Trimble unveils top-tier GNSS system

Trimble unveils top-tier GNSS system

The new Trimble R980 GNSS system introduces several new elements, such as enhanced communication capabilities for uninterrupted field operations, building on the advanced features of Trimble's latest receiver models, including the Trimble ProPoint positioning engine.

The Trimble R980 integrates top-tier Trimble global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technologies, making it a highly effective tool for land surveying, transportation infrastructure, construction, energy, oil and gas, utilities, and mining projects. Notable features include Trimble's exceptional ProPoint GNSS positioning engine and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)-based tilt compensation using Trimble TIP technology. These capabilities allow for efficient work in dense urban settings and under tree canopies, eliminating the need to level the pole when capturing data points.

Simplifying radio licensing requirements

Highlighting the importance of hardware connectivity, the R980's communication capabilities include a dual-band UHF radio and an integrated global LTE modem for receiving corrections from a local base station or VRS network. Thanks to operation on 450MHz, 900MHz or LTE bands, users have flexibility in how they receive and transmit RTK corrections, adapting to site conditions. This ensures work can be completed in diverse environments, regardless of GNSS infrastructure, while simplifying radio licensing requirements. Additionally, the LTE modem, replacing the 3G version in previous models, prevents work disruptions as 2G and 3G networks phase out.

The Trimble R980 supports Trimble Internet Base Station Service (IBSS) for streaming RTK corrections via Trimble Access field software, introducing new connected workflows for enhanced productivity. This, combined with the LTE modem and dual-band UHF radio, offers greater flexibility and reduces disruptions from physical radio limitations.

New R980 receivers include a 12-month subscription to Trimble CenterPoint RTX real-time corrections, providing centimetre-level accuracy and reliability via satellite or internet, eliminating the need for a local base station or VRS network. The service is enhanced by Trimble xFill, which maintains RTK positioning during signal interruptions, ensuring continuous, accurate corrections with 24/7/365 support.

The new GNSS system also includes the newly introduced Trimble IonoGuard technology, which mitigates ionospheric disturbances for RTK GNSS, and Trimble Everest Plus for advanced multipath mitigation performance. IonoGuard technology significantly improves positioning availability and robustness in periods of increased solar activity, such as the recent G5 geomagnetic storms that occurred around the world.

Most demanding survey tasks

"The new features of the R980, built on top of the proven Trimble R12i track record, deliver productivity gains that translate to cost and time savings. Our customers count on us to provide the highest levels of performance and reliability, and we will always strive to improve those gains day after day, year after year," said Boris Skopljak, vice president, geospatial at Trimble. "With more options to choose the best method for collecting data, more efficient workflows made possible in more locations, and trusted results, the R980 is ideal for the most demanding survey tasks. With the launch of the R980, along with the recently released Trimble R580, Trimble R780 model 2 and the Trimble Catalyst solution, Trimble offers a complete GNSS system portfolio designed to meet the varying needs of our customers."

Trimble has launched the R980 GNSS system, designed for land surveying, construction, energy, utilities, and more. (Image courtesy: Trimble)
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