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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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| angies

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...+ View Article
| angies

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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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,...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
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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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
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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...+ View Article
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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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

SX10 Webinar Recording/ Q&A

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

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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,...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| kevincormier

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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,...+ View Article
| lizmonju

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| lizmonju

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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...+ View Article
| lizmonju

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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,...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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...+ View Article
| lizmonju

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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.+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

Trimble Access software version 2015.22

Trimble Access software version 2015.22 General Survey version 2015.22 Resolved issues   SV count in NMEA output: An issue where a very large number of SVs was reported in NMEA data output to VRS networks or from the receiver when the Use job coordinates option was selected in the NMEA output options in the survey style...+ View Article
| ericbock

Survey Pro v5.7.1

  Survey Pro v5.7.1           Spectra Precision released a new version of Survey Pro v5.7.1 as a maintenance update to version 5.7.  This version is available to all customers with a current software maintenance plan (software warranty).   New features and changes New Features Refreshed Traverse / Sideshot screen that includes...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

Time To Do More Webinar Series

Join us as Trimble hosts these educational webinars: October 28 TBC Power Hour: How to Integrate Total Station, Level, and GNSS Data In this webinar, we will cover different workflow scenarios for combining locally scaled total station data with WGS-84 based GNSS observations. Learn best practices for conducting survey data transformations and combining optical and...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

Trimble’s R2 GNSS Receiver Enables Increased Flexibility for High-Accuracy Data Collection with Mobile Devices

Trimble introduced the R2 GNSS receiver, a receiver that works with Trimble® handheld devices and  iOS, Android or Window® mobile handhelds, smart phones and tablets using Bluetooth® or USB connectivity. When paired with a mobile device, the receiver adds professional-grade Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities to enable high-accuracy data collection. The rugged and...+ View Article
| William Poche

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

TRIMBLE TDL 2.4 PRODUCT RELEASE TRIMBLE ACCESS 2015.20

Trimble introduce the TDL2.4 radio which allows users to connect to a Trimble Robotic Total Station using a Controller running Trimble Access 2015.20. The TDL 2.4 Radio provides a wireless connection to a controller (without internal radio) via a Bluetooth connection and the TDL2.4 radio connects to the Trimble Total station through the Trimble...+ View Article
| ericbock

Latest GNSS firmware now has automatic radio FW upgrading

Trimble has added new functionality to our GNSS receiver firmware for the current Trimble R10/R10LT and Trimble R8s. The latest firmware version (v5.03, released June 2015) and later, automatically checks if new radio firmware is required when loading receiver firmware. Note the affected receiver part number table below.+ View Article
| William Poche

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

Webinar: Volumetric Computation Workflows with Trimble Business Center

Webinar: Volumetric Computation Workflows with Trimble Business Center  We are pleased to announce our new monthly Trimble Business Center webinar series — TBC Power Hour. Join us on August 26th for the first webinar in the series: Volumetric Computation Workflows with Trimble Business Center.  Surface creation and volume computation in Trimble Business Center enable...+ View Article
| ericbock

Spectra Precision TR10 Tripod for Laser Tools

Spectra Precision TR10 Tripod for Laser Tools   The TR10 tripod is specifically designed for Laser Tool applications. It is smaller and lighter than traditional construction tripods and also has a much lower price. The TR10 has a 5/8”-11 thread mounted on an elevating tripod extension. It is a handy and useful accessory for...+ View Article
| ericbock

Hard Tripod Case with Wheels

8160-31 Hard Tripod Case with Wheels   Transporting Your Valuable Instrument Tripod Safely and Securely Just Got Much Easier FEATURES & BENEFITS   Fits all heavy-duty instrument tripods, collapsed 47-inches or less   Made from hard durable black ABS plastic   Full-length aluminum hinge   Four fold-down latches   Carry handles: one on the...+ View Article
| ericbock

Laser Receiver Cut & Fill Rod

7310-13 Laser Receiver Cut & Fill Rod Lightweight Rod Made From Materials That Resists Concrete Splatters FEATURES & BENEFITS   SECO’s Laser Receiver Cut & Fill Rod is perfect for curb & gutter and grade setting jobs   Red color graduations are set to “cut” value from grade with a range of 1.40 ft...+ View Article
| ericbock

Tilting Magnetic Topo Shoe

5193-04 Tilting Magnetic Topo Shoe Strong Magnet Keeps Pole In Place while Allowing Precise Location FEATURES & BENEFITS   Tilting pivot allows measurement on sloped or flat pipe surfaces   Standard topo shoe length, 3.375- inch (85.7-mm), compatible with all SECO Poles   2-inch (50.8-mm) diameter chromeplated steel housing with grade-8 ceramic magnet ring...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

NEI hosts Trimble UX5 Unmanned Aircraft Webinar!!

