RTCM 3.2 support in Trimble Pivot 3.1

Since RTCM released Version 3.2 of their DGNSS Services Standard in February 2013, I have been wondering when GNSS hardware and software makers will add support for it in their products.

Trimble recently released Version 3.1 of their Trimble Pivot software and first on the list of new features is support for Multiple Signal Messages (MSM) as specified in RTCM 3.2. The MSM is intended to convey GNSS observations in a universal manner as more constellations and signals become available. It is a replacement for the older RTCM 3 messages (Message Type 1001-1004 and 1009-1012). Currently there are seven types of MSM, ranging from MSM1 for delivering compact GNSS pseudoranges to MSM7 which provides full GNSS pseudoranges, phaseranges, phaserange rate and CNR at high resolution.

Pivot supports MSM3-7 as its output format and its new RTCM3 decoder is capable of decoding MSM4-7. The next thing to look forward to is, of course, support for these new messages in GNSS receivers to make the end-to-end connection happens!

2 thoughts to “RTCM 3.2 support in Trimble Pivot 3.1”

    1. Hi Alexander, I think with Trimble receivers you just need to set it to RTCM and it’ll detect the message automatically. Best to check with your dealer though.

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