Trimble announced the new Geo 7X, the next generation of its Trimble GeoExplorer data collection solution.

The Geo 7X includes an integrated laser rangefinder module, extended GNSS capabilities and improved hardware performance. Together with field and office software, the new Trimble Geo 7X handheld can enhance productivity in difficult physical conditions and challenging GNSS environments.

For times when occupying a position is simply not possible, geospatial professionals can take advantage of Trimble’s new Flightwave technology. With Flightwave technology, users can capture offset measurements from the Geo 7X’s rangefinder module for direct integration with Trimble data collection software. Users can simply point and shoot to log the position, avoiding dangerous conditions or right-of-way challenges. In addition, Trimble’s Floodlight technology enhances field productivity when heavy overhead cover obstructs satellite signals.

The Geo 7X is compatible with existing and planned GNSS satellite systems—including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and now BeiDou—to maximize productivity with additional satellites and ranging signals.

Featuring a new 1 GHz processor and 4 GB of memory running Microsoft Windows 6.5 Professional operating system, the Geo 7X offers enhanced computing performance. Other standard features include a 4.2-inch sunlight readable LED touch display and a 5 MP camera for geo-tagging assets. For wireless connectivity, the integrated modem allows users to send and receive data via GSM networks as well as Verizon’s CDMA network in the United States. With its IP65 rating, the rugged handheld GNSS receiver is sealed against water and dust.

With the introduction of the Geo 7X, Trimble also delivers updates to its field and office software portfolio to extend Trimble's end-to-end data collection solutions with new software workflows and compatibility. In addition to Trimble TerraSync and Positions software, the Geo 7X now supports the customizable data collection workflows of Trimble TerraFlex software. Consisting of mobile software and cloud services, TerraFlex offers a fast and efficient way to collect, process and manage data.

For more information, go to www.trimble.com/mappingGIS.