Trimble introduced today its next-generation Trimble Tablet PC for surveying. The Trimble Tablet is a lightweight, rugged and highly mobile field computer that can operate with Trimble’s suite of receivers and total stations to provide a complete surveying solution. With Trimble Access field software onboard, the Trimble Tablet streamlines the flow of information between the field and office while also allowing surveyors to run the applications they need to perform office work directly from the field.
The Trimble Tablet offers a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen in an easy-to-hold form factor that measures 6.3 inches x 9.6 inches and weighs three pounds. An extended battery set provides up to 16 hours of operation.
With the Microsoft Windows 7 Professional operating system, a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom dual-core processor, 4 GB RAM and 128 GB of flash-based storage onboard, the Trimble Tablet allows surveyors to run a variety of the applications they need to perform office work fast and reliably. Connectivity via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a built-in 3.75G GSM cellular data modem enables manageable and efficient workflows so surveyors can remain connected wherever networks are available. With the Trimble Tablet, surveyors can check their work and deliver it to clients without a trip back to the office.
Using the multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, surveyors can type, pan, and zoom with their fingers, a stylus or capacitive gloves. The large display features new technology created specifically to enhance sunlight readability. Viewing data, maps and applications is also easier so that surveyors can unlock the full potential of Trimble VISION instruments and applications dependent on highly visual data and graphic interfaces. Jobsite documentation is possible using the Trimble Tablet’s built-in 5MP camera with autofocus and built-in flash capabilities, while simultaneously providing geotag functionality using integrated GPS.
Ruggedized for extreme conditions, the Trimble Tablet holds an environmental rating of IP65 and can operate in temperatures of –30 °C to +60 °C (–22 °F to +140 °F), providing exceptional versatility, efficiency and portability. The full-color screen resides under a Gorilla Glass panel that is scratch and impact resistant.
“The ability to stay connected and complete office work from the field is becoming increasingly important to surveyors,” said Elmar Lenz, business area director of Trimble’s GNSS and survey handheld solutions. “With new features and functionality, the next generation Trimble Tablet rugged PC is an ideal solution that provides even more capability to surveyors—more memory, computing power, connectivity, data visualization, increased documentation and more.”
The Trimble Tablet rugged PC is available for ordering immediately through Trimble’s Survey distribution channel.