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5 Uses for Trimble CenterPoint RTX: Adding Value to a Surveyor's Toolset

When looking to save time and money, ask yourself: Is this a job for Trimble® CenterPoint® RTX correction service?

As a valuable tool every surveyor should have in their toolbox, Trimble CenterPoint RTX keeps users reliably on point as a primary correction method or as positioning insurance to complement other available RTK solutions, including Trimble VRS Now™ service.

Picking the right correction solution for any job is part of the surveyor's expertise, but if you've been wondering when or how you'd use Trimble CenterPoint RTX, learn more about five ways it can boost your productivity.

1. Your job requires high accuracy

With a fast convergence of under 1 minute in select regions and less than 3 minutes in the rest of the world, CenterPoint RTX delivers RTK-level performance surveyors are used to: 2 cm horizontal and 5 cm vertical accuracy (RMS). CenterPoint RTX caters to all surveying fieldwork needs, from stakeouts to as-builts.

2. You need full redundancy to complement your RTK methods

CenterPoint RTX can be used as positioning insurance by extending the Trimble xFill® service on your receiver, so you can continue working at centimeter-accuracy in your local coordinate system indefinitely (or until your primary correction is restored). CenterPoint RTX is not affected by radio or cellular signal interruptions (radio dead spots, unreliable cell coverage, or cellular connection) or unexpected disturbances (RTK-network outage, compromised base station, or gear issues). Working in local coordinate systems with interoperability between RTK and RTX through datum transformations for RTX positioning gives the benefits of RTK and RTX working together. 

3. You work in remote locations

As a satellite-delivered service, CenterPoint RTX is always on. This fact alone can significantly simplify your workflow. You never lose the accuracy you need in the field, no matter where you are. CenterPoint RTX delivers true mobility and as a result, becomes an equal or easier option for a wide range of surveying jobs like working over large geographic areas, working in remote job sites, or working outside the VRS footprint.

4. Your project demands frequent changes of location, such as covering a large geographic area

With CenterPoint RTX correction service, users are not tied to one location as with terrestrial correction sources and can stay on a consistent datum and coordinate system. Your rover and CenterPoint RTX move as fast as you move. No need to worry about VRS availability and base station locations, or the PPM error component when traveling away from the base and increasing your baseline length. Ask before starting, is this a job for CenterPoint RTX? How much could it accelerate your operations in the field?

5. You need to work fast or deploy resources more efficiently

A rover-only setup with CenterPoint RTX allows you to use all your receivers as rovers and maximize the efficiency of your crew in the field.  And with fast convergence time, the work starts as soon as you step on site.

Read how Trimble RTX corrections provided efficiency during a Colorado River linear survey, how it energized a large, remote pipeline project and became a field crew favorite, and helped researchers understand the behavior of active volcanoes.

Learn more about CenterPoint RTX.