May 4, 2006 – Trimble announced that it has supplied 271 GeoXT rugged GPS handheld receivers, part of the GeoExplorer series, to Poland’s Plant Health and Seed Inspection Services (PHSIS), a national government agency. This purchase follows an earlier sale of 156 GeoExplorer units to Poland’s agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture in early 2005.
Headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, with 16 regional offices, PHSIS is responsible for monitoring plant health and production in order to facilitate the movement of Polish goods of plant origin between member states of the European Union. The agency uses the Trimble GeoXT handheld receivers to conduct field inspections of registered producers’ crops. The inspection enables the agency to issue a “plant passport” to accompany the producer’s exported goods. Each GeoXT handheld receiver is equipped with the Polish version of Trimble’s TerraSync field software, while the collected field data is processed back in the office with Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office software.