California, US: Trimble introduced an innovative global navigation satellite system (GNSS) reference receiver for infrastructure, precise scientific and network applications—the Trimble NetR9 GNSS reference receiver. The new continuously operating reference station (CORS) receiver can support the most demanding applications for the earth science community and for the surveying, construction, mapping and agricultural industries. The NetR9 was designed to provide the user with maximum features and functionality from a single receiver.
The Trimble NetR9 reference receiver offers an industry-leading 440 channels for robust and unrivalled GNSS constellation tracking. The receiver supports a wide range of satellite signals, including GPS and GLONASS signals. In addition, Trimble is committed to providing Galileo-compatible products in advance of Galileo system availability. In support of this plan, the Trimble receiver is capable of tracking the experimental Galileo GIOVE-A and GIOVE-B test satellites for signal evaluation and test purposes.
The receiver can be used as a standalone receiver or as part of a network solution. Specific applications include high-accuracy positioning as part of a Trimble VRS network, as a mobile field base station or CORS for Real-time Kinematic (RTK) corrections, as a scientific reference station collecting information for specialised studies, as a field campaign receiver for post-processing applications and as support for differential global positioning system (DGPS) coastal beacons. In addition, the Trimble NetR9 reference receiver can be used for monitoring the integrity of VRS networks as well as the deformation of physical infrastructure such as bridges, dams, mines, oil platforms and other natural and manmade structures.
Trimble NetR9 reference receiver’s large internal memory (8 GB) allows post-processed results for base stations to be computed after survey completion, improving the accuracy of the survey. The compressed secure internal memory allows for more than 20 years of 15-second dual-frequency GPS data storage. In addition, the NetR9 also has USB logging capability for additional storage capacity.
The receiver supports the new CMRx communications protocol. This gives the customer more robust positioning data and reliable positioning performance.
Trimble NetR9 reference receiver consumes little power and can be used for projects with remote connectivity and in extreme weather conditions. It has an IP67 rating, which means it is completely sealed against dust and can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for approximately 30 minutes. It also meets MIL-STD 810F standard for drops, vibration and temperature extremes.
Pierre Desjardins, general manager for Trimble’s Infrastructure Division, said, “The Trimble NetR9 reference receiver raises the bar for today’s modern infrastructure technology. Trimble has once again redefined the industry standard for ultra-fast, high-reliability, multi-constellation reference receivers, providing our customers the flexibility required for today and tomorrow’s challenges.”