SAN DIEGO – Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced a new version of its Trimble Field Inspector solution for utility infrastructure and smart grid asset maintenance and inspection. The solution is comprised of the Trimble Field Inspector software for handheld computers and Trimble Field Inspector Desktop software. Scalable and easy to deploy, the solution leverages Trimble Global Positioning System (GPS) and handheld computing technology to automate a wide variety of field applications for electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities-from smart meter deployments to routine asset maintenance inspections.
The announcement was made today at the ESRI International User
Inspector Software for Handheld Computers
Trimble Field Inspector software for handhelds
provides a robust GPS-enabled mobile solution for optimizing
smart grid and utility field operations, including asset installation,
maintenance, and inspection.
Using Trimble mapping and Geographic
Information System (GIS) handheld devices, the software allows utility field
workers to capture GPS time and location information along with 1D and 2D
barcode data, digital images, digital sketches and electronic signatures. The
GPS data can be used to route jobs, locate workers and assets, and provide a
valuable validation of where and when work is performed to support regulatory reporting.
Whether performing electric, gas,
water, or wastewater maintenance inspection tasks, the Trimble Field Inspector
software helps streamline operations with automated field workflows, easy-to-use
smart handheld data collection forms, and the ability to interactively view
jobs and assets using a map display. Through a single listing of all jobs and
their status, users can quickly and easily locate and identify job assignments
By putting utility
maintenance inspection technology directly in the hands of the mobile
workforce, Trimble Field Inspector allows field crews to complete their work
faster and more accurately, enhancing utility service quality, improving system
reliability, and reducing cost.
Inspector Desktop Software
Field Inspector Desktop software leverages existing GIS, asset, and work
management databases and workflows to deliver a complete end-to-end handheld
maintenance inspection solution for field workers.
desktop software can connect to an existing ESRI ArcGIS or Open Database
Compliant (ODBC) back office system, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) utility
database or the Trimble UtilityCenter Maintenance-2 module. Field maintenance
tasks can be defined, grouped together as jobs, scheduled, assigned, and
automatically transferred to handheld computers running the Trimble Field Inspector
field workers can then perform maintenance tasks using the predefined workflows
and easy-to-use smart data entry forms. Field captured data is then returned to
the utility’s existing back office GIS, CMMS database or Trimble UtilityCenter
Maintenance-2 module to update and track utility and smart grid field asset
maintenance work status and history.
The Trimble Field
Inspector solution is expected
to be available in August 2010 through Trimble’s Utilities Field Solutions
group. For more
information about Trimble Field Inspector solution, visit: www.trimble.com/fieldinspector.shtml.
Utilities Field Solutions group specializes in implementing enterprise GIS and
mapping, mobile workforce management, asset maintenance, Automatic Vehicle
Location (AVL), field data collection, staking and inspection solutions for
electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities. Trimble’s UtilityCenter,
Fieldport, eRespond™ and Utility Fleet Manager enterprise solutions automate
utility operations which enable increased field worker productivity, enhanced
customer service and faster emergency response.
information about Trimble’s utility enterprise solutions, visit: www.trimble.com/ufs.
technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government
significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring
position or location-including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and
asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing
positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may
include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless
technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a
tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered
in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.
Trimble Introduces New Desktop and GPS Handheld Solution for Utility
July 15, 2010