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October 9th, 2013
Trimble Takes Real-time Deformation Monitoring to the Next Level

The announcement was made today at INTERGEO 2013, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.

Trimble NetR9 Ti-M

Trimble also introduced a dedicated GNSS monitoring receiver, the Trimble NetR9 Ti-M that is designed for real-time monitoring applications. This instrument is the fourth generation of the proven Trimble NetR9 series of GNSS reference receivers, and is specifically designed for the monitoring market and supported by Trimble 4D Control software.

Trimble REF TEK Sensors

Following the acquisition of REF TEK, now a division of Trimble and a leading provider of seismic sensors and data recording instruments, support for REF TEK accelerometers has been included in Trimble 4D Control version 4.2. Different variants of peak acceleration that are used in monitoring the effects of vibration on structures such as micro-seismic activity, proximity blasting or impact piling can be visualized and alarmed in Trimble 4D Control.

Trimble 4D Control is a fully scalable and comprehensive software solution for both real-time and post-processed monitoring projects. The software solution is ideal for the long term, automated monitoring of dams, bridges, buildings, support piers, large-scale construction and excavation sites, open pit mines, landslides, tunnels and other structures. Real time management and control of the monitoring system is available via the Trimble 4D Control Web Interface on-site, on-line and around the clock from any location with Internet or Intranet connectivity.

“To date, this advanced technology has only been available to end users of an automated monitoring system. We recognized the need to provide this functionality across the full spectrum of monitoring applications,” said Ulrich Vollath, general manager of Trimble’s Infrastructure Division. “We are pleased to announce the launch of Trimble 4D Lite, a cloud-based subscription service which will make this solution available to small- and medium-sized monitoring projects. With the introduction of 4D Lite, Trimble’s monitoring solutions are now available for the full spectrum of monitoring projects, from small, non-permanent, campaign monitoring projects through to permanent, fully automated monitoring systems.”

Trimble 4D Lite – Advanced Cloud Monitoring Service

4D Lite is a cloud-based application that is designed with an interface familiar to existing Trimble monitoring technology users. 4D Lite is designed for surveyors, engineers and scientists to perform campaign monitoring of data/time series without the need to integrate directly with onsite hardware and sensors. Trimble 4D Lite can be used to meet campaign monitoring needs of installations on dams, bridges, mines, landslides, buildings and other natural and man-made hazards or structures using sensors to monitor health. Data can be integrated from a wide range of sensors. The data can be visualized and analyzed on a variety of interactive charts and scatter plots and the sensors can be viewed in context with the structure using a variety of backdrops including maps, plans or photographs.

Availability

Trimble 4D Control version 4.2, the NetR9 Ti-M GNSS receiver and the 4D Lite monitoring service are available now from Trimble’s worldwide Infrastructure distribution network. Visit: www.trimble.com/infrastructure/monitoring.aspx for more details.

About Trimble’s Monitoring Solutions

Ensuring the integrity of a GNSS network, dam, mine or other civil infrastructures is critical to the business success and the safety of any monitoring project. Trimble monitoring systems provide up-to-the-minute data on the condition and behavior of land or structures. The information enables project stakeholders to make efficient use of resources to address potential problems. Trimble enables professionals to create a system for projects of any size and scope. With options to combine Trimble instruments and software with external geotechnical sensors, users are enabled to create complete, customized monitoring solutions. No matter the size, Trimble’s scalable monitoring solutions can be customized to meet a range of project requirements from post-processed deformation measurement to real-time automated monitoring.

For more information about Trimble Monitoring Solutions, visit http://www.trimble.com/infrastructure/monitoring.aspx

About Trimble

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.

For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.