LAS VEGAS, March 11, 2008 – Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the introduction of new wireless communication capabilities for its Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site portfolio of construction solutions, the new version of Trimble SCS900 software is designed to increase workflow efficiency by providing real-time transfer of data between the office and job site. With this new two-way data capability, field crews are expected to be more connected to the office than ever before.
The announcement was made today at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008, one of the world™s largest international exhibitions for the construction and construction materials industries. Trimble will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center™s South Hall, S-17411, and in the outdoor Silver Lot, S-890.
The addition of two-way data transfer in SCS900 Site Controller Software is expected to reinforce Trimble™s leadership in providing the broadest portfolio of connected site solutions for the heavy and highway contractor.
With the Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software version 2.33, engineers can email design changes or work orders to contractors and crews in the field. Likewise, contractors can transfer progress reports, on-site problems, and as-built data back to the office upon completion of on-site operations. Contractors are expected to realize savings by eliminating the time and cost of physically driving data updates to and from the field. Using the two-way data capability reduces delays and re-work associated with using outdated information and synching data only at the end of the work day. Reduced delays and re-work increase the likelihood that projects will finish on time and under budget.
The Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software operates on the Trimble TSC2 or TCU hand-held controller. Using total station or the Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the software is designed to simplify construction operations, increase efficiency in the field, and minimize downtime. The Trimble SCS900 software can be used at every stage of a heavy and highway construction project to:
- Perform initial site measurement and verification of original ground levels
- Measure site features
- Check finished grade and laid material thickness
- Topo site or material stockpiles and compute volumes
- Stake out points, lines, alignments, planes, surfaces, complex roadways, side slopes, and catch points
- Carry out as-built site measurements
Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software v2.33 is expected to be available as a software download from the http://www.trimble.com before the end of March 2008.
About Trimble™s Construction Business
Trimble”s Construction Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for both the heavy and highway contractor and the building construction contractor. Trimble”s solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Positioning System (GPS), 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.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location”including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,600 employees in over 18 countries.
For more information visit Trimble™s Website at www.trimble.com.