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Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.42

This firmware version includes fixes and enhancements to the Survey Receiver Firmware. For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2019.00 (or 2017.23 for legacy controllers) or later when using Survey GNSS Receiver Firmware version 5.42.   Release Notes

TBC v5.10 Patch 1 Released

TBC v5.10 Patch 1 is available for download and installation from the download site or from within the Check for Updates routine in TBC. This patch addresses plotting and plot preview issues as well as some minor bugs and additions. Please review the ReadMe for complete details.   Download Here Read Me  

Trimble Access 2019.01 Available Now

Resolves a number of issues including retaining the last used code, improved radio connections between a TSC7 and S-Series instruments and Bluetooth connections to GNSS receivers.

Trimble Business Center v5.10 Released

TBC v5.10 is released and available for download, or use the “Check for Updates” routine within the software shortly. The required warranty date to license v5.10 is May 1, 2019.   TBC v5.10 Download TBC v5.10 YouTube Tutorials

Trimble Access 2019.00 Available Now

Trimble Geospatial is pleased to announce Trimble Access version 2019.00. This version includes a new CAD toolbar to simplify linework creation and support for web map services for map background data. It also provides improvements to scan data display, and Favourites and Functions. IFC enhancements include improved display and layer control, faster model loading, support

Trimble Business Center (TBC) Tip of the Week – Background Map to Verify Data

Are you a big fan of the Google Earth export in TBC?  It’s handy for quickly sharing project data with clients in a digestible form. Did you know TBC has it’s own background imagery? This is great for screenshots, deliverables, and—most notably—verifying that field data is in the correct coordinate system and things are (at

Trimble announces the NEW TDC600 Handheld

The Trimble® TDC600 handheld is the latest addition to the GIS handheld portfolio. It is our next generation smartphone data collector with an Android™ 8.0 operating system, bright sunlight-readable 6-inch display, powerful 2.2 GHz processor, large 4 GB memory, and an enhanced capacity all-day battery. It also supports the Trimble Catalyst software GNSS receiver for high-accuracy positioning.

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SPECTRA PRECISION PRODUCTS: GPS Week Number Rollover (WNRO) – Action Required

This article is for Customers who own Spectra Precision Products: What is WNRO? WNRO is that moment when the GPS week number switches from 1023 to 0 (more information on this particular event in the Support Bulletin below). What is the consequence of the rollover? Any GNSS receiver that does not account for this rollover

Get Ready for the Upcoming GPS Week Number Rollover (WNRO)

Note: This article only covers Trimble brand Survey, GIS and Real-Time Network products. GNSS receivers that rely on Global Positioning System (GPS) face a notable event on April 6, 2019, because it marks a reset of their date information known as the GPS Week Number Rollover (GPS WNRO). The last rollover occurred 19.7 years ago,

How Crafton Tull completed a 9,000 acres pipeline drone survey project in less than 45 days with a fixed-wing UAV

Facing a tight deadline, Crafton Tull turned to Delair’s UX11 drone to survey a 52-mile, 9,000-acre corridor for a new oil and gas pipeline—saving time, money, and producing a detailed survey that met its client’s requirements. THE CUSTOMER Crafton Tull, a leading and award-winning diverse engineering and survey firm based in Conway, Arkansas, turned to

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Trimble Marine Announces New MPS865 GNSS Receiver

The Trimble® MPS865 is a highly versatile, rugged and reliable Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) marine positioning solution. Features maximum connectivity – Bluetooth, WiFi, UHF radio, cellular modem and two MSS satellite correction channels channels.

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Florida Surveying & Construction Sales Representative Job Opening

Navigation Electronics Inc. is hiring a surveying sales representative in Florida. Are you “tech savvy”? Do you understand surveying equipment? Do you WANT to sell and believe you are good at it? Are you involved in social media and see its value to sales reps? Would you like to be master of your schedule and

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GNSS Firmware Update Required – Encryption and Beam Change for Trimble RTX

All Trimble RTX™ and Trimble xFill® compatible devices must be updated to versions of firmware supporting the encrypted streams, as well as configured for the new satellite beams, in order to continue to use Trimble RTX and Trimble xFill services. The provided support bulletin contains a matrix of each receiver, the required firmware and the

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SPECTRA PRECISION ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE AND A NEW BRAND IDENTITY

SPECTRA PRECISION ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE AND A NEW BRAND IDENTITY: CHANGE REFLECTS EVOLVING BUSINESS Spectra Precision announced  the launch of a new brand identity and name for its survey and GIS suite of solutions. The organization will now be known as Spectra® Geospatial. The brand will include a new logo and website domain name:  www.spectrageospatial.com. The announcement

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Geometric Accuracy Assessment of Unmanned Digital Cameras and LiDAR Payloads

June 28, 2018 | Mohamed M. R. Mostafa, Stefanie Van-Wierts, and Vi Huynh | Microdrones | Over the last few years, a number of sophisticated multi-sensor systems have been integrated onboard Unmanned Aerial platforms. This allows for producing a variety of mapping products for different mapping applications. Recently, the resulting final mapping product accuracies match

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NEI and Delair Announce UX11 Drone Now Available Through Global Network

April 26, 2018 – Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, today announced the global availability of its breakthrough Delair UX11 fixed-wing UAV, an innovative hardware-software platform that provides highly accurate images for survey-grade mapping, with on-board processing capabilities and real-time, long-range control. The platform’s enhanced centimeter-level precision along with its efficient operational characteristics

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Trimble Forensics and IPTM Announce Training Partnership

Trimble® Inc. and the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) are pleased to announce a partnership to provide training for law enforcement on Trimble Forensics solutions. IPTM is regarded as the leading organization to provide training to law enforcement. For more than 30 years IPTM has been delivering a high standard of training on

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MEET THE NEW TRIMBLE TSC7!

Introducing the Trimble® TSC7, the rugged, ergonomic controller that delivers the power and flexibility of Microsoft® Windows® 10 Pro and Trimble Access™ software on a seven-inch touch screen. This powerful combination unleashes unlimited potential for your workflow. With the TSC7, you don’t just get the big picture. You control it.   CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE

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Delair’s UX11 Bundles Now Available from NEI

NEI is pleased to announce that UX11 Bundles are now available for purchase on the NEI website.   The Delair UX11 is STABLE & EASY-TO-USE. Perform Large-area mapping with centimeter-level precision and optional PPK for survey-grade results. UX11 Key Differentiators: Map large areas faster – cover 2,1 km² (520 acres) with 1.7 cm GSD at 122

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GET OVER YOUR GAS DETECTION PROBLEMS: with the MicroDrone MdTector 1000 CH4

The mdTector, from Microdrones, is a lineup of professional aerial inspection solutions. mdTector1000 CH4, is a fully integrated aerial methane inspection package. It’s purpose-built for professionals who are responsible for inspecting methane gas infrastructure. See and detect. The mdTector1000 CH4 consists of a Pergam gas sensor, mounted and integrated perfectly with a Microdrones md4-1000 UAV.

LSU C4G says, “Thank you” to all of our loyal clients that have made it possible for C4G infrastructure and research to continue over the last ten years!

NEI Clients: See below for an opportunity to qualify for discounts at the C4G Web Store *********************************************************************************************************** To show our appreciation C4G is implementing a multi-tiered discount system we call our Client Loyalty Program. Clients qualify for this multi-tiered discount based simply on the number of years they have been using the C4GNet Real-Time Network service. Clients

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Intergeo 2017 – What’s new from NEI and Trimble

TRIMBLE INTERGEO 2017 ANNOUNCEMENTS Trimble and NEI are excited to announce a number of new solutions for geospatial professionals including new mechanical total stations with autofocus technology, a new high-performance, large screen tablet, and a new app that enables easy sharing of survey project data. Plus new versions of our software to help you create even

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Trimble releases R1 GNSS Firmware 5.08

Trimble has released the 5.08 GNSS firmware (August 2017)  for the R1s and the new bluetooth mode should make the R1 easier to connect to  mobile devices. What’s New in the 5.08 GNSS Firmware Add SV123 to EGNOS SV list Receiver is now discoverable over Bluetooth whenever it is switched on AND it is not

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Alabama Surveying & Construction Sales Representative Job Opening

Navigation Electronics Inc. is hiring a surveying sales representative in the central / north area of Alabama. Are you “tech savvy”? Do you understand surveying equipment? Do you WANT to sell and believe you are good at it? Are you involved in social media and see its value to sales reps? Would you like to

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Trimble PenMap for Android

Trimble® Penmap® for Android™ is a powerful, yet incredibly straightforward cloud-connected application for field surveying and highaccuracy GIS data collection. It’s designed to do all the basics well, and provide an intuitive and effective interface for entering and managing features and attributes. Penmap supports a select set of essential features so it’s focused, efficient, and easy

