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Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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  NEWS RELEASE

 
Trimble Brings Color to GIS and Mapping

GIS TSCe Sets New Industry Standard for Rugged Field Computing

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2002 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the GIS TSCeTM field device, the next generation computing platform for mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals. The TSCe is a rugged and powerful Windows CE device that represents the new industry standard for field computing. Its large, touch-screen display allow users to perform data collection and maintenance tasks quickly and accurately.
 
Available with Trimble's GPS Pathfinder® systems, the TSCe field device comes with the new TerraSyncTM software version 2.10.
 
The TSCe field device's large graphic display and generous memory enables users to take raster maps, such as aerial photographs and satellite images, into the field for visual verification of their data. The unique front-lit, color screen makes viewing data effortless in any weather conditions, even in bright sunlight.
 
Trimble's GIS TSCe has 64 MB of RAM and a 200 MHZ processor, making loading and displaying large color background image files quick and easy. With a rechargeable battery providing 30 hours of continuous use and 128 MB of Flash memory users are able to collect data for several field sessions without the need to return to the office to download or recharge.
 
Natural resource, forestry and utility managers, along with urban planners and many other organizations will realize the benefits of more productive data collection, my making use of the GIS TSCe field device.
 
"The GIS TSCe is further evidence of Trimble's commitment to provide the most rugged, weatherproof field computing technology, " said Alan Townsend, vice president and general manager for the Mapping and GIS Division. "This new device allows Trimble customers to work faster and more efficiently than ever before."
 
Trimble's TSCe field device is available now through the Mapping and GIS Division dealer network.
 
About Trimble
 
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In 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 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
 

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



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