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Trimble Yuma Outdoor Rugged Tablet Now Runs Microsoft Windows 7


SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 1, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its Yuma® rugged tablet computer now runs Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. The versatile Yuma is a fully functional rugged computer with connectivity that brings full office capabilities to the field. It is used in the construction, survey, public safety, forestry, scientific research, natural resources and other industries worldwide.

"Windows 7 Professional operating system is user-centric and intuitive," said Robert Davis, director of Sales and Marketing for Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions Division. "The power and dependability of Windows 7, combined with the Yuma rugged tablet, allows the mobile workers to take their office into the field. With Windows 7, the Yuma offers faster sleep and resume capabilities, improved data privacy and security, and enhanced networking capabilities."

About the Yuma Tablet Computer

The Yuma tablet computer�s mobile package features Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, integrated WiFi connectivity, Global Positioning System (GPS) capability and two geotag-enabled cameras. The Yuma is expandable via two USB 2.0 slots, a 34 pin Expresscard and an SDIO slot. The seven-inch sunlight-readable WSVGA color touch screen is ideal for a host of mapping and form-based applications. 

The Yuma tablet is at home in the harshest outdoor conditions as a hand-carried computer, mounted on a tripod or pole for data collection, or secured in a vehicle-mount for use as a computer on the road. It is equally adept in a climate-controlled office. 

The Yuma tablet delivers the same survivability and versatility users expect from Trimble's outdoor rugged handheld computers. With a 1.6 GHz processor and a 32 GB solid-state hard drive, the Yuma tablet computer has no moving parts. This allows for operation in extreme arctic cold, hot desert sand or in a vehicle on unimproved roads. As with other Trimble rugged mobile computers, the Yuma meets stringent MIL-STD-810F military standards for drops, vibration and humidity. With an IP67 rating, it is completely sealed against dust and can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for approximately 30 minutes and it can operate in temperatures from -30 to 60 °C.

Approximately the size of a hardback book (5.5 inches high x 9 inches wide x 2 inches in width), the Trimble Yuma weighs only 2.6 pounds. It can provide instant access to the Internet via integrated WiFi or via an expansion port and a third-party cellular modem or satellite phone. The functionality of the Yuma tablet can be further expanded with an optional office docking station for connecting to an external monitor, printer or other office peripherals.

The Trimble Yuma rugged tablet computer with Windows 7 Professional is available now. For more information about Trimble outdoor rugged computers, visit www.trimble.com/rugged, e-mail handhelds@trimble.com or call 541-750-9200.

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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