Trimble introduces simplified Siteworks software
The newly launched Trimble Siteworks SE Starter Edition is billed as an entry-level, easy-to-use construction surveying software "at an affordable price point".
Using a construction GNSS receiver, a supervisor, foreman, grade checker or site engineer can easily check a grade, slope or alignment and navigate the project more accurately and in less time than with traditional survey methods.
Trimble claims budget-conscious contractors can realize a quick return on investment by giving more personnel on the jobsite access to survey technology, enabling more productive and efficient field crews.
Low-Cost, Scalable Construction Surveying
Trimble Siteworks SE Software is a simplified version of Trimble Siteworks Software, and intended for users who do not require a full feature set and are interested in a lower-cost version to connect to GNSS only. The same colorful graphics, natural interactions and gestures, and self-discovery features found in Trimble Siteworks make the software easy to learn, so both experienced and new users can get up-to-speed quickly.
Using the same data folder structure, file formats and workflows, Trimble Siteworks SE Software is fully compatible with Trimble Siteworks Software. Contractors can easily upgrade to the full version.
"The Trimble Siteworks SE Starter Edition is an important addition to our site positioning portfolio," said Scott Crozier, vice president of Trimble Civil Construction, "With a lower cost-of-entry, the software is scalable and makes it easy for contractors to upgrade to more advanced Trimble Siteworks Positioning Systems as soon as their needs change."
Trimble Siteworks SE Software is ideal for contractors who want to determine their location on a project, see cut/fill values to a design surface or alignment, or visualize constructible models in 3D. Users can easily measure feature (non-surface) points, lines and areas, or navigate to points, lines and alignments, and create PDF reports. In vehicle mode, users can capture high-accuracy measurements on steep slopes from a moving vehicle. Trimble Siteworks SE is compatible with a wide range of GNSS hardware configurations to meet the contractor's business needs and budget requirements.
By connecting the field and the office, contractors can improve efficiency and productivity, while minimizing wasted time and expense. Trimble Siteworks SE can share up-to-date information wirelessly between the field and the office to increase operational efficiency and reduce downtime.
Trimble Siteworks SE Starter Edition Software is now available globally through the worldwide SITECH® distribution channel. For more information, visit: heavyindustry.trimble.com/siteworks
BT and Microsoft unveil strategic partnership
BT and Microsoft have launched a strategic partnership to accelerate innovation across enterprise voice, cyber security and industry-focused services in sectors from digital manufacturing to health.
BT has already been named one of the first development partners for Microsoft Operator Connect and Operator Connect Conferencing. The renewed agreement will allow BT to build on this relationship and offer its own branded global managed voice services directly through Microsoft Teams, with an approach that further enhances customer experience and creates new opportunities for growth.
The strategic partnership will build on BT’s existing portfolio of cyber security services built on Microsoft technology. It will see the companies push forward with the design and launch of a new generation of managed security services to enable and protect the modern collaborative workplace. BT will work closely with Microsoft to develop distinct security propositions to defend customers’ operations across the cloud as well as its own IT estate.
Sustainability and collaboration on digital skills are integral to the partnership. BT and Microsoft will work together on further enhancing sustainability credentials within their supply chains and join forces on promoting digital skills in the communities.
“BT and Microsoft are at the forefront of innovation in global digital platforms and connectivity that will take technology and communication beyond limits,” said Bas Burger, CEO of Global at BT and executive sponsor of BT’s partnership with Microsoft. “This partnership will ensure all of Microsoft’s solutions work ‘Best on BT’ and support both companies’ commitments to improving digital skills in the community.”
Omar Abbosh, corporate vice president of industry solutions at Microsoft, said: “BT can use Microsoft’s cutting-edge tools to develop new communications services that meet the needs and demands of today’s customers. By aligning our visions for communication, connectivity, security and digital technology, Microsoft and BT will support real growth for businesses across the world.”
Microsoft's vision is to transform construction and built environment businesses with design innovation, a supply chain you can control, and a connected, safer, more productive workforce.
Microsoft recently unveiled strong results for the quarter ending June 30:
- Revenue totalled $46.2 billion, up 21%
- Operating income was $19.1 billion, up 42%
- Net income was $16.5 billion, up 47%
- Diluted earnings per share was $2.17, up 49%
For the year, revenues totalled $168.1 billion (up 18%), operating income hit $69.9 billion (up 32%), net income was $61.3 billion GAAP and $60.7 billion non-GAAP, and increased 38% and 37%, respectively.
“We are innovating across the technology stack to help organizations drive new levels of tech intensity across their business,” said Satya Nadella, chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft. “Our results show that when we execute well and meet customers’ needs in differentiated ways in large and growing markets, we generate growth, as we’ve seen in our commercial cloud – and in new franchises we’ve built, including gaming, security, and LinkedIn, all of which surpassed $10 billion in annual revenue over the past three years.”
In a trading update last month, BT reported profit after tax £2m, down £446m, due to a "one-off tax charge in the quarter to reflect the remeasurement of deferred tax balances following the enactment of the new UK corporation tax rate of 25% from April 2023".