Trimble TX8 3D Scanner

Uncompromising performance, range, accuracy and speed

tx8-civilinfraThe Trimble TX8 delivers the power and flexibility to tackle even the most demanding projects. Designed for high performance, it enables you to complete 3D scanning projects faster than ever with unmatched speed and accuracy. The Trimble TX8 is the only scanner available with an effective scan speed of one million points per second. The Trimble exclusive Lightning technology enables you to scan at ultra-high speed while maintaining accuracy over the entire scan range, to deliver the best performance in the industry.

  • 1 million PPS with no compromise on scan quality and range
  • Typical high quality scan time of only 3 minutes
  • Clean scans save time in the office with no post-processing required
  • Easy to use onboard interface with no complex parameters
  • Robust design with IP54 rating for demanding environments
  • Integrated HDR camera to colourise scans
  • Integrated WLAN for remote operation from any mobile device
  • Upgradable from 120m standard to 340m extended range

Key Features

  • Increase field productivity with the fastest, high resolution scans on the market
  • Confidence in data accuracy, clarity and richness
  • True performance in real world environments
  • Fast image capture to colourise scans
  • Intuitive and easy to operate
  • Data integrates with Trimble RealWorks

Trimble TX8 data loads directly into Trimble RealWorks to colourise scans, register, manage, analyse, model, publish and deliver.

Learn more on the special Trimble 3D Scanning Solutions site.

Trimble TX6 3D Scanner

Essential performance, range, accuracy and speed

tx6-urbanThe Trimble TX6 is a cost effective solution with superior performance over similarly priced scanners. The Trimble TX6 has an effective scan speed of 500,000 points per second and the Trimble exclusive Lightning technology enables high accuracy over the entire scan range. TX6 speed and accuracy make it the most productive scanner in its class and it’s built to operate in the most demanding environments. Designed for high performance, the TX6 enables you to effectively complete 3D scanning projects with superior speed and accuracy.

  • 500,000 PPS with no compromise on scan quality and range
  • Typical high quality scan time of only 5 minutes
  • Clean scans save time in the office with no post-processing required
  • Easy to use onboard interface with no complex parameters
  • Robust design with IP54 rating for demanding environments
  • Integrated HDR camera to colourise scans
  • Integrated WLAN for remote operation from any mobile device
  • Upgradable from 80m standard to 120m extended range

Key features

  • Increase field productivity with fast, high resolution scans
  • Confidence in data accuracy, clarity and richness
  • True performance in real world environments
  • Fast image capture to colourise scans
  • Intuitive and easy to operate
  • Data integrates with Trimble RealWorks

Trimble TX6 data loads directly into Trimble RealWorks to colourise scans, register, manage, analyse, model, publish and deliver.

Learn more on the special Trimble 3D Scanning Solutions site.

Ready to upgrade your Total Station?

Trade in and save on a new Trimble S5 or S7 total station

Transform the way you work with proven Trimble technologies – including Trimble SurePoint and Mag Drive™ by upgrading to a Trimble S5. Or go a step further and get the S7 for scanning, imaging and surveying in one powerful solution.

For a limited time Trimble is offering up to $10 000 when you trade in your old S-Series-equivalent robotic total station.

Save on the Trimble quality solution you’ve always wanted by trading in your old gear – contact us today! 

Terms and Conditions

  • Offer ends 16th December 2016.
  • Any brand of survey grade competitor robotic total station will be accepted.
  • The trade in competitor robotic total station must be in working order.
  • Trade in discount applies to the total station only, all other accessories and parts included in the sale are at normal pricing.
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • AllTerra and Trimble reserve the right to cancel or modify this program at any time.

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Does GIS + BIM = more business for you?

GIS+BIMThe inclusion of GIS technology could transform standard BIM into a super asset management system according to a research paper from March 2009.

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is the process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle from planning stages right through to construction and facility management phases. The potential result is a 3D model that is rich with knowledge, a database attached to each and every element of a structure, including GIS information.

To really see the benefits of including GIS data in the BIM models we need to find a way to merge the seemingly parallel worlds of geospatial and construction.

This article from the geodatapoint blog looks at how we can begin to approach this.

If you would like to learn more about BIM, or how it could help grow your business get in touch.

Vertical Datum 2016 (NZVD2016)

LINZ announced that from 27 June 2016 New Zealand Vertical Datum 2016 (NZVD2016) replaces NZVD2009 as the official national vertical datum for New Zealand. NZVD2016 is defined by the NZGeoid2016 geoid.

Heights in terms of NZVD2016 are in the normal-orthometric height system. The NZVD2016 datum covers the New Zealand continental shelf area between 160°E –170°W and 25°S – 60°S.

To access the Trimble compatible geoid models using the new 2016 datum, go to the Trimble website, Under Product Resources (on the right), click on Downloads, then click on Geoid Files and locate New Zealand geoid 2016.

Find out more about NZVD2016 on the Land Information New Zealand website.

The camera in your Total Station

Anthony McClaren, Victorian Survey Industry Member
total-stationIn a day and age when we not only have cameras in all of our personal devices, but also now the tools of our trade, there can be many misnomers and misinformation about camera quality, camera settings and how to use our digital still image devices.

The general assumption is that the more megapixels your sensor (camera) has the better the quality of the image will be. This is not always true, and very much depends on the Field of View (FOV) of the sensor itself. When we consider the difference between a regular digital camera versus that of a Trimble Total Station (the S Series) for example, which only has a 3.1MP camera built into it, the digital camera has a much larger FOV than the Total Station.

