New Feature Provides User Activated, Tap and Drag Interaction for Real-Time Positioning of Trimble Robotic Total Stations
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today a new version of its field software suite designed to simplify routine construction layout tasks while increasing overall productivity and accuracy — Trimble® Field Link 1.1 for MEP and Structures trades. The new version features a drag and point feature known as "Dynamic Joystick" that provides the user with fluid control over Trimble Robotic Total Stations via on-screen gestures directly on the solution's Trimble Tablet.
Trimble Field Link was released earlier this year as a tablet-based alternative to Trimble's existing construction layout solutions; Trimble MEP and Trimble LM80. Building on existing functionality, Trimble Field Link now allows the user to simply drag their finger or stylus around the tablet screen to control the Trimble Robotic Total Station in fluid, real-time movement. This feature enables contractors to more finitely control the total station — easily stopping the laser pointer on a desired point location. In conjunction with the laser pointer, the new Dynamic Joystick feature allows the user to step away from behind the total station scope and control the instrument.
"With the addition of the Dynamic Joystick feature in Trimble Field Link software, we are demonstrating a commitment to driving innovation fueled by the desire to bring increased productivity to field-based processes," said Pat Bohle, general manager of Trimble's Building Construction Division. "Leveraging platforms like Trimble Field Link, we will continue to push the envelope — bridging the gap between the office and the field."
Trimble Field Link 1.1 is available now through Trimble's Authorized Distributors of layout solutions for MEP and Structures contractors.
About Trimble's Building Construction Division
Trimble's Building Construction Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the building construction contractor. Trimble's solutions target site prep, general, concrete, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors on large and small commercial, industrial and residential jobsites. Trimble is focused on delivering solutions that tightly link office based process and information with the field crew — including taking Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other design data to the field for highly accurate positioning and layout of foundations and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Trimble solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project — delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the building construction lifecycle.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring positioning or location, including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user in the field and to ensure communication between the field and the office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
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