Trimble Catalyst

High Accuracy Positions on Your Device – Trimble Catalyst Collect accurate data faster and easier by simply plugging the Trimble® Catalyst™ DA1 antenna into your Android™ tablet or smartphone. Select the subscription that matches your accuracy needs and choose the applications that meet the needs of your workflow. Trimble Corrections Hub Trimble Corrections Hub offers

URISA GIS-Pro 2017 Annual Convention, Jacksonville, FL Oct. 23-26, 2017

Please come by our booth at the annual URISA GIS-Pro 2017 Convention.  It will be held on October 23-26, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32202. http://www.urisa.org/education-events/gis-pro-annual-conference/

WINDOWS MOBILE DEVICE CENTER CONNECTION ISSUES

Having problems connecting Your Trimble devices to Windows 10 computers? PC Operating System support of Windows Mobile Device Center Microsoft® ended support for Windows Mobile® Device Center (WMDC) in 2012; the latest Microsoft PC operating systems are not designed to be compatible with WMDC. WMDC may not work with the recently released Windows® 10 version

Working in the Cloud for Real Time Connectivity to the Field with Trimble TerraFlex Software – June 28, 2017, 2:30 PM EST

This webinar will cover the cloud based workflow for TerraFlex which can run on any device (Android, IOS, Window and Windows Mobile operating systems).  We will cover different GPS hardware configurations (including Bring Your Own Device) and demonstrate the free TerraFlex desktop plugin for ArcGIS, Trimble InSphere web application and publishing data for use with

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Trimble Releases Trimble Business Center v3.90

Trimble recently released a new version of TBC 3.90     The following are the new features included in the various licensing options for this version of Trimble Business Center. See “Licensed Features” in the online Help to determine which of these new features are available with your license and to read more information about

NEI & Trimble Present Two Upcoming #WebinarWednesday Opportunities!

Get to know Trimble Inpho Photogrammetry May 24th, 2017 9:00 AM Central Speaker: Thomas Koch CLICK HERE TO REGISTER In this session, you will learn what Trimble Inpho photogrammetry modules offer to standardize and enhance geospatial data for national mapping, forestry, agriculture, mining, utility and energy, urban development, defense and disaster response geo-information workflows. TOPICS COVERED

New Trimble Releases for UASMaster and Inpho Software

New versions for UASMaster (8.1) and Inpho (8.0.5) are now available. The releases are free for any user with a valid 8.0.x license. Visit the download page for additional information and documentation.  In order to download products or related data, you need an account on Inpho’s download center here. If you have not already done so, please

Trimble releases new version of Trimble Positions Desktop add-in for Esri ArcGIS

Trimble has recently announced a new release in the Trimble Positions suite: Trimble Positions Desktop add-in 10.5.0.2. This release focuses on improvements to the TerraSync workflow and also includes a number of important bug fixes. Highlights include: New toolbar to access TerraSync tools. There is now a new “Trimble Positions TerraSync” toolbar provided by the Trimble

NEI Partners with Microdrones

NEI Partners with Microdrones 2017-04-11 Kelley Roberts Partnership Will Provide Quadcopter UAVs for Surveying and Mapping in the Southeastern United States Microdrones recently announced a distribution agreement with Navigation Electronics, Inc. (NEI). This partnership is aimed at providing UAV quadcopters in the Southeastern United States. The NEI team has added Microdrones mdMapper systems to their

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Trimble Land Mobile MX2 Kits & Software Now Available on the NEI Website

Check out our newly added Land Mobile Category on the NEI website for all your vehicle-mounted mobile spatial imaging system needs. More Info on Trimble MX2: The Trimble MX2 is a vehicle-mounted spatial imaging system which combines high resolution laser scanning and precise positioning to collect geo-referenced point clouds for a wide range of requirements.

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Trimble AccessSync version 2017.00 Also Now Available!

The AccessSync service has been enhanced to support the Trimble Connect cloud-based collaboration platform. This means that you can choose to transfer files from your field controller to and from Trimble Connect, rather than the Trimble Connected Community. Users must sign up for a Trimble Connect account in order to take advantage of the new

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Trimble Access version 2017.00 Now Available!

Trimble Access version 2017.00 is now available and includes support for the Spectra Precision® FOCUS 30 and FOCUS 35 total stations, and the Spectra Precision SP60 and SP80 GNSS receivers. In addition, a number of frequently requested customer enhancements have been implemented. The Trimble Access software suite offers surveyors and geospatial professionals a range of

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Erin McCormick of NEI Presenting at Florida Rural Water Conference

NEI would like to welcome Erin McCormick back to the Mapping & GIS Team!  Erin is rejoining NEI as GIS + Mapping Solutions Consultant in the Florida Region.  Erin will be presenting at the Florida Rural Water Conference on Friday, April 14 at University of South Florida.  Details and registration link are provided below.  Please feel free

New Product: Zephyr 3 Base and Rover GNSS Antennas

Trimble Geospatial is pleased to announce an update to the Trimble ® Zephyr GNSS Antenna product line. The new Trimble Zephyr 3 Base and Trimble Zephyr 3 Rover GNSS Antennas keep the same form factor as the current Zephyr 2 antennas but contain additional filtering capabilities. The Zephyr 3 antennas have an updated Low Noise

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Trimble TerraFlex Add-in for ArcMap: February 2017 Release

  Trimble has recently announced that an updated version of Trimble® TerraFlex™ add-in for ArcMap® is now available. The TerraFlex add-in enables you to create projects straight from your Esri® GIS and download collected data directly back into it. There are no import and export processes to manage, meaning higher data quality and greater productivity

NEI announces addition of Microdrone and Delair-Tech products to extensive portfolio

NEI is pleased to announce we are now licensed distributors of Microdrone and Delair-Tech products!   Building upon the Trimble (TRMB) announcement that Delair-Tech and microdrones will jointly become official UAS suppliers for Trimble’s worldwide distribution network, NEI is please to announce they are now licensed dealers of both product brands. microdrones is now showcasing

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Spectra Precision Releases New Version of Survey Pro 6.0.1

  Spectra Precision recently released a new version of Survey Pro, 6.0.1   Introduction Survey Pro v6.0.1 is a maintenance update with minor issue resolutions and updates. Spectra Precision Survey Pro version 6.0.1 is an incremental update and is available to all customers with a current software maintenance plan (software warranty) and all customers with

TRIMBLE SURVEY GNSS FIRMWARE: Special note on 31 December 2016 leap second

Trimble has made every effort to ensure our receivers will work seamlessly through the addition of one leap second on 31 December 2016. Our current firmware fully supports the introduction of a leap second on 31 December 2016. In simple terms, the introduction will occur at the UTC cross over between 31 December 2016 and

NEI is Hiring! We are looking for our next great Geospatial Sales Manager.

Check out our job posting for a Geospatial Sales Manager: This opportunity offers an experienced sales manager a rewarding opportunity to plan and execute strategies leading to the success of a highly skilled and trained sales team. They will be leading experienced teams with proven success in their well-established territories. See the attached job description

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TRIMBLE VRS NOW – NORTH AMERICAN DATA CONNECTION CHANGE

  As the leader in high accuracy positioning, Trimble® continues to invest in its network to maximize uptime and reliability. As part of our continued focus to improve reliability and network maintenance, Trimble will be transitioning to a URL-based data connection method, effective December 15, 2016 . This will allow us to better manage how

Trimble releases new version of Trimble Positions Desktop for use in Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop Software

Trimble released Positions Desktop Add-in Software for Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop  this week.   We are pleased to announce a new release in the Trimble Positions suite: Trimble Positions Desktop add-in 10.5.0.1. In addition to bug fixes, usability and performance improvements, and support for ArcGIS Desktop 10.5, this release also adds support for post-processing data collected using

SX10 Webinar Recording/ Q&A

  Webinar Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBh8RiNhTu0   Webinar Questions & Answers: trimble-sx10-scanning-total-station-webinar-qa

Common Ground: Solving the Survey-GIS Gap

Ron Bisio, Trimble’s Vice President of Geospatial, wrote an article for GISCafe regarding the bridging the gap between the  GIS and Surveying disciplines. Below is his discussion on how these professions are closely related and how they can complement one another using Trimble hardware and software.   Common Ground: Solving the Survey-GIS Gap We’ve all

microdrones is now showcasing four new mapping solutions as Part of Trimble Partnership

  With the recent news of Trimble selling off its UAS business, Trimble has entered into strategic alliances with Delair-Tech and Microdrones of Siegen, Germany. Microdrones is a leading provider of multirotor UAS solutions. Under the agreements, Delair-Tech and Microdrones will become preferred providers of both fixed-wing and multirotor UAS solutions, with Trimble providing software,

Trimble Unveils SX10 Scanning Total Station for Surveying, Engineering and Geospatial Professionals

A Next-Generation Surveying Instrument that Redefines Measurement Performance with High-Speed 3D Scanning, Imaging and High-Accuracy Optical Measurements Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) unveiled today a next-generation survey instrument—the Trimble® SX10 Scanning Total Station. It merges high-speed 3D scanning, enhanced Trimble VISION™ imaging technology and high-accuracy total station measurements into familiar field and office workflows for surveyors. The

