire commercial UHF band without sacrificing radio performance. It also allows the user to select from available channel tables in either 12.5 or 25 kHz channel bandwidth for communications. Its next generation RF design offers higher bit rates to easily handle RTK corrections for the current and expanding GNSS satellite constellations.

The ADL Vantage is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2009 through SECO, a Trimble company, in North America (www.surveying.com) as well as through Pacific Crest’s international network of authorized dealers.


About Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest is a leading supplier of wireless data communication solutions designed for positioning and remote sensing applications. The company also specializes in reselling Trimble’s high-precision GPS receivers to system integrators for a variety of positioning applications. Products are based on innovative technologies that are optimized for maximum dependability, accuracy and performance. Pacific Crest provides a total customer solution that reduces the overall size, cost, and complexity of critical data communications and positioning systems. Founded in 1994, with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, Pacific Crest maintains a strong international presence in the data communications and GPS positioning industries. For more information, visit
www.PacificCrest.com.