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Tech firms form alliance

Software giant Bentley Systems and site connectivity specialist Trimble have announced a strategic alliance designed to “further the connection between the virtual and physical environments for infrastructure projects”.

The firms claim the alliance will make the exchange of physical and virtual data “more easily leveraged by engineers and contractors to reduce project risk while increasing overall productivity”.

They say it will now be possible to exchange information “seamlessly” between the virtual and physical by utilising Trimble’s field positioning technologies, such as robotic total stations, 3D laser scanners, and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning solutions, and Bentley’s information modelling software.

Trimble chief executive Steve Berglund said: “Trimble’s goal is to provide our users with positioning solutions that allow them to collect, and analyse information faster and easier. Our collaboration with Bentley will provide engineers and contractors with greater insight into construction problems.”

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