A new pocket-sized receiver from Trimble is giving producers the ability to collect, with high accuracy, data with smart devices. This company news release says the new R1 GNSS receiver works with iOS, Android or Window® mobile handhelds, smart phones and tablets using Bluetooth® connectivity.
With the evolution of smartphones and tablets, more field workers now have access to positioning technologies for geospatial data collection. The Trimble® R1 GNSS receiver is an ideal choice to collect data and inspect or manage assets using smart devices without an integrated high-accuracy GNSS receiver. Adding the optional Trimble ViewPoint™ RTX™ correction service to the R1 receiver enables users to achieve reliable sub-meter accuracy. The Trimble R1 receiver is compact and portable weighing only 6.5 ounces (187 grams). With an all-day battery life, the receiver can be carried in a vest pocket, attached to a belt using the optional belt pouch, or pole mounted. The receiver also integrates with Trimble TerraFlex™, Trimble TerraSync™ and Trimble Positions™ mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) field software.
“The addition of the R1 GNSS receiver expands our portfolio to address the needs of organizations that have adopted a workplace Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy for their businesses. We are providing an innovative solution to enable next generation capabilities for a much broader base of field workers to collect high-accuracy geospatial data,” said Alain Samaha, business area director of GIS and Software for Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “Our focus is to provide customers with a variety of options and flexibility when it comes to mobile device deployment and authoritative data collection to increase productivity and improve operations.”
The new receiver supports GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS satellite signals.
Trimble expects to make the R1 GNSS receiver available in early March.