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Trimble Launches TSC7 Controller Field Solutions

for Land, Civil Construction Surveyors

SUNNYVALE, CA, Apr 20, 2018 – Trimble announced today the Trimble TSC7 Controller, a new field solution for land and civil construction surveyors. The TSC7, combined with specialized software, defines the next generation of data collection and computing for mobile workers.

Trimble TSC7 controller and Trimble Access 2018 (Image courtesy of Trimble website)

The Trimble TSC7 brings powerful enhancements to the field and was designed based on customer feedback. It provides a tablet experience with a physical keyboard and a sunlight readable 7-inch touchscreen that supports pinch, tap and slide gestures. Users can interact with the TSC7 intuitively, easily zooming, panning and selecting items on the large touchscreen. Front- and rear-facing cameras allow users to video conference their office from the field for on-the-job support, and capture high definition videos and images that provide valuable context to their data and clients.

The TSC7 also leverages the power of Windows 10 Professional, driven by an Intel Pentium 64-bit quad-core processor. The processor and operating system make it easy to process data in spreadsheets and run office software programs. An ergonomic form factor, IP68-certified rugged design and optional, user-interchangeable modules make the TSC7 a flexible solution for all surveying applications.

Trimble TSC7 for Land Surveyors

In addition to the innovative TSC7 Controller, Trimble announced a new version of its industry-leading field software. Trimble Access 2018. The software features a new UI and powerful graphics capabilities to deliver enhanced workflows for field surveyors. Access 2018 has been redesigned with even more intuitive menus and screen navigation to take advantage of the TSC7’s 7-inch touchscreen and computing power, while leveraging software workflows, which include applications for general survey, roading, tunnels and pipelines.

Access 2018 also integrates with the Trimble Sync Manager application to enable cloud-based data management between the office and the field. Surveyors can quickly start working by downloading preconfigured jobs in the field with DXF maps and CSV files linked ready to start surveying. Sync Manager also integrates seamlessly with Trimble Business Center software and is compatible with other industry office software platforms.

“Today’s surveyors are managers of geospatial intelligence,” said Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble Geospatial. “Data has more depth and complexity than ever before, and surveyors’ reputations depend on transforming that data into valuable, reliable information for their clients. The TSC7 and Access 2018 form the new backbone of our field solutions ecosystem, and give our users a leading edge to be data experts.”

Trimble TSC7 for Civil Engineering and Construction

In addition to the TSC7 Controller, Trimble is also releasing two new rover systems for civil engineering and construction applications—the Trimble Siteworks Positioning System for Construction Surveyors and the Trimble Siteworks Positioning System for Supervisors.

Both systems feature new Trimble Siteworks Software, next generation survey software tailored for construction workflows. Completely redesigned from the ground up, Siteworks Software features a new interface that is optimized for ease-of-use and productivity. Configurable views, colorful graphics and natural interactions and gestures make Siteworks software intuitive and easy to learn.

“Siteworks gives customers the ability to work with larger, more complex 3D data sets more effectively in the field,” said Scott Crozier, general manager of Trimble’s Civil Engineering and Construction Division. “Powerful hardware, intuitive software and the latest advances in site positioning technology from Trimble prepare contractors for the future of 3D construction.”

Trimble Siteworks Positioning System for Construction Surveyors

The Trimble Siteworks Positioning System for Construction Surveyors is comprised of the Trimble SPS986 GNSS Smart Antenna, the TSC7 Controller and Siteworks Software. It enables construction surveyors to work with complex 3D models, collect large data sets faster, visualize complex 3D models more easily and work day or night efficiently.

Trimble Siteworks Positioning System for Supervisors

The Trimble Siteworks Positioning System for Supervisors is comprised of the SPS986 GNSS Smart Antenna, the Trimble T10 Tablet and Siteworks Software. It enables construction supervisors to run full office software packages, including Business Center – HCE and Microsoft Office, and to work easily with data and 3D models in the field without carrying a laptop.


The Trimble TSC7 Controller running the current version of Trimble Access field software will be available worldwide in May 2018 through Trimble’s Geospatial distribution partners. The Trimble Access 2018 BETA program will open to applicants in early May 2018. For more information, visit

The Trimble TSC7 Controller, Trimble Siteworks Software and both Trimble Siteworks Positioning Systems are available now worldwide through the SITECH distribution channel. For more information, visit

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.

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Raken, Level 10 Construction Partner for Field Reporting

SAN DIEGO, CA, Apr 20, 2018 –  Raken, the top-rated daily reporting app and field management software for the construction industry, announces a partnership with prominent California-based general contractor, Level 10 Construction.

“Technology has a major part to play in running an effective organization, and we saw a huge opportunity with Raken,” said Dominic Silvia, director of information technology at Level 10. “Their focus on mobile is perfect for our superintendents in the field, making it easy for them to capture important events and communicate them quickly. It’s a game-changer for how we use field information in our decision-making.”

Level 10 is demonstrating their commitment to innovation and efficiency by implementing Raken’s cutting-edge construction technology to enhance their field reporting workflows, including daily reports, manpower tracking and photo management. Through this partnership, Level 10 will capture the jobsite data necessary to continually improve their performance and consistently deliver high-profile projects in the most productive way possible.

“Level 10 has always been at the forefront of adopting construction technology to empower their workforce,” said Raken CEO Kyle Slager. “This partnership with Raken brings the same focus to their field reporting. We’re excited to work with Level 10 to equip their field personnel with what they need for faster, more efficient workflows.”

Raken boosts productivity by streamlining construction workflow processes like daily reports, time cards, jobsite cost codes and payroll. Since the company was founded four years ago, they have acquired thousands of customers in more than 38 countries, and the Raken app has been voted the No. 1 Daily Reporting Solution by AGC National.

“The superintendents using Raken all report increased compliance especially with the Super Daily,” said Level 10 project manager Jacob Freitas. “It takes the pain out of gathering reports from subcontractors, and we’ve noticed a marked improvement in not only their reporting, but their morale as well.”

About Level 10

Level 10 Construction is a full-service general contractor with offices throughout California, including SunnyvaleSan Francisco and San Diego. Level 10 is focused on providing innovative facilities to the corporate, healthcare, education, hospitality, technology and life science markets. Level 10 offers a full range of services, including preconstruction, design-build and integrated project delivery self-performed concrete work, MEP and commissioning services, BIM services, green construction and Lean construction practices.  Level 10’s core mission is to build at the highest level, consistently providing excellent customer service while delivering quality projects on time and on budget.

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About Raken

Raken provides innovative mobile technology to streamline field workflows for construction workers. Raken’s “digital toolbox” connects the field to the office with daily reports, time cards, project insights, photo management, and more. Clark Construction, AECOM, Skanska, Whiting-Turner, Hensel Phelps, and thousands of the world’s top construction companies use Raken to solve their field reporting needs.

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