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NEI to offer 4 new Advanced Geospatial Workshops in Daphne, AL October 25 & 26, 2016

Got GPS Training? NEI is excited to offer 4 new Advanced Geospatial Workshops in Daphne, AL on October 25 & 26, 2016. Join us for these specialized technical workshops focusing on Trimble’s TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office software, and you will leave being more productive using streamlined workflows and more confident in your data. The

Trimble Releases Access v2016.03

Trimble has released a new version of Trimble Access v2016.03.  Please review the information below to see what is new.  Also, you can check out our video tutorials on how to upgrade the software. Installing TIM Updating TSC3 Operating System   General Survey New features and enhancements Easier way to enter the project height when

RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR UX5/UX5 HP

  Replacement Schedule Care and maintenance of the UX5 or UX5 HP systems is critical to ensuring flight performance and successful project completion. Any parts that are showing signs of wear or poor performance should be replaced as soon as possible. Trimble strongly recommends replacing the following items based on the maintenance schedule. Note –

Trimble Announces TDC100 Handheld GNSS Data Collector Combines Smartphone Like User Experience with Professional Grade Capabilities

Ruggedized and Highly Accurate Data Collection for GIS Professionals   SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 28, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its Trimble® TDC100 handheld data collector. An entry-level Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) device for a variety of Geographic Information System (GIS) applications, the Trimble TDC100 combines both smartphone and ruggedized data collection capabilities in

Free UAS Webinar: Lets Fly ! FAA Creates Remote Pilot Certificate and Issues Final UAS Rule

Join NEI on June 30th at 2:00pm central time for a free webinar focusing on the latest changes regarding UAS announced this week by the FAA. The Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into

FAA Finalizes Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Regulations will create new opportunities for business and government to use drones WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new

FREE Louisiana Workshop: Mobile Data Collection to ESRI ArcGIS via Collector, Terraflex, and Terrasync

Free Louisiana Workshop: High Accuracy Mobile Data Collection to ESRI ArcGIS Workshop Workshop Focus: ESRI Collector, Trimble Terraflex, and Trimble TerraSync software workflows direct to ArcGIS utilizing mobile devices and external receivers for high accuracy data collection Date: June 23, 2016 Location: LA DOTD Headquarters Auditorium Start: 08:00am | End: 11:30am Instructors: Eric Bock, GISP, Trimble

New Spectra Precision LT52 Point and Line Laser Tool

New Spectra Precision LT52 Point and Line Laser Tool The Tool for All Trades   Spectra Precision is pleased to announce a new addition to its industry-leading line up of construction lasers – the Spectra Precision® LT52 Point & Line Laser Tool. The LT52 combines a 5-beam laser pointer with a horizontal and vertical crossline laser

Trimble PULSE Service Management Solutions

by Brant Carter on May 17, 2016 Trimble recently published its latest Field Service Insight Report, which coveres four main topics related to the Service Supply Chain: Connected Operations – how to drive efficiency through the entire organization Connected Workforce – how mobility is changing service delivery Connected Customers -how to balance the cost of

Trimble Access 2016.01 now supports the Trimble TSC2 controller

Trimble Access 2016.01   Trimble Access 2016.01 now supports the Trimble TSC2 controller   Support for the Trimble TSC2 controller is back due to popular demand. A significant number of customers requested access to the new features in the Trimble Access 2016.00 release, and while the TSC2 platform is aging and does not perform as

FREE Workshop at Atlanta Botanical Gardens: Mobile Data Collection to ESRI ArcGIS via Collector, Terraflex, and Terrasync

Free Georgia Workshop: High Accuracy Mobile Data Collection to ESRI ArcGIS Workshop Workshop Focus: ESRI Collector, Trimble Terraflex, and Trimble TerraSync software workflows direct to ArcGIS utilizing mobile devices and external receivers for high accuracy data collection Date: June 1, 2016 Location: Atlanta Botanical Gardens Start: 08:00am | End: 11:30am Instructors: Eric Bock, GISP, Trimble

NEI to Host Survey Training in Lake Charles, LA – June 14-16, 2016

Survey Training – Complete 3 Days: GNSS & RTK; Robotics & Total Stations; Trimble Business Center Software Date: 06/14/2016 | Start: 8:00AM | End: 05:00PM Date: June 14, 2016 Time: 8:00 am  to  5:00 pm Day 1 – Tuesday, June 14, 2016  – GNSS and RTK (Using Trimble Access Field Software) Topics to be discussed are as

AccessSync Services will no longer be supported on TSC2

“As a user of Trimble AccessSync services  on your Trimble TSC2, we need to make you aware that effective  July 7th , 2016, AccessSync will no longer be supported on TSC2 devices, due to the expiry of SHA-1 certificates and limitation of support by Microsoft.  While your TSC2 controller will still operate, you will no longer be

Trimble Business Center v3.70 Release

Trimble Business Center v3.70 Release We are pleased to announce Trimble Business Center software v3.70. This release provides many new tools and enhancements in CAD and Drafting, Point Cloud Operations, and TBC Project Management. These features help users efficiently merge data from previous jobs into new projects and create rich final deliverables.   The new

Trimble Access v2016 Release

Trimble Access v2016 Release We are pleased to announce a new release for Trimble® Access™ that includes a wide range of enhancements to General Survey that have been asked for many times by customers in recent years. There are performance improvements in Pipelines, and an exciting new feature in Trimble Installation Manager. Trimble Access v2016.00

GPS Training – Data Collection & Processing Workshop, Hattiesburg, MS

    Trimble Geo 7X   GPS Training -Data Collection & Processing Workshop, Hattiesburg, MS NEI is excited to offer 4 new Advanced Geospatial Workshops in Hattiesburg, MS on June 7 & 8, 2016. Join us for these specialized technical workshops focusing on Trimble’s TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office software, and you will leave being

TRIMBLE TX5 AND FARO FOCUS3D X 130 CRITICAL FIRMWARE UPDATE

Introduction FARO® Technologies, Inc., the manufacturer of the Trimble TX5 and Focus3D X 130 laser scanners has released an important new firmware update response  to improve the reliability, accuracy, stability and data quality of the Trimble TX5 and FARO Focus3D X 130 laser scanners.   Firmware Revision 5.5.4.50009 To maximize the performance of your scanner and to

UAS Legal Path to Fly Opens Up, Up, Up!

The legal path to fly UAS for commercial use has been in place for some time now, but with a recent change by the FAA it is now easier than ever for businesses to fly both fixed wing and multi-rotor unmanned aerial systems.  The FAA has a very clear path to legally fly UAS in

Free Survey Workshop “Advanced Post-Processing Techniques”, Springdale, AR

Free Survey Workshop “Advanced Post-Processing Techniques”, Springdale, AR NEI To Host a Free Survey Workshop on “Advanced Post-Processing Tecniques”  – Springdale, AR, 3/31/16 Due to a lack of “published” control points for geospatial projects, NGS has developed OPUS projects for a simple and cost effective way to achieve this. Josh Bettis, Arkansas Survey Sales for

Ranger 3 Series / TSC3 Series – Windows Embedded Handheld – Firmware version 3.0.3 – Language Provisioning

Ranger 3 Series / TSC3 Series – Windows Embedded Handheld – Firmware version 3.0.3 – Language Provisioning Download this Windows Embedded Handheld Operating System to get the latest updates and to configure your Trimble Ranger 3 / TSC3 Series Handheld Computer into one of the 6 supported languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, or

NEI Proud to work with St. Charles Parish GIS Office

Nei is privileged to work with St. Charles Parish as they implement Trimble Feedback which allows their citizens to report on issues such as street light outages.  Trimble Feedback helps local governments with reporting, tasking, and analyzing city wide issues in an effort to be more efficient in resolving the issues being reported by their

NEI to host Free Survey / Construction Seminar – Hammond, LA, March 24, 2016

Capture what you see! WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2016 | Start: 8:30 AM | End: 10:30 AM PRESENTOR: Stephen Herpin, LA Survey Sales TOPIC: Using Trimble Robotic Total Stations for Site Documentation and Terrestrial Based Photogrammetry   Have you ever been in this situation before? You are back at office after a long day in the field, and

New Spectra Precision DG613 & DG813 Dialgrade Lasers

   New Spectra Precision DG613 & DG813 Dialgrade Lasers    Compact, Tough and Smart Pipe Lasers     Spectra Precision is pleased to announce a new generation of Dialgrade® pipe lasers – DG613 & DG813. They may be smaller than previous models but pack a serious punch. The length of the unit has been reduced

Free High Accuracy Mobile Data Collection to ESRI ArcGIS Workshop: Miami & Orlando

