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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Introduces New Integrated Solution for Drilling and Piling Operations

Trimble DPS900 Drilling and Piling System Enables
Increased Quality and Productivity While Helping Promote Safer Operations


SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 23, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the Trimble® DPS900 Drilling and Piling System, a new machine control solution for drilling and piling contractors. Part of the Trimble Connected Site® portfolio, the new DPS900 system can enable contractors to perform drilling and piling operations quickly, safely and accurately.

The announcement was made at Maskin Expo 2013, Scandinavia's exhibition for building and construction machinery.

Safe and Efficient Drilling

Trimble DPS900 can help promote jobsite safety by minimizing the need for stakes, construction surveying and personnel near the machine during drilling operations. The DPS900 system gives contractors the ability to precisely drill to the specified location, depth, orientation and inclination angle. Better rock fragmentation and minimized hauling costs can be achieved by optimizing drill hole spacing, angles and the location of the machine for a more even pattern of blasting. Reduced overdrilling means machine bits and hammers last longer, which can result in significant cost savings. In addition, machines can operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in almost any conditions so delays due to darkness or bad weather are minimized.

Easy to Use

"The system is so easy to use, an experienced drill operator can become proficient in typically 30 minutes," said Alan Sharp, business area director of Trimble Software Solutions and Specialist Construction Systems. "Engineered for ease of use, Trimble DPS900 features streamlined drilling and piling workflows and an intuitive user interface designed for construction environments."

An Integrated Solution

The Trimble DPS900 is part of the Trimble Connected Site portfolio of solutions that provide a high-level of workflow and process integration from the design phase through to the finished project. The integration of Trimble Business Center - HCE in the office and DPS900 in the field can increase efficiency and productivity of drilling and piling operations. Beginning with accurate job estimating and takeoff, drilling and piling contractors can have more confidence in their estimates by using Business Center - HCE office software. Once production begins, the new Business Center - HCE Drilling and Piling module offers contractors tools to rapidly create optimized drilling and piling plans. The drill plan is then wirelessly synced to the DPS900 system in the field, eliminating the need to drive to the site. To complete the project lifecycle, Business Center - HCE can be used for comprehensive quality and production reporting.

Quality and Support

The same high quality, rugged components used in other Trimble machine control and site positioning systems are also used in the DPS900 Drilling and Piling System. In addition, the system is supported by Trimble�s global SITECH® technology dealers, ensuring customers receive expert, local support.

Availability

The new Trimble DPS900 Drilling and Piling System and Business Center - HCE v2.8 are expected to be available in the third quarter of 2013 through Trimble's SITECH Technology Dealer Channel.

About Trimble's Heavy Civil Construction Division

Trimble's Heavy Civil Construction Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the heavy and highway contractor. Trimble's solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Positioning System (GPS), construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet and application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site strategy, these solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.

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



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