TRIMBLEintroduced the GeoXH handheld receiver, a cable-free GPS field computer that delivers subfoot (30 cm) accuracy for GIS data collection and mapping. The GeoXH handheld is based on Trimble's H-Star technology, which reduces the time it takes to collect high accuracy GPS data in the field. With the addition of an external Zephyr antenna, eight-inch (20 cm) post-processed accuracy can be attained. The GeoXH handheld is part of the GeoExplorer 2005 series that includes the submeter GeoXT and the 1-3 meter GeoXM handhelds. All three feature a 416 MHz processor running Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software for Pocket PC, rechargeable battery for all-day use, 512 MB of onboard memory, expandable Secure Digital (SD) memory, and Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity as standard features.
Also, TRIMBLE announced the Spectra Precision Laser HV401 Horizontal Vertical Laser, an advanced laser with high accuracy and durability for construction jobsites. A simple user interface common on the transmitter and remote control provides automatic self-leveling and one-button operation. Designed for temperature-calibrated high accuracy and consistent performance, the HV401 Horizontal Vertical Laser is IP66 dust and waterproof. The rugged laser can withstand a drop of up to 1 m (3 ft) directly onto concrete or a tripod tip-over up to 1.5 m (5 ft). A variety of power options are available, including NiMH batteries, alkaline batteries or direct power. The HV401 also features a very bright beam, and a range of rotation speed and scanning functions for superior jobsite visibility. (Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif.)