New field solutions for all survey applications

November 19th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Earlier this year Trimble announced their new TSC7 Controller and Access 2018 specialised field software solution. Defining the next generation of data collection and computing for mobile workers, this solution is set to drastically increase productivity in all survey applications.

Redesigned from the ground up, the Trimble TSC7/Access 2018 combination of hardware and software unleashes a competitive advantage for how you survey in the field by combining the power of a tablet, laptop and survey-rugged design into one device.

The TSC7 brings powerful enhancements to the field and was designed based on customer feedback. It provides a tablet experience with a physical keyboard and a sunlight readable 7-inch touchscreen that supports pinch, tap and slide gestures. Users can interact with the controller intuitively, easily zooming, panning and selecting items on the large touchscreen. Front and rear-facing cameras allow users to video conference their office from the field for on-the-job support, as well as capture high definition videos and images that provide valuable context to their data and clients.

Fig. 1: The TSC7 leverages the power of a Windows 10 Professional operating system and an Intel Pentium 64-bit quad-core processor.

Fig. 1: The TSC7 leverages the power of a Windows 10 Professional operating system and an Intel Pentium 64-bit quad-core processor.

Leveraging the power of a Windows 10 Professional operating system and driven by an Intel Pentium 64-bit quad-core processor, the TSC7 puts the latest technology in the field and in the palm of your hand. The processor and operating system make it easy to process data in spreadsheets and run office software programs. An ergonomic form factor, IP68-certified rugged design and optional, user-interchangeable modules make the TSC7 a flexible solution for all surveying applications.

In addition to the innovative TSC7 Controller, Trimble announced a new version of its industry-leading field software, Trimble Access 2018. The software features a new user interface and powerful graphics capabilities to deliver enhanced workflows for field surveyors. Access 2018 has been redesigned with even more intuitive menus and screen navigation to take advantage of the TSC7’s 7-inch touchscreen and computing power, while leveraging software workflows, which include applications for general survey, roading, tunnels and pipelines.

Fig. 2: Access 2018 integrates with Trimble Sync Manager to enable cloud-based data management between the office and the field.

Fig. 2: Access 2018 integrates with Trimble Sync Manager to enable cloud-based data management between the office and the field.

Access 2018 also integrates with the Trimble Sync Manager application to enable cloud-based data management between the office and the field. Surveyors can quickly start working by downloading preconfigured jobs in the field with DXF maps and linked CSV files, ready to start surveying. Sync Manager also integrates seamlessly with Trimble Business Center (TBC) office software and is compatible with other third-party industry office software platforms.

“Today’s surveyors are managers of geospatial intelligence” said Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble Geospatial. “Data has more depth and complexity than ever before, and surveyors’ reputations depend on transforming that data into valuable, reliable information for their clients. The TSC7 and Access 2018 form the new backbone of our field solutions ecosystem, and give our users a leading edge to be data experts”.

The Trimble TSC7/Access 2018 combination unleashes unlimited potential for your geospatial workflow – now you won’t just get the big picture, you’ll control it.

Contact Stephen Brown, Optron, Tel 012 683-4500, sbrown@optron.com