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Latest Version of Trimble Survey Controller Software Designed for Use with New ACU Controller
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2002 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today a new version of its Trimble Survey ControllerTM software, designed specifically for use with the new Trimble Attachable Control Unit (ACU). Together, these two additions to the Trimble ToolboxTM of integrated surveying solutions are designed to allow surveyors to work smarter and faster -- enhancing productivity and improving workflow.
Trimble Survey Controller software, operating on the ACU controller combines powerful data collection capabilities with an intuitive, color, graphical, and easy-to-use interface.
The ACU controller, representing the next generation in survey controllers, is designed to work with Trimble's surveying systems, including the 5600 Total Station. Providing a graphical, interactive user interface capable of operating as part of the total station or as a standalone tool, the ACU is a powerful, color Windows CE based data collection tool.
"With a color Windows CE interface, the ACU controller opens up a number of exciting possibilities for us to develop an even more powerful version of Trimble Survey Controller software," said Jrgen Kliem, division vice president of survey for Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division. "This latest version offers surveying professionals worldwide an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use complete data collection and computation package. The software includes a wide range of routines including traverse, sideshot, advanced road layout, staking, attribute collection, DTM, and COGO."
Providing significant benefits in many survey functions, the Trimble Survey Controller is ideal for geodetic, topographic, construction, and surface measurement survey work, among others. The software also includes many special features specifically designed for use with Trimble mechanical, servo, Autolock® and robotic total stations.
Key features and benefits of Trimble Survey Controller and ACU combination include:
Trimble Survey Controller software for the new ACU controller, working on a 5600 Total Station, is available now through Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division dealer network.
About Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division
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 Engineering and Construction Division of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of machine control, surveying, and construction instruments. 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.
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