Trimble Introduces New Pacific Crest Bluetooth-Enabled Data Link for Field Communications
Trimble introduced today the new Pacific Crest® XDL Rover 2, an advanced, high-speed, wireless data link built to withstand the rigors of GNSS/RTK surveying and precise positioning. The XDL Rover 2 is equipped with Bluetooth® wireless communication for ease in configuration and operation. It can be quickly configured with an Android device in the field and UHF data can be transmitted via Bluetooth to a paired host device for operational efficiency.
The XDL Rover 2 is a lightweight, ruggedized UHF receiver designed for digital radio communications between 403 and 473 MHz in either 12.5 or 25 kHz channels. It is designed for high performance over the entire band. The XDL Rover 2 is pocket sized and provides for cableless operations. It features an internal, rechargeable battery for ease of use and portability that allows long operational hours.
“The XDL Rover 2 is an ideal, high-speed radio receiver for field operations that require a one-way communications link,” said Jess Cobb, business area director for Trimble’s Radio Communications Group. “Its interoperability with existing equipment and greater functionality allow customers to rapidly deploy the XDL Rover 2 for maximum productivity.”
This sophisticated radio leverages the latest generation XDL modem technology while remaining backward compatible with existing Pacific Crest and other products. By deploying the technology, users can instantly communicate with GNSS precise positioning receivers that share the same protocols throughout the world.
The XDL Rover 2 joins the line of XDL products that includes the XDL Micro, a transceiver OEM module. The XDL Micro is a 0.5-2.0 Watt UHF transceiver designed for integration into products that require either a one- or two-way radio communication link. The XDL radio line is based upon the successful Pacific Crest ADL products.
The new XDL Rover 2 is available now through Trimble’s Pacific Crest international dealer network.