Trimble Catalyst Wins Awards!

Catalyst has taken top honors at the 2017 NZ Spatial Excellence Awards, securing the Supreme Excellence Award and the  award for Innovation & Commercialization. Bringing together innovators from the NZ spatial industries, the awards recognize products or projects that made a significant contribution to the industry through the introduction of a new idea, method, technology, process or application resulting in social, environmental and/or economic benefits.

“Trimble’s innovation, called Catalyst, allows positioning measurements to be more cost-effective and accessible to a much wider audience without compromising accuracy” says Hadyn Smith, NZSEA chair.

“Out of all the entries, this promises to have the most impact.  It stood out for its immense potential for delivering survey accurate measurement solutions using widely available mobile means – its professional and public reach, therefore, cannot be underestimated” commented the award judges.

 Trimble Catalyst
With increasing processing power, high resolution graphics and the connectivity to deliver spatial data to their users, smartphones and tablets have become a low cost data collection tool.
With these increased capabilities a broad range of mobile apps have become available, however their use in the spatial industry has been limited by the accuracy of the internal GNSS receiver in the mobile devices, and the relative cost of high accuracy GNSS receivers.  While high accuracy GNSS has been adopted by the members of the spatial industry whose roles are dedicated to measurement, the cost/benefit ratio has been a barrier to the broader use of high accuracy GNSS by casual users of positioning – people who are primarily performing a work task from maintenance and inspection through communication and collaboration who in the course of their work periodically need high accuracy positioning.
In the past, either compromises have been made on accuracy or the need has been serviced by bringing in measurement professionals. This innovation has been the development of an Android based soft GNSS receiver (a GNSS receiver that is purely in software) and low cost multi frequency GNSS antenna allowing smartphones to achieve accuracies of up to a centimeter using a globally available subscription service.
Delivered using a positioning as a service business model the innovation changes the cost/benefit ratio to make the use and availability of high accuracy GNSS now affordable for the casual users where accurate positioning is required to support their primary job/task, opening up the use of high accuracy spatial information to a far more extensive range of users through a growing range of smartphone/tablet based applications.
Visit the Catalyst website for more information.

A data collector and field computer with smart phone capabilities

The TDC100 is a rugged professional-grade package to collect data and inspect assets in the field. It is a true GNSS receiver with spatial accuracy, all-day battery life and ruggedness.

UPG is offering three bundle packages to get you out of the office and working straight away.

TerraFlex Bundle

  • Trimble TDC100
  • Trimble TerraFlex Advanced

$3 065 + GST

R1 Bundle

* BYO software and corrections services

  • Trimble TDC100
  • Trimble R1

$6 595 + GST

Sub Meter TerraFlex Bundle

  • Trimble TDC100
  • Trimble R1 with ViewPoint RTX
  • Trimble TerraFlex Advanced

$7 430 + GST

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Any smart phone and any accuracy you need with these GNSS Receivers

Trimble R1 GNSS Receiver
Sub Meter Accuracy for BYOD and Smart Devices


Trimble R2 GNSS Receiver
Survey Accuracy for Trimble Handheld, BYOD and Smart Devices

Key Features:

  • Small, rugged, lightweight GNSS receiver for great mobility
  • Simple integration with existing GIS workflows, including Esri
  • Flexible correction options including the new Trimble RTX™



Key Features:

  • Professional solution for geospatial applications to support any GIS or survey-grade workflow
  • Select from a range of correction sources – from VRS networks to Trimble RTX™
  • Add proven Trimble Mapping and GIS software, such as Trimble Terraflex™, Trimble TerraSync and Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office software
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Keep your workflows and get more usable data

R2Work the way you want with the Trimble® R2 GNSS receiver. The R2 is more accurate, less cumbersome and lets you work the way you want and get more usable data. With advanced Trimble GNSS technology and a compact, durable design, the R2 receiver gives you the flexibility to choose a solution based on the accuracy and GNSS performance level that suits your application, from GIS grade all the way to survey grade.

  • High-accuracy positions in real-time ranging from sub-meter to centimeter level. You choose the accuracy.
  • B.Y.O.D. – Smartphone, Tablet or Trimble Handheld.
  • Connect to a range of correction sources – from SBAS and VRS networks to Trimble RTX™ correction services delivered by satellite and Internet – for accurate data at almost any location.
  • Easy to use ESRI ArcMap plugin
  • Cheaper, smaller, lighter survey grade solution.
  • Proven technology when the premium level functionality of a high end receiver is not required.
  • Tracks ALL available constellations, making it future proof.
  • Easily integrates with other survey equipment and also MGIS and third party applications.

It’s versatile, mount it on a pole, a backpack or on a vehicle and easy to use, push one-button to start and begin collecting data straight away.

It’s perfect for everyday applications with Trimble Access, or add Trimble TerraFlex™ which now supports centimeter-level accuracy workflows, or the updated Trimble TerraSync and Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office software for high-quality deliverables, both in the field and office.

Whether you want an inexpensive survey rover or a high-level GIS receiver, the Trimble R2 allows you to work accurately and productively and do it your way.


Trimble R1 GNSS Receiver

R1roadsidePurpose-built for mapping and GIS professionals in a variety of organizations, including environmental agencies, government departments, and utility companies, the standalone Trimble R1 receiver enables you to collect higher-accuracy location data with the device you already use—whether it is a modern smart device, such as a mobile phone or tablet, or a traditional integrated data collection handheld or tablet.

The Trimble® R1 is a rugged, compact, lightweight GNSS receiver that provides professional-grade positioning information to any connected mobile device using Bluetooth® connectivity.

The Trimble R1 provides:

  • Improved GNSS positioning no matter what smart device you are working on
  • The flexibility to work with a variety of devices
  • The ability to be shared among multiple devices
  • Professional data collection in more places by supporting multiple satellite constellations
  • integration with TerraFlex™, Trimble TerraSync™, and Trimble Positions™ software to support your GIS workflows
  • compact size but rugged construction to go wherever you go
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