Improve your Mobile Field Service Performance

Mobile devices are allowing employees in the field to gather data, discuss problems, and access diagnostic tools and manuals, more easily than ever before.

But are we making the most of mobile technology?

Whether you are looking to ‘go mobile’ for the first time or improve your current mobility strategy, watch this recorded webinar to learn how you can transform your service delivery performance through increased connectivity.

Trimble Pulse staff will be joined by guest speakers, Safelite AutoGlass and MaseTec, and will cover:

  • The top factors driving field service organisations to make investments in mobility solutions
  • The challenges service executives are facing around mobile rollouts
  • The tools, technologies and best practice approaches to setting up an effective mobile strategy

Watch the recorded webinar now.

Ingenuity to create solutions clients can’t live without


Working for tier-one construction companies, Todd Foster’s focus on high-accuracy, innovative spatial solutions started with high-accuracy monitoring on two large dam projects.

After the second dam was complete, Todd decided to venture out on his own by starting Milestone Survey. By blending traditional survey techniques with innovative ways of problem solving, Milestone Survey has grown into a strong player in the Australian market – even in a slowing economy.

Todd has built a company that uses innovation, talented employees, and leading-edge survey equipment to deliver value to its clients by anticipating the clients’ needs. It’s this ingenuity and ability to create solutions that clients can’t live without that will ensure the success of this new venture, Milestone Spatial, for a long time to come.

See how he has done that in the latest Trimble technology&more magazine.

Surveying a highway without setting foot on the road

There’s a lot going on at the intersection of Pumicestone and Beerburrum Roads, just north of Caboolture, Queensland.

Traffic is continuous, and just 30 metres to the east, trains bustle along the North Coast railway line.
With this in mind, Transport and Main Roads (TMR) needed to consider surveyor safety before starting a major upgrade in the area.

Would its team be confined to night surveys with expensive traffic control? Or was there a way to remotely capture the extensive but vital site data without putting surveyors on the road?

“We’d usually need to occupy the road with a total station and prism, and no risk assessment would allow us to do that without traffic control at the very least, so we’d probably end up doing the job at night,” said TMR senior surveyor Ray Miller.

Overall, the risks of the job would take time and cost to mitigate.

“As well as the survey crew, you’ve got at least three traffic controllers plus bump trucks, lights, set-up, and signs, plus Queensland Rail would need to be informed and they have their own controls and procedures for safety.

“It becomes a time-consuming logistical challenge,” said Ray.

However Ray and his team found a way to survey its entire Bruce Highway project during the day without setting foot on the road.

See how in this case study.

Read the latest Technology&more!

The latest issue of Technology&more has been released by Trimble.

This issue focuses around the challenges and opportunities that change brings for geospatial professionals and features individuals and organisations that are embracing these opportunities. In Russia, geospatial technologies play central roles in the efficient construction of a new skyscraper. In California, specialists in airport data management use a unique laser scanning approach to handle complex problems in asset management at a major international airport. In the Caribbean, GNSS supports scientists who are studying the effects of rising sea levels, while outside Washington, D.C., a BIM-based project will protect the region’s water quality. And there are lots more

Read the latest edition of Technology&more here.

Trimble Access Aerial Imaging v 2.2.6 released for use

The issues regarding Trimble Access Aerial Imaging version 2.2.6 have been corrected and after thorough testing, this release is now available.

We recommend all customers of the Trimble UX5 systems to upgrade to this latest version.

Trimble Access Aerial Imaging v2.2.6 does not support the Trimble ZX5 multi-rotor system. ZX5 customers are required not to upgrade to version 2.2.6.

Details of this version can be found in the release notes and can be downloaded from the Trimble Access Installation Manager.

We apologise again for any inconveniences.