POSITIONING solutions provider Trimble has introduced new wireless capabilities for a popular communications device.
The solution is said to incorporate a powerful new rugged controller and office software for real-time two-way data transfer between the project design team in the office and contractors at the job site to increase efficiency and productivity.
The Trimble LM80 Layout Manager creates a digital replica of the building blueprint in the field. It connects to both mechanical and robotic total stations for accurate, fast and simple building layout.
Designed for use on the building construction job site, the new wireless data controller for the device is said to be rugged, and includes wireless communications, Bluetooth connection capabilities, a highly visible screen, and a fast processor.
As part of Trimble’s Connected Site construction solutions, the wireless capability allows for the real-time transfer of design files between the office and job site.
Design engineers can make changes immediately available to the contractor, and the contractor can transfer in real-time as-builts to communicate progress reports and problems.
Additionally, the fast processor and highly visible screen make it easy to work with complex building designs on the job site.
“As buildings become more architecturally complex, they also become more difficult for engineers to verify designs and contractors to perform layout,” Trimble’s Building Construction Business Area Manager Pat Bohle said.
“The Trimble LM80 Layout Manager, combined with the accuracy of a total station and capabilities of the new wireless data controller, delivers a powerful, easy-to-use tool to the general and concrete contractor.”