12 tips for advanced Timbeter users

, Head of Customer Support
Thousands of measurements are made every day by Timbeter users worldwide. Our team is always ready to answer questions and solve the most diverse problems and situations of our users. New concerns may raise even when they have already made a lot of measurements and navigated through the different functions offered by our solution.

Interview with Rachel Di Giuseppe, Customer Support at Timbeter

, CMO of Timbeter
There are a increasing number of women working in the timber and forestry sectors. On International Women's Day, we speak to our very own customer support rockstar Rachel Di Giuseppe on why she loves being part of changing the industry for the better. 

Timbeter and Universities - Educating the Future Foresters

, Head of Customer Support

Since the beginning, Timbeter’s goal has been to make the foresters and timber-related people work smarter, more efficient and digital.  Our work has included working with different educational institutions and universities to educate and train the future foresters about the new technologies. Why not research Timbeter at your university or educational institution?

Why Counting Wood Poles and Logs Matter

, Co-founder and CEO of Timbeter.

Manufacturers produce log poles for power and communication lines. A 60-foot (18 m) pole would typically cost between $1,700 to $3,000. Naturally, manufacturers want to maximize their capital dollars, so counting and measuring wood poles correctly is extremely important. Losing even one single pole can cause significant losses to revenue.

Measuring Eucalyptus and Pulpwood

, Head of Customer Support
Eucalyptus is one of the most valuable materials in the world, being available in 900 species and having enormous economic importance to more than 100 countries. Eucalyptus is one of the most planted trees in the world; being the primary resource for paper production, due to its fast growth, high productivity, high bulk density, fiber properties, carbon storage and variety. The team at Timbeter has successfully developed method to measure the volume of eucalyptus, bringing accurate results to several clients all over the world.

In addition to diameters, now Timbeter detects QR Codes - Perfect solution for those exporting logs in containers!

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.

Timbeter has released the new feature that besides detecting the log diameters and calculating the piece count and the volume, also reads the information from QR codes. In just couple of minutes the QR code detection enables companies to easily and quickly detect the diameters of logs and obtain the information stored within QR codes attached to them. Meaning that, when earlier, companies had to measure the diameters manually and use the barcode reader to detect the information from the tags or codes, now everything can be completed with one photo picture.

All the data is in digital form and can be easily shared or used for further processing.

How do you measure roundwood?

, Head of Customer Support

Daily, the team receive several questions regarding the use of different formulae for measuring Roundwood and timber from all over the world. From Argentina to Myanmar, from JAS Scale to Imperial Hoppus, we are always ready to help our community to find the best solutions, whether they work with eucalyptus or pine, whether they measure metric or imperial, whether they are buying, selling, transporting or controlling the quality of their log piles.

At Timbeter, by bringing solutions and making measurements easier and more precise, we will make the industry more sustainable and profitable for all. Inevitably, we understand that the world is changing - that’s why we need to make it better for everyone.

Timbeter in 2017

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.
2017 has been a hugely successful year for everyone associated with Timbeter. Our user base continues to grow; we have expanded our customer portfolio to Southeast Asia, North America, and Africa; we have added four new languages to the app and added several new beneficial features to our software.

Firstly, a big thank you to all our clients, cooperation partners, friends, and supporters; who’ve made this year a great one!

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Measure Timber Via Weight

, Co-founder and CEO of Timbeter.

Often I ask companies how do they measure their timber, they reply: “We scale.” I know the question asked is somewhat loaded, but considering the vast differences in measuring this way - I’ve written 5 reasons why you shouldn't measure timber via weight.

Scaling is typically used to measure low variability or low value sales timber. From a positive side using weight is one of the easiest methods because the majority understand what a ton is. However, the simplest method is not always the best option.

Top 10 Timbeter User Questions & How to Overcome Them

, Head of Customer Support

Confused over which formula to use? How to measure timber accurately? Or about using Timbeter? We are here to help! Everyday at Timbeter, the team receive a lot of different questions from users, clients and the general public. To improve customer satisfaction, I’ve compiled several questions from our potential Timbeter users, which will help and make measurements a breeze!

It’s all about Digital Data in the Timber Industry - But Why?

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.
Discussions about digital data and digitalization occur almost daily. Estonia during its EU presidency has stated the Digital Agenda as its priority area of focus. The Digital Agenda proposes to better exploit the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in order to foster innovation, economic growth and progress.

How precise is Timbeter for accurate timber measurement?

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.
Very often we are continually asked – how precise is Timbeter? The most straightforward method for determining the accuracy would be to measure the pile of logs with Timbeter, and then measure manually a couple of logs for comparison. But if you don't have any logs nearby, then how do you attain effective control of your measurements?

New Loading Feature Has Made Timbeter Even More "Timber-tastic"

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.
Some good news to everyone who measures timber using Timbeter! Only this week the magicians in our engineering team released a brand spanking new feature that helps users load a certain amount of cubic meters from the pile, by determining exactly the amount of logs that need to be loaded.

Popular Timber Measurement Formulas

, Co-founder and CTO of Timbeter.

There are a variety of log scaling methods around the world. However, there is a vast variability between each region, making transparent communication difficult. Describing each method and its parameters are vital for enabling clear and transparent measurement between all partners, and thus eradicating any attempts at fraud.

Timbeter in 2016: The Year in Numbers

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.
It has been another incredible year here at Timbeter. We have been to 7 different countries, pitching and winning at numerous events, launched globally and our user base continues to grow. So at this year’s end I wanted to share with you our year in numbers and how we are going to build on that success for 2017.

Using Timbeter for Timber Trucks

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.
For timber truck drivers, measuring timber can be an inaccurate process, often a degree of guesswork is involved. With the advances in digitalization, now they can record accurate measurements with a simple photo.

Why is precise digital timber measurement important?

, Co-founder and CCO of Timbeter.
Sometimes it is good to remind why we started developing Timbeter at the first place. For me, coming from IT sector, it was really hard to understand how things work in forestry. How is it possible that measurement is done only with the help of visual observation to determine the pile density coefficient?

Comparison of different log scaling formulas

, Co-founder and CTO of Timbeter.

We’ve already talked about different measurement formulas in one of the blog-posts earlier. There is a wide variety of log scaling methods around the world. Most of them utilize length and diameter information to determine volume in cubic units. Many log-scaling methods require small-end diameter measurement.