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Trimble: Transforming the Mining Operations
Little did Charlie Trimble and his two other partners from Hewlett-Packard know that they were creating history in the GPS space when they laid the first brick of Trimble in 1978. From the beginning, Trimble knew that GPS would make it possible to address every point on the planet with absolute precision; thereby he directed their goal to fully develop the immature GPS technology that Trimble had purchased from Hewlett-Packard. The rest is history—today Trimble's advanced positioning solutions are being enormously used in a wide spectrum of industries like, land survey, construction, transportation, telecommunications, asset tracking, utilities, and mining to increase productivity and safety.
Though GPS is the core technology integrated in Trimble’s solutions, the company has also injected other ground breaking technologies, including laser, optical and inertial technologies. Implementing these technologies, the company has introduced a new Trimble Connected Mine solution that integrates data from disparate sources from across the mining operations, processing plants, and business offices. This generates a central trusted source of data and information that increases the productivity, reduces risk, and variability management throughout the mining enterprise. The Connected Mine system also extracts data from other Trimble solutions, like mine and alignment planning applications, best known for reducing planning and design time to track materials from origin through ore processing.
To make its solutions suite highly dynamic, Trimble’s engineers are continuously are working on cutting-edge positioning applications that would efficiently address the mining industry’s most complex challenges. Trimble is changing the way mining operations are carried out by linking positioning to productivity.