GNSS and TSC7 Promotion

 

Spring into summer with our GNSS Rover Promotion. Combine Trimble’s cutting edge GNSS technology with the rugged, ergonomic controller that delivers the power and flexibility of Microsoft® Windows® 10 Pro and Trimble Access™ software on a seven-inch touch screen.

Let a Trimble R10-2 LT or Trimble R2 with the Trimble TSC7 controller be your go to GNSS rover for all your surveying needs. Or go next level and add a Trimble SX10, the only true laser scanning total station for the ultimate surveying package!

For more information email us at info@allterra.co.nz or call AllTerra now on 0800 2558 3772. Promotion ends 15 December 2018

Trimble Catalyst Wins Awards

Catalyst has taken top honors at the 2017 NZ Spatial Excellence Awards, securing the Supreme Excellence Award and the  award for Innovation & Commercialisation. Bringing together innovators from the NZ spatial industries, the awards recognise products or projects that made a significant contribution to the industry through the introduction of a new idea, method, technology, process or application resulting in social, environmental and/or economic benefits.

“Trimble’s innovation, called Catalyst, allows positioning measurements to be more cost-effective and accessible to a much wider audience without compromising accuracy” says Hadyn Smith, NZSEA chair.

“Out of all the entries, this promises to have the most impact.  It stood out for its immense potential for delivering survey accurate measurement solutions using widely available mobile means – its professional and public reach, therefore, cannot be underestimated” commented the award judges.

Trimble Catalyst

With increasing processing power, high resolution graphics and the connectivity to deliver spatial data to their users, smartphones and tablets have become a low cost data collection tool.
With these increased capabilities a broad range of mobile apps have become available, however their use in the spatial industry has been limited by the accuracy of the internal GNSS receiver in the mobile devices, and the relative cost of high accuracy GNSS receivers.  While high accuracy GNSS has been adopted by the members of the spatial industry whose roles are dedicated to measurement, the cost/benefit ratio has been a barrier to the broader use of high accuracy GNSS by casual users of positioning – people who are primarily performing a work task from maintenance and inspection through communication and collaboration who in the course of their work periodically need high accuracy positioning.
In the past, either compromises have been made on accuracy or the need has been serviced by bringing in measurement professionals. This innovation has been the development of an Android based soft GNSS receiver (a GNSS receiver that is purely in software) and low cost multi frequency GNSS antenna allowing smartphones to achieve accuracies of up to a centimeter using a globally available subscription service.
Delivered using a positioning as a service business model the innovation changes the cost/benefit ratio to make the use and availability of high accuracy GNSS now affordable for the casual users where accurate positioning is required to support their primary job/task, opening up the use of high accuracy spatial information to a far more extensive range of users through a growing range of smartphone/tablet based applications.
Visit the Catalyst website for more information.

Software GNSS. Seriously

Yesterday your phone could tell you where you were within a few meters. Today, with Trimble Catalyst, your phone can tell you where you are within just a few centimeters.

Catalyst features a lightweight antenna that plugs directly into your Android phone or tablet’s USB port. Once it’s connected to any Catalyst-ready or third party location-enabled app, you can use measure, locate, and share the things you map with the world. The little blue dot on your phone just got a whole lot smaller and more accurate.

Catalyst features a lightweight antenna that plugs directly into your Android phone or tablet’s USB port. Once it’s connected to any Catalyst-ready or third party location-enabled app, you can use measure, locate, and share the things you map with the world. The little blue dot on your phone just got a whole lot smaller and more accurate.

And, since Catalyst’s revolutionary technology features a software GNSS receiver that delivers high accuracy positioning with an on-demand subscription service, you only pay for it when you need it.

So get ready to get insanely close to your world. Whenever, wherever you want to.

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A Trimble S9, lost…..and found in just 30 minutes!

When an opportunistic theft by moped resulted in Central Alliance losing a Trimble s9 they notified the police and KOREC, the local Trimble dealer.

All new Trimble S-Series Total Stations come with L2P (Locate2Protect) built-in, so the KOREC Technical Support was able to locate the instrument and track it live. When the instrument position remained static, KOREC sent the latitude and longitude of the missing instrument. It was retrieved from the bush where it had been dumped, unharmed and needing nothing more than a check.

Principal Land Surveyor Milen Charov said, “KOREC’s response couldn’t have been faster. The down-time caused by the loss of an instrument along with the hassle of dealing with insurance claims is extremely inconvenient. L2P is a great service and it’s saved us trouble, time and money. After an incident like this we have realised how important the locator functionality is. It’s absolutely worth it and I strongly recommend it.”

L2P finds an asset’s location by receiving a GPS signal from a clear line of sight with satellites in the sky. If your equipment and goes indoors (in a garage or storage facility), the L2P A-GPS technology takes over the tracking. This gives it the ability to find an asset’s location both indoors and outdoors down to the city street level address.

