Connecting the survey site
TRIMBLE has introduced five surveying products as part of its new Connected Survey Site (CSS) model—the GX3D Laser Scanner, the R8 system with Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities, the M3 Total Station, the R3 GPS System and the S6 Total Station with GPS Search.
The CSS model creates working relationships among all Trimble products, technologies and services including support, infrastructure and partnerships. CSS enables surveyors to choose from a range of options; including surveying techniques, communications channels and facilitating services
The new GX scanner “thinks like a surveyor” with features that include flexible power supply options, station setup and a surveying data collector. Real-time autofocus collects precise data in a short time: a 360° servo-driven system scans indoors and outdoors up to 200m.
The R8 GNSS system now supports both the new L2C and coming L5 GPS modernisation signals. When transmitted, these new signals will be capable of providing surveying professionals with real field benefits. The Trimble R8 GNSS system includes a new RTK engine which is optimised to provide top performance with the new signals.
The M3 Total Station is a rugged and accurate mechanical instrument built to handle the toughest surveying applications. Focusing direct reflect (DR) technology enables a single surveyor to make long-distance, reflectorless measurements quickly and safely with confidence that the intended target is what is actually being measured.
The R3 GPS System integrates an L1 survey-grade receiver with the Trimble Recon Controller, an ultra-rugged PDA. The system includes field and office software to provide a complete solution to bring precise, sub-centimeter control to survey operations, establish new localised control and collect topographic data.
The Recon Controller runs the Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC operating system along with the Trimble Digital Fieldbook software. With familiar software options, menus and terminology, even new users can achieve maximum productivity in a short time.
With the new GPS-aided search capability for the S6 Total Station, the surveyor can locate and lock onto targets faster. By using a consumer-grade GPS receiver connected to the field survey software at the robotic rover, the system provides fast search and lock on the robotic rover.
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