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Trimble Introduces New High-Accuracy GNSS Correction Service for Agriculture Market

High-Accuracy Solutions for Central Swath of North America, No Additional Hardware Required


SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 30, 2011—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its new high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) compatible correction service. The Trimble® CenterPoint™ RTX™ correction service can offer 4 centimeter (1.5 inch) repeatable accuracy and will be available initially through Trimble's Agriculture Division.

CenterPoint RTX is a GPS and GLONASS enabled correction service that covers approximately a 1.8 billion acre swath of central North America, extending from Canada into northern Mexico.

Fast Convergence Time

The CenterPoint RTX correction service can deliver a fully-converged position in less than one minute at startup within the five central U.S. "corn belt" states from Nebraska to Illinois, so farmers can begin work immediately. For the area outside of the five U.S. states, the CenterPoint RTX correction service provides the same 4 centimeter (1.5 inch) repeatable accuracy, but farmers will experience additional convergence time to reach full accuracy. By using Trimble's FastRestart technology, this convergence time can be reduced and full accuracy can be achieved in less than 3 minutes.

Accuracy Options

Trimble continues to expand its accuracy correction options for agriculture applications. The CenterPoint RTX service provides a new satellite-delivered high-accuracy correction option for growers located throughout a central swath of North America. CenterPoint RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) reference stations and cellular-delivered CenterPoint™ VRS™ (formerly VRS Now™ Ag) services continue to provide high-accuracy correction options for farming operations not only throughout North America, but for locations around the world.  Additional sub-decimeter and sub-meter accuracy corrections options are available globally from Trimble through the recently acquired OmniSTAR™ GNSS signal corrections business. For more information, visit: www.trimble.com/agcorrectionservices.

No Additional Hardware Required

The corrections are satellite-delivered directly to the GNSS receiver, so there are no additional hardware costs such as radios, antennas or cellular data plans. The CenterPoint RTX service is compatible with both the Trimble CFX-750™ and FmX® displays. The service is expected to be available by the end of July.

"The addition of CenterPoint RTX satellite-based corrections demonstrates that Trimble is committed to delivering a broad portfolio of correction options to our customers," said Erik Arvesen, vice president of Trimble's Agriculture Division. "Farmers want to be able to choose their accuracy based on their needs and budget. Adding these premium satellite correction services to WAAS, OmniSTAR HP and XP services, sub-inch accurate Trimble RTK, or network-based Trimble VRS Now Ag, offers our customers an even wider range of accuracy options."

About Trimble's Agriculture Division

Trimble's Agriculture Division is a leader in precision agriculture and guidance, operating with resellers throughout the world. Trimble's Connected Farm solutions help customers operate farm vehicles and implements more efficiently, saving on input costs and increasing yield and productivity. Solutions include vehicle and implement guidance and steering; application control for seed, liquid, and granular products; laser- and GPS-based water management technology; record keeping; and seamless field-to-office information management.

For more information, visit www.trimble.com/agriculture.

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
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LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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