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How to Achieve a Lifetime of GNSS Reference Receiver Bliss

Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, the Trimble® Alloy™ Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) reference receiver for real-time network (RTN) applications continues to take network performance to new levels. With several unique benefits built-in, there is a worthwhile learning curve to adopt that can easily be completed through three succinct on-demand webinars.

When our team set out to develop the Trimble Alloy GNSS reference receiver, they set new precedents by building the product in direct response to customer needs. We took time to carefully listen to customers who wanted a more user-friendly GNSS reference receiver that was easier to configure, had swappable batteries and was easy to set up, all while providing the best, most accurate positioning.

From a high-level overview to a deep dive into the real-world challenges of running an RTN and how Trimble Alloy overcomes these challenges, the on-demand webinars clearly illustrate why Alloy is the best receiver for RTNs. An all-in-one GNSS reference receiver, Alloy offers several features you won’t find in other receivers or that are a cut above the rest. With full constellation GNSS tracking, absolute positioning capabilities and intelligent design, you will quickly discover how the Trimble Alloy will prepare you for the future of GNSS today.

Here is a brief overview of what you’ll learn about Trimble Alloy in each of the on-demand webinars:

Webinar 1: Trimble Alloy Basics — Realize New Levels of User Convenience

The Alloy GNSS reference receiver is different from any other in many ways. In the first webinar, available here, you will learn about the box itself. An all-new intelligent receiver design brings an unprecedented level of usability to GNSS reference stations. Featuring a tilted, four-line OLED screen, Trimble Alloy displays key information without the need for scrolling through multiple menus. Dual hot- swappable batteries, coupled with multiple power inputs (dual serial and dual LEMO ports), give users flexible installation options. Wi-Fi connectivity, multiple serial ports and remote access options allow users to configure the device easily, no matter how or where it’s installed.

Webinar 2: Best Practices in the Field — Simple and Successful Set Up for Absolute Position Monitoring

The second webinar in the series illustrates the simplicity of setting up your Trimble Alloy receiver. The integration of multipath mitigation technology in Alloy alleviates the challenges that trees, buildings and cell towers pose, allowing you to set up where you need to.
Additionally, Alloy leverages Trimble RTX™ precise point positioning technology, making it possible to derive its position at centimeter-level accuracy in real-time. Combined with Trimble's advanced Sentry™ monitoring technology, the receiver will automatically notify the operator of any status change including positional changes. This technology ensures users are receiving the most accurate correction data.

Webinar 3: The Technical Details — Spectrum Analyzer and Anti-Spoofing

Trimble Alloy delivers everything you need in a real-time network, and there are several capabilities to be activated as technology advances. In this third on-demand webinar, you’ll receive details about the spectrum analyzer including a demonstration on how to read it. A useful tool when you have a receiver that’s not performing well, but can’t determine why, the spectrum analyzer can troubleshoot the issue as well as provide data that will help you find a better location for your receiver. This can also apply to other receivers you may have that are having problems – put an Alloy in that position to see what is causing the issue.

Another feature of Trimble Alloy that is discussed in-depth is anti-spoofing. When people spoof a location (you could be at your office, but the spoofed location shows you in another country) this presents potential interference with GNSS receivers.

The technological advances continue with the ability to receive the BeiDou-3 constellation as well as future satellites when they are launched. Powered by the new Trimble Maxwell™ 7 GNSS dual chipsets, Trimble Alloy tracks and processes all of today's current GNSS signals at data rates up to 100Hz and is designed to be ready for planned signals and systems. The receiver provides an industry-leading 672 channels for unrivaled GNSS constellation tracking including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, IRNSS as well as the full range of SBAS.
And, all of this technology (and the features yet to be activated) are supported by free firmware for life.

Seamlessly Move Into the Future

The three Trimble Alloy overviews presented in these on-demand webinars illustrate how you can smoothly and confidently move into the future of GNSS.

Technology is moving forward every day and Alloy can keep pace with these advances. After taking the time to watch these webinars, you will clearly see how Alloy is different from other receivers available today. Watch all the webinars now!