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Trimble adds new positioning features to GNSS smart antenna

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A Trimble R780 GNSS smart antenna Trimble

Trimble has updated the R780 GNSS smart antenna for construction site positioning. The smart antenna now has multiple new features, including:

  • A dual-band radio (450 / 900 MHz) that connects to diverse base stations and job sites without the expense of additional external radios.
  • The dual Trimble Maxwell 7 GNSS ASIC chip enables greater performance in challenging GNSS environments (blocked sky, multi-path, or degraded signal) and provides more channels for future constellation changes.
  • Trimble RTX: Includes an activated and ready-to-use Trimble CenterPoint RTX subscription for the first 12 months. CenterPoint RTX is a precise point positioning technology that provides real-time, centimetre-level corrections via satellite or cellular/IP no matter where you are working.

Using the R780 with Trimble Siteworks software in civil construction allows workers to capture accurate points while standing, walking, or driving the site, without leveling the pole. With GNSS tilt compensation, Siteworks is easier to learn for beginners and saves significant time for more experienced surveyors.

Using the R780 with Trimble FieldLink software for building construction simplifies underground and long-distance layout projects as well as QA/QC and field positioning tasks while streamlining office-to-field workflows.

The R780 can serve as a GNSS rover or as a base station for other GNSS operations including machine control.

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935 Stewart Drive
Sunnyvale, CA
US, 94085


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