SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec 8, 2009 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced the release of Trimble® Construction Manager version 2.5, a remote construction asset management solution. The new version offers polygon site management and enhanced support for Computer Aided Design (CAD) map overlays with imagery provided by Google Maps.
Using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, wireless communication and the Internet, Trimble Construction Manager supplies quantitative information to analyze and improve asset productivity and overall construction operations, saving time and eliminating unnecessary project costs. A variety of easy-to-interpret charts, reports, and dashboard views provide information needed to analyze and evaluate construction operations and take action in real time.
With Trimble Construction Manager 2.5, users now have the ability to create an unlimited number of multi-sided polygon sites for managing equipment site entries and exits, as well as on-site machine utilization and productivity reporting. For complex worksites, such as road construction and quarries, Trimble Construction Manager can now produce site reports that allow for more accurate job coding and time-on-site data. The polygon site creation tools allow users to easily trace roads, rivers and property boundaries to define site perimeters.
The CAD file importing process for displaying map overlays has been updated to increase positioning accuracy and ease of use. Users can now utilize three or more latitude/longitude pairs, a known coordinate system (for example, US State Plane 1983) or manual identification of common points to position CAD overlays with imagery and maps provided by Google Maps API Premier™ application. Pan and zooming on both the preview and map views make for easier point identification.
Other new features and enhancements added to Trimble Construction Manager version 2.5 include availability of 100 days of data retention to enable quarterly reporting and inclusion of position address information with all alert messages.
Trimble Construction Manager version 2.5 is a free update for all existing Trimble Construction Manager customers. It is available now and will automatically download and install when a Trimble Construction Manager customer account is accessed.
Trimble’s Construction Services Division is a leading innovator of fleet and asset management and project management solutions for the heavy and highway contractor. Trimble’s solutions leverage Global Positioning System (GPS), wireless data communications, the Internet, and powerful internet-based application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site™ strategy, these 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 construction lifecycle.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position 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 and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information Trimble’s Web site at www.trimble.com.