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935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
1.408.481.8000 phone
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Trimble VRS Now H-Star Service Coverage Available in Illinois and Iowa


SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 24, 2009 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today the availability of its Trimble® VRS Now™ H-Star™ service in northern Illinois and eastern Iowa. The service provides instant access to H-Star corrections and is already available in the state of Florida and across Denver's Front Range in Colorado. Outside the U.S., the service is available throughout Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and in the Madrid region of Spain. A subscription to the Trimble VRS Now H-Star service gives users working in utilities, local government, natural resources, and land management the ability to obtain real-time, decimeter level accurate positions consistently and directly at the job site. With instant access to H-Star corrections on demand, field workers can be more efficient and high-accuracy mapping projects can be up and running in minutes to increase productivity.

By accessing proven Trimble VRS™ technology, subscribers can receive real time corrected data in the field without setting up base stations, and there is no need for post processing data. Mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals with the Trimble H-Star compatible GPS receivers—the GeoXH™ 2008 series handheld or GPS Pathfinder® ProXRT receiver—can take advantage of the service.

With Bluetooth® technology, the GeoXH handheld offers a wireless connection to a Bluetooth-enabled cellular phone to receive real-time corrections from the VRS Now H-Star service. In addition, teaming the GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver with the Trimble Nomad™ 800GX, 800GXC, or 800GXE handhelds, removes the need for a separate phone. The integrated cellular modem option in the Trimble Nomad G series allows users to connect directly to the Trimble VRS Now H-Star service for optimal performance with a minimal hardware investment. With the GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver's, GLONASS option, users can increase the number of GNSS satellites that can be accessed.

"Utilities personnel and other asset management professionals are under increasing pressure to complete high-accuracy mapping projects more quickly and economically," said Pierre Desjardins, manager for Trimble's GNSS Infrastructure business area. "Users equipped only with a GPS receiver, a cellular connection and a subscription to the Trimble VRS Now service can overcome these challenges in the field by tapping into the new H-Star corrections."
 
To learn more about the Trimble VRS Now H-Star service and about how to subscribe go to:
http://www.trimble.com/mgis_vrsnow_h-star.shtml

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




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