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Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Introduces Economical Laser System for General Construction

Durable, Easy-to-Operate Spectra Precision Horizontal Rotating Laser


LAS VEGAS, Feb. 3, 2009 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the new Spectra Precision® Laser LL100 Laser Level. The laser is a rugged, cost-effective horizontal laser used for a variety of general construction elevation control applications. The laser mounts on a tripod and sends a 360 degree plane of laser light over the work area, allowing one person to take accurate elevation measurements up to 150 m (500 feet) away with the new HR320 laser receiver.

The announcement was made today at World of Concrete 2009, one of the world's largest international exhibitions for the construction and construction materials industries.

The Spectra Precision Laser LL100 is a highly intuitive entry-level laser. The unit offers fully-automatic electronic self-leveling in the horizontal plane for quick setup. Easy, one-button operation requires minimal training. Versatility is added with single-axis manual slope capability for setting out driveways, ramps, and residential drainage lines.

The composite material housing of the Spectra Precision Laser LL100 is rugged, lightweight, and weatherproof, making it easy for a contractor to carry and use in demanding jobsite conditions. The robust design allows the unit to be dropped up to 3 feet (1 meter) onto concrete and still remain functional, reducing costs for downtime or repair.

The Spectra Precision Laser LL100 is available in two basic configurations. System packages are available and include the LL100 laser, HR320 receiver, rod clamp, tripod, and choice of grade rod all packaged in one hard-shelled, portable system carrying case. The system package is a complete leveling crew in a case, making it easy to carry, transport, and store. A small case with the laser, receiver, and rod clamp is also available.

The new Spectra Precision Laser LL100 Laser Level is available now through Trimble's Construction Tools and Building Construction dealer networks.

About Trimble's Construction Business

The Construction business of Trimble is focused on developing technology and solutions for earthmoving, site preparation, and general, interior and underground construction contractors. Trimble's construction solutions help to get the job done faster, with less machine time and personnel. For each phase of the construction cycle—designing, grading, site checking, building and asset management—Trimble offers a broad portfolio of integrated construction positioning systems designed to improve productivity.

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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