Press Release Summary:
TrimView(TM) Mobile Resource Manager (MRM) system v2.3 includes real-time weather data option from WeatherBugÂ®, combined with automatic vehicle location and status information for ready-mix concrete market. Using this system, vehicle dispatchers can see current weather conditions as overlays on same live map as their vehicles and job sites. Forecasting and historical capabilities are also included, and solution records most current weather conditions at moment concrete begins to pour.
Original Press Release:
Trimble Introduces a Real-Time Weather Data Option from WeatherBug with Its TrimView Mobile Resource Manager System for Ready Mix
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 22 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today its TrimView(TM) Mobile Resource Manager (MRM) system version 2.3. The new version of the system includes a real-time weather data option from WeatherBug(R), operator of the largest weather network in the world, which is combined with automatic vehicle location and status information for the ready-mix concrete market.
The announcement was made today at World of Concrete 2008, one of the world's largest international exhibitions for the construction and construction materials industries.
Using the live, local weather data from the dense WeatherBug Network, the TrimView system option provides vehicle dispatchers with the ability to see current weather conditions, including precipitation, temperature, and cloud cover as overlays on the same live map as their vehicles and job sites. In addition to current weather data, the TrimView system can also provide precipitation forecasts for up to four hours, three day extended forecasts, and severe weather alerts. This type of data, combined with vehicle and job site locations, allows concrete producers to better manage their work flow, plan the type of product to be delivered, and improve customer service.
Another feature exclusive to the TrimView system is the recording of the most current weather conditions at the moment the concrete begins to pour. Leveraging the real-time auto-status and Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities of the TrimFleet(TM) solution, TrimView is able to determine the current relative humidity, temperature and wind speed from the WeatherBug Tracking Station near the actual location of the concrete pour. The information is stored in the ready mix producer's database available for reporting and research. This feature, along with historical vehicle status and location information, significantly increases the ability of the concrete producer to quickly investigate quality control and liability claims after the pour occurred.
Powered by their proprietary network, WeatherBug's professional and consumer solutions provide the only truly live, local weather information available. The local weather conditions are delivered to millions of consumers via the Internet and mobile devices, to more than 100 state and local government agencies including the National Weather Service, and to schools, businesses and 80 broadcast television stations throughout the country.
The Trimble TrimView Mobile Resource Manager system version 2.3 with the real-time weather data option is expected to be available in the U.S. and Canada in January 2008 through Trimble's Mobile Solutions distribution network. Current users of TrimView systems can upgrade to the 2.3 version free of charge. The real-time weather data option will be available for a monthly charge.
WeatherBug (http://www.weatherbug.com/ and www.weatherbugprofessional.com/) ensures that individuals, schools, businesses and government agencies receive the most precise live weather information, the most relevant weather reports, and the earliest weather warnings to safeguard property, protect lives and to make critical decisions with confidence. WeatherBug data is unique as it is the only live, neighborhood-level weather available anywhere. WeatherBug is a brand of AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc. (http://www.aws.com/).
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location -- including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,600 employees in over 18 countries.
For more information, visit Trimble's Web site at http://www.trimble.com/.
CONTACT: Lea Ann McNabb of Trimble, +1-408-481-7808, firstname.lastname@example.org