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November 7th, 2014
Trimble Enhances Trimble Business Center Office Software to Process and Model Imagery into Actionable Spatial Data

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 3, 2014—Trimble announced today a new version of its office software for geospatial professionals—Trimble Business Center version 3.40. Trimble Business Center is a powerful geospatial office software suite designed to manage, analyze and process all field survey data, including optical, GNSS and imaging data. New functionality in version 3.40 expands the capabilities of geospatial professionals working with imaging and optical data in the office. Enhancements include: operating the Trimble V10 Imaging Rover without a positioning sensor; improved image processing reliability in difficult environments; an option to export visual data into SketchUp Pro; and creating dimensionally accurate measurements from a plane—allowing geospatial professionals to easily generate compelling deliverables for their clients.

Increased Flexibility with the Trimble V10 Imaging Rover

Geospatial and non-geospatial professionals can now use the Trimble V10 Imaging Rover without additional GNSS or optical positioning sensors. With Trimble Business Center 3.40, users can quickly capture panoramas for any field site, even in challenging environments, and easily create measurements. With the investment in additional GNSS or optical sensors now optional, the system offers a path to many additional applications such as interior mapping, bridge inspection, and crime and crash scene investigation for both geospatial and non-geospatial professionals.

In addition, Trimble Business Center 3.40 now provides improved image processing that can allow customers to obtain spatial data that is highly accurate and consistent for end deliverables.

Deliverables from Imagery and Integration with SketchUp Pro

Users working with their visual data in Trimble Business Center 3.40 can now export collected images into SketchUp Pro and create robust 3D models of buildings, bridges and a variety of other objects for faster deliverable generation. Users will be able to draft directly on the images captured with Trimble VISION™ instruments, including the powerful Trimble V10 Imaging Rover and Trimble VISION total stations.

Significant timesaving in extracting objects along vertical walls such as façade reconstruction is now easily achieved within Trimble Business Center 3.40. Users can measure and draw dimensionally accurate line work directly on the panoramas, eliminating the need to extract photo points for line work creation.

Providing the option to perform direct modeling from images, users can manage data and create deliverables more quickly compared to traditional methods.

“Geospatial deliverables in 3D are increasingly becoming the standard requirement from customers in any industry since that is the way we view our world,” said Alain Samaha, business area director of GIS and Software for Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “Trimble Business Center creates a competitive advantage for our customers and others who work with valuable spatial data by efficiently integrating imagery and traditional positioning data to create compelling 3D models and orthorectified imagery deliverables that fulfill the client’s needs.”

Availability

Trimble Business Center version 3.40 is expected to be available in November 2014 through Trimble’s Geospatial Distribution Channel. The Trimble V10 Imaging Rover is available now.

About Trimble

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.