Trimble declared that it will deliver over 500 Trimble NetR9 GNSS reference station receivers to the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI).
Using Trimble’s GNSS receivers, GSI will upgrade its GeoNet GNSS-based network across the nation. GSI is a division of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). Japan-based Nikon-Trimble joint venture serves as the distributor of Trimble’s receivers.
GeoNet delivers GNSS data for extensive applications such as construction, surveying, weather forecasting, mapping and GIS, and beyond. The network can also be employed for monitoring the crustal movements of the earth that will further advance the research of seismic activity in Japan.
According to Trimble's Infrastructure Division GM, Ulrich Vollath, since 1992, along with Japan-based Hitachi Zosen Information Systems (HZS), Trimble has delivered over 2,700 GPS/GNSS reference stations to GSI. GPS data acquired from the NetR9 GNSS reference stations will aid the Bernese processing software (quasi real-time mode) -based monitoring system. In addition, these receivers deliver real-time raw data from a subset of GeoNet stations in order to generate the network corrected Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) data service across the country. With the help of an online bulletin board service, surveyors can better access the precise control points and data using network capabilities.
The Trimble NetR9 GNSS serves as a Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) receiver that can cater to the challenging infrastructure, as well as to accurate scientific and network applications. The powerful GNSS constellation tracking enables NetR9 to efficiently track signals from GLONASS, GPS, Compass and QZSS constellations, and Galileo GIOVE-A and -B. The NetR9 includes around 440 channels and can hold even additional signals.