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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

 

Trimble Construction Asset Management Solution Enables Job Site Efficiencies
 
Scalable Solution for the Management of Site Assets Available in Europe


PARIS, April 24, 2006 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today the availability of its Construction Asset Management solution for the European market. The Trimble® Construction Manager is designed to reduce construction project costs through enhanced asset utilization, improved safety, theft recovery, and an improved understanding of a company's onsite operations.

The announcement was made today at INTERMAT, one of the world's largest exhibitions for the civil engineering and construction industries

Trimble Construction Manager is specifically designed for managing mobile and onsite construction assets, such as dump trucks, fuel trucks, and machines such as graders, loaders and generators, as well as personnel. Designed specifically for construction, providing a powerful yet easy-to- use solution for construction companies, it brings together a variety of information, including location, hours, and data, to provide an overview of the construction companies assets, as well as detailed information for in-depth analysis.

The system uses GPS-based positioning hardware installed on a construction asset and the European GSM/GPRS wireless network to provide position information to a secure data server. The Internet-based Trimble Construction Manager software displays the assets in real time and facilitates the management of those assets from one graphical interface. The 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® software. It is ideal for managing multiple construction projects simultaneously or for managing assets which may be geographically dispersed. Using the Trimble Construction Manager, contractors can realise lower operating costs, reduced fuel consumption, improved asset productivity and utilization, resulting in a rapid return on investment.

The Trimble Construction Asset Management System is expected to be available in second quarter of 2006 through the Companys Construction Services dealer network.

 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. Trimbles worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, agriculture, machine guidance, fleet and asset management, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,400 employees in more than 18 countries worldwide.


Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838

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



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