SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Trimble introduced the Trimble MX2 mobile spatial imaging data capture system. The MX2 extends the capabilities of geospatial professionals, allowing them to address complex projects by collecting spatial data from a mobile scanning platform.

The MX2 is rugged, lightweight and portable. It is also easily deployed and redeployed on projects similar to conventional surveying equipment. A laser scanner, along with an embedded Trimble-Applanix GNSS/Inertial positioning system, allows users to create the point cloud accuracies necessary for spatial imaging projects. Accompanied by Trimble Trident software to capture, process and analyze point data, the MX2 offers a ready-to-use workflow. The system is available in single and dual-laser versions.

In conjunction with the MX2 system, Trimble also announced new features for its Trident Software 6.0. The software developed for rapid transformation of point clouds and imagery into geospatial intelligence has been enhanced to provide a scalable software suite. Additions include the incorporation of direct trajectory import and the Trimble Coordinate System Manager. The Trimble Trident software suite aids in the analysis of mobile laser scanner data and geo-referenced imagery.

 "The Trimble MX2 provides survey companies with the opportunity to enter the world of mobile scanning at a time when it is becoming a desired service within their solution portfolios," said Katherine Sandford, general manager of Trimble's Imaging Division.