trimble navigation ltd (TRMB) Key Developments
Trimble Introduces Trimble(R) DPS900 Piling System
Jul 23 14
Trimble introduced the Trimble(R) DPS900 Piling System, a dedicated, land-based 3D machine control system for a variety of piling machine makes and models. The accuracy of the system allows piling contractors to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs for building structural foundations, retaining walls, coffer dams, and solar or wind farm installations. The DPS900 Piling System can transform the way piling contractors work. Without DPS900, the process is manual and often error prone. With the DPS900 system, contractors can take advantage of accurate positioning and automated reporting to ensure machines are being utilized efficiently. The DPS900 Piling System reduces surveying costs associated with staking and as built checks. In addition, the system can increase on-site safety by reducing the number of people around machines, pilings and foundations. Accurate positioning in DPS900 can ensure navigation time between piles is reduced, resulting in increased piling time to maximize production and revenue per day. Built-in, automated quality assurance and quality control reporting includes capture of start and end positions, time and elevation as well as actual embedment depth, blow count reporting, and inclination and orientation control. In addition, unique system logins allow managers to filter reports by operator for better accountability, production optimization and forecasting. Business Center - HCE office software by Trimble is used to create pile plans in the office, and allows for integration with data prep, estimating and reporting functions. Piling machines can be connected to the office using Trimble Connected Site(R) solutions for wireless data transfer and GNSS corrections. In addition, machines can be tracked and monitored using VisionLink(R) for location, hours and utilization information. The DPS900 Piling System is supported and serviced by a local SITECH(R) technology dealer. Their expertise with Trimble 3D machine control systems allows piling contractors to make a smooth transition to machine control workflows so downtime is minimized. The new Trimble DPS900 Piling System is available now in Australia, Europe, North America, Chile and South Africa through Trimble's SITECH Technology Dealer Channel.
Trimble Announces Establishment of a SITECH(R) Technology Dealer in Utah as Well as in Several Adjacent Counties in Wyoming and Counties in the Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead Recreation Area of Northern Arizona
Jul 23 14
Trimble announced that a SITECH(R) Technology Dealer has been established in Utah as well as in several adjacent counties in Wyoming and counties in the Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead recreation area of northern Arizona. SITECH Intermountain joins the premier network of SITECH dealerships - the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering the most comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems available to the heavy and highway contractor. SITECH Technology Dealers represent Trimble(R) and Caterpillar(R) machine control systems for the contractor's entire fleet of heavy equipment regardless of machine brand, along with Trimble's portfolio of Connected Site(R) solutions - site positioning systems, construction asset management services, software and powerful wireless and Internet-based site communications infrastructure. The experienced construction professionals at each SITECH Technology Dealership can advise contractors on the appropriate construction technology solutions to utilize, and can provide high-quality local customer service, personalized training and technical support. As authorized dealers for Trimble site-wide solutions and Caterpillar's machine control systems, the SITECH Technology Dealers understand how to apply innovative construction technology to help solve a variety of contractors' construction challenges. Leveraging technology, contractors can gain greater insight into their operations, enabling them to lower operating costs and improve accuracy, safety and productivity. Through the adoption of construction technology, contractors can experience new levels of productivity that enable more competitive bidding on projects. SITECH Technology Dealers offer the most advanced and complete set of tools to revolutionize the construction workflow.
Trimble Navigation Limited Introduces Trimble Connect Version 1.8
Jul 18 14
Trimble Navigation Limited introduced Trimble Connect version 1.8, the new version of its water infrastructure mapping and work management software. The latest release of the cloud-based, Geographic Information System (GIS)-centric software includes a suite of applications that allow water, wastewater and stormwater utilities to visualize and efficiently manage their network maintenance and data collection activities. Trimble Connect software leverages Trimble's GNSS rugged mobile devices and Esri's GIS technologies to accurately map, locate and assess the condition of critical infrastructure assets, allowing utilities to keep their field infrastructure data up-to-date and accurate. Offered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription, the solution allows users to monitor asset operating conditions, manage leak repairs, reduce non-revenue water, deploy and inspect smart meters, lower potential threats to safety and health due to contamination and adhere to regulators' reporting guidelines and requirements. Trimble Connect version 1.8 can be configured and deployed quickly on a variety of Trimble and non-Trimble mobile devices, laptops, tablets and smartphones, including Apple iPads, iPhones, Android, Windows and Windows Mobile devices to automate field workflows and eliminate paper-based maps. Trimble Connect utilizes the latest Esri ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Server, Mobile and ArcGIS Online basemap services. The software is designed to automate a variety of specific water and wastewater industry workflows through individual "apps" offered within the product and as part of a subscription. The new version provides standard core apps including Map Book, Manhole Inspector, Leak Repair, Hydrant Inspector, Valve Inspector, Meter Changeout, Incident Repair, Water Mapper, Wastewater Mapper and Stormwater Mapper. In addition, an optional partner app developed for American Flow Control (AFC) hydrant and valve data collection, "AFC Mapper," can be purchased from AFC and their distributors for use with Trimble rugged handhelds. In addition to the standard core apps, Trimble Connect version 1.8 includes: full offline mobile support including GIS data for Android, iOS, Windows Mobile and Windows 7/8 platforms; Esri ArcGIS Online (AGOL) support to create and share Web Maps using data collected in Trimble Connect; work management support for single and multi-asset work orders on all supported platforms; enhanced workflows for asset inspection and condition assessment; embedded business rules to define failed inspections or ones that need review; enhanced workflows for asset mapping and data collection; support for the Trimble Geo 7 series rugged mapping handheld and integrated Laser Rangefinder; and standard dashboards with each of the core apps. Trimble Connect version 1.8 is expected to available in August 2014 from Trimble's Water Division and its authorized distribution partners.
