Exploring Site Positioning Systems (SPS) Applications

Introduction to Trimble and SPS

Trimble Navigation, founded in 1978 by Charles Trimble, was developed to provide technology to the survey and GIS industries. Sometime in the late 90’s, Trimble started bolting survey hardware onto heavy machines, like bulldozers and excavators, forcing operators to understand surveying principles.

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The Different Types of Construction Technologies

The Different Types of Construction Technologies

As complex construction demands increase, construction companies need innovative technologies that empower them to keep up with evolving needs. Construction technologies advance rapidly to meet higher safety, energy efficiency and accuracy expectations. It’s essential for industry professionals to stay informed on technological advancements and how to effectively adopt them to increase job site safety, competitive advantage and productivity.

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What Is Wireless Construction?

construction worker with hard hat looking at blue prints

Wireless construction helps ensure continuous communication between equipment and personnel throughout a project. It uses electromagnetic signals or radio waves to transmit power or data, eliminating the need for physical cables or wires. Mesh Wi-Fi can meet the need for a mobile connection on a construction site.

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Trimble RTX: Overview of Applications & Benefits

What is Trimble RTX in GNSS?

Trimble’s Real Time eXtended (RTX) correction service is a global GNSS correction source used to attain precise GNSS positioning.  It operates the same as using a local base station, or Virtual Reference Station (VRS), to reduce the errors in GNSS positioning.  Without corrections, a GNSS rover is only accurate to about 16 feet +/-.  With corrections, GNSS rover positions are accurate to 0.02 to 0.06 feet.

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Fixed Wing Drone Demonstration Soars High

When Michael R Maier, Trimble Certified Instructor & Engineer, performed client training with the new WingtraOne GEN II, he didn’t expect to complete a topography survey with such minimal ground controls. Discover more about the latest WingtraOne’s GEN II demonstration and learn how SITECH Southwest can help you take flight.

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The Future of Earthmoving: Emerging Technology in Construction

Labor shortages and supply chain issues have created tension across the construction industry, making it challenging for companies to keep up with demand and stay on schedule. These challenges have impacted overall productivity and revenue, increasing the strain on construction companies. Despite these challenges, emerging technology in the construction industry is helping contractors stay competitive in the changing market.

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Introducing The Next Generation of Drones at SITECH

Man flying Wintra drone

Here at SITECH Southwest, we have a museum of drones hanging from our ceiling. It all starts at the door. As you walk from the front to the back, drones are ordered from old to new. Entering you will see larger, older, more complex, more expensive, and Ph.D. required drones. And as you walk toward the back of the building you will notice an evolution, ending with the newest drones on the market.

These ones are easier to fly, less expensive, and include new abilities for consistent and accurate results. They really do outperform older drones in every way.

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Is Your Leveling Rod Calibrated Correctly?

If you are reading this, you are probably a high-end user doing surveys and machine control. The focus for this article is show how Modernization of the GNSS system is affecting your job site. Frist we define what the differences between GPS and GNSS are and how they can benefit you.

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Full Constellation GNSS Benefits

If you are reading this, you are probably a high-end user doing surveys and machine control. The focus for this article is show how Modernization of the GNSS system is affecting your job site. Frist we define what the differences between GPS and GNSS are and how they can benefit you.
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