March 2019 Newsletter
March is upon us, and it is time again for the annual Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors conference and exhibition. Precision Products will be there in full force. Be sure to come by our booth and say hi, take a look at the new equipment, and even shoot a few hoops. Seriously, we will have a Pop-a-Shot setup in the booth! It's Madness!! Prizes and giveaways galore!
2019 TAPS Conference
TSC3 & Ranger 3 OS Updated
The WEHH operating system in TSC3 and Ranger 3 data collectors recently received an update. Version 3.2.1 was released containing many fixes and enhancements. Updating the OS is not complicated; however doing so erases all data from the controller.
It is imperative to back up all your data, settings, and note any third-party applications because the update completely erases all data. Also, it is essential to take note of the version of Survey software on your device, particularly if your controller warranty is not current. Also, it is important to install the correct version of your software after the update. Contact Precision Products for more information and guidance or to schedule a service appointment and let us do the heavy lifting.
Call 844-459-1300 and schedule a service appointment
Trimble Office Cleanup Utility
If you are a user of any of Trimble's office applications, you may have noticed their installers tend to be large files. Once installed, there are several components to the application suite, and sometimes you might want a clean start. Trimble Office Cleanup Utility can resolve issues with an update or give you a clean slate to install an update to Trimble Business Center (TBC) or Spectra Precision Survey Office (SPSO).
Tennessee GPS Survey Rules
You may have seen some references in the last few weeks about the upcoming GPS Week rollover. Much like the addition of a leap second every few years, this event will occur automatically and at an odd time of day (in our part of the world) And also like the message changes in the past, has prompted some concern as to how it will affect GNSS users.
Part of the message broadcast by the GPS network is a value for the GPS week. The count began back in 1980 at midnight (UTC) on January 6th. The message is a 10-bit count which limits the range to between 0 and 1023, which means every 1024 weeks the odometer rolls over, back to 0 to start the count again. The next rollover will occur on April 6, 2019. A GNSS receiver not prepared for the rollover may not operate properly.
GPS Week Rollover
Effective April 2018, Tennessee State Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors Standards of Practice includes section 0820-03-.11 which covers the use of GNSS equipment for Land Surveying. Precision Products offers a 1-hour Continuing Education course covering compliance with the new rule. Contact Daniel Shearon for information on the next session.
Battery Recell Service
Precision Products is pleased to announce that we now offer battery recell service on many battery types. Call 844-459-1300 for more information.