Trimble RTX: What’s in it for me?

What is it?

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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GNSS Technology in the Construction Industry 

GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) works by satellites, that send out signals to receivers on Earth. GPS (Global Positioning System) is one component of the Global Navigation Satellite System and refers to the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System. GNSS is used in collaboration with GPS systems that carry atomic clocks for accurate time to show when satellites send signals, allowing the receivers to compute their position. Trimble GNSS receivers utilize the five current satellite constellations, GPS (US) QZSS (Japan), BEIDOU (China), GALILEO (EU), and GLONASS (Russia). Using all five constellations results in faster more accurate positioning, even in hostile environments.
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GNSS and Adding an IMU to your Survey Rover

Two things have happened recently that will dramatically change the way your GPS rover works.

First, there are completely new GNSS capabilities from new satellites, new GPS systems, and new types of radio signals coming from space. Second, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) was added to the Trimble SPS survey Rover.

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Troubleshooting for SPS Bluetooth

How to connect Bluetooth receivers is one of the most frequent support calls SITECH Southwest receives. The Bluetooth functionality in both Siteworks and SCS900 is managed by the Windows 10 operating system.

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Corridor Staking with SPS

With the variables and nuances of constructing a corridor, collecting data in the most proficient and comprehensive way is crucial. In this article we go over components and stake features that are both required when using an SPS controller and helpful in executing your data.

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