In the wake of yesterdays announcement that Google has sold Sketchup to Trimble, we’ve been doing a little more reading on Trimble to see what they’re all about. This excerpt is from their investor relations page:
Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling ofthe field and the back office.
There is also this video that shows a run down of what industries they’re involved in. (Thanks to David Pillsbury for sending this in)
And if you are interested, a link to their current stock price:
So far it looks like they’re a very capable company. Hopefully this means a bright future for our favorite modeling program!