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  NEWS RELEASE

 
Trimble GeoExplorer CE Series Features New Color Display
and Increased Memory


SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 8, 2003 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that its GeoExplorer® CE series of GPS handheld receivers now feature a new advanced color display and 64 MB of memory. These new features provide mapping and mobile GIS users with improved visibility in challenging outdoor working conditions and the ability to run more software programs faster with larger data files and images.
 
The announcement was made today at the 2003 ESRI Users Conference.
 
The Trimble GeoExplorer CE series' new advanced color display uses Thin Film Transistor (TFT) technology with 16 bit (65,536) color and a multi-stage backlight. It provides a clearer and crisper display of full color raster images and vector maps in virtually all types of outdoor conditions.
 
Trimble has also doubled the GeoExplorer CE's RAM from 32 MB to 64 MB. With increased processing power and storage capacity, users can run more GIS software programs faster with larger data sets, maps and background imagery.
 
GeoExplorer CE Series
 
Trimble's GeoExplorer CE series are versatile, rugged GPS CE handhelds for the GIS professional. A GPS CE handheld combines the power of Microsoft's Windows CE platform and a high performance Trimble GPS receiver with integrated Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capability - all in a lightweight handheld.
 
With the GeoExplorer CE series, the user can select the model that best suits their needs. The GeoXMTM provides 2-5 meter accuracy. It integrates reliable, real-time corrected GPS into a mobile GIS handheld so users can relocate assets with confidence and fulfill work orders more efficiently.
 
The GeoXTTM offers all of the features of the GeoXM, plus a submeter receiver and Trimble's unique EVERESTTM multipath rejection technology. This model is ideal for working in difficult environments such as under canopy, in urban canyons or anywhere high-accuracy data collection and maintenance is required.
 
For maximum productivity the user can choose popular Windows CE-based GIS field software such as ESRI's ArcPadTM with Trimble's GPScorrectTM software extension, or even use purpose-built field software that meets their niche requirements. With its recent introduction, Trimble's GPScorrect software version 1.01 now supports ArcPad version 6.01.
 
The GeoExplorer CE series with the TFT display and 64 MB of RAM are available now through Trimble and ESRI's distribution network.
 
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.
 
 
Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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