Join NEI and Trimble UAS experts on July 14th @ 2:00pm Central for a LIVE webinar!   Join us for a free webinar focusing on the Trimble UX5 unmanned aircraft system!  NEI hosted a live demonstration last month as we launched the Trimble UX5, and we invite you to join us as we discuss the...+ View Article
| ericbock

Trimble GIS GNSS Firmware: Leap Second Introduction on 30 June, 2015

  The world’s clocks will be adjusted by one second on 30 June 2015 when a leap second will be inserted into Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the standard international time scale. All UTC clocks should insert a second labeled 23h 59m 60s (the leap second) following one labeled 23h 59m 59s UTC. GLONASS uses...+ View Article
| ericbock

The History of Laser in Construction

Interior construction lasers are 31 years old this year, and to the joy of many, that first big baby was followed by many smaller, and smarter, relatives. 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...+ View Article
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Special note on July 1, 2015 leap second

Trimble has made every effort to ensure our receivers will work seamlessly through the addition of one leap second on July 1, 2015. Our current firmware fully supports the introduction of a leap second on July 1, 2015.+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

Visit NEI at Georgia URISA Workshops at Jekyll Island

Summer Low Cost GIS Workshops at Jekyll Island August 24th and 25th, 2015 And August 26th, 2015 GIS/GPS Resources Room at Georgia Environmental Conference   NEI is proud to support this workshop by sponsoring and exhibiting!  Georgia URISA extended the workshop itinerary and is going to a new event location for 2015 while still...+ View Article
| ericbock

Trimble Business Center version 3.50

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.+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

2015 Georgia URISA Board Corporate Sponsors Chair

Xavier Davis, GISP and President of Georgia URISA is pleased to welcome Jeannine Hightower, of NEI, to the Georgia URISA Board.  Jeannine Hightower is the new 2015 Georgia URISA Corporate Sponsor Chair.  Jeannine brings many years of experience to the Corporate Sponsor Chair position.  Jeannine has worked diligently with clients, professionals, and others within the...+ View Article
| ericbock

How to Locate Using a Sonde by Schonstedt

All About Sondes (aka mini-transmitters, moles or beacons)     Benefits 512 Hz sondes and many other 512 Hz transmitted devices work with any Schonstedt pipe & cable locator model.  Sondes benefit a variety of industry applications. In water & sewer, they can help pin-point blockages or pipeline defects when used with video inspection...+ View Article
| ericbock

Survey/Construction RTK & Robotics and Office Software Seminar

Survey/Construction RTK & Robotics and Office Software Seminar Date:  May 19-21, 2015 | Start: 08:00 | End: 05:00 PDH CREDITS CAN BE EARNED BY ATTENDING! NEI along with Trimble Navigation will be hosting a 3 day seminar at our Lafayette, LA office.   You have the option to attend individual sessions or you can attend all...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

I can’t buy a drone…help me solve that problem!  FREE Webinar

Free Webinar- Helping our customers solve the UAV problem with a NEW solution to capture aerial and ground based data and photos.  Survey, Map, Measure, and Model from Pictures: Introducing Datugram 3D Software DatuGram™3D allows making geodetic measurements and technical drawings directly from images of regular cameras, at sub-cm accuracy. Using DatuGram™3D, both field...+ View Article
| lizmonju

Survey Training, Lafayette, LA – May 19-21, 2015

NEI along with Trimble Navigation will be a hosting a 3 day Survey training in Lafayette, LA.  Training can be attended all three days or choose the day that fits your needs.   Training per day – $400; All 3 days – $1,000.00 (savings of $200) Day 1 – May 19, 2015   GNSS and RTK...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

Free Alabama Workshop: Latest in Cloud-Based Data Collection April 30- Montgomery, AL

Free Workshop: Latest in Cloud-Based Data Collection  This is a free half-day workshop in conjunction with our four-part GPS Training: Data Collection & Processing.  Dates: April 30th , 2015| Start: 8:00 AM | End: 11:30 AM | Alabama Department of Commerce – 401 Adams Ave – Montgomery, AL 36103 We are introducing the Trimble R1 external Submeter GNSS receiver which connects to smart phones...+ View Article
| lizmonju

GPS Training – Mapping Workshops, Birmingham, AL – April 28 & 29, 2015

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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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...+ View Article
| ericbock

Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.00 (March 2015)

Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 5.00 (March 2015) Requirements This firmware version includes improvements to the Survey Receiver firmware. 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...+ View Article
| ericbock

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.+ View Article
| ericbock

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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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...+ View Article
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HYSWEEP Multibeam Courses! Register Now!

