September 20, 2012
Trimble Introduces BD920-W3G for High-Accuracy Mobile Positioning Applications
By Mandira Srivastava
Trimble (News - Alert), a provider of solutions focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping, has added a new module to its GNSS OEM portfolio. The Trimble BD920-W3G receiver and communication module features centimeter-level, real-time Kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities coupled with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular that deliver flexible communication options for precise, mobile positioning.
With the help of BD920-W3G module's connectivity and simple configurability, system integrators and OEMs can easily add GNSS centimeter-level positioning to specialized or custom hardware solutions.
Dale Hermann, director of marketing and sales said in a statement, "The OEM and system integrator communities demand high performance, reliability and support for their positioning solutions. The Trimble BD920-W3G delivers the latest in GNSS and communication technology in an easy-to-integrate form factor for demanding conditions and applications such as field computing, port automation, and lightweight robotic or unmanned vehicles."
Designed for applications requiring centimeter accuracy in a compact package, the Trimble BD920-W3G module integrates wireless communications on the same module, greatly simplifying the task of receiving and transmitting data such as RTK corrections. Its unified Web interface can be used to perform a variety of activities. In addition to GNSS base and rover setups with Wi-Fi or UMTS modem, the module can be simultaneously used by customer to access the Internet.
Using highly integrated dual-frequency GPS/GLONASS BD920-W3G, customers can reduce their integration effort and time-to-market. It provides the necessary wireless communications and Ethernet connectivity to allow high-speed data transfer and configuration via standard Web browsers. USB and RS232 are also supported. By tightly integrating communications and GNSS receiver, integrators can reduce costs and integration complexity.
The Trimble BD920-W3G is expected to be shipped in the first quarter of 2013 through Trimble's Precision GNSS + Inertial sales channel worldwide. Additionally, the BD920-W3G can be viewed in 3D on Trimble's 3D Warehouse by SketchUp and can 3D model can be downloaded by OEMs and integrators into their applications.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey
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