Trimble Adds a Galileo and BeiDou MEO Satellite Preview

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today a Preview version of its CenterPoint™ RTX™ post-processing service, enabling GNSS observations using available Galileo and BeiDou Middle Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites. Powered by Trimble® RTX technology, the free CenterPoint RTX post-processing service provides better than centimeter level positions.


The announcement was made today at ION GNSS 2013 Conference and Exhibition.

The existing CenterPoint RTX post-processing site uses data from the GPS, GLONASS, and QZSS satellite systems. Through a link accessible from the post-processing Website, users can enter a Preview site and derive positions that also use data from available open service Galileo and BeiDou MEO satellites.

“With the addition of Galileo and BeiDou MEO support, we offer researchers, scientists and academics the opportunity to evaluate and experiment with results from these evolving satellite constellations,” said Patricia Boothe, general manager of Trimble’s Positioning Services Division. “We are committed to continuing to advance CenterPoint RTX post-processing and the underlying Trimble RTX technology to enable ever higher-accuracy positioning solutions.”

Trimble CenterPoint RTX post-processing is a cloud-based service accessed through Users around the globe can upload static GNSS observation data and receive positioning corrections calculated in the well-defined International Terrestrial Reference System (ITRF) 2008 reference frame. The post-processed solution can be transformed to a variety of regional reference frames by selecting a coordinate system and tectonic plate.

About Trimble RTX Technology

Trimble RTX (Real Time eXtended) is a high-accuracy GNSS correction technology delivering repeatable positions worldwide. By combining real-time data with innovative positioning and compression algorithms, Trimble RTX technology utilizes data from a global reference station infrastructure to compute centimeter level positions based on satellite orbit and clock information. Trimble RTX technology enables various Trimble solutions—the Trimble CenterPoint RTX and Trimble RangePoint RTX correction services, the Trimble Pivot™ RTX App; as well as the Trimble xFill™ feature, which “fills in” for RTK corrections in the event of temporary radio or Internet connection outages, and is available in several Trimble GNSS solutions. For more information, visit: