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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble and CodaOctopus Introduce New Motion
Solutions for Marine Applications

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, April 9, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) and CodaOctopus introduced today new integrated position, heading and attitude solutions for marine-based applications. Trimble, a leader in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) based solutions for commercial applications and CodaOctopus, a specialist in underwater technologies for marine applications, have partnered to offer an integrated technology system that provides highly accurate location information in even the most demanding sea conditions. 

The announcement was made at Ocean Business 2013, a hands-on technology exhibition and training forum.

"By combining rugged Trimble GNSS receivers with CodaOctopus inertial technology, greater accuracy is possible compared to separate, standalone, systems. Customers benefit from a more accurate, reliable solution," said Blair Cunningham, president of Technology at CodaOctopus.

Affordable Accuracy

Designed in a compact form factor for rapid deployment, the new F175-T1™ and F175-T2™ solutions combine Trimble GNSS receivers and CodaOctopus inertial technology. By tightly coupling the raw GNSS outputs from any Trimble GNSS receiver with a high-grade Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) from CodaOctopus, the F175-T1 and F175-T2 systems deliver outstanding performance at an affordable price for a variety of marine applications including imaging, mapping, security, construction and survey.

"The F175-T1 and F175-T2 are designed to deliver superior position and orientation accuracy, and Trimble GNSS receivers are built to withstand rough seas under tough conditions," said Martin de Kievit, worldwide business development manager for Trimble Marine. "The Trimble and CodaOctopus solutions are ideal for system integrators and users who require easy deployment and high-quality motion measurement."

Trimble GNSS receivers are available through Trimble�s worldwide marine dealer channel. For more information about the F175-T1 and F175-T2 solutions, contact: sales@codaoctopus.com.

About CodaOctopus

CodaOctopus is recognized internationally as a specialist in underwater technologies for 3D real-time sonar technology, marine geophysical survey, position and attitude sensing. CodaOctopus provides innovative solutions for marine applications such as subsea surveys, underwater construction, dredging and port security. The company's systems are fully supported by a dedicated team of technical engineers providing round-the-clock technical assistance to safeguard its clients' productivity. With offices in Edinburgh, UK and Florida in the U.S., CodaOctopus supplies a global customer base which includes marine survey organizations, commercial equipment rental companies, port authorities, law enforcement agencies, marine contractors, navies, academic institutions and research organizations.

For more information, visit:  www.codaoctopus.com.

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
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LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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