TRIMBLE has introduced two new products as part of its Connected Survey Site model - the Trimble R8 GNSS system and Trimble NetR5 reference station receiver with added Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities.
The positioning products, with Trimble R-Track technology, support GPS L2C and L5 signals as well as GLONASS, adding greater flexibility and more robust signal tracking to provide a seamless and streamlined workflow for all of the critical phases of surveying.
Trimble R8 GNSS System
The Trimble R8 GNSS system is a multi-channel, multi-frequency, GNSS receiver, antenna and data-link radio all in one compact unit.
The R8 GNSS combines advanced receiver technology and a proven system design to provide maximum accuracy and productivity.
Powered by an enhanced Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) engine, R-Track technology in the Trimble R8 GNSS now supports both the next-generation GPS L2C and L5 signals and GLONASS L1/L2 signals.
The GNSS signals are capable of providing surveying professionals with real field benefits.
From the powerful Trimble field software to the receiver, the Trimble R8 GNSS system's overall design is field proven.
As a rover it is rugged, lightweight and cable free for unsurpassed ergonomics in the field.
As a base it is flexible and also cable free. Use the Trimble R8 GNSS system as a base or rover according to each job's needs.
The Trimble R8 GNSS system's flexible communication options include: an internal 450MHz radio option for use as a cable-free base station and an internal GSM/GPRS option for Internet connectivity and use as a rover in a Trimble VRS (Virtual Reference Station) network.
The Trimble R8 GNSS system is designed to support Trimble's Integrated Surveying solution.
Surveyors can combine GPS and optical data in one job file in powerful Trimble field software such as Trimble Survey Controller software. Transfer the job file seamlessly to the Trimble office software for processing.
The Trimble R8 GNSS can also be used as part of a Trimble I.S. Rover. Simply add a prism to the rover pole and partner the Trimble R8 GNSS with a robotic optical system such as the Trimble S6 Total Station. This integrated solution enables users to maximise the best of both surveying techniques for even greater efficiency in the field.
Trimble NetR5 Reference Station
The new Trimble NetR5 reference station is a multi-channel, multi-frequency, GNSS receiver designed for use as a stand-alone reference station or as part of a GNSS infrastructure network solution.
The receiver also supports the next-generation GPS L2C and L5 signals as well as GLONASS L1/L2 signals.
The NetR5 is ideal for many different uses. It is rugged and lightweight and consumes very little power due to its purpose-built Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) platform.
The NetR5 can operate for a full work day in extreme conditions without a battery charge. It is also easy to configure via its simple front panel; a software interface is not required. The front panel also enables the user to quickly check the receiver's status.
Large amounts of data can be easily collected, stored and transferred via the NetR5 receiver's expandable memory.
The receiver supports USB devices such as memory sticks as well as external hard drives. The Trimble NetR5 also offers ‘FTP Push’, which automatically and securely uploads files. There's no need to manually copy receiver files.
The receiver can also function as an FTP server for users wanting to retrieve files manually.
The receiver has an internal battery that will act as backup in case of any external power failures.
The NetR5 works seamlessly with Trimble's GPSBase and GPSNet infrastructure software. Additionally, the software has security options to restrict access to only those who are permitted.
The software is available in eight languages, allowing users to control the receiver in their language of choice.