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Trimble's GPScorrect Adds Seamless Positioning Power to
ESRI's ArcPad 6.0 Software

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2002 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today its first product offering from the recently announced strategic alliance with ESRI for mobile Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions - Trimble GPScorrect™ for ArcPad. The Trimble GPScorrect software extension enables the seamless integration of Trimble's GPS Pathfinder® receivers directly within ESRI's ArcPad 6.0 mobile GIS software, which operates on Windows CE and Pocket PC devices
 
The announcement was made today at ESRI's Business Partners Conference.
 
GPScorrect is the only software extension to provide full Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver control and complete differential correction capability directly within ArcPad 6.0. GPScorrect allows the ArcPad user to configure and monitor GPS and real-time Differential GPS (DGPS) receivers without impacting the user's workflow. Additionally, GPScorrect is the only ArcPad extension capable of storing positions that can be corrected using postprocessing techniques. It retains all corrected positions in ArcPad's native Shapefile format, which saves time in the field and office.
 
"Seamless operation of hardware and software in the field are essential elements to enable mobile GIS applications. Trimble's GPScorrect for ArcPad represents a major step in providing a complete solution," said Alan Townsend, vice president and general manager of Trimble's Field Solutions Division. "The software extension provides robust and complete GPS operation for ArcPad users who depend on the quality of data they collect."
 
The Trimble GPScorrect for ArcPad extension gives ESRI's ArcPad mobile GIS software the full power and control of GPS, seamlessly. GPScorrect's simple interface complements ArcPad's easy-to-use operation without compromising the needs of the user.
 
ESRI's ArcPad mobile software, which has sold over 10,000 copies to date, enables specialized mapping and data collection in a wide range of industries and applications including power pole maintenance and meter reading for utility companies, vehicle tracking, mineral exploration, habitat studies, crop management, and property damage assessment.
 
The Trimble GPScorrect for ArcPad software extension will be available at the time of ESRI's ArcPad 6.0's release.
 
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.
 

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