SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its Quantm® system has been chosen by the Russian High-Speed Rail Authority to investigate alternatives for two high-speed rail lines. The Quantm technology will allow the Russian High-Speed Rail Authority to rapidly view a wide range of alternatives, considering the social, environmental and design constraints and present preferred options to stakeholders for public consultation during 2013.
The Russian study is examining the feasibility of two 1,600 kilometer (994 mile) high-speed rail lines. The first line would connect Moscow to Yekaterinburg and the second line would connect Moscow to Sochi. The Trimble Quantm system will be used to help find the optimal alignment for the preferred route, support the quantity and cost estimates and reports, and aid project planners in the decision-making process.
About Trimble's Quantm System
Trimble's Quantm system integrates engineering, environmental, social and economic factors into a simultaneous analysis of alternatives for rail and road planning. This holistic approach to planning new infrastructure can result in faster decision-making and lower construction costs. Projects of all types and sizes—ranging from regional, state and national transportation infrastructure planning to small bypasses and road realignments—can take advantage of the benefits of the Trimble Quantm system. In addition, the system can be used for mining, forestry and utility industry infrastructure.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. 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 of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.