Australia Modernizes GNSS Infrastructure Networks with Trimble Technology
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 15, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today it has been selected by three Australian state government organizations to modernize their respective Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) infrastructure networks for high accuracy positioning—the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) in Victoria, the Land and Property Management Authority (LPMA) in New South Wales, and the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) in Queensland. In addition, a private network in Perth, RTKnetwest, also chose Trimble hardware and software to modernize and expand its network.Investor Relations Contact: Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838
For the DSE in Victoria, Trimble will provide 57 GNSS Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) receivers and Trimble® VRS3Net™ software for the Positioning Regional Victoria project which is expanding the Vicmap™ Position - GPSnet™ CORS network. The availability of consistent, high accuracy, Real Time Kinematic (RTK) corrections across the state of Victoria will provide an infrastructure that can enable private industry, government, academia, agriculture and other industries to achieve cost savings and improved efficiencies using positioning technology.
Trimble will provide its VRS3Net software for the LPMA's CORSnet-NSW network. CORSnet-NSW currently consists of 35 stations with a planned rollout of 70 stations to service the state of New South Wales by 2013. CORSnet-NSW provides fundamental positioning infrastructure for the state to support a variety of applications such as surveying, precision agriculture, mining, construction, mapping and asset management, utilities, aerial photography and LiDAR, marine hydrography and navigation, ports and aviation.
The DERM in Queensland purchased Trimble VRS3Net software to manage its 20-station network along with three additional reference receivers for network expansion. This network is part of the national AuScope project as well as the SunPOZ service in southeast Queensland. The information provided from the network is used for both real-time and post-processed positioning services by a variety of private and government users, including other network operators and research institutions.
In addition, RTKnetwest, formerly GPS Network Perth, a privately owned and operated GNSS network covering a large portion of Western Australia, recently purchased Trimble VRS3Net software along with six reference receivers, enabling them to modernize and expand to a 19-station network. RTKnetwest provides cost-efficient solutions for its surveying, civil construction, engineering, service location, asset management and other clients that require high-accuracy positioning data.
About the Department of Sustainability and Environment
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) is Victoria's leading environmental policy-maker, playing a key role in supporting that State Government's priorities in environmental sustainability. It leads the Government's efforts to sustainably manage water resources and catchments, climate change, bushfires, parks and other public land, forests, biodiversity and ecosystem conservation. For more information, visit: www.dse.vic.gov.au.
About Land and Property Management Authority
The Land and Property Management Authority (LPMA) was established in 2009, comprising the staff and functions of the former Department of Lands (Land and Property Information, Crown Lands, Soil Conservation Service), the State Property Authority, the Office of Strategic Lands, the Lake Illawarra Authority, the Hunter Development Corporation, the Festival Development Corporation, the Office of Rural Affairs and the Office of Biofuels.
LPMA is the key public land management agency in New South Wales, with responsibility for land information and management, including the ownership and management of government land, land valuation, surveying, mapping and related spatial information, land title records, Crown land asset management, government property management and soil management services. For more information, visit: www.lands.nsw.gov.au.
About the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management
The Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) manages the state's environment and natural environment for the benefit of all Queenslanders. From promoting sustainable living and resource use to strengthening the response to climate change to using the latest science for responsible decision making, the DERM aims to deliver long-term sustainability for the state's natural environment. By planning for, allocating and managing natural resources in a way that considers social, economic and environmental outcomes by also supporting economic growth, DERM can maintain the natural environment today and for future generations. Key responsibilities include climate change (meeting the challenge), environment (conserving natural and cultural heritage), land (managing land wisely) and water (securing water for Queensland's future). For more information, visit: www.derm.qld.gov.au/about/organisation/whatwedo.html.
RTKnetwest is a privately owned and operated VRS network providing services in the Perth Metropolitan area and southwest of Western Australia. The network provides cost efficient solutions for clients and is dedicated to the technological advances for RTK GPS including surveying, civil construction, engineering, service locations, asset management and other high-accuracy positioning applications. For more information, visit: www.gpsnetworkperth.com.au.
About Trimble's Infrastructure Division
Trimble's Infrastructure solutions and services span a wide variety of applications, market segments and industries, including engineering, surveying, construction, agriculture and mapping and GIS. From building a large or small VRS™ network to monitoring the movement of land, dams, bridges or plate tectonics, Trimble's technologically-advanced hardware and software combine to provide exceptional performance and high-accuracy positioning data that can lead to cost savings, improved productivity and greater efficiency.
Today, there are currently more than 200 infrastructure network installations using Trimble technology throughout the world including: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Corsica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom and U.S. For more information about Trimble's infrastructure solutions, visit: www.trimble.com/infrastructure.
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.
Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808