Free High Accuracy Mobile Data Collection to ESRI ArcGIS Workshop in Miami & Orlando, Florida Workshop Focus: ESRI Collector, Trimble Terraflex, and Trimble TerraSync software workflows direct to ArcGIS utilizing mobile devices and external receivers for high accuracy data collection Date:  March 1, 2016 Location: Miami, FL  |  Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami Brickell Downtown Start:

NEI to offer Free Survey / Construction Seminar, Gulfport, MS – Feb. 23, 2016

Survey/Construction Free Seminar   Capture what you see! WHEN: Tuesday, February 23rd | Start: 9:00 AM | End: 11:30 AM PRESENTOR: Alaa Shams  |  Trimble Certified TOPIC: Using Trimble Robotic Total Stations for Site Documentation and Terrestrial Based Photogrammetry     Have you ever been in this situation before? You are back at office after a long day in

TerraFlex: 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With It! Part 2

  Overview Trimble® TerraFlex™ is a flexible app that helps mapping & GIS professionals across many industries and applications to manage data collection more efficiently. With TerraFlex you can deploy a common workflow for your field crews to collect assets and information easily on their preferred mobile device, and store all information in the cloud

Invalid Leap Second Error in TBC

Invalid Leap Second Error in TBC With the data collected after Jan 1, 2016 you have probably seen a “Invalid leap second” message when trying to post process or review the GNSS data. We have a fix for that that you can get either through Check for Updates via Trimble GPS Configuration Files Utility update

Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.11

This firmware version includes improvements to the Survey Receiver firmware.

NOTE: For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2015.20 or later when using Receiver Firmware version 5.11.

Trimble Adds Kenai Tablet to its Portfolio of Rugged Computing Solutions

Trimble introduces the Kenai™ rugged tablet computer, an all-in-one computing solution that can transport a user’s office to the field, forest, desert, manufacturing floor or boardroom. Known for its family of rugged handheld computers, Trimble brings the same durability, reliability and feature-rich design to the Kenai tablet’s versatile configuration making it a powerful mobile computing

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Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.10

Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.10 Requirements This firmware version includes improvements to the Survey Receiver firmware. NOTE: For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2015.20 or later when using Receiver Firmware version 5.10. Supported GNSS Receivers The following table identifies the Survey GNSS receivers supported by this revision. Integrated receivers: Trimble R10,

Trimble Business Center version 3.61

Trimble Business Center version 3.61 We are pleased to announce Trimble Business Center software v3.61. Some of the new enhancements include: Streamline the workflow of integrating the survey data into ESRI using the new GIS Module Significant improvements to TBC Aerial Photogrammetry module including the robustness of the engine, reduced processing times and a more descriptive report

Trimble Business Center 3.60

Trimble Business Center 3.60   New features Data review and editing Import leveling data from non-Trimble levels Change total station setup type View timestamp for optical observations Visualize and store measurements Trimble R2 receiver support Spectra Precision SP60 support Spectra Precision FOCUS DL-15 support Total Station Editor Feature coding and attribution Support for horizontal/vertical offsets

Trimble Access software version 2015.22

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Cleared For Takeoff!

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted an exemption that will allow Navigation Electronics, Inc. (nei) to conduct commercial operations of the Trimble® UX5 Aerial Imaging Solution in the U.S.. The exemption was granted pursuant to Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which authorizes the FAA to grant exemptions from

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Trimble ZX5 Multirotor

Trimble Takes Flight with New ZX5 Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 25, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the ZX5 Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), a new aerial imaging and workflow solution that captures and processes geo-referenced photo and video data for mapping, agriculture and inspection applications. The Trimble® ZX5 complements the UAS portfolio with the ability to reach smaller, remote environments faster, while providing accurate mapping data for improved productivity in the field and back office.

“Unmanned aerial systems are powerful tools that are transforming geospatial-based mapping and inspection applications to positively impact our world,” said Todd Steiner, product marketing director in Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “Adding a multirotor solution to our portfolio provides options for our customers working across multiple environments to collect accurate spatial data, transform it to intelligence and create deliverables.”

With the ZX5, Trimble extends its unmanned aerial portfolio to include both fixed-wing and multirotor solutions, providing customers with a choice to meet their specific requirements. Trimble’s fixed-wing UX5 provides longer flight capabilities for large, open environments including farms, mines, canals, flood areas and forests—while the ZX5 is more suited for mapping smaller sites, including facades, obstructed areas, construction sites and standard aerial mapping applications.

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COMMERCIAL UAS SALES IN FAA CONTROLLED AIRSPACE

Clarification on the Purchasing Process for UAS Commercial Customers NEI on behalf of Trimble would like to clarify the process for UAS customers intending to operate in FAA controlled airspace (USA and dependent territories). Per current regulations, each commercial entity operating a UAS must obtain a 333 exemption to conduct legal flights. Trimble will accept

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NEI hosts Trimble UX5 Unmanned Aircraft Webinar!!

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laser company in the world. Today it is known as Spectra Precision. Theodore Maiman grabbed the worlds attention in 1960 when he introduced the first laser, but so ready was the world for this technology that within months many other scientists had duplicated the feat with different materials—Maiman later joked that nearly everything scientists touched seemed to lase.

Special note on July 1, 2015 leap second

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Visit NEI at Georgia URISA Workshops at Jekyll Island

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Please join nei for the upcoming survey workshop,  “Getting the Most from Data Collection”.  This workshop will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 9:00 am until 11:30 am.  Location for this workshop will be – Dothan Utilities, 200 Kilgore Drive, Dothan, AL 36301.  Topics to be discussed are as follows: Data collector set-up

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Trimble® Business Center office software is ideal for working with all types of geospatial data. The software provides numerous innovative and powerful features, and it is easy to learn and use.

Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.01 (April 2015)

This firmware version includes improvements to the Survey Receiver firmware.
NOTE: For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2014.20 or later when using Receiver Firmware version 5.01.

2015 Georgia URISA Board Corporate Sponsors Chair

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Got GPS Training? NEI is excited to offer 4 new Advanced Geospatial Workshops in Birmingham, AL, April 28 & 29, 2015. Join us for these specialized technical workshops focusing on Trimble’s TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office software, and you will leave being more productive using streamlined workflows and more confident in your data. The cost

NEI and Datumate to Collaborate in Promoting Award-wining Field-to-Plan Technology

Lafayette, Louisiana       February 5th, 2015 — Datumate, a market leader of innovative ‘Field-to-Plan’ technologies for the surveying, civil engineering and architecture industries, has joined hands with Navigation Electronics (NEI), a leading supplier of products and services to survey, mapping, GIS, construction, mining and engineering professionals throughout the Southeastern United States. Datumate (www.datumate.com) transforms the surveying,

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New Advanced Spectra Precision Rugged Laser Series for General Construction, Site Prep and Interior Applications Introduced by Trimble

The new Spectra Precision lasers are ruggedized, automatic self-leveling and designed for a wide range of general construction, site preparation and interior applications including general elevation control, leveling forms and footers, concrete pours, excavations, ceiling and drywall installation as well as single and dual slope work. The Spectra Precision GL412N and GL422N are single and

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NEI has a new YouTube Channel

  NEI has a new YouTube channel containing Trimble hardware and software how-to videos all in one location.   Check out the  NEIGPS You Tube channel and please subscribe to our channel.

Trimble has released new versions of Pathfinder Office and TerraSync Software

Today February 27th 2015, Trimble has released new versions of Pathfinder Office and TerraSync Software.     GPS Pathfinder Office software version 5.70 includes the following new and updated features: •Support for the Trimble R1 GNSS receiver. •The Trimble SSF/DDF extension has been updated to be compatible with FME 2013/2014. •Base File vs. Base List (Provider)

FREE Louisiana Workshops: A NEW Paradigm in Data Collection & Managing Your Data for Mapping/GIS, Land Survey, and Engineering Markets

Come join NEI as we host these FREE workshops focused on the following: (Module 1) 9:00AM-10:15AM: Efficient & Accurate Data Collection – High Accuracy Cloud Based Data Collection: Trimble’s NEW TerraFlex Advanced – Real-Time Corrections: How Can I Eliminate Postprocessing? – Field to Finish: Automated Tool taking your data directly from the field to GIS

HYSWEEP Multibeam Courses! Register Now!

