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Trimble Navigation Limited
935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
1.408.481.8000 phone
1.408.481.7781 fax

  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Introduces New Rugged Construction Total Station for General and Concrete Contractor

Provides Easy, Efficient Structure Layout and Alignment

 

 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 27, 2006  Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today introduced its new Spectra Precision® TS515 Mechanical Total Station, a portable layout and measurement tool for general and concrete contractors in commercial and residential applications.

 

The TS515 total station is designed for the layout of control lines, offset points, excavation lines, foundations, forms and footers, and anchor bolts. Additionally, the construction total station is designed for a variety of alignment and measuring applications, such as checking plumb, layout of arcs, and checking distances between points.

 

The direct reflex reflectorless distance measuring capability provides one-person operation without a prism to measure difficult or dangerous-to-reach places. This productivity-enhancing feature makes as-built checks easier than ever.

 

Setup is designed to be simple. The TS515 Mechanical Total Station can be set up in a convenient location for maximum visibility of the work area. The contractor can measure two control points before starting to lay out excavation lines, concrete forms and anchor bolts. All layout functions have built-in checks, and all relevant data can be stored for future reference. Dual-axis compensation ensures that the TS515 remains level and accurate, even during steep sighting applications such as high-rise control. The TS515 features a large graphical display and full alphanumeric keypad. The easy-to-learn graphical instruction of onboard programs and full alphanumeric keypad let you enter information or layout dimension quickly for efficient equipment use.

 

The TS515 is designed to work seamlessly with the Trimble LM80 Layout Manager, a pocket-sized personal computer featuring data collection software created specifically for in-the-field construction layout.  The LM80 lets the contractor input blueprint dimensionseven complex curves and arcsand build a digital replica of the layout plan. The graphical plan can then be used as an aid to laying out points with the TS515.

 

The Trimble family of Spectra Precision products, which includes the TS515 Construction Total Station, TS415 Construction Total Station and LM80 Layout Manager, are available now through Trimble's Construction dealer network.

 

About Trimbles Construction Business

 

The Construction business of Trimble is focused on developing technology and solutions for general, underground and interior, and earthmoving and site preparation construction contractors. Trimbles construction solutions help to get the job done faster, with less machine time and personnel. For each phase of the construction cycle—designing, grading, site checking, building and asset tracking—Trimble has a broad portfolio of integrated construction positioning systems designed to 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, 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 and Investor Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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