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Trimble introduces the Trimble® TMR1 data link

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Trimble has introduced the new Trimble® TMR1 data link, an advanced, software-defined industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio band, networked transceiver providing license-free wireless communications around the world. The TMR1 data link offers dual-frequency operation with 902-928 and 865-870 MHz, available throughput up to 2.6 Mbps, and range as high as 70 miles. With the integration of serial and Ethernet, coupled with the high throughput, video can easily be streamed across the data links or sensors such as flow meters or temperature/pressure gauges can be installed for continuous Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and monitoring applications. The TMR1 data link is ideal for a broad range of industrial control applications including electric utilities, water/wastewater management, machine control for agriculture and construction.

The Trimble TMR1 data link supports both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint network topologies. In addition, it supports multiple speed/modulation pairs within a single network while selecting the optimal speed for each individual remote radio. This unique capability automatically adapts to changing signal and noise levels by selecting the highest link rate/modulation pair maintainable for each individual radio link without forcing the entire network to operate at the speed of the slowest link. This allows the entire network to run at the highest speed possible despite changing noise levels and radiolocations.

The Trimble TMR1 data link is equipped with dual data ports for simultaneous communication with both TCP/IP and serial port devices in the same network. An easy-to-use Web interface allows management across the entire network. To secure communications, all links are protected by Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) data encryption, Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) segregation, password authentication and Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology.

“Trimble is committed to developing next-generation, industrial communication products that meet our customer’s needs and provide advanced worksite connectivity options to enhance Trimble’s solutions as well as third-party applications,” said Jess Cobb, Business Area Director for Trimble’s Wireless Infrastructure Group. “The Trimble TMR1 data link is an ideal, secure, high-speed radio transceiver for field operations that can deliver connectivity in the harshest environments, from mines and construction sites to agriculture and oil fields.”

The new Trimble TMR1 data link is available in a sealed, highly vibration-tolerant enclosure and as a board-level module for system integrators. Both the TMR1 Enclosed and the TMR1 Board Level are available now through Trimble’s Integrated Technologies Wireless Infrastructure international dealer network.

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