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    Today Trimble has released the new pocket-sized R1 GNSS Receiver that enables high-accuracy data collection with smart devices. Improved GNSS positioning—on any deviceFor users challenged with collecting high-accuracy location data using their existing consumer-grade devices, the Trimble R1 receiver is the solution. No matter what smart device you choose—from iOS to Android—for collecting

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Now Available! Trimble TerraFlex Advanced and enhancements in Data Manager and Equipment Manager

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Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 4.93

Requirements This firmware version includes improvements to the Survey Receiver firmware. It is considered a minor revision. This requires a valid firmware support agreement of:  May 2014 or later for all support models NOTE: For best results, users should upgrade to Trimble Access 2014.20 or later when using Receiver Firmware version 4.93. Supported GNSS Receivers R10/R10

FREE Webinar: Mapping Your Underground Utilities

NEI is hosting a free webinar focusing on mapping underground utilities using the Utilimapper software solution on the latest Trimble Geo 7X handheld. Utilimapper was designed with the field technician in mind; allowing simple GPS data collection with seamless connectivity to industry leading electromagnetic utility locators. Operators can easily record spatial locations for both above

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FAA lets 4 companies fly commercial drones

FAA lets 4 companies fly commercial drones WASHINGTON — Four companies won approval Wednesday to fly commercial drones to conduct aerial surveys, monitor construction sites and inspect oil flare stacks, the Federal Aviation Administration announced. The approvals for Trimble Navigation Limited (TRMB), VDOS Global, Clayco Inc. and Woolpert Inc. come as the FAA drafts comprehensive

Trimble Obtains Exemption to Operate its Unmanned Aircraft System

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Free Arkansas Geospatial Seminar: Little Rock, AR

TRIMBLE YEAR END SEMINAR Join NEI for a free geospatial seminar on the latest solutions from NEI and Trimble! Friday December 12th, 2014 | 9AM – 12PM CLARION HOTEL | 925 South University Ave. | Little Rock, AR ► Geospatial Solutions ◄ 8:45 – 9:00 Check-In 9:00 – 9:05 Welcome & Introductions 9:05 – 10:00

How can Trimble InSphere Maximize your Productivity?

FREE WEBINAR: Friday, December 19th, 2014 – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM View this email in your browser About the Instructor: Alaa Shams joined the NEI team in January of 2014 as a Technical Support Representative and Trainer. With master’s degrees in Computer Science and Civil Engineering, Alaa facilitates knowledge building with the highest level

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Are you tired of Esri’s ArcPad Low Memory errors on your Trimble Mobile Device?

Esri’s ArcPad is a wonderful field collection software for those users interesting in working directly within the ArcGIS environment while utilizing a check-in and check-out process.  This is ideal for data maintenance because a user can zoom into a particular area of interest, pick the features they want to edit or view, and then check them out to

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Trimble releases RTX Correction Services for use with the Geo7X Handhelds

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Trimble Access Software 2014-20 released couple of weeks ago with new feature General Survey: Enhancements to Trimble V10 imaging rover support Enancements to Trimble CenterPoint RTX service support Combine RTK and RTX in the same job Trimble CenterPoint RTX service corrections via internet Countdown timeer for RTX subscriptions purchased as blocks of hours Reset RTK

Trimble Business Center 3.30 (64-bit) and 2.99 (32-bit) released

Trimble Business Center 3.30 (64-bit) and 2.99 (32-bit) released couple of weeks ago with some great new features: General Survey: Traverse Adjustment Trimble InSphere Data Marketplace Import Esri shapefiles (.shp) xFillX support New Geoid models and zones Include zone number in coordinates CAD/Design: Smooth curve feature coding Vector-based fonts Line weight Anti-alias option show and

Mapping Faster with the Trimble Geo 7X

As the sole Trimble MGIS Sales Representative for the State of Georgia for over 15 years, Jeannine Hightower often has to be (at least metaphorically) in several places at once. “I wish I could clone myself a few times and send myself out to the four corners of the state. Time is everything in this business.

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Trimble Offers More Flexibility for Surveyors with Expanded GNSS Portfolio

Trimble Now Offers Continuous RTK Level Accuracy with  Enhancement to RTX-based Trimble xFill Technology BERLIN, Oct 7, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today additions to its Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) portfolio—the Trimble® NetR9 Geospatial receiver; the Trimble Geo7X with Trimble Access™ field software onboard; and enhanced Trimble xFill™ functionality that provides continuous RTK level accuracy when

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Carlson Surveyor2 Now Available!

Monday, Carlson announced the latest version of their popular software, Surveyor2. Bundles will range in price from $3650 to $4700, depending on the hardware solution that fits your needs. Surveyor2 Standard comes with a 1Ghz processor, 512 MB/8G RAM data storage, Bluetooth, WiFi, 4.3 inch VGA display, 10600 maH Lithium ion battery and more. Surveyor2

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What’s New in RTK?

What’s New in RTK? So, you have driven out to a remote location to locate or update GPS features, only to find that the cell coverage is sketchy.  Enter, the NEW Intuicom RTK Bridge X. This device is a great tool to always have with you to get you through your GPS collection day. This device

New from Spectra Precision: LL300

The Toughest Laser You’ll Ever Own Equipped with full weatherproofing, dust proofing. and superior drop protection, the automatic, self-leveling Spectra Precision Laser LL300 from Trimble is the most rugged laser level available, and it’s now available at NEI. Tough enough to handle a wide variety of general and concrete construction applications, the Spectra Precision LL300

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New Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 4.91 (Sept 2014 – Corrected)

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Didn’t think HYPACK could get any better? THINK AGAIN! HYPACK 2015 Training Event will be held from January 5th-8th, 2015.   New features include: – New Anchor Handling Routine – New 3D Real Time Point Cloud – New Water Column Integration   Visit http://www.hypack.com/hypack/2015/ for more information!

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Trimble announced plans on Wednesday to roll out their first quarterly Geospatial software newsletter. Issue 1 of Trimble Geospatial Software News is scheduled to hit inboxes by Friday, September 5th, and will contain software solutions, tips & tricks, software-related events, customer stories and much more. Issue 2 is slated to arrive in October, and will

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An Alternative way to Differentially Correct your GNSS Data in Mississippi using Trimble’s Pathfinder Office Software

Have you have been collecting GNSS data in Mississippi only to find out that several base stations in the Trimble Pathfinder Office Differential Correction (DC) wizard don’t seem to work properly when you try to post process your data? Does this message look familiar?    …“Unable to extract base data from….” There are several issues that can cause

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Letter from HYPACK® President Pat Sanders: My thanks to everybody who participated in our recent HYPACK® User Survey. It gave us a good opportunity to get feedback from you on what you like and don’t like about the software, along with some good ideas on the future direction of the package. Some of the more interesting

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August 1st, 2014   We are very excited to announce our roll-out of NEI Technical Services for Rentals! Starting today, you can get a quote from Rentals Manager Freddie Chautin tailored exactly to the particular needs of your organization. For just $150 per hour (minimum of one hour service), we can handle pretty much everything

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Coming Soon from Trimble Software: Trimble Access Power Line

7.30.2014 Trimble recently announced that it will launch a new spinoff of it’s popular Trimble Access Software Suite, Trimble Access Power Line 1.0. This application can be used simultaneously with other applications. Conduct Power Line Surveys in 5 Easy Steps: – Measure Topo – Measure Structure – Measure Power Line – Measure Backsights – Locate

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Carlson Survey 2015 is HERE!

The 2015 Carlson Survey Software roll-out includes the following improvements: New command for communicating with Carlson SurvCE data collection in the Carlson Cloud for sending messages, data files, and crew locations; New command to create offset points along an alignment such as for curb stakeout; Ability to save status of toolbars and allow migrating toolbar

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FDOT Florida Permanent Reference Network (FPRN) Adjustment August, 2, 2014

FPRN News July 23, 2014 Network Adjustment The Florida Permanent Reference Network (FPRN) will undergo a Network Adjustment on August 2, 2014. The new adjustment will bring the FPRN into harmony with the National Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) Network. The broadcast coordinates will change from NAD83 (CORS96) – Epoch 2002.0000 to the current realization

Trimble Trade In Days Extended until October 3rd, 2014!

Trimble accounced Wednesday that they will extend their trade in promotion on Leica Total Stations until October 3rd, 2014. This trade-in program can be used toward the purchase of new Trimble VISION instruments. Your company can get up to $7000 trade value towards a new Trimble VISION bundle or $5000 trade value towards a standalone

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Trimble V10 Tech Tips part 2/2

Trimble V10 Tech Tips part 2/2 Trimble V10 Imaging Rover: Optimum Angle Intersection Areas Products Trimble® V10 Imaging Rover Question How should I configure my Photo Stations with the Trimble V10 Imaging Rover to obtain optimum intersection areas? Answer Within the green area, you can achieve suitable intersection angles for two photo stations. Outside this

New Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 4.90 Update

New Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 4.90 Update This firmware version includes improvements to the survey receiver firmware. For best results users should upgrade to Trimble Access version 2014.12 or later. Supported GNSS receivers: if you have any Trimble R10, R10 LT, R8 models 4 & 3, R6 models 4 & 3, R4 models 3

FREE Webinar – Linear Structure Workflows: Corridors and Cross-Sections

Free Webinar – Linear Structure Workflows: Corridors and Cross Sections Thursday, July 10th – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM A “Corridor” is a 3D model of a linear structure, such as a road, waterway, railroad or a pipeline. The corridor is based on horizontal and (optionally) vertical alignment and includes templates that define cross-sections throughout

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Exporting TerraSync Field Data (SSF) straight out of the Trimble GNSS Device

