Utility tools: Trimble announces that 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 geo-location data with Trimble or third-party apps on smartphones, tablets and mobile handhelds. When combined with a small, lightweight, plug-and-play 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.
Catalyst extends the accessibility of Trimble's high-accuracy positioning to a broader base of users easily and with only a few components, which include:
• Any location-enabled mobile app
• A Catalyst subscription, with accuracy options ranging from one-meter to centimeter level
• Trimble's small, lightweight DA1 antenna that plugs directly into Android smartphones and tablets
"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. "Trimble Catalyst represents a new era of GNSS technology by making high-precision positioning a reality for new user segments around the world. With economical on-demand service, it puts high-accuracy in the palm of anyone's hand—it's revolutionary."
The Trimble Catalyst solution includes a software development kit (SDK) for building mobile applications with integrated professional workflows. Both Trimble and third-party development teams have produced a range of Catalyst-enabled applications for Geographic Information System (GIS) data acquisition, cadastral land management, topographic mapping and ground control for unmanned aircraft systems (UAVs).
"Trimble is enabling us to deliver better solutions for our customers thanks to the level of integration that the SDK provides," said Paul Brodin of Korec Group. "It allows us to provide sophisticated solutions that are innovative, easy to use and remove the technical complexity associated with high-accuracy workflows."
Trimble Catalyst service subscriptions and the Catalyst DA1 antenna are now available through Trimble's Authorized GIS Distribution Network. Trimble Authorized Distributors can be found by visiting: http://catalyst.trimble.com/ShopNow. Catalyst availability, pricing, subscription and accuracy may vary by region. Catalyst-enabled apps for Android can be found in the Google Play Store.
About Trimble's Geospatial Division
Trimble's Geospatial Division provides solutions that facilitate high-quality, productive workflows and information exchange, driving value for a global and diverse customer base of surveyors, engineering and GIS service companies, governments, utilities and transportation authorities. Trimble's innovative technologies include integrated sensors, field applications, real-time communications and office software for processing, modeling and data analytics. Using Trimble solutions, organizations can capture the most accurate spatial data and transform it into intelligence to deliver increased productivity and improved decision-making. Whether enabling more efficient use of natural resources or enhancing the performance and lifecycle of civil infrastructure, timely and reliable geospatial information is at the core of Trimble's solutions to transform the way work is done.
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.