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Trimble debuts Insight HQ for aggregates industry

By |  November 5, 2014

Trimble_Connected_quarryTrimble’s acquisition of Loadrite opened the company up to possibilities in the aggregates industry, including technological integration.

With the acquisition, Trimble also gained ownership of Loadrite’s scale technology, including the company’s loader scales, excavator scales and belt scales.

The scales have the ability to determine the exact weight of materials in or on the equipment, as well as track the operational activity of the equipment.

To coordinate with these scales, Trimble began to integrate its current technological capabilities with the aggregate scales. The company came up with Insight HQ, a browser-based platform where operators can view the data from their equipment, which debuted at the 2014 Trimble Dimensions User Conference.

The company integrated the scales with Insight HQ so the scales can send information to the Insight database.

“We’re bringing an improved version of the existing technology,” said Johan Smet, general manager of the quarry division for Trimble Loadrite, at the conference. “Insight HQ is essentially a consolidated platform taking a lot of the reporting capabilities we have from different systems. We’re bringing it to one platform.”

Insight HQ uses the Cloud to consolidate the equipment information from each scale a companies uses. By doing this, operators at different locations are able to access the information and determine the progress of equipment at a site.

“We’re showing improved reporting capabilities of all of these things,” said Smet. “We’re bringing improved versions of the existing scales from Loadrite, and we’re bringing a whole other set of technologies that Trimble already had.”
 
 

Elliot Chisholm, marketing manager for Trimble Loadrite, discusses Insight HQ.

 

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Allison Kral

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Allison Kral is the former senior digital media manager for North Coast Media (NCM). She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she received a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She works across a number of digital platforms, which include creating e-newsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM's Portable Plants magazine, GPS World magazine and Geospatial Solutions. Her understanding of the ever-changing digital media world allows her to quickly grasp what a target audience desires and create content that is appealing and relevant for any client across any platform.

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