Trimble Navigation Limited
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Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Trimble Construction Asset Management Solution Enables Job Site Efficiencies
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.
Investor Relations Contact: Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838
Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808