Las Vegas, Nov 3, 2014: About 400 sessions, 4000 attendees, 80 countries and three days to learn, exchange, encourage and transform the way world works. That’s Trimble Dimensions 2014 in short for you.
Speaking to a packed auditorium of users, partners, distributors and inquisitive delegates, Steven W. Berglund, President & CEO, Trimble reiterated that the nature of Trimble Dimensions hasn’t changed in the last nine years — its purpose of positively impacting real life with technology has remained at its core. “One thing that has consistently changed is the relative scope of Trimble globally. Trimble’s opportunity is global. However, while we are global in scope and scale, localisation is the key consideration in every strategy of ours,” Steven said.
Steven then traced the evolution of the company in the last 15 years when it was a GPS company in 1999. Over time, it adapted into much larger market space and started talking about positioning and productivity but today it is all about integrated work model.
While from a technology standpoint, the picture looks the same that is: providing accurate positioning; in the last five years, Trimble has been focusing on modelling and analytics, which have become the key elements to its technology base — all the while becoming consistently larger and capable. From revenue and profitability stand point, Trimble has been performing consistently and Steven informed that the company is devoted to the idea of setting 13-14% of its revenue to research and development.
Partnership with Bentley: In a joint press release, Trimble announced its partnership with Bentley Systems to leverage construction modelling for the benefit of capital, industrial and infrastructure project delivery. Construction modeling is the response of Bentley and Trimble to fill the gaps in BIM deliverables and to enable all the potential benefits. In construction modeling the architects’ and engineers’ work is preserved and referenced, with construction modelling overlaid and as-built changes included.
Industry Solutions: The opening key-note then elaborated on the specific industry solutions from Trimble including agriculture, transportation and logistics, geospatial, heavy civil construction and buildings. The single-point focus for Trimble in facilitating the solutions is to find answers to the challenges the world faces and by increasing the productivity, decreasing the cost and time over-runs, improving efficiency and with minimum impact on the environment.
Trimble also announced a new collaboration platform in the cloud called Trimble Connect. This allows teams involved in the design, construction and operation of buildings to access, analyse, manage and share project data from anywhere and at any time. The platform is designed to give designers, builders and owners seamless interoperability in an open environment across the design-build-operate continuum.
Source: Our Correspondent