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Visit our website www.apisurvey.com to see all the new and exciting changes. User Account: You will now be able to create your own user account. After creating the account you will be given access to the jobs that you request and if needed , you can submit service repair requests.
Used Equipment: Also on the web we have posted used equipment that is for sale. Firm- ware/Software Updates: You can now view the most recent firmware and soft- ware right from API 9s Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software Current Version 2.21 (now available) SCS900 has improved tremendously over the past releases. Listed are some improve- ments since version 2.
Site calibration improvements for GPS operations " You can now specify at what number of points the calibration will ... more. less.
utilize a tilted plane in best fitting the measured points to the provided control points. " You can now manage the observation residuals to improve the calibration result. When SCS900 completes the calibration measurements, you can choose to edit the calibration components.<br><br> Horizontal and vertical compo- nents of all points used in the site calibration can be reviewed, and the SCS900 computation can be overridden by eliminating or adding back in measured components of the calibrated points. " In addition to the computed scale factor, SCS900 now shows the slope mag- nitude of the tilted plane in the North and East axes, as computed by the calibration process. " During the calibration process, you can now move the base station to a point that has already been measured in the calibration.<br><br> Moving the base in midcali- bration allows large sites to be calibrated where radio range does not allow the complete site to be covered from a single base station location. Be aware that moving the base will introduce additional errors into the calibration residuals, so move the base only when it is absolutely necessary. " Calibrations can now be resumed or restarted on a site provided that no data has been measured or staked out.<br><br> Once a point has been measured or staked, the calibration is frozen for that site. " On starting a new site, when you copy a .dc calibration file from another site, the calibration is copied and reopened, allowing it to be extended within the new site. For example, the site calibration for a site named Zone 1 can be copied to a nearby site named Zone 2 and then extended to use the control within the Zone 2 site.<br><br> Stakeout line changes " After taping the reference line to be staked, the following dialog box (pictured at right) appears. There are up to five ways to determine how to stake the elevation. If you select a 3D reference line, and if the current de- sign contains a DTM or roadway surface, all five options are available.<br><br> Training: API will have winter training in Early 2008! Watch the API Calendar on the website for upcoming dates! Check out the Trimble Knowledge Network and see what online train- ing courses you would be interested in taking.<br><br> Contact your API sales rep for more information. Page 2 October 2007 17625 Mockingbird Road 665 F Tollgate Road 211 NW Executive Way, Suite B 8060 Knue Road, Suite 111 Nashville, IL 62263 Elgin, IL 60123 Lee 9s Summit, MO 64063 Indianapolis, IN 46250 Phone: (618)478-9000 (847)931-0095 (816)554-1147 (317)577-0591 Fax: (618)478-9001 (847)931-0132 (816)554-0839 (317)577-0592 www.apisurvey.com Graphical station and offset specification " When staking a line, a side slope as projected from a line, a roadway feature, or a roadway side slope, you can now establish the station value at which the stake is to be placed by graphically tapping on the screen at the desired point along the related line or roadway alignment. Volume & COGO menu changes " Surface-to-surface volume calculations now provide total cut and total fill volumes in addition to the previous net cut/fill balance only.<br><br> " The volume calculations now use the Terramodel computation engine and give identical results to those provided by the Terramode l Field Data Module. Stakeout menu changes The following changes have been made to the Point option in the Stakeout menu: " Points can be created during stakeout using a free point pick. Once selected, the point can be left as a 2D point or set to 3D.