Trimble’s TrimFleet Next Generation Products Offer State-of-the-Art Mobile Computing for the Construction Supply Industry
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today next generation products for its TrimFleet™ construction supply fleet management solution. The new state-of-the art mobile computing hardware, software and sensors allow organizations to increase productivity and efficiency. The new products are a solid and expandable foundation for applications that can change the way construction material producers operate today.
“TrimFleet offers the most comprehensive mobile computing technology available today with its next generation hardware, software and sensors for the construction supply market,” said John Rice, general manager of Trimble’s Construction Supply Division. “Extensive market research and technical development has resulted in a comprehensive solution fusing rugged purpose-built hardware with innovative applications that set the stage for increased efficiency and productivity.”
The next generation products for the TrimFleet solution include:
Trimble Vehicle Gateway 850 (TVG850): The TVG850 is a state-of-the-art in-vehicle computing platform that serves as the core of the TrimFleet solution. With worldwide 3G Wireless WAN, Wi-Fi, Class 1 Bluetooth®, a powerful 400 MHz CPU and dedicated processor for diagnostics, expanded I/O capabilities for additional peripheral sensors, Trimble’s advanced GPS chipset and modular architecture, the TVG850 extends the functionality of the family of TrimFleet products.
TrimFleet Mobile: TrimFleet Mobile is Trimble Construction Supply’s latest mobility software platform. TrimFleet Mobile delivers features such as active navigation, free form text messaging and electronic signature capture. TrimFleet Mobile comes standard on the Trimble PDT200 Smart Display.
PDT200 Smart Display: With its large 7-inch color touchscreen display, the PDT200 is a fixed-mount in-cab display. Leveraging TrimFleet Mobile’s rich functionality such as active navigation, detailed delivery information and advanced text messaging, the vehicle operator will have the tools needed to be more efficient. Safety-conscious design considerations such as audible directions and restricted text messaging keep the focus on the primary job: delivering construction materials safely and on-time.
Hydraulic Pressure Sensor 100 (HPS100): Trimble’s hydraulic pressure sensor automatically captures the pressure used to drive the drum on a ready mix vehicle. Designed to help the material producer manage the quality of concrete, the HPS100 continuously measures and records the pressure reading at each event during the delivery cycle and reports in real time to TrimFleet back-office applications.
Water Add Meter 200/250 (WAM200/250): The newest additions to the TrimFleet sensor suite, the WAM200 and WAM250 provide real-time information when water is added into the drum from the mixer’s water tank. The lightweight, solid-state meter is designed to withstand the harsh construction environment under high operating pressure and extreme temperatures. The real-time water meter measures in gallons or liters and is communicated to the TrimFleet in-vehicle displays and TrimFleet back-office applications. The WAM250 provides an integrated digital display.
The next generation products for the TrimFleet solution are available now through Trimble’s Construction Supply Division.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.