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  NEWS RELEASE

 
Trimble Survey Pro Software Added to Toolbox of Surveying Solutions

New Field Survey Software Offers Increased Compatibility and Integration
Between Trimble GPS Surveying Solutions, Total Stations and Trimble Office Software

WASHINGTION, D.C., April 22, 2002 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced new field software that offers increased compatibility and integration between Trimble GPS, total stations and office software--Trimble Survey Pro. The software is based on Tripod Data Systems' (TDS) Survey Pro and is designed specifically to support Trimble's GPS Total Stations. Trimble Survey Pro is another new addition to the Trimble ToolboxTMof Integrated SurveyingTM solutions.
 
The announcement was made today at the Spring 2002 Conference of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), an international organization of surveyors, cartographers, geodesists and other spatial data information professionals working in both public and private sectors throughout the world.
 
Trimble Survey Pro runs on the Trimble TSCe Controller and interfaces with Trimble's GPS Total Station as well as a wide range of total station surveying instruments available on the market today. It includes all of the original functions of TDS Survey Pro, including the extensive TDS coordinate geometry (COGO) functions. Support of GPS surveying has been expanded in Trimble Survey Pro to include Site Calibration and Ground Coordinates.
 
"Trimble Survey Pro field software integrates the capabilities of Trimble and TDS into one package," said Bryn Fosburgh, division vice president of survey for Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division. "With the data collection strengths of the TDS Survey Pro total station interface combined with the GPS and Site Calibration advantages from Trimble, a surveyor can achieve maximum efficiency, versatility and consistency using Trimble Survey Pro."
 
Trimble Survey Pro produces raw data records suitable for import into office packages such as Trimble Geomatics OfficeTM software. Using Trimble Survey Pro, data from Trimble GPS survey systems is seamlessly transferred and combined in Trimble office software with data from a wide range of available total stations and digital levels.
 
The combination of the TDS industry standard field computing interface, with Trimble's GPS and Office Software solutions delivers a powerful total solution for any TDS user. Trimble Survey Pro is easy for any surveyor to learn whether they be more familiar with TDS or Trimble systems. It is especially ideal for TDS Survey Pro users who are looking to invest in a GPS measurement system.
 
"Trimble Survey Pro is truly a complete, integrated surveying solution," added Fosburgh. "Compatible with mechanical, servo and robotic total stations and Trimble GPS systems, the software adds further value and capabilities to the Trimble Toolbox of Integrated Surveying solutions."
 
Trimble Survey Pro is expected to be available in May 2002 through Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division dealer network.
 
About Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division
 
The combination of Trimble and Spectra Precision, the world leaders in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that will change the way construction work is done. The Engineering and Construction Division of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of machine control, surveying, and construction instruments. From concept to completion, Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and 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.
 
Editors Note:
 
TDS Survey Pro is a product of Tripod Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trimble.

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

Media Contact:    Mary Carmody of Chisano Marketing: 937-866-4914



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