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Trimble Rolls Out the New Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System

New System Gives Machine Operators More Control and Improved Efficiency in the Compaction Process

DAYTON, Ohio, July 10, 2007 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the release of the new Trimble® CCS900 Compaction Control System the first compaction control solution that combines finished grade quality control and analysis with advanced compaction control and documentation. 

The announcement was made today at Trimble's Construction Boot Camp 2007, a field-based, hands-on training event for the construction industry.

With the Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System, the earthworks contractor can now compact sub-surface material to a target density, analyze sub-surface grade post-compaction for deficiencies in the surface (whether certain locations are high, low or on grade), and catch grade control mistakes in real-time, prior to the start of the final road building process.

The new system enables the contractor to better control the compaction process, making operations more efficient and productive. Improved efficiency is accomplished by reducing unnecessary passes that might result in over compaction. Material surfaces are compacted faster with better in-place densities—improving the efficiency of other earthworks operations, such as optimization of haul truck times, and improved water drainage and management. Finally, the early detection of sub-surface material anomalies means that soft spots and hidden obstructions can be excavated and re-graded or compacted prior to the more costly phases of the construction process.

The Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System is based on the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System—the industry leading modular grade control solution for mass excavation through finished grade earthworks. It can be configured for use with GPS+GLONASS satellites for high accuracy, centimeter-level real time kinematic (RTK) positioning and guidance or GPS base station-free capabilities using Satellite-based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) such as the U.S. Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), and Japans MTSAT Satellite-based Augmentation System (MSAS). Customers with existing Trimble GCS900 Grade Control Systems version 10 or higher can configure the new Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System using the same control box and existing on-machine components.

The new Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2007 through the Trimble worldwide distributor network.

About Trimble's Construction Business

The construction business of Trimble is focused on developing technology and solutions for earthmoving, site preparation, and general, interior and underground construction contractors. Trimble 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 management—Trimble offers a broad portfolio of integrated construction positioning systems designed to improve productivity.

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 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,400 employees in over 18 countries.


Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838

Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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