trimble navigation ltd (TRMB) Key Developments
Trimble Announces New Software Updates to Simplify Geospatial Analysis and Modeling
Apr 14 14
Trimble announced comprehensive updates to its powerful suite of geospatial office software, including Trimble Business Center, RealWorks and Trident solutions. Together, these updates provide increased data interoperability between Trimble office software platforms, enabling users to easily combine data generated through traditional survey methods, laser scanning and mobile mapping workflows, to produce richer and more intuitive deliverables. The announcement was made at SPAR International 2014, processing and delivery technologies. Trimble Business Center Version 3.20, Geospatial professionals now have access to an improved processing and analysis experience. With an integrated and powerful new point cloud engine, users can visualize and edit large point clouds while simultaneously working with high- resolution imagery. Combining these rich data sets into a single workflow saves time and potential conversion errors. Trimble RealWorks Version 8.1, The latest release of Trimble RealWorks provides surveyors and laser scanning professionals with enhanced tools that make it easier to visualize and interpret scan data. Point clouds can now be easily colorized using high resolution and High Dynamic Range images from professional grade external cameras, significantly reducing measurement and modeling times.
Trimble Trident Version 6.1, Mobile mapping professionals can now combine the rich datasets captured using spherical cameras with laser scanner and inertial measurements from the Trimble MX2, to easily determine the location of surveyed features and automatically classify imaged objects. The new office software versions are expected to be available in April 2014 through Trimble's worldwide Geospatial distribution network.
Trimble Navigation Limited Announces Board Changes; Approves Amendment and Restatement of the Bylaws
Apr 9 14
The board of Trimble Navigation Limited approved the appointment of current director Ulf J. Johansson to the Company's Audit Committee and the designation of current director Mark Peek as Chair of the Audit Committee and the Audit Committee's financial expert as that term is defined in rules promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The board also approved the appointment of Merit Janow to the company's Nominating Committee.
On April 4, 2014, the board of directors of Trimble Navigation Limited approved an amendment and restatement of the company's Bylaws. The company's Bylaws was amended to decrease the number of directors from eight to seven. This amendment will be effective as of the date of the company's annual meeting of shareholders, to be held on May 8, 2014.
Trimble Releases Next Generation Enterprise Forestry Management Solution
Apr 8 14
Trimble announced the release of its next generation Enterprise Forest Management software solution. The new 'converged solution' combines the functionality of three software applications--TheForestManager, Planner and Resources into a single, powerful operational platform for managing land, forest and fiber resources. Trimble's Enterprise Forest Management software provides a robust platform for managing asset inventory as well as creating and evaluating strategic and operational plans for short and long-term planning windows. The software allows decision makers to identify which actions need to happen and where they need to happen. The software also allows managers to schedule activities, plan and manage budgets and allocate resources. Maps and related spatial data are integrated with plans, providing a thorough perspective on land-based activities and costs. The new solution features major improvements over previous versions, such as a new sophisticated data integration framework, choice of form creation capability to unlock better ways to manage data as well as a powerful multi-platform business intelligence tool. Other enhancements include a next generation report manager, map management and printing functionality that include map layout views and dynamic content along with a choice of methods to store and reference important business documents within the database. The enterprise solution supports the integration of spatial capabilities using Esri technology, allowing customers to significantly improve business processes. Trimble's Connected Forest enables better decision-making at every step of the forest to mill process, from land acquisition through product delivery, by combining industry-specialized software and hardware into solutions for land, forest and fiber management. As part of the Connected Forest, Trimble's Enterprise Forest Management software can help organizations analyze options and priorities, optimally allocate resources, track progress and roll the information up to a management level. Trimble's Enterprise Forest Management software is available now through its Forestry Division.
BSF Swissphoto Deploys Trimble's Aerial Imaging System
Mar 25 14
Trimble announced that BSF Swissphoto has deployed the Trimble AX60 airborne LIDAR system for aerial imaging in its fixed wing aircrafts and helicopters. BSF Swissphoto will use the system as part of its geodata services portfolio for various wide area and corridor mapping applications.
Trimble Navigation Limited Approves Amendment to Bylaws
Mar 24 14
Trimble Navigation Limited intends to approve an amendment to the company's Bylaws reducing the number of company directors from eight to seven, which will become effective concurrent with Mr. Hart's retirement.