SAN ANTONIO, Texas, 6 October 2011 – Tri-Global Technologies LLC, the leading developer of underground utility infrastructure mapping solutions, today introduced Tri-Global UtiliDroid™ for Android smartphones. UtiliDroid allows field technicians equipped with portable Android devices to easily document utility mark-outs.
Tri-Global developed UtiliDroid with integrated spatial technologies that enable Bluetooth connectivity with third-party electromagnetic utility locators so the user can record critical utility-locate information documenting the depth of the asset, its geographic location and time/date of the mapping. Wireless Google KML/KMZ data transmission can be established between office and field, allowing managers to view field mapping progress within the Google Earth or Google Maps environment.
“We created UtiliDroid to fill a gap in our professional grade Mobile Utility Suite software for documentation-grade users who require a low-cost entry-level product on an easily deployed and cost-effective platform,” said Mike Bellrose, Managing Partner of Tri-Global Technologies.
UtiliDroid users can expect typical documentation-grade accuracy from smartphone devices of around +/- 10 meters. Bellrose added, “We expect this latest toolset to allow our users an entry point for digitally documenting their utility locate projects and a clean path for expanding their desired spatial accuracies as far as they wish to go within our software.”
Tri-Global expects the commercial release of UtiliDroid in late 2011, however, prerelease licensing is available now.
UtiliDroid development coincides with the release of Tri-Global’s Mobile Utility Suite version 5.1 (MobileStaker, UtiliMapper, SiteMapper and Inspection) with full support for the new Trimble® GeoExplorer™ 6000 series GPS receiver for mapping with sub-meter and decimeter accuracy. It also integrates with utility line locators from 3M Dynatel, Radiodetection, and Vivax-Metrotech as well as RFID Electronic Marking System locators from 3M Dynatel. Mobile Utility Suite 5.1 is available today. Contact Tri-Global at 706-410-2372.
About Tri-Global Technologies (www.triglobal.net)
Headquartered in Athens, Georgia, with offices in San Antonio, Texas, Tri-Global Technologies LLC provides innovative GPS/GIS field solutions, software engineering and development, customized training, and data collection services to the oil & gas, utility, pipeline, transportation, agriculture, forestry and public works industries. As a Trimble Navigation Business Partner, Developer and Factory Service/Repair Center, Tri-Global offers sales and rental of Trimble Mapping and GIS equipment. The firm is an Authorized ESRI Business Partner.