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Move Trimble's new machine guidance module between job sites and machines with ease

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Trimble has launched the Trimble Siteworks Machine Guidance module, extending the capabilities of Trimble Siteworks software from surveying and layout to support on-machine excavator guidance and operator assistance. With the addition of the new software module, contractors can use the same site positioning systems hardware and software to perform a variety of tasks on the job site, including surveying, machine guidance, in-field design, and reporting.

Designed specifically for small site and utility contractors, the Siteworks Machine Guidance module gives users the ability to move the system between multiple excavators and job sites as an accessible and entry-level combination machine guidance and construction surveying solution. Current Siteworks users can utilize their existing technology on-machine quickly and easily, with the addition of a simple-to-install machine kit and the software module.

"The new Siteworks Machine Guidance module is purpose-built to be versatile, portable and easy to use, giving local contractors an entry-point into construction surveying and machine guidance," says Kevin Garcia, general manager of Trimble Civil Specialty Solutions. "Our goal is to give users all of the benefits of Trimble Siteworks at the tip of the bucket, essentially turning the machine into a surveyor. Contractors can get more done with less training and time, and utilize their personnel for other tasks, while also moving workers out of trenches and away from equipment operating on the job site."

The software was launched at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023.

The Siteworks Machine Guidance system includes the Trimble SPS986 or Trimble R780 GNSS Smart Antenna with tilt compensation and Trimble's ProPoint positioning engine, and any bring-your-own-device or Trimble field tablet that supports Trimble Siteworks software. The new module enables contractors to use Siteworks off the machine to design, measure and lay out projects, and then transfer the GNSS receiver and field tablet from the pole to the machine to provide in-cab, 3D machine guidance and grade-checking capabilities without the need for a surveyor. Using the Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service, contractors don't need to be constrained to a local base station or VRS network, with high-level accuracy delivered via satellite or cellular/IP.

In addition to helping contractors increase efficiency in the field, the new software module enables users to easily share information between the job site and the office. Using Trimble WorksManager software, contractors can easily share designs between locations, access remote support and keep projects moving forward from the road.

The new module is expected to be available worldwide through the SITECH distribution channel in the second quarter of 2023.

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