Trimble unveiled a next-generation survey instrument—the Trimble SX10 Scanning Total Station. It merges high-speed 3D scanning, enhanced Trimble VISION imaging technology and high-accuracy total station measurements into familiar field and office workflows for surveyors. The innovative solution provides surveyors and geospatial professionals with the capabilities and versatility to handle projects from traditional surveys to complex 3D modeling.
The SX10 Scanning Total Station with Trimble’s patented technology enables the capture of both high-accuracy measurements critical for traditional survey projects and rich point cloud data at 26,600 points per second with a range of up to 600 meters. This means surveyors can include 3D scanning as part of everyday workflows, dramatically increasing productivity for topographic surveys, roadway and corridor surveys, volumetric surveys and infrastructure as-builts. The combined versatility of 3D scanning and surveying removes the need for a dedicated 3D scanner, saving significant operational costs and allowing businesses to expand their capabilities to include additional applications such as building as-builts, utility design surveys and forensic reconstruction.
Complete integration with new versions of Trimble’s industry-leading field and office software allow users to quickly and easily operate the SX10 within common survey workflows. With Trimble Access version 2016.10 software on the Trimble Tablet, users can harness the full potential of the SX10 in the field, whether for efficient measurement and stakeout routines or full 3D scanning workflows. By integrating rich data from the SX10 into intuitive office workflows, Trimble Business Center version 3.80 enables users to quickly create complete customer deliverables. With its enhanced point cloud management, automated extraction and interoperability to leading CAD and GIS packages, the solution empowers users to satisfy even the toughest client demands.
“This is an innovative technology and a significant breakthrough in surveying capability. The unique advantages the SX10 offers surveyors, engineers and geospatial professionals will allow them to tackle virtually any project with ease,” said Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “The SX10 Scanning Total Station is a dynamic and versatile solution offering the latest technologies without changing time-tested field and office workflows—while also simplifying equipment investments for difficult projects.”