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Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Trimble Introduces New Nomad 800X Series Rugged Handhelds

WWAN-capable Handhelds are AT&T-enabled and Include Integrated Cellular Data Transmission,
Digital Photography and Bar-code Scanning


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2009 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today introduced the AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T)-enabled Nomad™ 800X Series computers, three new models of its popular outdoor rugged handheld computer that offer Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) functionality and integrated quad-band GSM cellular data transmission, digital photography and bar-code scanning in one device.

The Nomad 800X Series models use a built-in high-speed wireless data modem and AT&T's nationwide1 EDGE network to allow users to communicate from the field to a central office or other location. Nomad 800X Series computer users can send and receive real-time data and SMS messages via a cellular network at speeds up to 1 Mb per second wherever cellular connectivity is available.

The Nomad 800XE handheld computer features bar-code scanning capabilities, making it a valuable tool across a broad array of applications in industries where in-the-field bar-code scanning is essential, including asset management, tracking and warehousing. It delivers up to three scans per second, offers easy field-to-office connectivity, and provides all-day usage of eight hours on a single battery charge. Users can choose from a range of compatible battery options, as well as add an ergonomic pistol-grip attachment that improves efficiency for mobile bar-code scanning.

In addition, users can access the Internet and e-mail, and use optional software and built-in GPS capability to transmit their position in the field. The Nomad 800X Series computers work on GSM cellular networks globally, including AT&T in the U.S.

Other models in the series include the Nomad 800XC, which offers a 2.0-megapixel digital camera, and the Nomad 800XE, which features both the camera and a laser bar-code scanner.

"The Nomad 800X Series computers provide our users with advanced cellular technology at their fingertips," said Rob Davis, director of sales and marketing for Tripod Data Systems, a Trimble company. "The addition of WWAN functionality and integrated data transmission to our Nomad line was the next logical step in providing superior field-to-office connectivity that can increase our customers' productivity."

The Nomad 800X Series models include a flexible, high-strength antenna as well as signal-strength indicators, and they carry an IP67 rating and meet stringent MIL-STD-810F military standards for drops, vibration and extreme temperatures. They feature the Windows Mobile operating system for easy compatibility with a wide variety of common and specialized software applications.

Pricing and Availability

Nomad 800X Series rugged handheld computers are available now at authorized Trimble dealers. List prices range from $2,449 to $3,049 based on model. There is no upgrade available for current Nomad handheld computer owners, and users will need to purchase a data package from a cellular carrier in order to use a Nomad 800X Series device.
 
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About the Nomad

The Trimble Nomad packs an amazing amount of functionality into a powerful and full-featured rugged handheld computer. The Nomad handheld computer features Windows Mobile 6, an 806 MHz processor, up to 1 GB of Flash storage, a long-life battery and integrated wireless capabilities such as GPS, 802.11g and Bluetooth. The Nomad handheld also features a high-resolution, sunlight-visible VGA display that shows graphics and maps in crisp detail.

The Nomad rugged computer makes it easy to collect, save and transmit data in the field because it's available with so many built-in capabilities, plus you can use the Nomad's CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital (SDIO) slots to add even more devices.

The Nomad computer's rugged construction makes it ideal for forestry, public safety, field service, utilities, military and other outdoor or service-related applications.

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring positioning 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 in the field and to ensure communication between the field and the office. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,800 employees in more than 18 countries.

For more information about Trimble outdoor rugged handheld computers, visit www.trimble.com/rugged, e-mail handhelds@trimble.com or call 541-750-9200.

Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838
Media Contact:   
LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808




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