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Trimble BoB Beacon On A Belt Receiver

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Trimble BoB Beacon-On-A-Belt Receiver
Item ID: X1197
Condition: Refurbished
Warranty: 90 Day Exchange


* Trimble BoB Beacon-On-A-Belt Receiver [ID- X1197]
* BoB Receiver Pouch w/ Strap
* Quick Reference Card
* AC Adapter/Charger
* Power Cord
* RS232 PC Interface Cable
* User Manual On CD-ROM
* Hard Copy User Manual
* Carrying Case (G)


Trimble Beacon-On-A-Belt
Trimble’s Beacon-on-a-Belt (or BoB™) receiver lets you add the extra precision of real-time differential GPS to your GIS projects— without adding the encumbrance of a bulky radio pack. The system incorporates a beacon receiver, an antenna and battery in one compact cable-free* package that you wear on your belt. The BoB receiver decodes GPS differential correction information from local MSK beacons and then transmits that information to any GPS receiver that accepts standard RTCM SC-104 data, eliminating the need to postprocess your data. Best of all, this is completely cable-free when used with Trimble’s GeoExplorer® 3.

Real-time DGPS Accuracy
The accuracy of differential GPS not only means that your databases have better data, it also makes locating previously mapped assets in the field quicker and more accurate too. With differential GPS, distinguishing between closely spaced assets is fast and unambiguous. Back in the office you’ll save time too. Since the data you collected was corrected as you gathered it, you can transfer that data directly into your GIS without the delay of a separate postprocessing step

Cable-Free Convenience
To complement the convenience of Trimble’s handheld GeoExplorer® 3 system, the BoB differential receiver communicates with that system automatically—with no cabling or accessories whatsoever. There’s nothing to connect, nothing to forget, and nothing to carry on your back. Your crews will move faster and incur less downtime due to snagged or broken cables

Rugged and Easy to Operate
No matter where your data collection and update projects take you, the BoB receiver is ready to follow. Shockproof and water-resistant, it will withstand all the rigors of fieldwork, in any weather. Right out of the box the BoB receiver is ready to start working with your Trimble GPS/GIS data collection system. Within seconds of powering on, it automatically selects the best beacon and starts transmitting corrections. If you want to reconfigure the receiver in the field an easy-to-use two-button interface simplifies the process.

Powerful Software
For more extensive configurations the versatile PC-BoB office software makes it easy to exclude beacon stations, define custom display names for stations, and configure the initial tracking mode. All in all, the BoB receiver is the most convenient and versatile beacon receiver we’ve ever developed.

  • Provides real-time DGPS accuracy to mapping receivers
  • Cable-free communication with Trimble GeoExplorer 3
  • Rugged, ergonomic design
  • Noise-rejecting beacon receiver
  • Dual-channel minimum shift-keying (MSK) differential GPS (DGPS) beacon receiver
  • Cable-free real-time link to the Trimble GeoExplorer 3 mapping system in the United States
  • Automatically tracks the strongest or closes beacon signal, or can be fixed to track a specified beacon station
  • Rugged, dust, and water resistant housing
  • Compact, ergonmoic belt-mounted design
  • Immunity to noise and jamming signals
  • All day internal rechargeable battery
  • Simple two button/two LED interface
  • Full DGPS status in the field via GeoExplorer 3
  • Advanced configuration setup via PC-BoB software
  • Advanced diagnostics via PC-BoB software

20.6 cm (8.1’’) H x 10.7 cm (4.2’’)W x 10.7 cm (4.2’’) D (at antenna)
1.16 kg (2.56 lbs
Power consumption
1.5 W
Operating: -10 C to +50 C (+14 F to +122 F)
Storage: -20 C to +70 C (-4 F to +158 F)
Up to 99% non-condensing
Port settings
RS-232 at 2400 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
Cold start time
<25 seconds typical
Warm start time <12 seconds typical
Channels 2
Range: 283.5-325 kHz Spacing: 500 Hz
MSK modulation
50, 100 & 200 b/s autoselection
Output protocol
Input protocol
NMEA 0183
Battery life
Up to 10 hours