From our daily lives, to determining the most accurate position using GPS, timing is a critical component of our modern lives. Advancements in clocks and their accuracy has driven many innovations, including the ability to use GPS to precisely locate ourselves on the planet. The good old equation “speed of light times transit times equals distance” is core the functionality of GPS. While this equation may seem simple at its base, it quickly becomes a problem great minds, such as Albert Einstein struggled to understand.

In fact, GPS satellites function as a demonstration of one of Einstein’s greatest theories- the Theory of Relativity. For GPS to function properly, clocks on the satellites must match exactly to clocks on Earth. Pretty simple right? Turns out it isn’t that simple. Due to effects of gravity on the space time continuum, GPS clocks actually have to be offset ever so slightly from clocks on Earth. The mass of earth affects the rate at which time passes, meaning time in space is slightly quicker than time on Earth. The satellite clocks must constantly be offset to adjust for the difference in which time passes in space. Watch the video below for a little more information.

Solutions

Frontier Precision has a 30-year plus track record of helping you provide a measure of excellence. It all ladders back to our core philosophy of How You Measure Matters. It’s why each day, we seamlessly connect the physical and digital worlds through technology to improve how we all better interact with the earth in meaningful ways. Our tools and solutions make you more efficient, productive, and most importantly, profitable.

Products

Frontier Precision knows that every measurement its customers take is important. It’s why Frontier Precision not only offers the latest, cutting-edge measurement tools, but also understand the continuing need for service and support — because How You Measure Matters encompasses the total customer experience.

Professional Services

From Geospatial Services to GIS Professional Services to Water Resources Data Acquisition Services, Frontier Precision delivers leading-edge measurement technology. We’ve been there, every centimeter of the way, as geospatial technology has evolved. No matter what your need for accurate measurement, we have the experience and expertise to create a customized solution for you.

 

Training & Events

We give you the proper training on the solutions we sell. Sign up for Professional Certified Training to get up and running quickly — all backed by the most experience in the industry. Whether onsite, online or in the classroom, we are helping make our customers efficient, productive, and profitable with today’ s and tomorrow’s technology.

Support

Frontier Precision provides world-class support from centers across a wide section of the western United States. Need support for any geospacial products, software or services?

Contact Frontier Precision at 800-359-3703.

About Frontier Precision

Frontier Precision’s measure of excellence can be traced back to 1988. Four years later, in 1991, Frontier Precision partnered with Trimble — a United States-based GPS equipment manufacturer at the time, and the rest is history. Since then, Frontier Precision has grown with Trimble to be one their largest and best geospatial distributors in the world.

We’ve been at the frontier of technology for three decades, continually offering customers new tools and solutions, all with our end goal in mind to help make our customers efficient, productive, and profitable with today’s and tomorrow’s technology. Frontier Precision is an employee-owned company — each of our team members is committed to your success.

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WHEREVER YOU ARE, WE ARE.

From our original office in Bismarck, North Dakota, we’ve grown our footprint thousands of miles in every direction.Today, you’ll also find us in South Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Hawaii, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington — delivering the Frontier Precision difference to more people each day.