  HYSWEEP Multibeam Courses! Register Now! During the next couple of months HYPACK, Inc. will be holding several HYSWEEP Multibeam Training Courses in 3 continents: Africa, Europe, and North America. Do not miss the opportunity to learn HYPACK®-HYSWEEP® 2015 and its powerful multibeam data collection and processing tools. HYSWEEP Multibeam Training Course In Tampa, FL                                 Don’t Miss It!On March...+ View Article
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Trimble’s Pocket-Sized R1 GNSS Receiver Enables High-Accuracy Data Collection with Smart Devices

    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...+ View Article
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Trimble V10 Imaging Rover Workflow for ADA Curb Ramp Compliance Webinar

Learn how a unique Trimble workflow utilizes the Trimble V10 Imaging Rover and Trimble Business Center to collect, process, measure, and model curb ramps in an efficient manner. Date: Thursday, February 26 Federal transportation legislation mandates under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that transportation agencies to maintain...+ View Article
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Trimble Releases NEW versions of TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office

Trimble has released new versions of TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office. The TerraSync v5.65 Features Include: Support for Trimble RTX™ correction services on the Trimble Geo 7X handheld. You can now select RTX as the primary real-time source. When you select RTX as the correction source: –the Correction Datum field is automatically set to...+ View Article
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Trimble Power Line

Trimble Power Line The Trimble® Power Line application provides a streamlined workflow to measure and estimate the sag of a power line without shooting the cable. It provides a conventional survey workflow to record points on both power pole and line. The wizard-based workflow in the Power Line software helps you define key points...+ View Article
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Trimble Debuts New Rapid Positioning System to Simplify Layout for Building Contractors

Trimble Debuts New Rapid Positioning System to Simplify Layout for Building Contractors MUNICH, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today the Trimble® Rapid Positioning System, a simplified layout solution for building construction professionals. The Trimble Rapid Positioning System includes the Trimble RPT600 Layout Station to layout points and capture as-built measurements and Trimble Field Link 2D software...+ View Article
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7 Key Strategies Impacting the Mobile Workforce

7 Key Strategies Impacting the Mobile Workforce By: John Cameron – Business 2 Community Knowledge management and advanced analytics are two of the developments that promise to change how field service organizations operate. Organizations that grasp how to leverage these changes stand to drive efficiencies, improve customer service and boost profits. Below are seven must-watch strategies that will alter how mobile workforces do business.  1....+ View Article
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Now Available! Trimble TerraFlex Advanced and enhancements in Data Manager and Equipment Manager

    Trimble recently announced the release of Trimble® TerraFlex™ Advanced edition software, which supports data update workflows. TerraFlex Advanced gives you the ability to import your existing location-based, asset or GIS data into the field and update a wide range of attributes in real-time, no matter what device you use. With TerraFlex Advanced you are always...+ View Article
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Trimble InSphere Advanced Planned Maintenance

Trimble InSphere Cloud will be undergoing advanced planned maintenance on January 6th 2015, starting at 12:30 (PST) and lasting approximately 3 hours.  During this time: InSphere Cloud will be unavialable. TerraFlex Mobile users will be able to collect data, however Real-time Syncing will not be available during this time frame   Please visit the...+ View Article
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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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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...+ View Article
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Legal drone use expands, but not fast enough for some

Legal drone use expands, but not fast enough for some By Aaron Cooper, CNN updated 2:52 PM EST, Wed December 10, 2014 Washington (CNN) — The U.S. Government is expanding the number of commercial companies that can legally use unmanned aerial systems, often called UAVs or drones, but efforts to safely integrate them into the national...+ View Article
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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...+ View Article
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Trimble Obtains Exemption to Operate its Unmanned Aircraft System

Trimble Obtains Exemption to Operate its Unmanned Aircraft System   Federal Aviation Administration Grants Exemption for the Trimble UX5 Aerial Imaging Solution SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted an exemption that will allow the company to conduct commercial operation of its Trimble® UX5 Aerial...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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 –...+ View Article
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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...+ View Article
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Dimensions 2014 Session Presentations Now Available

