Trimble Introduces New Modules for TDS Survey
Software Package in North America
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 7, 2004 -- Trimble
(NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced new modules for Tripod Data Systems (TDS) Survey
Pro 4.0 field data collection software package-the Trimble Systems Extension (TSX) and Leveling modules.
The TSX software module provides support for Trimble's optical and Global
Positioning System (GPS) survey systems and both modules are designed to
streamline workflow processes, allowing surveyors to work more productively in
TDS Survey Pro 4.0 includes:
The TSX module is available in two configurations. The Total Station
(TS) option supports robotic total stations. The Integrated Surveying (IS)
option supports surveying with either robotic total stations or GPS instruments.
- A new Instrument Manager that makes it easy to pre-configure settings for
Trimble total stations, GPS receivers, levels and other field instruments. After
initially entering settings, users simply choose an instrument and Survey Pro is
ready to work with it. And once settings are entered it's easy to switch back
and forth between instruments. Users can also copy an instrument profile to
other data collectors.
- Basemaps that allow users to import a drawing or graphic to use as a
background map for reference. This makes it easier to identify landmarks and
staking points. Basemaps can be imported in both GeoTIFF and DXF file formats.
- An editable Quick Pick list for Survey Pro on the Trimble TSCeTM and ReconTM data
collectors that creates shortcuts for frequently used functions and routines.
A new optional
Leveling module is also available for use with TDS Survey Pro 4.0 with the TSX
module and provides the following new functionality:
- With the TS option, Survey Pro users can now more easily and efficiently aim
a robotic total station remotely from a Trimble TSCe or Recon data collector.
Survey Pro 4.0 has a fine-turning routine with a unique graphical interface
which allows for remote aiming for even precise turns and a new graphical tap to
turn feature that enables turn commands by just tapping on the map.
- In the IS option, a new Start Survey Wizard in Survey Pro takes users
through a streamlined GPS setup procedure for easier, more reliable GPS
connections. Digital cell phones can now be used in place of a radio data link
for GPS communications.
- Support for the new Trimble GeoRadio 2.4 GHz for long-range, license free
- Bluetooth support for cable-free operations with the Trimble TSCe and Recon
data collectors and 5800 and R-8 GPS surveying systems.
The Trimble TSX and Leveling modules for the TDS Survey Pro
version 4.0 are now available in North America through Trimble's Geomatics and
Engineering dealer network. The TSX module will ship with the Trimble TSCe and
Recon controller kits. Trimble Survey Pro has only been discontinued with the
release of TDS Survey Pro with TSX on the TSCe and Recon.
- Direct support for Trimble DiNi series digital levels, providing in-field
data storage to the Trimble controller that improves workflow in the field.
- Allows users to perform one-person trigonometric leveling with a Trimble
robotic total station, increasing the productivity of the equipment and field
Trimble's Geomatics and Engineering Business
Trimble, a world
leader in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control
solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that will change
the way construction work is done. The Geomatics and Engineering Business of
Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core
areas of surveying, construction and infrastructure. From concept to completion,
Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and improve productivity.
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global
Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS
components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as
wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions.
Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for
growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation,
machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications
infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble
has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.