komatsu 3d dataTrimble and Komatsu Ltd. announced today that they are collaborating to improve their customers' ability to exchange 3D construction site data between Komatsu and Trimble construction software to make managing mixed earthworks fleets easier and allowing for a more holistic view of site operations. As part of the collaboration, Trimble and Komatsu are working together to develop an Application Program Interface (API) to enable compatibility between their software platforms. Trimble® Connect™ software, a cloud-based collaboration ecosystem, will support Komatsu's KomConnect platform for sharing digital construction data that can significantly benefit contractors and project managers. The collaboration is in response to customer demand for mixed fleet interoperability as well as support for Japan's i-Construction initiative, a plan to drive innovation and revolutionize productivity on construction sites through the use of information and communications technology (ICT), promoted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Read More