April 16, 2012, Paris, France – Trimble made a splash on day
one of Intermat Paris by introducing six new products as part of their display
at the show. The new releases cover a wide range of products offered as part of
their positioning solutions.
Version 2.4 of Trimble’s VisionLink software provides
integration of site productivity data, asset and fleet management, and volumes
and material movement information using 2D Project Monitoring. This will allow
contractors to get a collective view of the productivity of all machinery
involved across the job site and the organization as a whole. The newest
VisionLink version also provides a mobile application, giving contractors the
ability to track productivity on mobile devices.
The Trimble Connected site solution, which combines the
Trimble Connected Office, the Trimble Connected Controller, and the Trimble
Connected Machine, is designed to help heavy civil construction professionals
by saving time and costs at every stage of a project. The Office software is
built to provide the contractor with control over the preparation of assets for
the job site, including 3D construction models, fleet and asset management,
site productivity monitoring, and wireless data sync. The Controller software
allows for modifications to the Trimble Site Positioning System from anywhere
via the Internet. The Machine software provides remote asset management and
machine productivity tracking capabilities.
The addition of a GPS guidance configuration system for the
Trimble GCSFlex Grade Control System will extend functionality for the CB450
Control Box. Combined with in-field design templates created from the cab on
the Control Box, the GPS guidance will now enhance an operator’s ability to
accurately dig to a desired depth, slope or alignment without an in-office
The Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System version 12.2
includes Trimble GradeMax technology, which is said to substantially increase
the overall grading performance of dozers and allow the operator to create a
faster, more accurate, and more consistent grade. The new version also includes
the Connected Machine software to wirelessly sync data between the machine and
the office in the hope of decreasing machine downtime and create greater
productivity as a result.
The SPS985 GNSS Smart Antenna is designed to perform high
accuracy construction site measurements. The alloy used in the antenna’s
construction is designed for strength and durability to meet the daily abuse of
the construction site. The antenna is fitted for multi-function usage to meet
the needs of the contractor, with the ability to be used as a base station or
rover. The addition of WiFi, Bluetooth, and optional wideband radio
capabilities allow for easy integration into an existing construction site.
The new positioning solution for tunneling contractors
incorporates Business Center – HCE office software powered by Trimble, the
Trimble® SCS900 Site Controller Software Tunneling Module operating on the
Trimble Tablet, and the Trimble SPS930 Universal Total Station. As part of the
Trimble Connected Site® portfolio, the integrated office to field solution
allows contractors to quickly, safely and accurately perform tunnel
construction, while monitoring progress in real-time.
Intermat Paris runs from April 16-21. For more updates,
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