Trimble and Komatsu have announced they are working together to develop an Application Program Interface (API) to enable compatibility between their software platforms to improve users ability to exchange 3D construction site data. The companies said the effort will make managing mixed earthworks fleets easier and allowing for a more holistic view of site operations.
Komatsu's KomConnect platform and Trimble Connect software, a cloud-based collaboration ecosystem, will share digital construction data that can significantly benefit contractors and project managers.
Komatsu introduced SMARTCONSTRUCTION, an IoT solution for construction site operations, in Japan in 2015. The solution enables customers to visualize site operations using ICT about workers, machines and surfaces on the KomConnect cloud-based platform to create a safer and more productive site. The solution has been introduced to 3300 jobsites so far.
Trimble Connected Site solutions provide contractors a complete view of site productivity including materials quantity and movement, volume and compaction data, and fleet and asset management information, regardless of machine make or model. Trimble Connect is a collaboration environment allowing customers to combine and share data from multiple sources, including those from outside of the Trimble ecosystem.