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Trimble Connected Site services included at no cost for six months

First publishedin Aggregates Business International
May June 2016
Trimble’s GCS900 Grade Control System
Trimble says the purchase of a complete Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System will now include six months of Trimble Connected Site services at no additional cost if activated by 30 June 2017. The US telematics giant claims that Connected Site services make it even easier for contractors to connect the machine to the office to realise significant cost savings and productivity gains.

The announcement was made at bauma 2016 in Munich, Germany, the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment. Integrating grade control data communications, remote GNSS corrections and telematics, the Trimble Connected Site optimises asset productivity and reduces operational costs.

Contractors can better remotely manage assets and projects from the office and machine operators can stay up-to-date with the latest design files, work orders, and training without ever leaving the machine. Trimble Connected Site services include the web based Connected Community and VisionLink solutions.

Connected Community is the backbone of the Trimble Connected Site, allowing contractors to share information in real time using the internet. By using Connected Community, contractors can manage crews, devices and sites effectively from the office, and see and interact with Trimble machine control and Site Positioning Systems for troubleshooting and training. Accurate information flowing between the office and the job site gives managers more time to make better, more informed decisions.

VisionLink integrates site productivity data, fleet and asset management, and materials and volumes movement information. VisionLink is pioneering the ability to present a collective view of all machines and their contribution to overall productivity across the organisation and across sites. Additionally, VisionLink gives contractors the ability to view asset and productivity data on mobile devices.

The Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System with six months of Connected Site Services is now available globally through the SITECH dealer channel. In a further development, Trimble and Rototilt say that excavator operators can now achieve accurate guidance when using a tilt rotator attachment with the Rototilt Positioning Solution and the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System.

“We have completed successful tests together with Trimble and are now able to connect the Rototilt Positioning Solution with the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System,” said Per Väppling, vice president of marketing and sales, Rototilt Group AB. “This allows the operator to integrate the Rototilt tiltrotator with a Trimble grade control system to achieve significantly better precision and productivity.”

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