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

 
Trimble Introduces CR600 Laser Receiver

Versatile New Spectra Precision Laser Receiver Provides Accurate Elevation Information
to General Contractors and Machine Operators

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 14, 2002 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today the versatile Spectra Precision Laser CR600 laser receiver. Ideal for a wide range of general construction, grading and excavation applications, the new CR600 can be used as a handheld, rod-mounted or machine-mounted laser receiver.
 
Featuring a 270-degree reception and a highly visible display, the versatile CR600 from Trimble is designed for use by general, concrete and site preparation contractors. For machine control applications, it can be utilized on backhoes, small excavators and skid steer loaders. The CR600 provides high, low or on-grade information to the operator inside the cab, increasing productivity and safety by eliminating the need for the operator to leave the cab.
 
The innovative CR600 also increases the accuracy of elevation measurements, is very easy to use, and will withstand even the harshest jobsite conditions. A linear LCD display allows for fast, accurate readings and easy fixed offsets. A simultaneous 5-channel super-bright green and red LED display ensures that information can be read even in poor light, over long distances, and at an angle.
 
The CR600's rugged and waterproof magnesium housing can survive a drop of up to 3 meters (10 feet) onto concrete. The CR600 also features wraparound receiver cells with continuous pickup through an operating range of 270 degrees. The end result is less setups and improved productivity, especially for machine applications.
 
"As the newest addition to our Spectra Precision Laser product line, the CR600 is very versatile, capable of being used as a handheld, rod-mounted or machine-mounted receiver," said Pat Bohle, division vice president of Construction Instruments for Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division. "With a very wide reception angle and highly visible display, the CR600 is an excellent choice for general and concrete contractors doing concrete form work, putting foundations and footers and checking elevations on the job site. The flexibility to use it on machines makes it an ideal entry into machine control productivity for these contractors."
 
The Spectra Precision Laser CR600 laser receiver is available now through Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division dealer network.
 
About Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division
 
The combination of Trimble and Spectra Precision, the world leaders in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that will change the way construction work is done. The Engineering and Construction Division of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of machine control, surveying, and construction instruments. 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, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
 
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Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808

Media Contact:   Mary Carmody of Chisano Marketing: 937-866-4914



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