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Out of date firmware and software leaves you open to known bugs, or glitches with events like the leap second.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


Version Upgrades





Having the latest version means your software has the latest features and advances. That’s why we’re bringing you the latest updates from Trimble.


Trimble Access v2016.12

This version resolves a number of issues with then new Additional string feature.
See the release notes to find out more.

Trimble 4D Control v4.6 Now Available

Trimble have announced the latest version of the Trimble 4D Control monitoring software, version 4.6. This version provides exciting new capabilities and advanced features for the analysis of monitoring projects.

See more of the new features.

Don’t forget the upcoming leap second

A leap second has been added to 2016. It will occur at midnight on the 31st December (UTC). Trimble has made every effort to ensure their receivers will work seamlessly through the leap second. To make certain that you have no problems with the leap second in 2017 ensure that your Trimble hardware has the latest firmware and that your software is upgraded to the latest updates and patches.



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.

Avoid penalties! Renew your warranty now


If you buy from us, all of your hardware comes with a Trimble protected warranty which means you don’t need to worry about unwanted repair costs or project downtime when your equipment needs to go in for repair.

Changes at Trimble mean, from now on, if your survey equipment falls out of warranty, there will be a 50% penalty to get it back under. But, if you talk to us before July 14th this year, we’ll waive this penalty!

Take a look at our warranty page for more information and if you’d like to speak to someone about your warranty status or this special offer, give us a call today.