Trimble Announces Trimble Connect Software for Wastewater Manhole Asset Maintenance, Mapping and Inspection Implemented by Orange County Sanitation District
Jul 15 14
Trimble announced that the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) has implemented Trimble Connect software in combination with Trimble Juno T41 rugged Android mobile devices for automating utility manhole maintenance, mapping and inspection. Trimble Connect provides a single cloud-based software-as-a-service platform with built-in applications that enable water, wastewater and stormwater utilities to automate a variety of critical field operations, regulatory compliance and reporting activities. OCSD is responsible for wastewater services for 2.5 million people in Orange County, California. In an effort to streamline the inspection of over 8,000 manholes, OCSD required an accurate, reliable and easy-to-deploy technology solution to automate the manhole inspection process, eliminate paper-based data collection and move to a centralized Geographic Information System (GIS)-based electronic repository for all manhole asset and maintenance records on the sewer network. Like many water and wastewater utilities around the world, OCSD had made a large investment in building an Esri ArcGIS based GIS to map pipes and assets that are installed throughout its service area. Maintenance is an ongoing task and requires that data about the location of assets and the work performed on these facilities is accurately collected in the field. Trimble Connect helps with this challenge. As an authorized Esri business partner solution, Trimble Connect utilizes Esri ArcGIS technology and allows utilities to view and update maps, assign work, manage workflows and collect field data and mapping updates using a variety of mobile devices. When used with a rugged Trimble Juno T41 or Trimble GeoExplorer 7 series handheld, workers can more accurately locate and map assets in the field (with up to decimeter accuracy using a Trimble GeoExplorer), significantly improving the quality of their critical infrastructure and asset management data. Trimble Connect can also be used with iOS and Android smartphones. Trimble Connect is designed to automate water and wastewater industry field workflows through individual apps offered within the solution. Trimble Connect software subscriptions provide standard core apps including Map Book, Manhole Inspector, Leak Repair, Hydrant Inspector, Valve Inspector, Meter Changeout, Incident Repair, Water Mapper, Wastewater Mapper and Stormwater Mapper. In addition, an optional partner app developed for hydrant and valve inspection, AFC Mapper, can be purchased from American Flow Control (AFC) and authorized AFC distributors for use with Trimble rugged handhelds. Trimble Connect is available from Trimble's Water Division and its authorized distribution partners.
Mesa County Colorado Obtains Authorization to Operate Trimble's Unmanned Aircraft System
Jul 15 14
Trimble announced that Mesa County in Colorado has received a Certificate of Authorization (COA) that will allow the Public Works Department to operate its Trimble UX5 Aerial Imaging Solution throughout the county. A COA is an authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allowing the operation of an unmanned aircraft in a designated area and not for commercial use. The authorization is currently required to legally operate a public unmanned aircraft in the U.S. The COA was granted to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, who manages the county's unmanned aircraft system operations and has been flying systems since 2008. Mesa County's Public Works chose the Trimble UX5 for a variety of applications including determining volumes and compaction of its county landfill, surveying and monitoring capital improvement projects such as roads and bridges, as well as assist the Mesa County Sheriff's Office or other county departments, as needed. With the Trimble UX5, Mesa County is one of the first to benefit from a cutting-edge solution that can change how surveyor's collect data. The Trimble UX5 was used by Mesa County Public Works to gather aerial images of the landslide that occurred in Western Colorado in May of this year. The Trimble UX5 is an unmanned fixed-wing aircraft targeted at the surveying, oil & gas, mining, environmental and agriculture industries. The system autonomously captures a series of high-resolution images during flight, which is typically up to 50 minutes covering as much as 2.3 square kilometers (approximately 1 square mile) when flying 120 meters (approximately 400 feet) above the ground. Using Trimble Business Center Office software, images are used to easily generate 2D and 3D deliverables such as orthomosaic images, three-dimensional point clouds and contour maps. The Trimble UX5 enables the collection of large amounts of data, often faster than traditional surveying technologies.