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Trimble Navigation Limited
935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
1.408.481.8000 phone
1.408.481.7781 fax

  NEWS RELEASE

 
New Trimble Construction Management Solution Enables Job Site Efficiencies

Low-Cost, Scalable Technology Manages Site Assets

 
LAS VEGAS, March 15, 2005 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today a new Construction Asset Management System that provides a complete solution for managing construction assets on and off the job site. It consists of the Trimble® Construction Manager software and TrimTrac™ GPS locator or the CrossCheck® GPS communicator. The system is designed to reduce project costs through enhanced asset utilization, improved safety, theft recovery, and an improved understanding of a company's on-site operations.
 
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 Construction Asset Management System connects the office to the job site. It brings together all location-based information to provide an overview of the construction companies' assets. The system is ideal for managing multiple construction projects simultaneously or for managing assets which may be geographically dispersed.
 
Trimble Construction Manager software connects to all Trimble Construction Asset Management system-enabled assets and facilitates the management of those assets from one graphical interface. Assets can be displayed on a number of different map types, including topographic maps, street maps, and aerial photography. The software provides customized reporting capabilities, to address a company's unique business needs, and can be used with Microsoft Excel.
 
The Trimble CrossCheck communicator is designed for mobile construction assets, such as dump trucks, fuel trucks, and machines. The CrossCheck combines a GPS receiver, a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) wireless communication system, and computing capabilities in a compact, yet powerful, package. In addition to providing the location of an asset, the CrossCheck can report hour and odometer information back to the office, enabling asset utilization and productivity reporting.
 
The TrimTrac locator is an affordable mobile tracking device for construction assets that are typically stationary, such as compressors and generators. A completely self-contained, end-user device, the TrimTrac locator is the size of a white board eraser and weighs 7.2 ounces without batteries. It is encased in a durable, lightweight, water-resistant housing. It has the capability of periodically checking its location automatically, and can send an SMS message back to the office to report its position.
 
The Trimble Construction Asset Management System is expected to be available in second quarter of 2005 through the Company's Construction Services dealer network.
 
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.
 
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.
 
For an interactive look at company news and products, visit Trimble's Web site at
http://www.trimble.com.
 
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Caption: The Trimble Construction Asset Management System provides a complete solution for managing construction assets. It consists of the Trimble® Construction Manager software, TrimTrac™ GPS locator or the CrossCheck® GPS communicator. The system is designed to provide reduced project costs through enhanced asset utilization, improved safety, theft recovery, and an improved understanding of a company's on-site operations. It connects to all Trimble Construction Asset Management system-enabled assets and facilitates the management of those assets from one graphical interface. Assets can be displayed on a number of different map types, including topographic maps, street maps, and aerial photography. The software provides customized reporting capabilities, to address a company's unique business needs, and can be used with Microsoft Excel.
 

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

Investors Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-6914



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