MOBA 3D Machine Control System

LIMBURG, Germany (August 11, 2009) – Combine MOBA know-how in machine control systems with the expertise of Carlson Software in 3D software development and you get the rugged, precise, and easy-to-use MOBA 3D Machine Control System.

MOBA (MOBile Automation), headquartered in Germany, develops and manufactures customized hardware components and user-friendly system solutions.


“With Carlson, we have found a very qualified software partner and, together, we are able to realize MOBA 3D, a 3D machine control system for the next generation,” says David Shelstad, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, MOBA AG.

Carlson Software’s machine guidance product, Carlson Grade, provides the user interface and  software horsepower for the MOBA rugged system. Its GNSS configuration is compatible with all GPS and GLONASS reference station systems and also ready for the respective systems Galileo and Compass.

“The modular concept of MOBA 3D allows for the highest performance in terms of planarity and accuracy,” adds Shelstad.


Cut and fill values determined by Carlson Grade are clearly displayed on the 10.2-inch touch screen of the MOBA 3D panel, a high performance 1.6 GHZ machine PC that runs with the platform Windows XP. The design DTM format is AutoCAD with the standard data files DXF and DWG, which means no need for a conversion modulus.

MOBA 3D is also compatible with Carlson SurvCE, the first choice in data collection software for land development professionals worldwide. These products are further complimented by Carlson Civil, Survey and Takeoff desktop products.

“MOBA is well known globally as a leader in OEM heavy equipment components such as hydraulic valve controls, axial sensors,” says Randy Noland, Vice President, Business Development, Carlson Software. “With their commitment in the 3D machine control market, MOBA3D will offer dealers, clients and OEM partners a powerful system solution. We are excited about the new system integration and how this raises the bar for 3D Machine Control performance.”

For more information about MOBA and its products, visit For information about Carlson Software and its software offerings that take the land development professional from concept to completion, visit

About Carlson Software. Carlson Software, an independent company founded in 1983, develops software solutions to bring land development professionals from concept to completion. The 25-year-old company is well known for its comprehensive civil, surveying, machine control and positioning, plus mining software solutions. Its free technical support and dedication to customer service is unique in the industry. Carlson Software is headquartered in Maysville, Ky., with branch offices in Boston and Queensland, Australia.