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New Trimble Site Positioning System Provides Advances for Construction Applications
Contractors Now Able to Track, Report, Validate and Control Workflow from Receipt of Initial Designs to Project Completion
LAS VEGAS, March 15, 2005 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today the Trimble® Site Positioning System that is designed to provide contractors with a state-of-the-art construction positioning solution. The system includes a new total station, two new Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, and construction-centric software for heavy and highway construction applications.
The announcement was made today at ConExpo, the world's largest international exhibition in 2005 for the construction and construction materials industries. Trimble will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center South Booth #15905.
The Site Positioning System offers the contractor the option of selecting total station or GPS technology for positioning and measuring on the job site. Contractors can select the Trimble SPS700 Total Station, the SPS780 GPS Smart Antenna, or the SPS770 GPS modular receiver. At the heart of the system is the SCS900 Site Controller software, version 1.2, which can be operated in the field on either the TCU or TSCe controllers and the SCS Data Manager office software.
The Site Positioning System is designed to provide the contractor with the tools for tracking, reporting, validating and controlling workflow from the receipt of initial designs to the completion of as-built measurements on a jobsite. Specifically, the system is engineered to deliver day-to-day functionality such as on-site surface modeling, volume computations, rapid site measurement from vehicles and trucks, real time stakeout with cut and fill checks anywhere on the jobsite, and the ability to validate, check and distribute data to machines on the jobsite.
The Site Positioning System family of products includes:
About Trimble's Construction Business
The Construction business of Trimble is focused on developing technology and solutions for earthmoving, site preparation, and general, interior and underground construction contractors. Trimble's construction solutions help to get the job done faster, with less machine time and personnel. For each phase of the construction cycle designing, grading, site checking, building and asset tracking Trimble has the broadest portfolio of integrated construction positioning systems designed to improve productivity.
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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Caption: The Trimble® Site Positioning System, designed to provide contractors with a state-of-the-art construction positioning solution, includes a new total station, two new GPS receivers, and construction-centric software for heavy and highway construction applications. Contractors have the option of selecting total station or GPS technology for positioning and measuring on the jobsite.
Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808
Investors Contact: Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-6914