L2P comes standard with the later version total stations and can also be retrofitted into your S3, S6 or S8 total stations.

See the original story about Central Alliance on the KOREC website, or learn more about L2P on the Trimble website.

Behind the Big Eye of the SX10

Behind the distinctive “bug eye” of the SX10 is the spinning prism for scanning, a tracking laser, EDM laser, a tele-camera, and tracking camera. Flanking the lens is the overview camera (left) and primary camera (right), and a plummet camera underneath.

Gavin Schrock, land surveyor, technology writer, and xyHt editor, was lucky enough to visit the Danderyd, Sweden, facility of Trimble to share the story of the SX10 and its development.

See the story of the SX10 on the xyHt blog.

Harrison Grierson takes the lead on the Trimble SX10

Harrison Grierson is an award-winning engineering and design consultancy in New Zealand. The company embraces new technologies and was the first in the Pacific region to take ownership of the Trimble SX10.

Josh Mason and Daryl Murray receive HG’s new SX10.

 

Why the SX10?

“The SX10 is ground-breaking technology and as well as providing our clients with a new level of service, it keeps us at the forefront of survey equipment advances.  Securing the only SX10 available in Australasia gave us a major competitive advantage and transformed the service and value we deliver to our clients.  It means we can now combine two separate workflows into one seamless operation, providing more and faster information than before.

Our existing TX8 enables us to produce extremely accurate 3D models of existing buildings or structures, and removes the need to interpret 2D plans. However, our TX8 and the new SX10, mean we can capture all the data we need in just one site visit, saving time and money by reducing rework.  The SX10 is super-accurate for construction setout.  We use its scanning capabilities for asbuilt steel and concrete structures while on site for the purpose of quilt checks and design assistance.  We’re also using the SX10 for volume checks where health and safety has been an issue.  The SX10 removes the need to physically enter some hazardous spaces and vastly increases the accuracy of the results obtained during the survey.”

Harrison Grierson

 

Check out HG’s 3D scanning page here.

To learn more about the SX10, click here.

Read the latest Technology&more!

The latest issue of Technology&more has been released by Trimble.

This issue focuses around the challenges and opportunities that change brings for geospatial professionals and features individuals and organisations that are embracing these opportunities. In Russia, geospatial technologies play central roles in the efficient construction of a new skyscraper. In California, specialists in airport data management use a unique laser scanning approach to handle complex problems in asset management at a major international airport. In the Caribbean, GNSS supports scientists who are studying the effects of rising sea levels, while outside Washington, D.C., a BIM-based project will protect the region’s water quality. And there are lots more

Read the latest edition of Technology&more here.

Trimble Access Aerial Imaging v 2.2.6 released for use

The issues regarding Trimble Access Aerial Imaging version 2.2.6 have been corrected and after thorough testing, this release is now available.

We recommend all customers of the Trimble UX5 systems to upgrade to this latest version.

Trimble Access Aerial Imaging v2.2.6 does not support the Trimble ZX5 multi-rotor system. ZX5 customers are required not to upgrade to version 2.2.6.

Details of this version can be found in the release notes and can be downloaded from the Trimble Access Installation Manager.

We apologise again for any inconveniences.

Trade-in and save on the latest Trimble Geo 7X

Now is a great time to upgrade to the latest Trimble Geo 7X and change the way you collect data forever. For a limited time, Trade-in any Trimble GeoExplorer Geo6000 series handheld and upgrade to the latest Trimble hardware and software.

The Trimble Geo 7X is ready for anything and is stacked full of new features to help you improve how you collect data in the field. Here are only some of the reasons why you should upgrade to the Trimble Geo 7X:

  • Multiple GNSS constellation tracking: The Trimble Geo 7X’s Maxwell 6 chipset gives you access to the GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS constellations – so gone are the days where you have to wait for satellites. The Trimble Geo 7X works where you work.
  • Trimble Floodlight: Use Trimble ‘s latest satellite shadow reduction technology to keep you working in heavy overhead cover, such as trees and buildings that obstruct GNSS satellite reception. Now you can work with fewer disruptions and obtain high quality data faster whilst improving your field workers productivity.
  • Trimble Flightwave: When capturing data is too dangerous or time consuming use the Trimble Geo 7X’s laser rangefinder to capture remote features quickly and safely. Simply log a position and then point and shoot to capture any feature up to 120m away. Alternatively, use Trimble Flightwave to measure the height of a pole or the distance between to two points and let the Trimble TerraSync software do the rest!

To learn more about the Trimble Geo 7X, visit the Trimble website.

Trade-in any GeoExplorer Geo6000 device between now and June 30th and receive up to $2,000 (NZ) towards a new Trimble Geo 7X.

There is no better time than now to upgrade to the latest Trimble technology and I’m confident that you’ll be amazed at the results.

Contact Chris Blazkow if you have any questions regarding the Trimble Geo 7X or if you would like a proposal.