ENCRYPTION AND BEAM CHANGE FOR TRIMBLE RTX CORRECTION SERVICES – FIRMWARE UPDATE REQUIRED ON ALL TRIMBLE XFILL AND TRIMBLE RTX DEVICES IN NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA (AGRICULTURE) Data integrity and authenticity are critical to ensure that our correction services are reliable and trustworthy. We take data security extremely seriously and leverage the most advanced technology available to protect ourcorrection data streams. To this end, Trimble Advanced Positioning® will be updating Trimble RTX™ real-time correction streams to AES Encryption, providing further peace of mind for our users. Additionally, Trimble will be changing satellite beams that will accommodate RTX technology enhancements and network coverage expansion for years tocome. The net result is even better service reliability and greater access to Trimble’s ever-expanding CenterPoint® RTX Fast network. These changes will provide the end-user with increased reliability and access to faster convergence times in more areas. All Trimble xFill® and Trimble RTX compatible devices must be updated to versions of firmware supporting the encrypted streams, as well as configured for the new satellite beams, to continue to use Trimble xFill and Trimble RTX correction services. The newly encrypted correction streams will be deployed on new satellite beams, and the old satellite beams will be left on for several months to allow a smooth transition before they are disabled (see table below). It is very important that all users update their equipment firmware, and then configure the devices to use the new beam during the period of overlap.
It’s so frustrating to be all ready to go to work, and then get an error message! What the heck is a T2 and what happened to mine?