<br><br> " You can manually enter the elevation for the point, extract the elevation for the point from the current design surface, or ext ract the elevation from another 3D point. " You can create points by using an offset from another point. SCS900 Road Module (Please call to check on availability) SCS900 Road Module has been available since version 2.0.<br><br> It offers a user-friendly graphical interface for road- way layout. " Terramodel PRO file used as a design on the collector " Adds plan and cross section view for measurement and stakeout operations " Adds full road geometry capability " Adds station equations for major highways " Adds complex template based roads including superelevation and widening " Adds ability to handle multiple road job projects for major highways with small foot- print databases " Stakeout Roadway feature " Stakeout Catch Points " Stakeout / Location on surface " Can stake with lateral offsets and vertical offsets " Actual feature elevation " Near side projection (project slope of pavement) " Near and far side projection SCS900 Tablet Edition " Full SCS900 functionality in a larger screen! " A vehicle mount bracket for the Samsung Q1 Ultra-Mobile PC is available.<br><br> The bracket can be permanently mounted in a vehicle, or temporarily fixed using a windscreen suction cup mount. " A pop-up keyboard is provided with the SCS900 Tablet Edition to enable convenient data entry. The keyboard automatically appears when data entry is required.<br><br> " Currently the Samsung Q1 and Panasonic Toughbook are the only Trimble supported devices for SCS900 Tablet Edition. Samsung Q1 Panasonic Toughbook Trimble SPS610 Total Station (now available) " Excellent solution for contractors specializing in site development and structures work " Available in Servo, Autolock, or Robotic " Economical solution for contractors that want to perform their own stakeout and measurement routines on site " Works with the LM80 Trimble SPS730 and SPS930 Total Station (now available) " ATS mode for grade control " Feature set for high accuracy grade control: - Trimble MagDrive" Technology - Trimble MultiTrack" Technology - Synchronized, low latency data - High Update Rate - Active Target - 16 channels of unique ID 9s - Internal 2.4 GHz Radio Now with Servo, Autolock, Robotic, DR Reflector- less and ATS modes of operation the SPS730/SPS930 can satisfy all site measurement , stakeout, reflector- less measurements, and grade control needs. LM80 (now available) " Easily enter your blueprint to build a digital replica of your project.<br><br> " Import data from CAD files to generate a portable reference for your lay- out tasks. " Use with a total station to guide you through the equipment setup. " Graphically guides you through your building layout " Navigates you to critical building locations " Creates as-built records of all layout points " Inspects the location of building elements once they are installed LM80 Desktop (now available) LM80 Desktop is a PC program to facilitate the creation and upload of points from a DXF file Key Features: " Bright, graphical, and straight forward user interface " Direct key access to common functions meaning faster operation " Full help menu to guide you through " Easy layer management for faster access to key layers " Center Point function allows you to quickly find a point and see its information " Straightforward WYSIWYG printing " Allows you to take a printout of the layout area 3 making it eas- ier to identify the layout points you are working with " Prints point numbers " Scale bar for easier on-site dimension checks Trimble SPS710 Total Station (now available) " Works with the LM80 to significantly increase accuracy, reliability, and productivity " Helps contractors perform layout tasks more efficiently " Designed specifically for concrete and general construction contractors Total Station Support in SCS900 v2.2x " New instrument and firmware support " Trimble SPS610, SPS710, SPS730 and SPS930 total station " Release 6 Firmware to support SPS610, SPS710, SPS730 and SPS930 " Support for all SPS total stations with SCS900TE " Trimble MT900 Machine Target Support for SPS " Instrument sharing " External power supply characterization " Improved connections " Further improved station establishment for total stations " Now shows delta coordinates for the station position and each free station observation.