trimble navigation ltd (TRMB) Key Developments
Trimble Announces S1100 Onboard Weighing Solution for Accurate Livestock Feed Measurement
Jul 16 15
Trimble announced the availability of the Trimble S1100 onboard weighing system offering farmers and ranchers a high-accuracy solution for measuring and weighing hay bales and other livestock feed handled using a tractor, forklift or skid steer. With highly accurate weight measurements available to the operator in the cab, farmers can better control the quantity and cost of hay bales and other livestock materials in their operations. The S1100 is another tool within Trimble's farm management solutions enabling farmers to transform real-time field information into better decisions. The S1100 calculates weight by measuring hydraulic pressure changes on tractors or skid steers. Payload weights and bucket counts are clearly displayed in real time to the operator in the machine cab. The S1100 is designed as a brand-agnostic, aftermarket solution that is compatible with most makes and models of tractors, forklifts and skid steers. It enables producers to: Maximize livestock weight by preventing over/under feeding; Control feed costs by accurately measuring and managing feedstuffs; Eliminate waste and overage in feed batching and grain hopper loading operations; Weigh incoming/outgoing livestock feed for accurate invoicing and record keeping; Reduce potential overpayments by identifiying wet hay bales early. With the S1100 weighing system, farmers can use up to nine individual attachments including buckets, forks, hay squeezes, soft hands bale handlers and more.
Trimble Establishes Four BuildingPoint Distribution Partners in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. to Serve Building Construction Industry
Jul 15 15
Trimble announced that BuildingPoint distribution partners have been established in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. These latest additions are part of the growing BuildingPoint network that provides focused sales and services with a portfolio of software and hardware solutions for the Design-Build-Operate lifecycle of buildings. BuildingPoint distribution partners represent Trimble Buildings' solutions that allow users to create and transfer constructible models throughout the DBO lifecycle—from concept and design to the field and back to the office again. The solutions utilize sensors, 3D positioning, data, Building Information Modeling, communications and analytics. The emergence of these technologies, along with the ability to integrate them within a comprehensive information architecture, provides an unprecedented capability to improve productivity, schedule adherence and cost discipline. Trimble's expanded information architecture enables these improvements by significantly improving project transparency and collaboration, which leads to much tighter integration of the elements of building design, building construction and post-completion building operation. BuildingPoint will provide a primary vehicle for bringing Trimble's DBO solutions to the market. Experienced construction professionals in each regional BuildingPoint will support users in achieving the optimal construction technology solution for each project. This support will consist of a combination of hardware and software, consulting, virtual design and construction services, training and technical support. Trimble is establishing a network of BuildingPoint distribution partners in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific regions. The latest additions to the BuildingPoint network are: BuildingPoint Australia: BuildingPoint Australia was formed by combining the Prolog dealer CADStation and Trimble Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing dealer Sure Point Australia. Headquartered in Brisbane and with locations throughout the region, BuildingPoint Australia will serve major building construction stakeholders including building facility and asset owners, engineers, architects, and general and specialty contractors in Australia and Papua New Guinea. BuildingPoint New Zealand: BuildingPoint New Zealand was formed through collaboration between GeoSystems, the long-term Trimble distributor in New Zealand, and BuildingPoint Australia Pty Ltd. Headquartered in Christchurch and with locations throughout the region, BuildingPoint New Zealand will bring Trimble's DBO solutions to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. BuildingPoint Pacific: BuildingPoint Pacific was formed from two dealers: the building construction field solution business of SITECH NorCal and the Prolog project management business of Rotech Consulting. With offices planned in the Bay Area and San Diego, BuildingPoint Pacific serves contractors and construction managers in California and Hawaii. BuildingPoint Gulf Coast: BuildingPoint Gulf Coast was formed by Navigation Electronics Inc. BuildingPoint Gulf Coast will focus on Trimble Buildings' solutions for contractors and construction managers throughout Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.
Trimble TILOS Version 9.0 Offers Enhanced Linear Construction Project Visualization and Improved Integration
Jun 30 15
Trimble announced TILOS version 9.0 time and location planning software for highways, railways, pipelines, tunnels, water engineering, transmission line construction and other linear civil engineering projects. Trimble® TILOS merges technical and schedule information into one dynamic plan, giving users more information than Gantt charts or network diagrams alone. The new version of TILOS offers better linear construction project visualization and improved integration with Primavera project management software and Trimble Business Center HCE office software for heavy civil construction takeoff and data preparation. Trimble TILOS version 9.0 introduces a new Gantt chart format that visually connects the site layout with the user-defined time frame of a project. Graphics representing project locations such as bridges, culverts and intersections as well as work types such as concrete, steel or earthworks provide additional clarity, making the plan more intuitive and easier to read at a glance. The new grouping and formatting represent the schedule in a digital wall chart format, which is frequently used in lean production to show progress in a simplified manner. In addition, TILOS can now plan and manage non-linear parts of the infrastructure project for a more complete solution. To simplify data exchange, TILOS version 9.0 has been redesigned to improve the integration functionality with third-party project management software such as Primavera, Microsoft Project and ASTA Powerproject. The improved integration allows users to import detailed activity data that includes structures. TILOS version 9.0 also now works directly with the Primavera P6 native .xml file type with no API needed for seamless conversion to a linear schedule in TILOS.
Trimble Announces New Version of Plancal Nova CAD and Calculation Software
Jun 30 15
Trimble Navigation Limited has announced version 11 of its Plancal nova CAD and calculation software for mechanical, electrical and plumbing, or MEP, contractors, engineers and installers in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical and public health trades. A fully-featured Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution within Trimble's MEP CAD/CAE portfolio, Plancal nova software features functionality specific to the MEP trades. It integrates design, drawing and engineering calculation/analysis through a proprietary CAD-core. Plancal nova version 11 includes: IFC certification by buildingSMART, a global organization that manages IFC standards, in accordance with IFC 2x3 Coordination View 2.0, to enable both 3D model and attribute data exchange; extended IFC functionality through the release of the nova BIM converter. The tool enables accurate import and export of IFC files to nova. This new solution allows for review and adjustment in the import process giving a new level of reliability in the IFC functionality; and ability to sync and publish 3D models in Trimble Connect, a cloud-based collaboration platform for the design, construction and operation of buildings. Trimble Connect streamlines workflows and transforms collaborative processes, allowing teams to access, analyze, manage and share project data from anywhere at any time. In cooperation with Trox GmbH, Plancal nova users can now locate Trox HVAC components directly in Plancal nova. With the Trox Easy Product Finder, users can easily navigate to find products and automatically populate the product data and components into the model with detailed technical data.
Trimble Navigation Limited Introduces Spectra Precision LT58 Laser Tool
Jun 19 15
Trimble Navigation Limited has introduced the Spectra Precision LT58 Laser Tool, a new line laser for interior construction for acoustic ceiling installations. The LT58 Laser Tool is an easy-to-use, automatic self-leveling laser that projects three 360-degree planes of ultra-bright laser light. The laser produces a bright green laser beam in the horizontal plane. The horizontal green beam is intersected by two vertical red laser planes spaced 90 degrees apart, providing references for interior layout tasks including wall layout and installation, point transfer, finish carpentry, tile layout, and horizontal and vertical alignment. The laser is compact, lightweight and can be easily setup using the included wall mount. For example, installation on high-ceiling grids can be a quick, easy task as compared to conventional heavier rotating lasers with cumbersome wall mounts.