Start the year fresh – version upgrades

As we start a new year, it’s a great idea to check that your firmware and software are on the latest versions.

Out of date firmware and software leaves you open to known bugs, or glitches with events like the leap second.

Up to date firmware and software also means you have the latest features and advances available.


Here are the latest updates from Trimble.


Trimble Business Center version 3.81

This new version includes updates for Feature Definition Manager, Traverse Adjustment, the new Create COGO workflows, NGS Download Protocol, and UTC Leap Second support.

See the support note or download the new version.


Trimble Survey GNSS Firmware version 5.20

This upgrade includes fixes, enhancements and new features to the Survey Receiver Firmware.

More information and instructions on how to download receiver firmware files to your machine are in the Trimble release notes.


Trimble RealWorks version

Patch updates include Autodesk RCP Export, LandXML Export, Spatial Sampling, Auto-Classify and improved handling and display of storage tank courses. The Trimble RealWorks Viewer has also been updated to use Trimble Scan Explorer when TZF files are included in the project.

See the release notes, or download the patch by going to the Trimble RealWorks website and in the menu on the left selecting Product Resources, Support and Downloads and then Downloads in the pop-up box.


Geo 5T Handheld Firmware version

If you didn’t update your firmware before the leap second and are having problems, this upgrade may help.

See the release notes.

Or find the latest version on our website. It’s easy to stay up to date when you are Trimble Protected.

If you would like further information on any of these version upgrades, please contact your local UPG office.


Trimble End-Of-Life Notices

Trimble has announced the following discontinuations of stock. UPG will provide repairs and maintenance on these items for as long as it is possible.

Trimble Nomad 900G Series
The Nomad 900G series has been replaced by the latest generation in this handheld computer line—the Trimble Nomad 1050 series.

The Nomad 900G will be available while stocks last, which Trimble estimates will be in February 2016.

Trimble GPS Pathfinder ProXRT Receiver
The GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver has been replaced by the next generation GNSS receiver – the Trimble R2 GNSS receiver.

Trimble Pro Series Receivers
The Trimble® Pro series GNSS receivers, the Pro 6H and Pro 6T, have been replaced by the Trimble R2 GNSS receiver.

Trimble estimate the the Pro 6H and the Pro 6T will be exhausted in the first quarter of this year.

Trimble Geo 5T Handheld
The Trimble Geo 5T Handheld is to be discontinued and is only available while stocks last, which Trimble estimate will be the first quarter of 2016.

Give us a call if you have any concerns or questions about these discontinuations, or if you would like to discuss upgrading to the latest equipment.