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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Partners with Twisted Pair to Launch Communication
Platform for Construction Materials Industry

3G, Wi-Fi, Push-to-talk Voice Communications Added to Fleet Management Solution


LAS VEGAS, Feb. 5, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its Trimble® TrimFleet™ Communicator. Partnering with Twisted Pair Solutions, a recognized leader in mobile workforce communications for secure, real-time voice communication, TrimFleet Communicator integrates Twisted Pair's WAVE® software with Trimble's fleet management solution, providing integrated push-to-talk (PTT) voice communication specifically designed for the construction materials industry to enhance system performance and collaboration.

The announcement was made today at World of Concrete 2013, the industry's annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. The new TrimFleet Communicator will be demonstrated at the Trimble Construction Logistics booth (N815).

"Excellent communication between the field and office is vital to our customers� success," said John Rice, general manager of Trimble's Construction Logistics Division. "By recognizing a need for improved communications between dispatchers, mechanics and truck drivers in the materials industry, we were able to create a solution, incorporating WAVE software, which provides easy, integrated real-time voice communication to help improve delivery efficiency and fleet management for our customers."

Trimble's TrimFleet solution—including TrimView, TrimFleet Mobile and now, TrimFleet Communicator—allows TrimFleet users (e.g. delivery drivers, mechanics, site project managers or dispatchers) the ability to communicate with the right individuals or teams of workers in real-time with a PTT device. The solution improves workflow, project accuracy and delivery speed by providing dispatchers with an automated, real-time interface for monitoring vehicle location and delivery status for individual fleets. Trimble's solution also enables fleet managers to send and receive messages to fleet crews, generate reports and adjust delivery schedules. Now, with WAVE at its core, TrimFleet Communicator provides fleets with an added capacity to engage in real-time voice communication over 3G as an integrated system capability, making it a complete solution for exchanging critical information in an organized way.

"Trimble�s TrimFleet Communicator can be instrumental in helping to change the communication and collaboration paradigm for the construction materials industry, bringing groups of people closer together through a single communication platform," said Ryan Buma, Twisted Pair vice president of Sales and Marketing. "With TrimFleet Communicator, fleet owners and operators have an alternative to traditional carrier PTT or expensive two-way radio systems with an integrated solution that improves real-time communication and collaboration while offering significant cost benefits."

Using WAVE software, TrimFleet Communicator provides fleet operators with a seamless, integrated solution that can eliminate legacy two-way radios and other mobile voice solutions. TrimFleet Communicator unifies communication throughout the enterprise, helping the construction materials industry leverage existing investments to make quick and intelligent decisions that can decrease operational costs and improve customer satisfaction.

About Twisted Pair

Twisted Pair is a recognized leader in critical communications. The company's WAVE software empowers mobile workforces with critical communication applications for secure, real-time collaboration anywhere on any device. Built on a battle-tested communications interoperability platform, WAVE delivers voice, video, location, presence and other forms of data deployed as an enterprise product or cloud-based service throughout commercial, public sector and defense organizations. WAVE has been proven in thousands of the most complex deployments around the world to help integrate and manage a truly unified communications system so that office-based and mobile workers can simply talk, make decisions and act.

For more information, visit www.twistpair.com

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
Media Contact:   
LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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