At the recent ConExpo exhibition, Trimble has announced the Trimble Site Positioning System that is designed to provide contractors with a state-of-the-art construction positioning solution. The system includes a new total station, two new GPS receivers, and construction-centric software for heavy and highway construction applications. The Trimble Site Positioning System is expected to be available in the second quarter 2005 through Trimble’s Construction Division dealer network.
The Site Positioning System offers the contractor the option of selecting total station or GPS technology for positioning and measuring on the job site. Contractors can select the Trimble SPS700 Total Station, the SPS780 GPS Smart Antenna, or the SPS770 GPS modular receiver. At the heart of the system is the SCS900 Site Controller software, version 1.2, which can be operated in the field on either the TCU or TSCe controllers and the SCS Data Manager office software.
The Site Positioning System is designed to provide the contractor with the tools for tracking, reporting, validating and controlling workflow from the receipt of initial designs to the completion of as-built measurements on a jobsite. Specifically, the system is engineered to deliver day-to-day functionality such as on-site surface modeling, volume computations, rapid site measurement from vehicles and trucks, real time stakeout with cut and fill checks anywhere on the jobsite, and the ability to validate, check and distribute data to machines on the jobsite.