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935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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  NEWS RELEASE

 

New Economical Laser for Interior Applications and General Construction from Trimble

Durable, Easy-to-Operate Horizontal and Vertical Rotating Laser with Plumb Capability


SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 2, 2008 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the new Spectra Precision® Laser HV101 multi-purpose laser. The laser is a rugged, cost-effective horizontal and vertical laser used for a variety of interior and general construction applications.

Positioned as an entry-level laser, the Spectra Precision Laser HV101 is highly intuitive, requiring minimal training. The laser offers fully-automatic electronic self-leveling in both horizontal and vertical planes. Its visible beam can be pointed or rotated at four preset speeds, and the scanning functions are designed to make it easier for the contractor to perform interior layout and aligning.

The composite material housing of the Spectra Precision Laser HV101 is rugged, lightweight, and weather resistant, making it easy for a contractor to carry and use in demanding jobsite conditions. The robust design allows the unit to be dropped up to 3 feet (1 meter) onto concrete and still remain functional. A remote control is included allowing operation of key functions over the jobsite.

The Spectra Precision Laser HV101 is available in two basic configurations. The Interior Package is for installing ceiling grids, locating finished floor levels, laying out interior walls, and checking counter and cupboard elevations. The Universal Package includes the Interior Package components plus the HR150 receiver and rod clamp. It is designed for outdoor leveling, establishing vertical alignments and squaring / maintaining layout requirements on residential and small commercial construction projects. Accessories can be added to either package to customize the product�s configuration for meeting the specific needs of the contractor.

The new Spectra Precision Laser HV101 horizontal and vertical laser is available now through Trimble's Construction Tools and Building Construction dealer network.

About Trimble�s Construction Business

Trimble's Construction Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for both the heavy and highway contractor and the building construction 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 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,600 employees in over 18 countries.

Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838
Media Contact:   
LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808




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