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Trimble Unveils GNSS Receiver for Mobile Devices

By | July 7, 2017
      Rendition of Trimble Catalyst. Photo: Trimble.

      Rendition of Trimble Catalyst. Photo: Trimble.

      Trimble announced that its Trimble Catalyst software-defined Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for Android devices is now available through Trimble’s global distribution network. Customers can now access Positioning-as-a-Service to collect geolocation data with Trimble or third-party apps on smartphones, tablets and mobile handhelds. When combined with a digital antenna and subscription to the Catalyst service, the receiver provides on-demand GNSS positioning capabilities to transform consumer devices into centimeter-accurate mobile data collection systems.

      The Trimble Catalyst solution includes a Software Development Kit (SDK) for building mobile applications with integrated workflows. Both Trimble and third-party development teams have produced Catalyst-enabled applications for Geographic Information System (GIS) data acquisition, cadastral land management, topographic mapping and ground control for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

      “Our goal has always been to extend the accessibility of high-accuracy positioning to a broader base of geospatial and non-geospatial professionals,” said Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble Geospatial.