This almost seems to good to be true, but it appears that Trimble has come up with an app that turns your smart phone into a subscription-based software GNSS receiver, or something like that. We are talking centimeter accuracy which I guess is all that matters. You can actually sign up for the level of accuracy desired which I am sure determines the price of the subscription.
From the Trimble Website:
“Catalyst features a lightweight antenna that plugs directly into your Android phone or tablet’s USB port. Once it’s connected to any Catalyst-ready or third party location-enabled app, you can use measure, locate, and share the things you map with the world. The little blue dot on your phone just got a whole lot smaller and more accurate.
And, since Catalyst’s revolutionary technology features a software GNSS receiver that delivers high accuracy positioning with an on-demand subscription service, you only pay for it when you need it.”
In addition Trimble Reseller CompassTools is running some type of promo entitled the “Expeditionary Program.” They are looking for ten outstanding applicants to join the program. All you have to do is fill out the form to be in the running. The details are not offered.
Click here for more information on Catalyst. Looks like a big winner.