Trimble Australia announces a new site positioning system designed for owner operators, small site contractors or construction companies new to GPS. 

The new Trimble Site Positioning System Essentials Kit gives contractors proven Trimble quality and accuracy in an affordable and easy-to-use package. 

Comprising of the new Trimble Site Mobile controller, Trimble SCS900 site controller software and Trimble SPS985L GNSS smart antenna for a complete GPS positioning solution, the Essentials Kit is a new addition to the Trimble positioning portfolio, according to Elwyn McLachlan, business area director for Trimble site positioning systems. Using GPS, a grade checker or site engineer can check a grade, slope or alignment more accurately and in less time than with traditional construction survey methods.

The Trimble Essentials Kit enables budget-conscious contractors to realise quick ROI by giving more personnel on the job site access to technology for better productivity and efficiency.

The slim, lightweight and rugged Trimble Site Mobile controller is an all-in-one mobile device that enables enhanced connectivity in the field. Featuring a large, capacitive touch screen with superior sunlight readability, an integrated 8-megapixel camera and the convenience of a built-in smartphone, the Site Mobile eliminates the need to carry multiple devices on the construction site. 

A new, entry-level version of Trimble SCS900 Site Controller software has been designed to run on the Site Mobile controller. Simple to use and learn, the software is ideal for contractors new to construction technology. The SCS900 can be upgraded to more complex functionality to meet the changing needs of the contractor. 

The SPS985L GNSS smart antenna has the same tough casing and compact design as other Trimble GNSS smart antennas, and come at an attractive price point. For accurate construction site measurement, the SPS985L provides precision Real Time Kinetic (RTK) positioning by using GPS and GLONASS.

The Essentials Kit can be upgraded to take advantage of Connected Site technology, including VRSnetworks, Internet Base Station Service (IBSS), Trimble Remote Assistant and wireless data sync. Trimble Connected Site solutions transform the construction industry by utilising technology to improve efficiency and productivity, while minimising waste and expense.

The new Trimble Site Positioning Systems Essentials Kit is available through Trimble’s worldwide SITECH Technology Dealer Channel.