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March 11, 2014

Trimble debuts geospatial data mgmt. platform


InSphere gives access to scalable cloud-based app for daily, mobile field data collection

Trimble Navigation on Tuesday introduced its InSphere cloud-based software platform for central management of geospatial applications, data and services.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based positioning firm said InSphere is targeting geospatial customers in the surveying and engineering, natural resources management and mapping industries.

The platform contains Trimble Access Services, which provides a data connection between surveyors in the field and managers in the office. Trimble Access Services also complements the Trimble Access field software and Trimble Business Center desktop software by allowing users to wirelessly transfer survey files between the field and office for day-to-day workflows.

The platform also gives access to three productivity-enhancing apps: Trimble InSphere Data Manager, Trimble InSphere Equipment Manager and Trimble TerraFlex for field data collection.

InSphere Data Manager – allows organizations to manage geospatial data in one place, for easy access to project information using a desktop or mobile device.

InSphere Equipment Manager – allows surveying and mapping companies to centrally manage their field devices such as tracking equipment location, and viewing the current status of warranty, firmware and software for their fleet of field equipment.

Trimble TerraFlex – a scalable cloud-based application for daily, mobile field data collection. TerraFlex provides for attribute-rich GIS data collection on a variety of common field devices. TerraFlex standardizes and streamlines data flow for effectively organizing a project by using an online data repository and toolset for creating custom digital form templates.

The new platform is sold through Trimble’s global geospatial distribution network. A 90-day, free trial is available for InSphere Equipment and Data Manager online.

“The centralized management, streamlined access and tailored toolsets of Trimble InSphere are designed to boost overall operating efficiency,” said Alain Samaha, business area director of software for Trimble’s Geospatial division. “Because geospatial information has the potential to transform organizations, we are simplifying access so the benefits of this information can be shared more readily with those who need it.”

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