Exporting TerraSync Data Files to an Esri Shapefile directly from a Trimble GNSS Device There may be times when you have to export your TerraSync field data (SSF file) right from the data collector and the process is pretty straight forward.  Keep in mind that if you did not receive real-time corrections during your field

Trimble Demonstrates Two New Concept Applications for Google’s Project Tango Program

  If you haven’t heard about Google’s Project Tango Program yet, then I recommend you watch their video  to learn more about how they are working”…to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.(google.com)”   You can think of Project Tango as a mobile scanner using 3D motion and depth sensing coupled with precise positioning built right into

Trimble V10 Tech Tips part 1/2

Trimble V10 Tech Tips Part 1/2 Trimble V10 Imaging Rover: Shock-Absorbing Tip Products Trimble® V10 Imaging Rover Question In what way is the tip of the Trimble V10 Imaging Rover different to normal rods? Answer The Trimble V10 Imaging Rover has a shock-absorbing tip. Large and abrupt accelerations are introduced into the rover when the

Trimble Geo7X Important OS Updates and Rangefinder Application Enhancements

  Trimble MGIS has just released an important Operating System (OS) update and an enhanced Rangefinder application for the Geo7X.  We recommend that all users upgrade to this operating system version and Rangefinder App.  Please read over the release notes and user guides linked below because there are a ton of new valuable enhancements and

Trimble Business Center Version 3.21 released

Trimble Adds Automated Mapping and Plotting Functionality to its Office Software Suite for Surveyors and Geospatial Professionals Advanced Drafting Module Streamlines the Production of Mapping Deliverables and Enhances Project Communication SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 12, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today a new version of its powerful office software suite used by surveyors and geospatial professionals for processing

One Woman’s Journey to Save Slave Houses

    NEI customer Jobie Hill, a Preservation Architect with an alphabet soup of professional credentials after her name, recently sat down with me to discuss her magnum opus; a culturally vital project with an almost ridiculously difficult scope, simply called  “Saving Slave Houses.”  As a marketing person, I am often often tasked with making words

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New GPS satellite launched into space from Cape Canaveral

New GPS satellite launched into space from Cape Canaveral CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying a GPS satellite. The United Launch Alliance rocket that soared into space Friday will place a navigation satellite into the Global Positioning System constellation for the Air Force. This is the

Introduction to ArcGIS Training: Daphne, Alabama – 7/17/2014 & 7/18/2014

  Instructor: Tripp Corbin Course Overview: This two day course provides the foundation for understanding GIS, what it can do, and how others are using it. Students learn the basic functions of a GIS, GIS Terminology, and why GIS is powerful tool for data analysis, retrieval and visualization using Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop software. In

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HYPACK 2014 Training with Christian Shaw to be hosted by NEI

One June 10th, 2014, NEI will be hosting the HYPACK 2014 Training Event with Instructor Christian Shaw at our Lafayette Corporate Headquarters. For more information about this class, or to register, visit : Training: 6/10/14 – 3 Day HYPACK Training Class – Lafayette, LA    

Trimble CDMA Connectivity Options Now Available on GNSS Survey Systems

New Trimble CDMA Connectivity Options Available on GNSS Survey Systems – 5/6/2014 Connectivity is a crucial part of survey data collection and Trimble GNSS survey systems now offer more options for those using connectivity data plans. In response to requests from Trimble’s North American customers wanting to use a Verizon data plan, they are now

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Trimble Dimensions 2014 – Save the date!

Trimble has released the dates for the 2014 Trimble Dimensions Conference, which will be held Novelber 3-5th, 2014, at the Mirage Hotels and Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. Trimble Dimensions is an educational and networking opportunity for professionals wishing to stay ahead of the curve on all different kinds of technologies and products under

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Trimble Geo 7X Webinar

Introducing the Trimble Geo 7X Date: May 15th, 2014 | Start: 2:00 PM | End: 3:00 PM | CST Trimble Certified Instructor: Eric Bock This one-hour webinar will cover hardware and feature overviews, power and resets, calibrations, customizing the operating system, connecting to mobile device center, rangefinder, camera, loading software, resources and installation codes for the brand new Trimble Geo7X.   This

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PDH/GISP-Eligible Geospatial Training Workshops – Norcross, GA

  Nei is excited to offer 4 new Advanced Geospatial Training Workshops in our Norcross, GA office that will be instructed by our award winning Trimble Certified Trainer.   Come join us for these specialized technical workshops focusing on Trimble’s TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office software, and you will leave being more productive using streamlined workflows

NEI Well Represented at Dale Carnegie Course in Lafayette, LA

Congratulations to the Spring 2014 Lafayette,LA Chapter Dale Carnegie Graduates! NEI was well represented by Lane Leblanc, Kevin Cormier, and especially MGIS Trimble-Certified Repair Technician Kris Comeaux, who also took home the Highest Achievement award! Congratulations to all of you! Job well done!  

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Free One Week Survey or Mapping Rental with NEI

At NEI, we are committed to getting your survey, MGIS, construction, public safety, and utility location rental business. We are willing to prove this by price matching any competing offer, offering free weekends, free technical support, and as always, 50% off of all replacement rentals while your gear is being repaired or serviced with us. Additionally,

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FAA Authorizes First Test Flights at North Dakota UAV Test Range

As reported by AIN Online Monday, The North Dakota Department of Commerce recently received a COA (Certificate of Airworthiness) to fly the Draganflyer X4-ES UAV at the Northern Plains UAS test range, officially making it the first of six test sites to begin official research testing operations. This 2-year COA will be used to demonstrate the

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Trimble April New Releases

Trimble Business Center Software Version 3.20  Trimble® Business Center software, version 3.20, includes over 40 new enhancements that increase customer efficiency and streamline workflows.Geospatial professionals now have access to an improved processing and analysis experience. With an integrated and powerful new point cloud engine, users can visualize and edit large point clouds while simultaneously working

Trimble Delivers 3D Scanning Extension for SketchUp

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 14, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today the release of Trimble® Scan Explorer Extension for Trimble SketchUp Pro; a powerful, easy-to-use tool enabling architects, engineers and geospatial professionals to create models from 3D scanning data. The new solution connects the high-resolution field data from Trimble scanners with intuitive and powerful professional modeling software;

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Pelican Cases Partners with AT&T

Pelican Products, Inc. Introduces New Lineup of Rugged Phone Cases   TORRANCE, CA — April 18, 2014 – Pelican Products, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, today announced the launch of a new line of rugged phone cases for both the Apple iPhone® 5/5s and Samsung Galaxy S®5 smart phones.

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Important Information About Pathfinder Office Post-Processing Problems

From NEI Training and Technical Support Manager Eric Bock: Earlier today we became aware of a problem downloading CORS base station data from the NGS/NOAA servers through Trimble Positions Desktop add-in.  At the beginning of post processing, you will see error messages for the failed downloads.  We are currently investigating the issue but it appears

Free Webinar: Tips & Tricks in your Survey and Geospatial Office Workflow

Tips & Tricks in your Survey and Geospatial office workflow: Utilizing Feature code library and Back ground images Would you like to add proficiency to your TBC Skills? would you like to be more efficient and hone your TBC skills? Please join NEI in our monthly webinar. Register for a session now by clicking the

Mapping Buried Fiber Cable in Columbia County, GA

Congratulations to NEI Georgia Mapping/GIS Sales Representative Jeannine Hightower for her work with Columbia County on this project! Article reprinted from Point of Beginning’s website. For the full article, click here: http://www.pobonline.com/articles/97302-mapping-buried-fiber-cable-in-columbia-county-georgia   Mapping Buried Fiber Cable in Columbia County, GA – Kevin Corbley – April 5th, 2014 The GIS Department in Columbia County, Ga., is

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Apparent Market Confidence for Offshore Energy Production

A total of 50 companies submitted a 350 bids for a combined $850 million for 1.7 million acres off the coast of Louisiana at the federal government’s Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale, held March 19th in New Orleans.This is great news for investors and employers in the energy sector, as it heralds another year

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AUV Used to Search for Missing Malaysian Airliner

Reposted from www.hydro-international.com: March 28th, 2014 – AUV Used to Search for Missing Malaysian Airliner The U.S. Navy has sent a Bluefin-21 AUV as part of its search efforts for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 according to USNI News. The sonar and cameras onboard are designed to create a highly detailed picture of the ocean

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Spectra Precision Pipe Laser Trade-In Program Extended

Receive discounts as much as 22% and up to $1100 trade credit towards a new Spectra Precision DG711 or DG511 Pipe Laser when you trade in your older generation model. In an effort to support customers who have older pipe lasers for which repair and service are no longer available, Spectra Precision has extended their

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Introducing Trimble InSphere: Upcoming Webinars

Trimble recently introduced Trimble® InSphere™, a new software platform for geospatial information management. Join us to find out more how Trimble InSphere improves workflow, maximizes efficiency and transforms the way geospatial professionals work and access critical operational information. On a single, simple, and easy-to-use web platform, InSphere provides access to multiple applications. Attend one of

NEI Donates Trimble UX5 Unmanned Aerial System to Nicholls State University

Yesterday morning, Nicholls State University made history by officially becoming Louisiana’s first owner of a Trimble UX5 Unmanned Aerial System. With Nicholls’ new President, Dr. Bruce Murphy, and Dr. Balaji Ramachandran, Associate Professor of Geomatics standing by, NEI President Barbara Poche’ signed the paperwork, effectively transferring ownership of the $70,000 equipment package to the university.

