Trimble Introduces EZ-Surface Software to Provide Surface Drainage Analysis and Design for Farmers and Drainage Contractors
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) introduced today EZ-Surface(TM) software, specifically designed for farm surface and sub-surface drainage applications.
EZ-Surface software works with the Autoslope feature of Trimble’s AgGPSÃ‚® FieldLevel II system, which runs on the FmX(TM) integrated display. The desktop software allows farmers and drainage contractors to analyze fields surveyed with FieldLevel II by viewing 3D field models, watershed maps, contours, surface flow paths, and waterflow directions. From this analysis, the user can easily determine the most appropriate and efficient locations for surface ditches or farm tile drainage lines. These lines can be drawn on the map taking into account the field topography and real world obstacles by viewing them over a GoogleÃ‚® Maps image.
Once the EZ-Surface software is synchronized with the FmX integrated display, farmers and drainage contractors can utilize the Autoslope feature to optimize the slopes and depths to create efficient farm tile drainage networks or surface ditches to help ensure optimal field drainage, which can lead to increased yields.
EZ-Surface combined with the new EZ-Sync(TM) solution allows farmers and drainage contractors to wirelessly deliver completed drainage designs to the FmX integrated display via Trimble’s Connected Farm(TM) solutions.
“EZ-Surface provides a visual way for farmers and drainage contractors to have much more control over their drainage systems, whether they are on the surface or sub-surface,” said Erik Arvesen, vice president and general manager for Trimble’s Agriculture Division. “When EZ-Surface is combined with our current solutions including the FmX integrated display and the EZ-Office software, drainage design and implementation becomes easier and more seamless than ever before, providing our customers with all the tools they need to achieve increased yields.”
Trimble’s EZ-Surface software is expected to be available in March 2010. Contact a local Trimble dealer at www.trimble.com/locator for more information.
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, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information, visit Trimble’s Web site at www.trimble.com.
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