Trimble Navigation Introduces Integrated GPS Receiver And Antenna In One Unit

Trimble Navigation, Sunnyvale, Calif., has introduced another innovative GPS product: integrated GPS receiver and antenna in one unit.

The Acutis® GPS is a complete three-channel GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver and antenna, integrated into a rugged, weatherproof case that mounts like an antenna.

The Acutis uses the industry standard NMEA-0183 output so that it will interface with other plotters, chart plotters and SatNavs, and can be installed within minutes.

This versatility allows the Acutis to be moved from boat to boat. It is built around an advanced threechannel design that is capable of tracking up to eight satellites at once, even when subjected to severe acceleration.

The design guarantees more stable operation even under adverse receiving conditions and allows the Acutis to make very precise instantaneous velocity measurements. It performs a new velocity calculation once a second and updates the display every five seconds.

The Acutis GPS is an economical way to upgrade to GPS navigation equipment without requiring installation of additional instruments or learning a new system.

Trimble is one of the world leaders in the emerging commercial market for satellite-based navigation and position data products using the U.S. Government-funded Global Positioning System (GPS).

Trimble designs, manufactures, and markets electronic instruments and systems for determining precise geographic location. These products are sold in a variety of markets including survey and mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), marine, aviation, vehicle tracking, military applications, and differential GPS systems. The company, founded in 1978 and located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Calif., has been selling GPS to the world market since 1984.

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