Trimble Navigation Limited
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Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Trimble and Intergraph's IntelliWhere Division Team to Deliver
Mobile Resource Management Solutions
Real-time Accessibility to Enterprisewide Geospatial Data
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 4, 2003 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) and Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions' IntelliWhereTM division today announced a worldwide business partnership to offer solutions for mobile resource management that take advantage of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology.
As part of the business partner agreement, IntelliWhere will integrate its open technology such as the IntelliWhere OnDemand software with Trimble products such as the GeoExplorer® CE handheld series, and resell these as combined solutions. IntelliWhere, a software and solutions infrastructure provider, leverages open Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to deliver real-time, location-based information to and from an organization's field workforce.
Pairing IntelliWhere solutions with Trimble mapping and GIS products will enable transportation, utility and telecommunications companies as well as government agencies and the military, to maximize access to geospatial data and streamline time consuming field procedures. This combined solution provides up-to-date GPS-based location information that allows more informed decision making regarding in-field assets.
"GPS-based location information has become a necessity to achieve greater operating efficiencies by linking the field and office," said Alan Townsend, vice president and general manager of Trimble's Field Solutions Division."By combining our rugged GeoExplorer CE handheld series with IntelliWhere's easy-to-use software, we are providing organizations with an innovative solution to streamline their workflow."
Preetha Pulusani, president of Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions, commented,"We are pleased to offer our mutual customers combined Trimble and IntelliWhere technologies and expertise for the location-based services markets in the mobile space. The Trimble partnership will further leverage our ability to deliver location-enabled, real-time technology enterprisewide by taking advantage of IntelliWheres device, data, and platform independent solutions."
IntelliWhereTM is a division of Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions. IntelliWhere's focus is on the rapidly growing location-based technology and services market. The division combines more than 30 years of experience in spatial and location-based technologies with a global infrastructure that supports the implementation of solutions around the world. IntelliWhere is represented in more than 60 countries through Intergraph Corporation's wholly owned subsidiaries and distributor network. For more information on IntelliWhere solutions, visit www.intelliwhere.com.
Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions
Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions is a leading geospatial solutions provider for the following markets: local, state, and federal government; transportation; utilities; communications; location-based services; photogrammetry; remote sensing; cartography; and military and intelligence. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
Trimble is a leading innovator of 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. Trimbles 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.
Certain statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this press release due to certain risks and uncertainties, including the ability to achieve market acceptance of product offerings from the business partnership. Among other things, economic trends and additional competitive issues may have an adverse effect on the results and growth of the product offering. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in reports filed with the SEC, including Trimbles respective quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K.
GeoExplorer is a registered trademark of Trimble Navigation Limited. Intergraph and GeoMedia are registered trademarks and IntelliWhere is a trademark of Intergraph Corporation. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.
Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808
Media Contact: Rita Roberts of Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial : 256-730-1430