Trimble Navigation Limited
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Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Trimble's GPS Timing Kit Now Available for Purchase Online
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 19, 2001 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that its AcutimeTM 2000 Synchronization Kit can now be purchased online at trimblestore.com/timing. The Acutime 2000 Synchronization Kit is a high-performance, cost-effective reference time source that precisely synchronizes computers, servers and Internet applications using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology.
"GPS timing - which provides the precision of an atomic clock for a fraction of the cost - is playing a critical role in the expansion of wireless networks and global data communications," said Dennis Workman, vice president and general manager of Trimble's Component Technologies Division. "By making our popular Acutime 2000 Synchronization Kit available for purchase online, Trimble offers customers a convenient and secure alternative to complement traditional sales channels."
The Acutime 2000 Synchronization Kit is a plug-and-play solution that is easy to install and maintain. It can generate a pulse-per-second (PPS) synchronized to UTC within 50 nanoseconds (one sigma). It can also be used with network time protocol (NTP) and is ideal for synchronizing any time-dependent system or application including:
Certified time stamping for financial and e-commerce transactions
Audio and visual data streaming
Enhancement of network security and administration
Billing for Internet service providers
Network router and switch synchronization
For more information on the Acutime 2000 Synchronization Kit and other timing products, visit www.trimble.com/timing
The Acutime 2000 Synchronization Kit is available now and can be purchased online at www.trimblestore.com/timing
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