Inch-and-a-half accuracy has been good for riflemen on the battlefield over the last century, and now farmers have the same resolution for their equipment guided by a new high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System compatible correction service from Trimble.
The Trimble CenterPoint RTX service can offer 4 centimeter repeatable accuracy and will be available from Trimble's Agricultural Division.
The service is a GPS and GLONASS enabled product that covers nearly 2 billion acres of central North America, extending from Canada into northern Mexico.
CenterPoint RTX can deliver a fully-converged position in less than a minute at startup within the five central U.S. "Corn Belt" states from Nebraska to Illinois. Outside that area its resolution is still 4 centimeters, but additional time for convergence will be required -- still under three minutes with Trimbel's FastRestart technology.
Corrections for the service are satellite based so there is no additional hardware cost for radios, antennas or cellular data plans. The CenterPoint RTX service is compatible with both the Trimble CFX-750 and the FmX displays.
Service is expected to be available by the end of July.
For more information on the correction service, visit www.trimble.com/agcorrectionservices.