Trimble SPS986 GNSS Smart Antenna

A smart antenna expands on the capabilities of a standard antenna. By putting multiple components in a single solution, you can rely on a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) smart antenna for receiving signals, sending coordinates and more. Trimble's SPS986 GNSS smart antenna is a powerful device for surveys, geodesy and similar high-performance applications.

Introducing: Trimble's SPS986 GNSS Smart Antenna

The SPS986 GNSS Smart Antenna is a compact, durable and beneficial tool for site surveying. It can serve as a base stationor GNSS rover system. This GNSS smart antenna offers improved accuracy and performance compared to a standard antenna through multipath rejection, Wi-Fi capabilities, signal processing algorithms, interference handling and more.

The key features of this Trimble receiver include:

Tilt Compensation  

Tilt compensation functionality uses Trimble Siteworks Positioning Software and auto-measured antenna height to measure accurate points while the pole is not level. Contractors can take measurements while driving, walking or standing without compromising accuracy. The tilt adjustment allows data to be collected faster so you can create large digital terrain models in minimal time.

Other benefits of tilt compensation include:

  • Simple to survey inaccessible areas, such as utility flowlines, traffic lanes, corners and steep slopes.
  • Easy to learn for novice and experienced surveyors alike.
  • Cost savings for material planning by capturing more accurate volume measurements in less time.
  • No magnetic interference.
  • Improved efficiency at the job site with quicker measurement capturing.

ProPoint Technology  

Trimble ProPoint technology uses all of the signals that are available for greater accuracy, reliability and productivity in challenging GNSS environments. You can have survey-grade positioning in areas where other antennas produce unreliable results or cannot function.

Durable Housing  

This GNSS smart antenna has the most rugged housing Trimble has made. The GNSS battery, antenna and receiver are all in one unit with rugged housing built to endure the severe construction site environment. This strength and durability result in a compact unit that is virtually indestructible while remaining user-friendly.

This unit also has a sensor onboard that shows the field controller screen. For applications that are dark or hard to reach, you can work more efficiently. With extensive battery life, you can work longer at the job site without recharging.

CenterPoint RTX  

Trimble CenterPoint RTX is a GNSS positioning service delivered by satellites that deliver fast, high accuracy GNSS positions worldwide via satellite/IP. With this technology, you can expect precise and interruption-free work wherever you are.

Connectivity Capabilities  

Trimble's SPS986 GNSS smart antenna is a connected, site-enabled solution with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for small site projects and wideband radio for large site projects or long-range applications. The unit establishes a connection and transmits real-time kinematic (RTK) corrections to another machine control system or rover. Contractors and crew members will have more time to focus on work since Trimble SPS986 GNSS is easy to set up and maintain.

Applications of the Trimble Receiver  

This GNSS smart antenna can be used as a rover to enable site measurement tasks. Mount the Trimble receiver to a pole for grade checking, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for progress monitoring or a truck for site supervision. You can verify the site topography and manage measurement data with ease.

Other applications include:

  • Measuring and verifying site features and original ground levels.
  • Recording tilt data while taking measurements.
  • Checking finished grade and laid materials thickness.

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BuildingPoint SouthEast is a global network of Trimble distribution partners. We seek to support our customers through advanced technology like Trimble's SPS986 GNSS smart antenna. Our service territories include Washington, D.C., NC, SC, GA, VA and MD.

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