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Trimble Navigation Limited
935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Trimble Introduces Integrated "Toolbox"for Land Surveyors

Company Sets New Industry Standard with Innovative Land Survey Product Portfolio


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb 14, 2001 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) set a new industry standard today with the introduction of its "Trimble ToolboxTM" for land survey. The new Trimble Toolbox is the most advanced and integrated set of surveying tools available from one company. It is a revolutionary step in changing the way land survey, civil engineering and construction professionals use information technology to enhance productivity and stay competitive. The Trimble Toolbox unifies the traditional world of conventional surveying instruments with the new world of GPS through one common information solution.
 
"We are proactively addressing the land survey market with the most comprehensive product portfolio in the industry. We've integrated the innovations of two industry leaders, Trimble and Spectra Precision, to create one unified brand and product line. These new products convincingly demonstrate the benefits of the acquisition of Spectra Precision by Trimble to our customers and distribution partners," said Karl Ramstrom, senior vice president and general manager of Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division. "Surveyors and civil engineers will now have all the best positioning and software tools that work together seamlessly from the world's leading supplier of position-centric solutions."
 
Trimble Toolbox-Total Survey Solutions, One Source
 
In today's competitive construction environment, increasing productivity is the key to success. The surveyor improves productivity through easy-to-use tools that eliminate traditional tasks and that provide high levels of integration with other steps in the construction process.
 
The unified survey product portfolio of the Trimble Toolbox is a compatible set of tools built with the latest technology and designed to streamline and automate the surveyor's workflow. The Toolbox provides the surveyor with total flexibility to choose just the right tools for the job. It includes all the elements of the total solution including a variety of field survey systems, field survey controllers and office software. From robotic and mechanical total stations to real-time kinematic GPS systems to precise leveling systems, everything a surveyor needs for any project-from concept to completion-is available from a single source: Trimble.
 
The unified Trimble brand now includes innovations from Geodimeter®, Zeiss Geodetic Systems and Trimble. The Trimble Toolbox field survey systems include the 3300, 3600 and 5600 Total Station series for mechanical to robotic surveying; and for GPS surveying, the new GPS Total Station® 5700 system.
 
Integrated Surveying-Tools Working Together Seamlessly
 
The new Trimble Toolbox makes Integrated SurveyingTM easier and more productive by allowing the surveyor or civil engineer to switch between conventional and GPS instruments with "plug and play" simplicity through the use of a universal survey controller. The survey data, whether GPS- or terrestrial-based, can now be automatically correlated and combined into a single database. Back in the office the survey controller interfaces directly to the office software for processing the field data into over 50 design, CAD and GIS, and survey format.
 
About Trimble
 
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. I n addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,200 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
 

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



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