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April 29, 2015

Trimble Geospatial Announces New Hardware, Simplified Workflows


Along with their recently launched “Time to Do More” campaign, Trimble has announced an expanded portfolio of geospatial solutions for surveyors, engineers, and mapping professionals. The updates are extensive, including an improved TX8 3D Scanner, new total stations, and a number of new software workflows and functions, most notably for oil & gas.

SPAR spoke with Todd Steiner, marketing director for Geospatial Imaging and Optical Solutions and Tim Lemmon, marketing director for Geospatial Software Solutions for more information.

Laser Scanning
Trimble has increased the accuracy of the TX8 3D scanner to 1mm, and simplified the scanner’s operation when scanning at longer distances. As Steiner and Lemmon told SPAR, “the recent changes to the Trimble TX8 are focused on simplifying operation and versatility for use in more types of scanning applications and scenarios.” The simplified interface, they explained, offers the ability to “pause scans, delay the start of scans, and operate the Trimble TX8 via a remote controller,” which simplifies the process of capturing data “in high traffic areas, on elevated tripods, and in downhole scenarios.”

RealWorks has been updated to version 9.1 and includes simplified workflows for creating floor-settlement plans and pipeline modeling.

Automated Modeling for Oil & Gas
The Realworks Advanced-Tank Edition will provide simplified, guided workflows for performing thorough tank inspections and automatically producing detailed API653 reports. As Steiner and Lemmon explained, these capabilities will be built on new automated classification and modeling tools that have been “precisely tuned for storage tank spatial inspections following API653 Standard guidelines.”

v10 Imaging Rover
The VISION workflows in Trimble’s ecosystem have been updated. The primary update allows survey, engineering, and civil infrastructure professionals to generate point clouds in Trimble Business Center using images taken with the V10 Imaging Rover.

The main benefit of this process is speed. Steiner and Lemmon told SPAR that “the Trimble V10 Imaging Rover provides an easy-to-use, highly portable and fast means of collecting detailed images while simultaneously collecting survey grade point positions. Trimble Business Center software combines the survey-grade measurements and imagery to produce orthophotos, point clouds, and meshes. The ability to rapidly measure and model from imagery provides new capabilities with minimal changes to field procedures for survey professionals measuring primarily with total stations and GNSS systems.”

Total Stations And More
Trimble’s extended portfolio also includes a new line of robotic total stations (the S5, S7, and S9). Enhancements include improved Trimble technologies like VISION, SureScan, and DR Plus. Using Trimble Business Center, users can now created HDR images using data captured by Trimble’s total stations.

The new Trimble R8s integrated GNSS receiver can be combined with the latest version of Trimble Access to offer what the company is calling “configurable and scalable settings.” For more details on Trimble’s expanded portfolio, see the official releases (1, 2).

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