Trimble Catalyst makes High-Precision Mapping Affordable for Everybody

Trimble Catalyst

Once upon a time, professional-grade mapping solutions were too expensive for people who weren’t heavily invested in GNSS. Thanks to Trimble Catalyst, infrequent users can now access high-precision mapping solutions at prices that are truly affordable for everybody with on-demand subscription plans.

 

Type of Mapping Solution Example
On-Demand Trimble Catalyst
All in One Geo7X
BYOD Trimble R1 & Trimble R2

 

Trimble Catalyst makes it as easy as 1-2-3 to get centimeter-level GNSS accuracy right on your Android phone or tablet:

1. Choose your Trimble Catalyst app.
2. Plug the Catalyst DA1 antenna into your Android phone or tablet’s USB port.
3. Select a subscription based on your accuracy needs.

 

trimble catalyst subscription plan

 

Trimble Catalyst Requirements

The Trimble Catalyst is an easy, affordable solution – particularly for people who may need GNSS only a couple of months out of the year. To build Catalyst, Trimble took its core GNSS technology that runs on a dedicated hardware chip and turned it into a software service that can run inside an app on your phone.

In addition to the app, the only equipment you need is a $350 DA-1 antenna. It’s small enough to fit in your glove box and plugs right into your phone.

trimble catalyst antenna

 

The On-Demand Payment Plan

The cost of the on-demand service depends on the level of accuracy you need. Your monthly subscription comes with several options including meter, sub-meter, sub-foot, and “precision,” which is at the centimeter level.

In a way, the payment plan is similar to renting the service while owning the hardware. This arrangement really opens up the door for a whole new segment of users.

 

 

Limitations

That being said, the Catalyst is never going to be a replacement for the higher-level mapping solutions. Anyone who is heavily invested in GNSS and uses it in their everyday work life would still want to own a full GNSS system because paying for an on-demand system adds up over time.

If you only need to do occasional checks and balances, it’s a great tool that you could outfit all of your trucks with in order to reassess assets out in the field.

 

Conclusion

The Trimble Catalyst gives mapping professionals the ability to afford a high-precision GNSS solution without being heavily invested from a dollar standpoint.

For more information, call 800-243-1414 to ask a question, request a quote, or receive a product demonstration.

Our Mapping & GIS specialists in the Bay Area, San Diego, Sacramento, and Los Angeles can help you find the right solution for your application today.

 

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