Staff | September 28, 2010

Trimble, innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, has acquired privately held XYZ Solutions Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia. XYZ Solutions provides real-time, interactive 3-D intelligence software to manage the spatial aspects of a construction project. The software transforms data from various sources into actionable information that can be used in the decision-making process to reduce rework and improve productivity for engineering and construction professionals. Allowing users to model spatial information combined with positioning technologies to virtually "see" a construction site or asset, from anywhere, at any time, in a collaborative Internet-based environment, the acquisition of XYZ Solutions adds a 3-D visualization component to Trimble's Connected Construction Site strategy, which is designed to improve construction project management by providing easy integration of project data and customized status information to the construction professional. XYZ Solutions, a provider of real-time, interactive 3-D graphical software, will be reported within Trimble's Engineering and Construction business segment.