The field of view is determined by the camera’s focal length – essentially this is the distance from the sensor (fixed point) to the lens (which can move; think about zooming, and how the lens moves away from the camera body as it “zooms in”). The greater the focal length, the narrower the field of view is.

In order to capture the same FOV with an S Series total station as has been captured with an 8MP iPhone, for example, we’d have to take 15 individual shots. This makes our total station a 46.5MP camera: 15 images x 3.1MP = 46.5MP for the same capture.
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Obviously it’s not a wildly practical exercise to take your total station on holidays and take 15 photos for every one your partner may take with their iPhone but by the same token, your iPhone or digital camera doesn’t capture the same amount of detail in one photo as your Total Station.

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anthonyAbout Anthony McClaren

Anthony has been an active member of the Victorian Survey industry for over 15 years, as well as being an avid writer & photographer. He has been working at UPG, the Australian Trimble Geospatial reseller, since 2006 and specialises in Trimble Geospatial solutions for the Surveying industry.

GIS data is more than positions and attributes

terraflex_iphone4_tree_lowresFor decades, typical consumers of spatial data were cities, municipalities and other organisations that used GIS to manage and visualise information about assets and environments. However, as GIS data flows from the field to end users, opportunities exist to develop information that goes well beyond the traditional positions and attributes.

Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble Geospatial, discusses the potential of this information in this article published on GISCafe.

Trimble End of Life Notices

juno3d-eol-74x115Trimble Juno 3B Handheld

The Trimble Juno 3B handheld has been discontinued and will only be available while stocks last. Trimble anticipate that the available inventory of the Juno 3B will be exhausted by the end of October 2016.

The Juno 3 series handhelds have been replaced by the new Trimble TDC100 series handheld.

High Rise Accessory for the Trimble MX7

Trimble has decided to discontinue the MX7 High Rise Accessory from the current portfolio. The reason for this is the possibility that the accessory could create an unstable installation in certain situations. You will still be able to mount the MX7 directly onto the MX7 rack mounting system, so this end of life shouldn’t be fairly insignificant.

Trimble Trident Sign Recognizer

The Trimble Trident Sign Recognizer will be discontinued. The tool is an add-on to the Trimble Trident Imaging Hub and is used for Trimble MX8 laser and image data. The module as well as the maintenance of the module are discontinued.

If you would like further information on any of these end-of-life notices, please contact your local AllTerra office.

Trimble Version Upgrades

Having the latest version means you have the software’s latest features and advances. That’s why we’re bringing you Trimble’s latest updates.

UASMaster v7.1.2 available

20160803-uasmastersTrimble have announced that a new version of one of Trimble’s UAS processing software solutions, UASMaster, has been released.

UASMaster v7.1.2 provides minor enhancements that improve processing stability and performance. The patch also includes language updates.

Download the upgrade.

uav-250x150Aerial Imaging v2.2.2

This new version supports the Sony a6000 camera for the ZX5 aerial imaging rover. It also resolves some know issues, including the failure of large .gwt files to import and the issue with memory leaks.

The firmware now handles low battery voltages more accurately. While this improvement increases safety it has decreased flying time.

20160803-mx7-115x115New Version of Trimble MX7

Trimble have announced that a new version of the Trimble MX7 Mobile Imaging System is now available. Updates to the system include changes to the sensor head, roof rack, height rise accessory, and TMI software.

Trimble TerraSync Software v5.86

The new version of Trimble TerraSync field software is a maintenance release which contains fixes for a number of support issues. This includes two Trimble R2 GNSS receiver issues: being able to log base files and an issue which could cause current estimated accuracy to
20160803-terrasyncspike when starting a new feature while the R2 was receiving RTC corrections.

Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office Software v5.85

Version 5.85 for the Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office Software is a maintenance release. This upgrade includes improvements to the way code postprocessed estimated accuracies are calculated for the Trimble Geo 7X handheld. This generally means lower accuracy estimations which more closely match the actual error of the postprocessed positions. The software now supports world files (.wld) with comma separated decimals.

20160803-tridentscreenTrimble Trident v7.3.1

The upgrade to Trimble Trident, version 7.3.1, includes a range of bug fixes and improvements. The new version will be available next week for customers with a valid Trimble Trident maintenance contract.

If you would like further information on any of these version upgrades, please contact your local AllTerra office.

Trimble Juno 5 series – now for less

Trimble Juno 5 series: Professional handhelds for GIS workflows.
Now for less, for a limited time.


juno5-250x150Juno® 5
series handhelds combine must-have functionality with the familiarity of a smartphone form-factor. Perfect for asset management and data maintenance projects, everything is integrated into a convenient, rugged package: high-sensitivity GNSS, Windows® Embedded Handheld operating system, Office applications, camera, and optional cellular connectivity. Compatible with GIS-oriented Trimble workflows, the Juno 5 is the smart solution your team can trust for standardising inspections and asset management.

For a limited time, Trimble is offering a special promotional discount on Trimble GIS Juno 5 handhelds:

Trimble Juno 5B handheld – with Wi-Fi connectivity
Trimble Juno 5D handheld – with Wi-Fi plus cellular connectivity

Find out how the Juno 5 series handhelds can help your business by contacting us today!

This offer is available until 30th September 2016.