Category: Product Features

How Does Differential GPS Work?

Differential GPS (Global Positioning System) provides positional corrections to GPS signals and eliminates pseudorange errors – signal delays and distance discrepancies between a satellite and a GNSS receiver. This correction enhances the location data gathered by GPS receivers.

Differential GPS correction services usually require a base station on a precisely known location. Then the base station calculates its position based on satellite signals to the known location and the data is recorded by a roving GPS receiver either in real time in the field using radio signals or through post processing using precision agricultural solutions and software.

Real-Time Differential GPS

Real-time DGPS happens when the base station calculates and broadcasts corrections as it receives data. This results in a differentially corrected position on the roving GPS receiver.

GPS correction services that offer real-time differential GPS are ideal for farmers with large plots of land. Agricultural professionals can expect controlled and repeatable performance with great accuracy. Furthermore, using differential GPS correction services is a cost-effective way to get an exact overview of the land.

How Can Farmers Use DGPS?

Differential GPS has made precision farming even better over the last few years. Through DGPS, farmers can utilise the data gathered for crop efficiency, thus leading to a more efficient farming system. Farmers now know how to further improve seed germination techniques, prevent weeds and pest infestation, and maximise overall crop yields. Data collecting is now a necessary task for many of them. 

Vantage NSW is a trusted name among farmers and agricultural professionals when it comes to GPS correction services and precision agriculture solutions for all seasons, terrains, crops and vehicles. We are the authorised distributor of Trimble, a company that knows that farmers need accurate data for their farming needs. Learn more on our website and enquire about Differential GPS and our other correction services.

Trimble Adds New Distribution Partner in Australia to its Global Vantage Network for Agriculture

Trimble has added a new Australian distribution partner to its Vantage™ distribution network—a global network of independent experts that provide growers, advisers, retailers and local OEM machinery dealers with precision agriculture expertise for the entire farm.

Vantage NSW: Vantage NSW was established from NFS Agribusiness—a Trimble authorised reseller since 2006. Located in the heart of the Liverpool Plains, Vantage NSW will provide Trimble total farm solutions throughout the central and northern parts of New South Wales, Australia.

Vantage NSW joins previously announced Vantage Western Australia as well as newly appointed Vantage NEA, to provide Vantage precision agriculture services in Australia. Combined, their geographical reach covers three-quarters of the farms and crop land across the country.

As the complexity of integrating multiple systems together across a farming operation increases, so does the need for seamless service and support from technicians that have in-depth knowledge in all areas of precision agriculture. Vantage distributors have a proficient understanding of the entire Trimble portfolio, and they specialize in integrating the hardware, software, data and agronomic considerations across mixed fleet farms to create interoperability throughout an operation’s precision ag systems.
Vantage serves as a farmer’s Partner in Precision Agriculture, providing a premier level of technical expertise, including the ability to connect the agronomic recommendations from a farmer’s advisor to the precision ag processes needed to optimize productivity. Vantage distributors are committed to providing a hassle-free experience, dedicated customer service, valuable training and reliable in-field support in order to minimize the stress and confusion that is often associated with complex technology solutions.

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About Trimble’s Agriculture Division

Trimble’s Agriculture Division provides solutions that solve complex technology challenges across the entire agricultural supply chain. The solutions enable farmers and advisors to allocate scarce resources to produce a safe, reliable food supply in a profitable and environmentally sustainable manner. Covering all seasons, crops, terrains and farm sizes, Trimble solutions can be used on most equipment on the farm, regardless of manufacturer. To enable better decision making, Trimble offers technology integration that allows farmers to collect, share, and manage information across their farm, while providing improved operating efficiencies in the agricultural value chain. Trimble solutions include guidance and steering, agronomy coaching, desktop and cloud-based data management, flow and application control, water management, harvest solutions and correction services. For more information on Trimble Agriculture, visit:


About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modelling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety, and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise life cycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial, transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), visit:

Trimble Establishes Global Vantage Distribution Network

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is extending its distribution channel by establishing a new global network of independent distribution partners to serve the needs of the rapidly evolving precision agriculture industry. The new Vantage™ distribution network will provide growers, advisors, retailers, co-ops and local OEM dealers with precision agriculture expertise for the entire farm. Vantage partners will provide the complete Trimble precision agriculture portfolio and advise growers and their advisors on the right combination of technology-based solutions for their operation to improve farm efficiency and productivity.