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Trimble's Yuma Rugged Tablet Honored With 2009 Best of FOSE Award

One of 14 Companies Recognized for Product Innovation in Government IT


SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 3, 2009 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it received a Government Computer News (GCN) Best of FOSE (Federal Office Systems Exposition) award for the new Yuma™ rugged tablet computer. The Yuma brings full office capabilities to the field in a mobile package with its Microsoft Windows operating system and wireless connectivity.

The Yuma tablet can function 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. With this true all-in-one computing tool, a mobile worker can get the job done anywhere.

More than 65 companies submitted a total of 115 new products for consideration. GCN's editors and technology analysts reviewed the new products during the FOSE show March 10-12 in Washington D.C. and chose the winners based on four criteria:  innovation; usability/applicability to government; relative performance based on specifications; and value. 

"Government workers find it critically important to have accurate up-to-date information at their fingertips," said Ken Wineberg, federal sales manager for Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions. "From utilities to homeland security applications, reliable and easy-to-use integrated solutions are required to increase efficiency and avoid the need to transcribe information. That's all possible with the Yuma tablet. Its dynamic mix of ergonomic design, ruggedness and computing speed can provide significant value to the user. Now, workers can carry their office wherever they work."
 
About the Yuma

The versatile Yuma tablet, a fully functional computer, brings full office capabilities to the field.  Its mobile package features Microsoft Windows Vista Business, integrated WiFi connectivity, Global Positioning System (GPS) and two geotag enabled cameras. The Yuma is expandable via two USB 2.0 slots—a 34 pin Expresscard and 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 computer's rugged construction makes it ideal for public safety, field service, forestry, utilities, mapping, military and other outdoor or service-related applications. 

For more information, visit www.trimble.com/rugged, e-mail handhelds@trimble.com or call 541-750-9200.

About Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions

Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions Division offers innovative products that enable mobile workers to be more efficient in extreme outdoor and industrial environments. The Nomad, Recon, Ranger, and Yuma outdoor rugged handheld computers help users collect accurate field data and work more productively in any outdoor or service-related application. Trimble's handheld computers meet MIL-STD-810F military specifications for drops, vibration, immersion and temperature extremes, and with an IP67 rating, are protected against water and dust.

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.


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Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838
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LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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