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Welcome to the July 2010 edition of our eNewsletter.
I hope you had a very relaxing 4th of July!
As I was preparing this newsletter, my world was in chaos. Okay, that's a bit of an overstatement, but three movers were packing everything around me, and loading the truck with the last thing to be disassembled, my home office. My wife and I bought a new home 5 hours north and the move took place over the weekend. Cross-country moves are always fun!
The heat of the summer has brought us several new product announcements. JAVAD GNSS has released the new Triumph VS. Javad's presentation movie is featured as our Video of the Week below. Hemisphere GPS announced the release of the Crescent Vector II OEM GNSS board and range of GPS compass products, and Carlson Software has released its new all-in-one, Surveyor+GPS handheld with SurvCE software. It is great to see such innovative activity and I'm sure there will be more to come from Topcon, Ashtech, Trimble, Leica, MOBA and others in the coming months.
We have six new articles from our exclusive MachineControlOnline authors, which you can check out by scrolling down. Also we have updated our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) article for 2010.
We continue to hear from our readers about new projects and bidding opportunities. If you are considering positioning and 3D machine control technology, welcome. MachineControlOnline.com is committed to serve as your knowledge base.
I hope you enjoy this newsletter! Please stay tuned, visiting us often as we update the website daily. As always, please drop me a line if there is any subject about which you would like to see more information. I personally read every email!
Best regards,
Randy Noland
Managing Editor & Co-Founder
Machine Control Online

[Send your comments, tips, gripes, or kudos to editor@machinecontrolonline.com]
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Software Review: Trimble Business Center
Sometimes change is good, and other times it is not. In the case of Trimble Business Center (TBC), some of us know we need things to change but are not sure what to expect. In order to let the reader see what I mean, let me go through a bit of history. When the whole 3D game started Trimble’s Terramodel was ...
 
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Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
JAVAD GNSS Triumph VS
Javad Ashjaee of JAVAD GNSS announces three new products! Actually Javad announces three distinct new products integrated into a single integrated solution, the Triumph VS. Watch the movie!
Please drop a line if you have any questions or requests: editor@machinecontrolonline.com.
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From the Machine Control Online Authors... New Articles for June, 2010:

Randy NolandPaul HahnFAQ about MachineControlOnline.com - Updated 2010 by Randy Noland - It has been over a year since we published our first FAQ, so Paul and I thought it timely to revisit and update the existing FAQ. I see that new players are emerging and advertising on MCo that were not as visible on the site a year ago. With a down economy ...

Marco CecalaSoftware Review - Trimble Business Center by Marco Cecala: -When the whole 3D game started Trimble's Terramodel was about the best game in town. Many of us old timers got used to the product and how to make it work for the specific purpose of producing 3D data for machine control. Time marches on and the engine Terramodel is built on is dated and would need an …

Jay JonesMachine Control and the Land Surveyor: What’s Next? by Jay Jones: - Site Prep Magazine recently published its "Third Annual Machine Control Report." It is noted in the article that it is one of the few reports on the machine control market that includes information about the types of heavy equipment being utilized with machine control and the purchasing trends of the ...

=Chad CooperData Prep: Tips, Tricks & Techniques - by Chad Cooper: Building a Simple Site - Introduction  - I will be honest; recently, I have been having a hard time coming up with articles to write. Considering that any potential reader on this great website may be using different software, with special techniquesand unique personal data building preferences, writing articles that ...

=Nigel AdamsGetting Connected by Nigel Adams: Wireless Excavator Technology 2D/3D Solution – Product overview and manufacturer interview. In October of last year, I published an article announcing the arrival of DigPilot, a wireless excavator machine guidance system, a true innovation within machine control for excavators. DigPilot brought to the market: A true entry level ...

Ron CiccaroneRin Tin Tin! by Ron Ciccarone, LS: – This article does not have anything to do with dogs. Continuing with our review of issues when developing tin surfaces, one of the very common processes is to create a TIN from contours. It really does not matter whether they are existing contours or proposed contours; the process is basically the same. You will need to get the contour ...

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FAQ about MachineControlOnline.com - Update 2010
Carlson’s All-in-One Surveyor+ GPS System is Here
JAVAD GNSS Triumph VS -Part 1
Construction Industry Confident for Recovery in 2011, Says Engineering News-Record Survey
Caterpillar Announces Plans for New Manufacturing Facility in Brazil
Velodyne HDL-64E Laser Rangefinder (LIDAR) Pseudo-Disassembled
Caterpillar to Increase Excavator Production in China
iPhone 4 Sales Top 1.7 Million
Heavy Precision
Carlson Software 3rd Annual User Conference, Nov. 7-10
Caterpillar, Wacker Neuson SE Announce Strategic Alliance
Leica Geosystems’ Guidance System Speeds Channel Repair Project by 15 Percent
Topcon reference station network equipment selected for China’s Anhui Province RTK network
Gemcom Announces Office Opening in Indonesia...
Hemisphere GPS' Earthworks X200 Product Demonstration Video
Hemisphere GPS Introduces the Crescent Vector II
Army Corps of Engineers Announces Decision to Suspend Nationwide Permit 21 in the Appalachian Region
Hemisphere GPS Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation (1990 – 2010)
Caterpillar Increases Commitment to Mining Customers
RFP- Hey Joe Road
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    This section is an update about machine control, positioning, construction or land development conferences, training, seminars, webinars and other relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration. For more events, please visit our online calendar HERE.

    INTERGEO 2010 – Cologne, Germany: October 5-7, 2010
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