Trimble Navigation Limited
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Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Trimble Launches New Radio Solution for RTK GPS Surveying in Europe
High-Quality, Reliable, ETSI-Compliant Radio Modem
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 15, 2004 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced a new radio modem for the European survey market-the Trimble® PDL450 radio. The compact, rugged, Trimble PLD450 is ETSI-compliant (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and offers high-performance, power-efficient operation for real-time kinematic (RTK) Global Positioning System (GPS) surveying including geodetic control, topographic, stakeout, cadastral, as-built and high-precision Geographic Information System (GIS) applications.
RTK surveying, which provides the highest level of GPS accuracy, requires a reference station and rover with a high-quality radio modem data link between the two.
The PDL450 radio offers surveyors a compact and easy-to-use radio modem that provides high-level, dependable performance as either a base, or repeater radio in even the toughest environments. Meeting licensing and approval requirements in most European countries, the lightweight and portable radio can be easily moved between projects.
With its integrated antenna and range pole mount, the unit is easily mounted in the place of a stand-alone antenna and eliminates the need for an antenna cable.
As part of Trimble's Integrated Surveying® product line, the PDL450 radio operates interchangeably as a base or repeater with other Trimble surveying components including the Trimble 5700, Trimble R7, Trimble 5800 or Trimble R8 RTK GPS receivers.
The Trimble PDL450 is expected to be available in Europe in July 2004 through Trimble's Geomatics and Engineering dealer network.
About Trimble's Geomatics and Engineering Business
Trimble, a world leader in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that will change the way construction work is done. The Geomatics and Engineering Business of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of surveying, construction and infrastructure. From concept to completion, Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and improve productivity.
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 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808