Trimble announced its next generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for marine construction and drilling and piling operations—the Trimble MPS566 Modular GNSS heading receiver. With built-in dual GNSS antenna ports and constellation-agnostic Trimble ProPoint™ technology, the MPS566 delivers highly accurate positions and orientation for work that demands precise heading. With a ruggedized and compact form factor, the MPS566 consumes low power and has minimal cabling, all benefits when installation space is at a premium.
Advanced connectivity and multiple real-time correction options
With multiple options for real-time GNSS corrections including Trimble CenterPoint RTX, the MPS566 receiver delivers varying levels of precision down to centimeter level. The MPS566 includes an integrated 4G/LTE cellular modem, making it easier to use base-station-free IBSS/VRS on site and communicate with the receiver via the internet. The receiver can also be used as an internet gateway for file transfer—including construction design files—and remote support, saving time and money.
Precise positioning for marine and drilling/piling applications
The MPS566 receiver provides precise position and heading for Trimble Marine Construction software, helping operators achieve accurate, efficient dredging using a long reach excavator, cutter suction dredge, wire crane or trailing suction hopper dredger. The all-in-one unit provides positioning, heading, pitch and roll, delivering the precision required on marine construction projects including dredging, block and structure placement, barge monitoring, beach replenishment and before and after-construction surveying.
“The new MPS566 receiver is all about accuracy and rugged simplicity, making it easier to work in difficult environments—such as busy port facilities— when below the waterline precision is extremely important,” said Kevin Garcia, general manager of civil specialty solutions for Trimble. “This receiver is designed to be powerful, precise, rugged and easy to use. Even on remote solar installations, it can be configured so equipment operators can focus on the task at hand.”
The MPS566 is also fully compatible with the Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System, allowing operators to obtain precise locations for more accurate drilling and piling, even when GNSS multipath interference is present. This is particularly beneficial for meeting the accuracy and positioning requirements for renewable energy construction projects, including solar farms.