<br><br> " Allow cSet Up Robotic for Machine Control d workflow Page 3 October 2007 17625 Mockingbird Road 665 F Tollgate Road 211 NW Executive Way, Suite B 8060 Knue Road, Suite 111 Nashville, IL 62263 Elgin, IL 60123 Lee 9s Summit, MO 64063 Indianapolis, IN 46250 Phone: (618)478-9000 (847)931-0095 (816)554-1147 (317)577-0591 Fax: (618)478-9001 (847)931-0132 (816)554-0839 (317)577-0592 www.apisurvey.com Site Positioning Systems (SPS) Precision GPS Receivers (now available) Trimble SPS881 " Replaces Trimble SPS880 " All models utilize GPS (L1/L2/L2C) " Can be upgraded to GLONASS and/or L5 at time of sale or afterwards " New colors solidify Trimble Construction brand Trimble SPS781 " Replaces Trimble SPS780 " All models (Basics, Max) utilize GPS (L1/L2/L2C) " Utilizes the new Trimble RTK engine " Faster initialization " Improved under canopy performance " Includes autobase for setting up the receiver as a base station with a single button push " New colors solidify Trimble Construction brand Trimble SPS851 " Replaces Trimble SPS850 " All models utilize GPS (L1/L2/L2C) " Can be upgraded to GLONASS and/or L5 at time of sale or after- wards Trimble SPS751 " Replaces Trimble SPS750 " All models (Basics, Max) utilize GPS (L1/L2/L2C) Site Supervisors Trimble SPS651 Modular GPS with Samsung Q1 Ultra Tablet PC and SCS900 Tablet 3 Estimated Price $18,000 installed " Receiver of choice for a vehicle mounted Site Supervisor system. " SPS651 provides 10cm (0.3ft) horizontal and 2cm (0.07ft) vertical positioning. " SCS900 Tablet Edition provides all the features of the SCS900 Software in the rover, but at a larger screen size.<br><br> " GLONASS and GPS L2C signal tracking options are available to provide better positioning solutions in harsh GPS conditions. SPS850 & SPS880 Extreme available at discounted prices! Contact Janice (Janice@apisurvey.com) or (618)478-9000 for additional information!<br><br> ONLY WHILE SUPLIES LAST! Page 4 October 2007 17625 Mockingbird Road 665 F Tollgate Road 211 NW Executive Way, Suite B 8060 Knue Road, Suite 111 Nashville, IL 62263 Elgin, IL 60123 Lee 9s Summit, MO 64063 Indianapolis, IN 46250 Phone: (618)478-9000 (847)931-0095 (816)554-1147 (317)577-0591 Fax: (618)478-9001 (847)931-0132 (816)554-0839 (317)577-0592 www.apisurvey.com GCS900 version 10.7 (now available) Trimble GCS900 with SPS930/SPS730 Universal Total Station and Trimble MT900 Machine Target: " For Dozers and Graders " cCutting Edge d performance, high accuracy grading in higher gears " New instruments and machine target - Trimble SPS730 and PS930 Universal Stations - Trimble MT900 Machine Target " Same system setup, minor system configuration changes Configuration Dozer Grader Dual Laser 4Linked and Independent Modes Yes Yes Single Laser 4Elevation only Yes Yes Single Laser 4Elevation and Blade Slope Yes Yes Single Laser 4Elevation and Cross Slope No Yes Single Sonic Tracer 4Elevation Only No Yes Single Sonic Tracer and Blade Slopes No Yes Single Sonic Tracer and Cross Slopes No Yes Blade Slope Only Yes Yes Cross Slope Only No Yes Trimble GCS900 Conventional Configurations Trimble CCS900 Compact Control System " The new Trimble Compaction Control System is the first compaction control solution that allows the operator to compact surface material to a target density and achieve finished grade accuracy in the same process. " Based on the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System.<br><br> " Customers with existing GCS900 installations can configure the new Trimble Compac- tion Control System software option and re-use existing on-machine components such as GPS+GLONASS receivers and in-cab control boxes. Key Features of GCS900 release: " Total station and machine target support " Conventional/1D configurations (see table ) " Support for satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) " Trimble GCS900 software enhancements " Trimble Compaction Control Systems Trimble GCS900 Software Enhancements: " Implemented for ease of use " Key press reduction " Single row of function keys " cQuick Keys d for common functions " Recorded in new *.TAG file which replaces *.ST file " New Trimble SiteVision® Office 7.0 modules for analysis - Productivity - Compaction GCS900 with SPS730/SPS930 Universal Total Station and Trimble MT900 Machine Target (now available) GCS900 with SPS730 and SPS930 Universal Total Station: " Ideal for: - Dozers and graders - Sites where GPS is obstructed - Those who operate independently and move between projects - When fine grading is primary role - Those who require high accuracy from a single positioning solution MT900 Machine Target: " New rugged on-machine target " Increased GCS900 performance " Advanced Technology: - Active Tracking - Unique LED array - Programmable IDs " Tracking on steep slopes (100%) up to 45 degrees " Same quick release bracket as Trimble RMT600 " Maintain accuracy at higher speeds Single and Dual Laser Box Grader Systems for Skid-Steers (now available) " The SkidMaster Pro (pictured at right) represents the very latest in construction grading technology. " Contains a unique grading attachment and heavy duty half inch steel construction.<br><br> " The new standard in automatic skid-steer grading systems. Page 5 October 2007 17625 Mockingbird Road 665 F Tollgate Road 211 NW Executive Way, Suite B 8060 Knue Road, Suite 111 Nashville, IL 62263 Elgin, IL 60123 Lee 9s Summit, MO 64063 Indianapolis, IN 46250 Phone: (618)478-9000 (847)931-0095 (816)554-1147 (317)577-0591 Fax: (618)478-9001 (847)931-0132 (816)554-0839 (317)577-0592 www.apisurvey.com Trimble SiteVision Office v7.0 Released for GCS900 and CCS900 Compaction Control (now available) " Updated software incorporates two new modules for compaction and production/productivity analysis as well as numerous other improvements including: " Compaction Analysis module " Productivity Analysis module " Improved Terramodel PRO support now allows a Terramodel Road Project created from a HAL and sliced TIN model to be directly converted to a SVD/SVL file for GCS900 " Improved LandXML support now allows a surface model and HAL to be directly converted to a SVD/SVL file for GCS900 " Improved and more consistent support for SCS900 " Ability to send design information to Google Earth for 3D visualization Trimble Business Center - Heavy Construction Edition (release date: next month) Key Features: " Easy-to-use graphical interface " Using Trimble Business Center contractors can import, review, and analyze graphical design information then easily assign, manage and track that information. " Help prepare data for use with Trimble Site Positioning Systems and Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Soft- ware or SCS900 Tablet Edition.<br><br> " Import a LandXML Road Model data set from the engineer. " The controller data and the TBC project can be linked. This causes any changes in the data or controller to be flagged.<br><br> All changes will be transferred to the controllers linked to the project as well. " SCS900 Data management built-in CALL your API sales rep for your FREE COPY ! Trimble Terramodel 10.51 Microsoft Vista (32-bit) Compatible!<br><br> " Improved Survey Controller file import " Improved LandXML import " Improved Road DTM generation " Land XML line names will be exported Carlson TakeOff V2 New Features: " Road Networks " Building Offset Extensions " 2D Scale " 3D Polyline By Slope on Surface " Merge Crossing 3D Polylines " Fillet and Join 3D Polylines " Add 3D Polyline Points at Elevation " Set Point Elevations by Surface Models and 3D Polylines More Toolbars: " Subgrade Zone: Added option to tine bottom of subgrade zones at tie slope to design surface " Cut/Fill Contours: Added option to draw contour labels " Trench Networks: Added setting for pipe thickness and pipe shape as circle, box, or ellipse for adjusting backfill quantities. " Merge Existing/Design Surfaces: Added option to save merged surface to separate sur- face file " Calculate Section Volumes: Added subgrades to the report " Digitize Sections: Added method to match a portion of one section to another " 3D Viewer: Added axis icons, bounding box, auto-recall of settings and more image output formats Page 6 October 2007 17625 Mockingbird Road 665 F Tollgate Road 211 NW Executive Way, Suite B 8060 Knue Road, Suite 111 Nashville, IL 62263 Elgin, IL 60123 Lee 9s Summit, MO 64063 Indianapolis, IN 46250 Phone: (618)478-9000 (847)931-0095 (816)554-1147 (317)577-0591 Fax: (618)478-9001 (847)931-0132 (816)554-0839 (317)577-0592 www.apisurvey.com