News | November 7, 2016

Trimble Introduces Construction Technology Solutions For Small Site And Utility Contractors

Las Vegas, NV /PRNewswire/ - Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today office software, site positioning and machine control solutions designed for site and utility contractors and owner/operators. These solutions offer small to mid-sized contractors a reliable, flexible and affordable option to leverage construction technology.

The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions.

Office Software for Site Visualization and Layout
Many contractors already use SketchUp Pro for layout and visualization. SketchUp's affordable price point and ease of use make it an ideal solution for small site and utility contractors who do not have a software specialist on staff. Now, SketchUp files can be exported to Trimble® SCS900 Site Controller Software using the new Trimble Site Contractor extension for use in site positioning applications.

Site Positioning
Trimble Site Positioning Systems have also made significant improvements for smaller contractors. Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software has introduced two new capabilities, EZ Level and BaseAnywhere. EZ Level replaces traditional laser transmitters with GNSS or total stations for easy elevation checking when no design is available. BaseAnywhere allows contractors to quickly set up their Trimble SPS585 GNSS Smart Antenna as a base station anywhere on the site, with no survey control necessary, making it much simpler and faster for a non-surveyor to use GNSS. In addition, corrections can now be streamed to the SPS585 using BaseAnywhere and Wi-Fi. No radio is needed, so smaller contractors have a very affordable way to receive GNSS corrections on site.

Machine Control
The Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System can now be installed on many skid steer loader grading attachments from a variety of manufacturers. The installation includes integration to the machine's joystick controls, so contractors can take full advantage of the technology on their machine to increase productivity and accuracy.

"Trimble has made it easier than ever for smaller contractors to take advantage of construction technology," said Scott Crozier, director of marketing for Trimble's Civil Engineering and Construction Division. "With office software, site positioning and machine control solutions designed to make the technology easier to use and more affordable, site and utility contractors are able to enjoy increased productivity gains and efficiency that larger companies benefit from today."

Availability
Trimble solutions for site and utility contractors are available now globally through the SITECH® dealer channel.

About Trimble's Civil Engineering and Construction Division
Trimble is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the civil engineering and construction sectors. Trimble's solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet and application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site® strategy, these solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.

For more information, visit: construction.trimble.com.

About Trimble
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.

SOURCE: Trimble

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