    Dimensions 2014 Session Presentations Now Available Dear Dimensions Attendee: If you have participated in the Dimension’s survey, we appreciate your input and will certainly use the information in order to provide you with a better experience at the next Dimensions User Conference. If you have yet to fill out the survey, there...+ View Article
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NEI Geo7X Webinar Questions & Answers

Geo7X Webinar Questions & Answers NEI hosted a webinar this past summer pertaining to the new Trimble Geo7X.  The webinar was a very detailed overview of the Geo7X.  Several great questions were asked during the Geo7X Webinar, so we have detailed these Questions & Answers below: Q.  What antennas are compatible with the Geo7X?...+ View Article
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Announcing the November 2014 release of Trimble Positions

Today, Trimble has released its new version of Positions Software Suite.  The Positions Development team has done a wonderful job on updating this version of Trimble Positions Desktop and we think you will feel the same. At the configuration level, users can turn off the project types they dont want to use, so users are not...+ View Article
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Robotic Total Station Photogrammetric Workflow Workshops, Montgomery & Mobile

Robotic Total Station Photogrammetric Workflow Workshops, Montgomery & Mobile Free Workshops, AL: December 3 & 4, 2014 View this email in your browser Robotic Total Station Photogrammetric Workflow Workshops, Montgomery & Mobile   Instructor: Greg Gay   Please join us for these free, half-day workshops: Wednesday – December 3, 2014 from 2PM to 5PM Juliette Hampton...+ View Article
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Trimble Launches Field Service Management Connect

Trimble Launches Field Service Management Connect to Streamline Data and Drive Operational Efficiency  “FSM Connect is a package of Web services for Trimble customers and partners that provide a comprehensive and reliable way to enable a seamless information flow between Trimble FSM solutions and back-end or third-party systems. This means the value of data can...+ View Article
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Trimble Realworks and Imaging Systems

Trimble Realworks and Imaging Systems Trimble Certified Training is pleased to offer the following advanced product training for Trimble End Customers interested in our scanning product line! Duration: 4 Days Location: Doubletree by Hilton, 2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062 Date: Tuesday, December 2- Friday, December 5 Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm *Recommended hotels and will be forwarded to...+ View Article
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Trimble Business Center v 3.40 (64-bit)

Trimble Business Center v 3.40 (64-bit) Trimble released Trimble Business Center v 3.40 (64-bit) including new features, for Trimble vision, General survey, CAD and drafting, Corridors, System support, Machine control, ease of use. Also in the release they resolved several issues, added miscellaneous notes, system requirements and step by step on how to install...+ View Article
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Trimble releases RTX Correction Services for use with the Geo7X Handhelds

      Last week during the Trimble Dimension conference in Las Vegas, Trimble announced  that its RTX™ technology-based correction services will be available for the Trimble Geo7X handhelds.  Trimble RTX over cellular connection works worldwide and delivers real-time corrections without the need for a base station or VRS™ network. This removes the burden of infrastructure...+ View Article
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Trimble Access Software 2014-20 released

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...+ View Article
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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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

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...+ View Article
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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...+ View Article
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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...+ View Article
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New Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 4.91 (Sept 2014 – Corrected)

New Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 4.91 (Sept 2014 – Corrected) New Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware Version 4.91 Update This firmware version includes improvements to the survey receiver firmware. For best results users should upgrade to Trimble Access version 2014.10 or later. Supported GNSS receivers: if you have any Trimble R10, R10 LT, R8...+ View Article
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Introducing Trimble Business Center Version 3.22 with integrated Bentley Workflows

Introducing Trimble Business Center Version 3.22 with integrated Bentley  Workflows Trimble announced a new version of the Trimble Business Center software v3.22.  This new version offers direct access to Bentley’s ProjectWise collaboration servers and services providing integrated workflow for roads and civil infrastructure projects. Trimble Business Center v3.22 also supports the new i-model technology for...+ View Article
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Trimble xFill

TRIMBLE R10 – TRIMBLE XFILL FACT SHEET One of the most important features of the R10 is the xFill, in this article we will discuss how xFill works. With Firm Ware 4.80 and newer, xFill needs a “Warm up” period prior to use. Also make sure to check the view of the sky in the...+ View Article
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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...+ View Article
| Kelli Guidry

What’s New in Trimble InSphere?

Data Marketplace The new InSphere Data Marketplace allows geospatial professionals to quickly search and obtain map data on demand.  Data Marketplace is a one-stop shop for your...+ View Article
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News from HYPACK!

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...+ View Article