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Trimble Acquires MidStates VRS to Expand Network Coverage to 1m Square Miles in North America
Tuesday 15 September 2020

California-based hardware, software and services technology company Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) has acquired US-based network MidStates VRS to delivery positioning correction services over an increased footprint exceeding 1m square miles in North America, the company said.

Terms were not disclosed.

As part of an ongoing expansion strategy, the new coverage for the VRS Now subscription service helps users in more places achieve high-accuracy positioning to increase productivity, reduce operational costs and improve safety.

The correction service is ideal for professionals in agriculture, geospatial and construction as well as emerging autonomous applications including lane-keeping for passenger vehicles, Vehicle-to-Anything position identification and unmanned aerial system guidance.

Adding 105,000 square miles of coverage, the acquisition expands Trimble's VRS Now network to be one of the largest in North America--over one m square miles, contributing to Trimble's shift toward a software, services and subscription business emphasis.

Trimble VRS Now offers instant access to centimeter-level positioning tailored to the users' geographic location; the service is always on wherever and whenever needed within the network coverage area.

With no base station or setup required, it is cost-effective, efficient and simple to use.

VRS provides positioning professionals with instant access to Real-Time Kinematic and Post-Processing corrections utilising a network of permanent (fixed) continuously operating reference stations.
Date Published: 15/09/2020