Trimble introduces TrimPix technology for digital cameras, links high-resolution digital photos to...

Trimble introduces TrimPix technology for digital cameras, links high-resolution digital photos to GIS features

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Sunnyvale, USA, 6 November 2006 – Trimble recently announced that it has added TrimPix technology to its Mapping & Geographic Information System (GIS) handheld product line. TrimPix technology makes it easy to link high-resolution digital photographs to GIS features using selected Nikon cameras.

Based on Connected Photography by FotoNation, TrimPix technology enables Trimble GeoExplorer 2005 series of GPS handhelds and Trimble Recon and Ranger field computers running Microsoft Windows Mobile version 5.0 software to seamlessly and wirelessly connect to a digital camera. FotoNation is a company providing digital imaging connectivity software solutions.

Using the handheld devices built-in wireless LAN (WiFi), TrimPix technology makes it possible for Trimble users to connect to and receive images from selected WiFi-capable Nikon digital cameras. Those include the COOLPIX range of cameras—COOLPIX P1, P2, P3, S6, and S7c.

As each photo is taken, the Nikon camera quickly and automatically transfers the digital image to the Trimble handheld GPS receiver or handheld field computer wirelessly. Once the photo has been transferred, it can then be linked to GIS feature and location data in the handheld device.

Trimble customers with the GeoExplorer 2005 series GPS handhelds and Trimble Recon and Ranger field computers running Windows Mobile version 5.0 software can download the TrimPix software free of charge from the Trimble Website at www.trimble.com/trimpix.asp.

– About FotoNation
FotoNation is a provider of embedded imaging and communication solutions for the digital camera industry. The company’s extensive portfolio of patented innovations includes in-camera red-eye removal technology, wireless connectivity, and face-recognition software.

– About Trimble
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,400 employees in more than 18 countries worldwide.