After recently launching VRS Now in New Mexico, Trimble is making the correction service available to Georgia. The commercial subscription service provides surveyors, civil engineers and geospatial professionals in the region with instant access to Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) corrections without the need for a base station.
“As we continue to expand our VRS Now network throughout the U.S., we’re excited to offer users in Georgia state-of-the-art VRS correction services powered by the latest Trimble infrastructure technology,” says Lisa Wetherbee, business area director of Trimble’s Positioning Services Division. “Now seamless coverage is available across Georgia, Alabama and Florida, providing customers with reliable centimeter-level accuracy and the flexibility to work more freely across a larger tri-state coverage area.”
Using both the GPS and GLONASS constellations, the Trimble service delivers centimeter-level RTK corrections customized for each GNSS receiver's location anywhere in the network via cellular communications. The Trimble VRS Now service supplies accurate, reliable and easy-to-use GNSS positioning for a variety of applications, including surveying, urban planning, urban and rural construction, environmental monitoring, resource and territory management, disaster prevention and relief, and scientific research.
Service in Georgia is a continuation of Trimble’s focus on providing solutions that enable customers to increase productivity by simplifying access to high-precision positioning around the world. Similar VRS Now services are operating in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Oregon, New Mexico and parts of Europe and Australia. Coverage is now available throughout the majority of Georgia, with a state-wide network expected to be complete by the end of third quarter of 2015. Subscriptions are available now through Trimble’s Authorized Business Partners or Trimble’s online store.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location, including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.