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Trimble Navigation Limited
935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
1.408.481.8000 phone
1.408.481.7781 fax

  NEWS RELEASE

 
Economical Trimble Laser for Interior Applications
and General Construction

Durable, Easy-to-Operate Horizontal and Vertical Rotating Laser with Plumb/Perpendicular Capability

 
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 26, 2004 -- The Spectra Precision® Laser HV201 from Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) is a portable, horizontal and vertical laser for a variety of interior and general construction applications.
 
Positioned as an entry-level laser, the Spectra Precision Laser HV201 is highly intuitive, requiring minimal training. The unit offers fully-automatic, self-leveling setup in both horizontal and vertical orientations. Its visible beam can be directed or rotated at four preset speeds, and the scanning functions are designed to make it easier for the contractor to perform interior layout and aligning.
 
The composite material housing of the Spectra Precision Laser HV201 is rugged, lightweight, and weatherproof, making it easy for a contractor to carry and use in demanding jobsite conditions. The robust design allows the unit to be dropped up to 1 meter (3 feet) onto concrete and still remain functional, reducing costs for downtime or repair. With a wide self-leveling range and intuitive operator controls that feature one-touch power leveling, the Spectra Precision Laser HV201 is designed to increase jobsite productivity.
 
The Spectra Precision Laser HV201 is available in two basic configurations. The Interior Package is for installing ceiling grids, locating finished floor levels, laying out interior walls, and checking counter and cupboard elevations. The General Construction Package is designed for leveling, establishing vertical alignments and squaring / maintaining layout requirements on residential and small commercial construction projects. Accessories can be added to either package to customize the product's configuration for meeting specific needs.
 
The new Spectra Precision Laser HV201 horizontal and vertical laser is available now through Trimble's Construction Instruments dealer network.
 
About Trimble's Construction Instruments 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 Construction Instruments Division of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions for general, interior and underground contractors. From concept to completion, Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and improve productivity.
 
About Trimble
 
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:   Shelly McBrayer of Trimble: 408-937-245-5376
 
Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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