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Trimble to Demonstrate Connected Site at BAUMA 2010

Connected Site Solutions Work Together Seamlessly to Deliver Greater Benefits to the Contractor


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 19, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) will demonstrate how the Trimble Connected Site™ solutions benefit heavy and highway contractors at Bauma 2010. Trimble Connected Site solutions connect assets, information, people, machines and jobsites to meet the workflow needs of the different stakeholders within the contractor's organization.

Bauma 2010 is the 29th international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment. Bauma 2010 will be held at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany, April 10-25. Trimble's booth is located in Hall A3 Stand 321/418.

Construction technology is transforming the way design engineers, contractors, and job-site crews can tackle their grading and excavation jobs. What used to be done manually can now be completed more efficiently and accurately with a mix of GPS, construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet and application software.

At Bauma 2010, Trimble's theme "DO THE MATH" focuses on how Trimble Connected Site solutions allow technologies to work seamlessly together to provide even greater benefits to the contractor—lower operating costs, optimization of personnel and machines, increased productivity, higher accuracy, increased safety, and insight for greater operational intelligence. For small or large contractors, Trimble Connected Site solutions are scalable and offer multiple points of entry.

Trimble will demonstrate how two-way data transfer and real-time communications connect workflows can increase productivity across the jobsite.

  • Connecting Site Positioning Systems — demonstration of real-time, two-way data flow between the office and GPS or total station positioning systems used for staking, grade checking, site supervision, or inspection of work. By eliminating trips back to the office to retrieve or download the latest design and work order data, the process is streamlined and enables field crews to have the most up-to-date information, reducing downtime and making field crews more efficient and productive.

  • Connecting Grade Control Systems — demonstration of the productivity improvements from real-time, two-way data for grade control systems, which creates an intelligent "live" link between the machines and the office. The live link enables contractors to rapidly send up-to-date design information to the cab, eliminating time consuming trips between the office and the site and reducing errors associated with use of incorrect or out-of-date site models. Two-way data also allows the equipment manager to retrieve as graded and compaction data from the machines to monitor site production volumes and compaction performance.

  • Connecting Equipment and Mobile Assets — demonstration of the Trimble Construction Manager solution, which combines GPS and wireless communications to enable contractors to connect to their assets remotely. Using an Internet-enabled interface, the contractor can see the status of each piece of equipment on the construction site—live in the office. This powerful solution allows the contractor to monitor and report cycle times, delivery status, equipment productivity and utilization, machine run time, idle-time hours, and fuel consumption to maximize equipment fleet efficiency and improve operations by lowering costs, improving project cost reporting, and reducing project risk.

  • Connecting Stakeholders — demonstration of the Trimble Connected Community. Using Internet communication technologies, contractors can integrate head office, site office and field crew operations into a communication portal that can be accessed by construction project stakeholders to exchange project-related information in a timely and secure fashion. A contractor can extend the user community to include engineers, subcontractors, suppliers, and the project owners. The Trimble Connected Community can provide insight into project operations, head office activities, and provide a collaboration site that allows efficient sharing of information and rapid resolution of site problems and requests for information. The collaborative environment leverages information resources, promotes efficiencies, and reduces delays associated with communicating and sharing information with multiple stakeholders on the construction site. 

To experience a live demonstration, visit the Trimble booth in Hall A3 Stand 321/418 at Bauma 2010.

About Trimble's Heavy and Highway Division

Trimble's Heavy and Highway Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the heavy and highway contractor. Trimble's solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Positioning System (GPS), construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet, and application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site™ strategy, these solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.

About Trimble

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.

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



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