DECATUR, Ill.-Trimble has introduced the Ag3000 modem. When installed as part of a Trimble AgGPS Autopilot system, the quad-band GSM/GPRS (Global System for Mobile Communications/General Packet Radio Service) modem allows growers to improve machine guidance accuracy by accessing network correction signals that use Trimble VRS technology via a cellular connection.
Trimble designed the Ag3000 to easily interface with Trimble Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers, lightbars and the FmX integrated display powered by Transcend technology, a proprietary Trimble positioning capability that provides users with high accuracy, flexible solutions for the most challenging agriculture applications and environments. With a rugged enclosure for easy in-cab installation, the Ag3000 also offers an external cell phone antenna for enhanced reception. Pricing for the modem, cabling and an external antenna is $1,495 MSRP.
The Ag3000 can access RTK signals from U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) networks in states where they exist, such as Ohio and others. A partial directory of Trimble VRS installations can be found online.