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Trimble Unveils Multipurpose Universal Total Stations for Heavy and Highway Construction

Powerful New Instruments Designed for the Heavy and Highway Contractor Offer Total Solution
for Grade Control and Site Positioning Needs

DAYTON, Ohio, July 10, 2007 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the introduction of the Trimble® SPS730 and SPS930 Universal Total Stations for heavy and highway construction. Now with Servo, Autolock, Robotic, DR Reflectorless and ATS modes of operation, these powerful new Universal Total Stations satisfy all site measurement, stakeout, reflectorless measurement, and grade control needs—all from one highly accurate instrument. 

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

Trimble has led the market in total station development—from the first electronic distance measurement device to the first robotic total station to the most advanced active tracking total stations on the market. Trimble has been at the forefront of instrument accuracy and application; these new construction total stations provide the most complete set of measuring capabilities on the market today, while continuing Trimble's industry-leading dynamic positioning accuracy advantage. 

Trimble Universal Total Stations Reliably Track the Right Target

The new Trimble SPS730 and SPS930 Universal Total Stations were designed specifically for the high traffic scenarios typically found on a construction site. Exclusive Trimble MultiTrack™ technology locks on and tracks passive prisms for applications such as monitoring or control measurements, and active prism targets for dynamic measurements required for grade control applications.

Trimble pioneered this active tracking technology, which allows operators to assign a unique target number to their earthmoving machine or site positioning rover, ensuring the instrument will reliably track the correct target. This unique Trimble technology ignores environmental obstructions and does not lock onto the wrong reflective surface such as a reflective vest or light cover on a vehicle. Motor graders and dozers can operate at faster speeds without fear of losing instrument lock. Trimble active tracking technology prevents costly delays and subsequent rework; faster machine speed means increased productivity and faster results to grade.

Fast and Accurate Total Stations

The Trimble SPS930 Universal Total Station is accurate to one arc second in the vertical and horizontal angles, making it ideal for fine grading operations where the accuracy tolerance is very tight. The Trimble SPS730 Universal Total Station provides three arc second accuracy in the horizontal plane and two arc second accuracy in the vertical, for contractors who want to take advantage of the same proven Trimble technology at a lower price point.

The Trimble SPS730 and SPS930 Universal Total Stations also lead the market with the fastest update rate available today. Featuring fixed, low latency, synchronized data and a 20 Hz update rate, the Trimble Universal Total Stations allow the user to reliably track a machine target and know the data is being passed from the instrument to the machine as quickly and accurately as possible. The motor grader or dozer operator can conduct real-time fine grading operations to millimeter accuracy while minimizing rework and increasing productivity.

The new Trimble total stations are available for order today through the Trimble worldwide distributor network.

About Trimbles 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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