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Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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  NEWS RELEASE

 

TrimTrac Pro Locator Added to Trimble Construction Manager Solution

TrimTrac Hardware Now Available with Trimble's Turnkey Construction Asset Management Solution

 

 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 16, 2008 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the addition of the TrimTrac® Pro Locator as a hardware enabler for Trimble® Construction Manager, a turnkey solution for managing construction assets to realize improved productivity, utilization and overall efficiencies in construction operations.

The TrimTrac Pro device's compact form factor and simple installation, along with the powerful asset management features of the Trimble Construction Manager software, allow contractors and construction rental companies to monitor their smaller portable assets such as skid loaders, backhoes, compressors and generators. And with the CrossCheck® mobile locator hardware for larger pieces of equipment, users benefit from enabling their entire fleet with a single solution to monitor and improve their construction operations.

The TrimTrac Pro device utilizes Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, a motion sensor and General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) wireless technology to monitor equipment activity. Key data is transmitted to the Trimble Construction Manager data center for access to a variety of charts and reports, including display of daily activity, asset utilization and hours of use for preventative maintenance. Users can drill down to see detailed information for one asset or view multiple assets for side-by-side analysis. In addition, users can be notified by email and SMS message when certain conditions exist, such as a movement alert with a curfew time period for theft recovery, or when the power source has been disconnected.

In addition to supporting the TrimTrac Pro hardware, Trimble Construction Manager version 2.1 has been enhanced with several major features including a report that supports the requirements for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for off-road machinery emission reporting.

"Trimble Construction Manager is an integrated solution for contractors to improve their operations by providing quantitative up-to-the-minute information," said Daniel Wallace, business area manager for Trimble Construction Services. "With the addition of the TrimTrac hardware, contractors and construction rental companies have flexibility in the hardware they choose to enable their operations with Trimble Construction Manager. All of the information is available in one interface to compare asset activity regardless of the hardware installed, providing the complete picture needed for comprehensive construction fleet management unparalleled in the industry."

About Trimble Construction Manager

Trimble Construction Manager is designed to reduce construction project costs through enhanced equipment utilization, identifying idle time and wasted fuel costs, improved safety, theft recovery and an improved understanding of a construction company's overall operations.

Built specifically for the construction industry, Trimble Construction Manager provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use solution for companies to manage equipment such as dump trucks, fuel trucks, graders, loaders and generators. It brings together a variety of information, including location, hours of use and user-defined events and alerts, to provide an overview of operations, as well as detailed information for in-depth analysis.

Users access information about their equipment by viewing maps, running on-demand reports or charts, and using a continuously updating dashboard view. With the alerts feature, users can be automatically notified of unexpected activity via email or SMS, which can aid in theft recovery. Scheduled reports emailed at regular intervals ensure the right information gets to the right people at the right time.

Trimble Construction Manager uses GPS-based positioning hardware and widely available GSM/GPRS wireless networks to provide information to a secure data server. The Internet-based Trimble Construction Manager software displays information about the equipment in real-time and facilitates the optimization of the equipment from one graphical interface. The software provides customized reporting capabilities to address a company's unique business needs and can be used with Microsoft Excel. Using Trimble Construction Manager, contractors can realize lower operating costs, reduced fuel consumption, improved equipment productivity and utilization, resulting in a rapid return on investment.

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 3,600 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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