|Trimble Unveils Software GNSS Receiver to Provide High-Accuracy, On-Demand Positioning-as-a-Service for Mobile Devices|
With the evolution of smartphones and tablets as commonly used mobile information tools, more field workers and consumers now have access to positioning technologies for geospatial data use and collection. The Trimble Catalyst software receiver is an ideal choice to collect data and inspect or manage assets using smart devices. The software-defined GNSS receiver is designed to be integrated into a wide range of applications—providing a dual-frequency, multi-constellation receiver. The mobile device receives dual-frequency signals from the plug-and-play Trimble DA1 digital antenna. The small size and light weight of the antenna makes it ideal to store in a car glove box or backpack, available for use on demand. By adding a Trimble Catalyst subscription, users have the flexibility to choose the level of accuracy to suit their application needs from meter level to centimeters.
"The addition of Trimble Catalyst expands our portfolio to address the needs of organizations that have adopted a workplace Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy for their businesses and individuals who periodically need accurate positioning to support various work activities. We are providing a simple, innovative solution to enable a new era of capabilities for a much broader base of field workers to collect high-accuracy geospatial data," said Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble's Geospatial Division. "Our focus is to provide a variety of options and flexibility when it comes to mobile device deployment and data collection to increase productivity and improve operations. Trimble Catalyst puts high-accuracy, low-cost, on-demand services in the palm of anyone's hand—it's revolutionary."