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Trimble Catalyst GNSS Smartphone Positioning Service

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Product Description

High-Accuracy GNSS Accuracy, On-Demand for Your Mobile Device

Trimble Catalyst is a revolutionary technology that features a subscription-based software GNSS receiver, so you can get insanely close to your world - Whenever, wherever you want to!

With your catalyst-enabled app, plug in our DA1 Antenna and select a subscription based on your accuracy needs!


It's GPS, but not as you know it…Trimble Catalyst is GPS positioning-as-a-service for Android smartphones and tablets.

To build Catalyst, Trimble have extracted the core of their hardware GPS receiver technology and transformed it into a software service that can run inside an app on your phone. So all you have to do is select a service plan to get on-demand accuracy, directly to your mobile device.

With the addition of a simple, light-weight USB antenna, running the Catalyst service app on your Android device can turn your smartphone or tablet into a powerful centimeter accurate mapping, navigation, and measurement instrument that you can use with any location-enabled app or service.

Subscriptions: Accuracy on demand, on your smartphone

Because Catalyst’s revolutionary technology delivers high accuracy positioning with an on-demand subscription service, you only pay for what you need, when you need it. Pay monthly for unlimited access at your desired accuracy, or choose the convenience and flexibility of hourly pay-per-use Catalyst Precision On Demand.

1 Meter Sub-Meter Decimeter Precision Precision On-Demand
Meter accuracy in optimal conditions 30cm-75cm accuracy in optimal conditions Up to 10cm accuracy in optimal conditions 1cm-2cm accuracy in optimal conditions 1cm-2cm accuracy in optimal GPS conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Trimble Catalyst?

Trimble Catalyst is a subscription service that allows you to generate and use centimeter-accurate GPS positions on your smartphone or tablet. As a Catalyst subscriber you can choose to be automatically charged monthly on an unlimited use plan, or alternatively pre-pay for on demand access on an hour-by-hour basis.

Do I need GPS Correction services to use Catalyst?

Trimble Catalyst uses GPS corrections to generate highly accurate GPS positions. Your subscription includes access to the Trimble Corrections Hub, which lets you use Trimble and Trimble partner correction services. Trimble Corrections Hub coverage is available in many parts of the world, but is not yet available worldwide. Check the latest coverage here. If the Trimble Corrections Hub does not provide suitable coverage in your location, you will need to provide your own local correction service.

Can I share my subscription with others?

Trimble Catalyst monthly licenses are transferable between users and devices, but may only be used on one device at a time. Catalyst On Demand licenses are non-transferrable, but On Demand pools can be shared by any number of users.

How do I manage my account?

You can see your subscription and manage your payment details in My account section. You can manage your licences and assigned users for your subscription at the Trimble License Manager application.

How can I pay for Catalyst?

Credit and Debit Cards:
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express cards. Cards must be enabled for recurring e-commerce transactions to work with Catalyst.

Prepaid Cards:
If you have a prepaid card with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express logo, you can enter your card's information on our payment page. If the bank that issued the card approves our authorization request, we will accept this card for payment.

How do I resolve payment problems?

If there is a problem with your payment method, your access to the service may be disrupted. To resolve the issue, sign in to your account and update or change your payment method. In most cases, this will resolve the issue. If you’re still having trouble updating your account with new payment information, please try a different payment method, or contact your financial institution to ensure your payment information is up to date and supports e-commerce transactions. If you have confirmed that your payment method is listed under 'How can I pay for Catalyst?' above, and your payment method is still not being accepted, contact us for further assistance.


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