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Spectra Precision’s Latest Survey Receiver Uses Six GNSS Systems

Spectra Precision introduced today its next-generation Spectra Precision SP80 GNSS receiver. Designed to meet the evolving needs of the survey market, the new SP80 combines GNSS technology and a combination of communication capabilities with an ergonomic design, the company said. The SP80 is specifically designed for mainstream surveying and construction applications such as cadastral, topographic, control,

14 Reasons to Save $1200 – Switch from TBC Standard to TBC Complete for $500

Use the Trimble RTX Post-Processing (RTX-PP) web service to compute the absolute position of points contained in static occupation data files. Process baselines for multiple-frequency GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and QZSS data. Perform loop closure on multiple-frequency GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and QZSS data. Adjust a network for multiple-frequency GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and QZSS

THE EVER MOVING DATUM, EVER CHANGING EARTH CONUNDRUM

Being “star” based, one of the many things GPS has reinforced is the fact that the physical Earth is a dynamic structure, continually changing shape and dimension over time.  This means of course that any given measurements of the Earth must be considered not in three dimensions (XYZ) but in four (XYZ and Time).  Since

March 16th-22nd, 2014 is National Surveyor’s Week!

This year National Surveyors Week will be celebrated from the 16th to the 22nd of March. Events are being planned by the National Society of Professional Surveyors as well as by state societies, local surveying chapters and individual surveyors. Some of the celebrations under discussion include publicity events, educational events and support of the National

Now Selling Pelican Elite 7-Day Coolers Online

This morning, as you may have noticed, we added several Pelican Elite coolers to our website. If you are considering a Pelican or a Yeti cooler for your long term cold storage needs, we have prepared a list of comparisons below to help make this decision a little easier for you. As you can see,

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Press Release: New Version of HYPACK Now Available

After months of development and testing, HYPACK® 2014 is now officially released. We are very excited about this new version. This release demonstrates both our commitment to be a leader in the hydrographic and dredging industry and our continuing efforts to provide our customers with the best features and tools that gives them an ongoing

Busting Myths About the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft

  February 26–There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about unmanned aircraft system (UAS) regulations. Here are some common myths and the corresponding facts.   Myth #1: The FAA doesn’t control airspace below 400 feet   Fact—The FAA is responsible for the safety of U.S. airspace from the ground up. This misperception may originate

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FREE Webinar Trimble V10: Advanced Imaging Solution!

  Join nei in learning about Trimble’s latest geospatial technology.  The Trimble V10 Imaging Rover with Trimble VISION™ technology is an integrated camera system that precisely captures 360-degree digital panoramas for efficient visual documentation and measurement of the surrounding environment. As a complete system solution, the Trimble V10 enables you to capture more critical information that

The Next Disruptor: Changing the Business Landscape with Imaging Rovers

  Visualization and measurement are key components of geospatial data. Imaging rovers reduce the cost of data acquisition while providing more information than ever before.   The year 2013 witnessed the emergence of several important new technologies. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and new solutions for field imaging dominated industry headlines—and rightfully so. They represent the next

Best Practices for Real Time GNSS Network Administration Webinar

Thursday, March 20, 2014 1:00 – 4:00 pm ET Click here to view the agenda. This webinar will cover the following topics: Recap of July 31, 2013, NGS-hosted RTN webinar highlights including select Q&A. Use of GPS supplemental radio signals in Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services Special Committee-104 format (RTCM), including discussion of degradation due

Height Modernization Eastern States Regional Webinar

Height Modernization Eastern States Regional Webinar Tuesday, March 4, 2014 1:00 – 5:00 pm ET Click here to view the agenda. This webinar will cover the following topics: Basic information about the National Geodetic Survey’s National Height Modernization Program, and supporting services such as the Online Positioning User Service (OPUS), and future plans for a new

Looking for a career with nei? Survey Sales Representative – Florida Panhandle

  NEI, a Leading Distributor of Trimble GPS and Robotic Surveying & Construction Equipment seeks a sales representative in our Florida Panhandle Territory. Must have survey experience, sales experience, and experience working from home. Must be a self starter, independent and willing to travel. Experience with construction and Spectra Precision a plus. Salary based on experience,

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Welcome Aboard, Alaa Shams!

We are excited to introduce the newest member of the Navigation Electronics, Inc. team, Alaa Shams! Alaa received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1998 from Damascus University – Syria, a Master’s degree in Computer Science in 2004 from Southern University – Baton Rouge, LA; currently pursuing another masters in Civil Engineering at Louisiana

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Trimble RealWorks – TRW 8.0.3 – What’s New?

Improved Support for Trimble TX8 Extended Range Scans –   Extended Range mode information has been added to the TZF Scan properties Improved Plane Based Registration Performance –  Improved support of Extended Range data in plane based registration – Faster algorithm performance for both standard and Extended Range when performing a plane based target-less registration.

Spectra Precision® LL100N – A New, Updated Version of the LL100

Consumers reached out to Spectra, and Spectra listened. The new LL100N has many improvements over its predecessor, the popular Spectra LL100. The fully automatic, self-leveling Spectra Precision® Laser sets a new standard in rugged reliability, handling a wide variety of general construction applications. General Overview of Improvements:  • Better Hardware. Replaced plastic threaded tripod insert

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Cyber Monday Free Shipping Special!

NEI Cyber Monday special promotion  — between now and 12/6/2013, use Coupon Code FREESHIPPING to receive free ground shipping on all domestic orders. To apply free ground shipping to your purchase, enter the coupon code in your shopping cart after selecting your products and be sure and select “Free Ground Shipping” from the shipping drop down menu.

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The New Trimble Geo 7 Series With Trimble Flightwave Technology

THE NEW TRIMBLE GEO 7 SERIES With Trimble Flightwave technology     With the Trimble® Geo 7 series  eliminate physical barriers  to field success.  Be it obstructed satellites or inaccessible locations,  geospatial professionals have what they need to succeed no matter what. Geo 7X handhelds offer two powerful technology innovations  so you stay productive when the

NEI Featured in The American Surveyor

As the digital age carries us forward, methods of surveying are constantly changing. Because of this, it can be especially challenging for schools to keep their students at the forefront of the profession. Colleges and universities that offer geomatics and surveying programs are faced with the task of balancing classic theories with new technologies. But

Trimble Announces NEW Products at INTERGEO 2013

Trimble announced new solutions and products during INTERGEO 2013! Trimble V10 Imaging Rover: An integrated camera system that precisely captures 360 degree digital panoramic images for visual documentation and measurement. The Trimble V10 Imaging Rover enables professionals in a broad range of industries—including survey, GIS, engineering, and oil & gas—to quickly capture rich, complete data of

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LiDAR News Today: Innovation in 3D, Facial Scanning & More

Welcome. The latest edition of LiDAR Magazine is now available! Thanks to your support, we have expanded to 80+ pages. The range of articles this month is impressive—from our visit to Riegl LMS in Austria to documenting the Costa Concordia; from face scanning to 3D printing and a whole lot more. The print magazine is

SPARView

Hello SPARView readers! Augmented reality (AR) applications have really popped up across the business landscape in recent months. From Audi’s AR car manual to Ikea’s product catalog, the use of AR to boost a user’s experience is largely based in advertising but it makes you wonder what other applications are ripe for the technology. How

SPARView

Hello SPARView readers! So, there’s a new patent just approved for an aerial imaging technology that enables real-time sensor fusion. The invention is a new design for remote sensor arrays, and it appears set to usher in a new generation of mobile, miniaturized, multi-purpose 3D geoimaging sensor applications for oil & gas, mapping, and healthcare,

SPARView Newsletter

Hello   SPARView readers! Just a few   hours ago, Autodesk debuted Project Memento, a new software that creates   hi-res, watertight meshes with massive datasets for 3D printing and other   applications for the AEC market’s building information modeling (BIM) sector. Need more proof of Autodesk’s plans for 3D printing? Check this out: the

FREE Webinar: Trimble’s NEW Work Management Solution

  Join Trimble for a first look at the new Work Management solution: Trimble Work Management Sneak Preview  Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 1 pm EDT Join us for a sneak preview of Trimble’s new enhanced Work Management solution which complements your current Fleet Management solution and allows you to: Measure, manage, monitor and improve all

NEI To Exhibit at ESRI UC!

