New version of Trimble DPS900 Machine Control System

Trimble® DPS900 Machine Control System version 2.10 is now available.

The new version contains many enhancements including:

  • More options to create drill/pile plans
  • Improved in field reporting
  • Improved plan view graphics
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

For a detailed list of feature enhancements see the DPS900 version 2.10 release notes. The software can be loaded through the Trimble Installation Manager (TIM). TIM can be downloaded from http://www.trimble.com/installationmanager/.

New versions of SCS900 Site Controller and SitePulse

Trimble have announced upgrades to their Trimble SCS900 software and Trimble SitePulse software.

Trimble SCS900 version 3.60 includes many enhancements.

  • UTS DR Averaging
  • UTS Benchmark Height Setup
  • Live COGO help icons
  • Time-based measurements in Walking and Driving modes
  • Set number of decimal points in Cut/Fill displays

The software can be loaded onto controllers with an active software warranty using Trimble Installation Manager (TIM).

Trimble® SitePulse Software version 1.80 is now available, featuring a new 3D surface viewer.

The software can be loaded through the Trimble Installation Manager (TIM) or via the Google Play Store.

Trimble GCS900 GCS receiver compatibility

In order to use an MS992 or MS990 Receiver with the newly released MS995 Receiver in a dual configuration on a dozer or grader, users must be running Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System version 13.10 or Cat® AccuGrade™ version 13.10.

Running previous versions of the grade control system in a mixed receiver configuration will result in incorrect system guidance. Upgrading to version 13.10 corrects this issue.

You are eligible to upgrade if you have a current Trimble Protected Firmware plan.
If you would like further information on this upgrades, or Trimble Protected, please contact your local SITECH office or call head office on 07 3851 8370.

Be prepared for the leap second

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A leap second has been added to 2016. It will occur at midnight on the 31st December (UTC). The last occurred on the 30th June. Chances are, if you didn’t notice the first one, and you’ve kept your firmware and software up to date, you won’t notice this one. Trimble has made every effort to ensure their receivers will work seamlessly through the leap second.

What is a leap second?
A leap second is an adjustment to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to account for the slowing rotation of the earth. Leap seconds were introduced in 1972 to simplify adjustments to UTC (one of the successors to Greenwich Mean Time) and the primary regulator of world time. Leap seconds are only applied as needed and since their inception we have had 26 leap seconds.

Not only does that mean that 2016 will be another second longer, but also that the GLONASS time scale will be adjusted, as it uses UTC in its time systems.

Be prepared for 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.

GNSS receivers operate at their best performance if they are on the latest firmware. It’s easy to stay up to date when you are Trimble Protected. If you are under maintenance or have a receiver less than 12 months old please check the software version and update it if necessary.

If you do experience difficulties after the leap second, best practice would be to reset your receiver. On most models this is done by turning the receiver off, then holding down the ‘on button’ for just over 30 seconds on start-up. The receiver may then take a few minutes to reacquire satellites.

Trimble recommend being vigilant with any continuously operating receivers for monitoring, real time networks, etc. Trimble suggest monitoring all receivers during this period.

If you have any questions, or need assistance in updating your software get in contact.

Trimble updates

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Having the latest version means you have the software or firmware’s latest features and advances and can be functioning at your best. That’s why we’re bringing you Trimble’s latest updates.

 

 

Trimble Business Center – HCE v3.70

Version 3.70 of TBC – Heavy Civil Edition is available for download. The new version includes the following improvements.

  • Enhancement to parametric-based intersections, roundabouts, and cul-de-sacs.
  • Dynamic Compaction added to the Drilling and Piling module.
  • Enhancements with Trimble Connect

Contact us if you would like to know more.