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Trimbles International User Conference to Take Center Stage in Las Vegas

Trimble Dimensions 2006 for Surveying, Engineering, and Construction Professionals


SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 16, 2006—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it will hold its International User Conference November 6-8, 2006 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

The theme of Trimble Dimensions 2006—Building Your Connected Site—emphasizes how process integration and intelligent positioning technologies enable surveying, engineering and construction professionals to reduce rework, utilize assets more efficiently, accelerate design updates as well as improve the bidding, planning and billing cycles. With more than 125 sessions and 10 specialty tracks planned, the conference will focus on increasing productivity in the field and in the office.
 
"Trimble Dimensions is an excellent venue to learn how organizations can apply advanced positioning and information technology to improve accuracy and productivity to gain a competitive edge," said Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble. "By integrating processes and building a connected site, engineers, surveyors and construction professionals can identify new growth opportunities, find ways to save money, constantly improve operations and ultimately, transform the way work is done."

Attendees of Trimble Dimensions 2006 will:

  • Hear from key leaders who will discuss the latest industry issues and market trends
  • Participate in hands-on introductory and advanced product training
  • Attend technical and breakout sessions on applying positioning technology to real world problems to help organization grow their business and maximize return on investment (ROI)
  • Hear from Trimble users focusing on the practical use of technology in surveying, civil engineering, highway and heavy construction, site preparation, and construction vehicle fleet management, as well as other emerging applications
  • Network with worldwide peers to share best practices

The conference will also include a Partners Pavilion that will showcase the complete suite of Trimble construction, survey, engineering and infrastructure solutions, including products from Tripod Data Systems (TDS), Applanix, Pacific Crest, Apache and Quantm. Highlighted solutions and technologies include GPS; total stations; field computing and data collection; 3D scanning; pre-design construction planning; wireless communications; data transfer; and field and office software applications. Other technology providers who are Trimble partners will also participate in the conference to extend the conferences range of products and applications.

In addition, Trimble worldwide users are invited to propose topics to present at the conference. Proposed titles and a short description of the presentation should be submitted to Trimble no later than June 30, 2006. For more information, please go to: www.trimbleevents.com/callforspeakers.

To register for the Trimble Dimensions 2006 User Conference and find out more about this years speakers, view sessions and see other details about the conference agenda, visit:  www.trimbleevents.com.

A Look Back at Dimensions 2005

"Value is created by the integration and connection of multiple technologies. One product isnt enough."  With that statement, Steven W. Berglund opened Dimensions 2005, Trimble's first user conference after a six year hiatus. Dimensions 2005 demonstrated Trimbles strength in the engineering and construction industry with more than 1,300 registered attendees from over 50 countries. The conference theme, Move Your Business Forward, focused on applying technology to the needs faced daily by surveying, construction and civil engineering professionals.

According to attendees, Trimble Dimensions 2005 was met with success:

"This was a professionally organized and very well presented event with sometimes a choice of more than 12 tracks, top quality papers and presentations, inspirational keynotes and plenty of opportunity to discuss and share practice," said Stephen Booth, editor of Geomatics World in the UK commenting on Trimble Dimensions 2005.

"What a great conference—best conference ever. We attended some very knowledgeable sessions about many new applications and new techniques. Trimble did a great job of setting this conference up and getting everyone together for networking and sharing of stories," said Jack W. Kuttrus, Professional Surveyor with Woolpert, Inc., of the U.S.

"Dimensions was an extremely well run conference and it was very beneficial to learn about the latest technology from the Trimble staff as well as techniques and applications used by peers in the industry," said Kevin MacLeod, Professional Engineer with Stantec Geomatics Ltd. of Canada.

About Trimble's Engineering and Construction Segment

Trimble, a world leader in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that change the way construction work is done. Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of surveying, construction and infrastructure. 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, 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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