NEI’s Mapping and GIS staff will be exhibiting at the 2013 ESRI User Conference in San Diego, CA the week of July 8th.  Come find us at booth #510 and meet our knowledgeable staff.  We will also host a Q&A session to answer your product and technical questions on Wednesday July 10th @ 9:15am.

WEBINAR: Smartphones as Field Devices – Trimble’s New Terraflex Software

Whether you’re collecting information on public assets, performing environmental inspections, maintaining infrastructure, or engaging in other field data collection activities, Trimble has news you need to hear. This webinar describes how to support a mixed-fleet of field devices like Trimble Junos, as well as iPhones and Androids, to act as data collection devices. Just the Facts

Realize a New Standard for Surveying & Mapping – Live Webcast!

Don’t just visualize a new future for surveying and mapping. Realize it.                                                                                                                                                                                       Join Trimble online on Wednesday, June 19th for an announcement on the new standard we are setting                          for the surveying and mapping market that will go above and beyond the rest. Visualize…Robust. Intuitive. Safe                                                                                                                                          Can’t wait until June 19th?  Watch the videos for

Introduction to ModelBuilder Course

Introduction to ModelBuilder (July 11-12 and August 12 & 13), Norcross, GA   NEI is excited to offer this Introduction to ModelBuilder course. Geoprocessing is an essential aspect of GIS that provides the ability to analyze and process geographic data. Geoprocessing tools can be accessed in ArcGIS via ArcToolbox, ModelBuilder, or Python scripts. ArcGIS ModelBuilder

Carlson News

SurvCE 3.0 now available featuring hundreds of new features and improvements in addition to retaining its main and universal advantages, which include a simple interface, quick learning curve, and now even stronger graphics,   Carlson SurvCE 3.0 has been recently released.While SurvCE customers are encouraged to upgrade through their local dealers, Carlson has also put access to

Yuma 2 Windows 7 Professional Operating System Update

Trimble has announced a new recommended Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional Operating System update for the Yuma 2 rugged tablet computer.  Here is information to access the free update files and detailed instructions from Trimble’s Yuma 2 online Support pages: http://www.trimble.com/Outdoor-Rugged-Computers/yuma2.aspx?dtID=support. This OS update will improve the management of Windows 7 and updates several drivers. However,

“All Things GPS” Seminar – Norcross, GA

Join NEI as we discuss exciting new products, including the Trimble Positions Software Suite release and how it affects ArcGIS 10.1 users currently using Arcpad/GPScorrect/GPS Analyst.  We will be hosting a Geocache (scavenger hunt) followed by lunch provided by NEI. Our special guests will be Conrad Sinclair of Trimble Environmental Solutions Group, and Gretchen Hartley

Carlson Software Data Flow Seminar

Join NEI and Carlson Software for a seminar near you! From the field to the office, to design,  and back to the field.  This seminar is for you!  NEI   and Carlson Sofware has joined forces to offer this Data Flow seminar to you.  Suvey equipment and data collection, office survey (getting data in from the field),

Critical Information Regarding Microsoft Update and ArcGIS

      Critical Information   Regarding Microsoft Update and ArcGIS A recent Microsoft update (deployed as KB 2732673, KB 2775511, or KB 2824408) may   result in data corruption when using ArcGIS on a Windows 7 system and writing   data to remote data storage on a Windows Vista, 7, 2008/2008 R2, or 2012

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Arkansas Mapping/GIS FREE Seminar

Navigation Electronics, Inc. “Your Complete Solutions Provider” would like to invite you to a free seminar to be held at Embassy Suites Hotel Little Rock 11301 Financial Center Parkway Little Rock, AR 72211-3735 501-312-9000 May 15th, 2013 Transform the way your World Works Navigation Electronics, Inc. and Trimble Navigation introduce the latest in mobile software development; Trimble

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RD 8000 Pipe and Cable Locator: Now Available to Rent

The multifunctional RD8000 is Radiodetection’s most advanced pipe and cable locator, offering a wide choice of locate functions and advanced connectivity options. RD8000 delivers a highly controllable and reliable locate solution to service any industry, anywhere in the world.   NEI Rental Rates $900 MONTHLY $300 WEEKLY $75 DAILY

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Trimble’s NEW Yuma 2 Rugged Tablet: Free Informative Webinar

  Join us for a Webinar on April 18 It’s arrived! The original rugged tablet computer has been completely refreshed and redisigned with cutting edge functionality at an outstanding price.  Announcing the new Yuma 2 tablet computer, the tablet designed for today’s enterprise field workers. Join us as NEI and Trimble host a free informative

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Georgia GPS/GIS Team Trivia Night

Just how smart are you? Get your team together and come join our 1st NEI GPS/GIS Trivia night.  Fun starts at 6:30 on April 24th! Date: April 24, 2013; Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM Place: NEI Office 4275 Shackleford Rd., Suite 175 Norcross, GA 30093; (please park in back and enter at lower level)  

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Trimble MGIS April Newsletter

       In This Issue Trimble GPS Pathfinder ProXRT Receiver Back in Stock Updated Trimble Positions Software Suite What is Trimble Doing for Local Government? Geospatial Solutions in Action Trimble in the News: Signed Up For Success Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office Software: Exporting File Geodatabases for Esri ArcGIS version 10.1 Conferences & Exhibitions Contact

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NEI April Roundtable Event: FREE Lunch & Learn

LiDAR: Applications for Forested Environments   Please join the staff of NEI for our April roundtable event featuring LIDAR:Applications for Forested Environments. These roundtable sessions will be held every third Tuesday of each month in which we will open our doors for you to join us in discussion on topics of interest to you.  A different topic will be discussed

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Schonstedt’s Trade-in Program

This program makes it possible for anyone who’s “tried the rest” to “own the best.” These magnetic locators have been time-tested around the world. And now you can trade in ANY magnetic locator (a Schonstedt or a competitor’s) and pocket significant savings while upgrading to the best pin finder on the planet. Contact NEI for

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Trimble Positions for ArcGIS Mobile and ArcPad 10 Webinar

Join us for a Webinar on April 3   NEI Presents: Trimble Positions for ArcGIS Mobile and ArcPad 10 Webinar will be hosted by Eric Bock with NEI and Dan Colbert with Trimble, and will cover: -Hardware and Software Compatability -Conversion/Update Options -Trimble Positions for ArcPad Demo -Trimble Positions for ArcGIS Mobile Demo   Title:

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NEI at US HYDRO in New Orleans

Join NEI in Booth #49 at US Hydro in New Orleans and see the latest solutions available from NEI!  William Poche and Brett Deshotels will be in attendance.  Stop by and see the best products in the industry from NEI, a Louisiana Company.  NEI Hydro2013 NOLA

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NEI March Roundtable Event

Navigation Electronics, Inc. “Your Complete Positioning Solution Provider” presents: Our March Roundtable Event on Locating, Mapping, & Surveying Underground Utilities Event to be held at our office: Navigation Electronics, Inc. 200 Toldeo Drive Lafayette, LA 70506 337-237-1413 Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Refreshments Served Please join the staff of NEI for our March roundtable

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Chitimacha Louisiana Open

NEI is a proud sponsor of the LOUISIANA Chitimacha Open, Sponsoring Hole #1 of this exciting event with the new NEI logo! http://www.laopen.com/sponsors.html  

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Software Update: Trimble Access 2013.00

  Trimble Access 2013.00 Key Features Trimble Slate support Support for the new models of GNSS receiver; R8-4, R6-4, R4-3 Improved ‘finger friendly’ menu system – including shortening of some menu names Settings such as last used options and methods and prism configurations are now retained after an upgrade from version 2012.20 Surface area and

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Trimble Introduces WaterWell Monitoring Solution for Complete and Accurate Water Level Data

Trimble introduces its WaterWell Monitor solution for the collection of groundwater level data to support environmental managers and consultants, landfill owners/operators and site operators. The solution provides increased efficiency in data collection and management for monitoring water wells at landfills and remediation sites. Fast data entry, onsite verification and GPS navigation streamline the monitoring process

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NEI Rebranded

It has been almost 30 years since Charlie Poche started at NEI in 1984, and in that time we have dedicated ourselves to provide only the best products & solutions and unparalleled customer service. It is the core of our business and always will be. Now, as dependable as our ’84 Crown Victoria has been

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Get Free Ground Shipping on Everything.

As a special promotion to celebration the launch of our new site — between now and 4/15/2013, use Coupon Code FREESHIPPING to receive free ground shipping on all domestic orders. To apply free ground shipping to your purchase, enter the coupon code in your shopping cart after selecting your products and be sure and select “Free

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NEI Open House!

Navigation Electronics, Inc. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT) Lafayette, LA

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Trimble R7 GNSS

Trimble V4.70 WINFLASH/Firmware and release notes are now available for Trimble R10, Trimble R7 and Trimble R5 Receivers. View Link Here.  

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