Customers can now access Positioning-as-a-Service to collect geo-location data with Trimble or third-party apps on smartphones, tablets and mobile handhelds. When combined with a small, lightweight, plug-and-play digital antenna and subscription to the Catalyst service, the receiver provides on-demand GNSS positioning capabilities to transform consumer devices into centimeter-accurate mobile data collection systems.
Catalyst extends the accessibility of Trimble's high-accuracy positioning to a broader base of users easily and with only a few components, which include:
- Any location-enabled mobile app
- A Catalyst subscription, with accuracy options ranging from one-meter to centimeter level
- Trimble's small, lightweight DA1 antenna that plugs directly into Android smartphones and tablets
The Trimble Catalyst solution includes a software development kit (SDK) for building mobile applications with integrated professional workflows. Both Trimble and third-party development teams have produced a range of Catalyst-enabled applications for Geographic Information System (GIS) data acquisition, cadastral land management, topographic mapping and ground control for unmanned aircraft systems (UAVs).
Trimble Catalyst service subscriptions and the Catalyst DA1 antenna are now available through Trimble's Authorized GIS Distribution Network. Trimble Authorized Distributors can be found by visiting: catalyst.trimble.com/ShopNow. Catalyst availability, pricing, subscription and accuracy may vary by region. Catalyst-enabled apps for Android can be found in the Google Play Store.
Trimble's Geospatial Division provides solutions that facilitate high-quality, productive workflows and information exchange, driving value for a global and diverse customer base of surveyors, engineering and GIS service companies, governments, utilities and transportation authorities. Trimble's innovative technologies include integrated sensors, field applications, real-time communications and office software for processing, modeling and data analytics. Using Trimble solutions, organizations can capture the most accurate spatial data and transform it into intelligence to deliver increased productivity and improved decision-making. Whether enabling more efficient use of natural resources or enhancing the performance and lifecycle of civil infrastructure, timely and reliable geospatial information is at the core of Trimble's solutions to transform the way work is done.