Trimble Introduces Ashtech Next Generation High-Performance, High-Accuracy GNSS Module for System Integrators
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today the Ashtech MB-One GNSS module. The MB-One delivers highly accurate GNSS-based heading plus pitch or roll in an advanced industry standard form-factor for system integrators. Its embedded Z-Blade™ GNSS technology uses all available GNSS signals equally, without any constellation preference, to deliver fast and stable solutions. The MB-One is an ideal solution for adding precise positioning and heading in a wide variety of applications such as unmanned, agriculture, marine and military systems.
The announcement was made today at the AUVSI 2013 Conference and Exhibition.
"System integrators demand high performance, reliability and support for their positioning solutions," said Olivier Casabianca, business development manager for the Trimble's GNSS OEM products. "The MB-One is designed for easy integration and rugged dependability. Users can leverage the module's Ethernet capability and easy-to-use Web browser interface to quickly and cost-effectively develop their products and solutions."
The MB-One features an enhanced dual-core GNSS engine with 240 channels capable of tracking a large range of GNSS systems including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou. It utilizes over-the-air satellite corrections using L-Band hardware to achieve decimeter-level accuracy. The module is capable of receiving and decoding Precise Point Positioning (PPP) to output a highly accurate position solution that removes the need for a local base station.
The Ashtech MB-One module will be available through the Trimble GNSS OEM international network of representatives and authorized dealers. Evaluation units will be available in the fourth quarter of 2013 and production units are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2014.
About Ashtech OEM Products
The Ashtech portfolio of GPS/GNSS OEM products provide positioning, guidance, navigation and timing for a wide range of diverse applications including science, education, government, industry and commerce. Ashtech GPS/GNSS receivers are designed specifically for use in high-performance applications such as land and marine surveying, GIS data collection, dredging, geodesy, meteorology, forestry, avionics, transportation, asset tracking, oil and gas research, ground vehicle navigation and other geo-positioning/geo-referencing applications. For more information, visit: www.Ashtech.com.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.