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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

 
Trimble Launches GPS Clock for Micro-Second Synchronization of Network Computers and Internet Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 27, 1999 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today its Palisade™ NTP Synchronization Kita high-performance, cost-effective reference time source that precisely synchronizes computers, servers and internet applications using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology.
 
Trimble's Palisade NTP can be used to synchronize any time-dependent system or application including:

Certified time stamping for financial and e-commerce
transactions
Audio and visual data streaming
Enterprise networks
Enhancement of network security and administration
Billing for internet service providers
Network router and switch synchronization
 
"High-performance GPS clocks provide an accurate, local solution for synchronization," said Dennis Workman, Trimble's senior director of timing. "Trimble's experience and core GPS competency as well as high-volume chipset applications allow the company to bring this capability to market at a very low-cost to the end user."
 
Trimble's Palisade NTP is designed as a secure and independent reference clock for existing or new system installations. It works with Network Time Protocol, the leading standard for internet time distribution and offers precision clock synchronization to developers and integrators working with distributed data base and transaction servers.
 
The Palisade NTP leverages an existing server and doesn't interfere with network activities. Most importantly, Trimble's unique TimeTrigger™ technology allows the host computer to precisely determine its offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), without degradation due to system load. As systems grow more complex and businesses expand worldwide, the Palisade NTP offers a global solution.
 
The kit is a plug-and-play solution that is easy to install and maintain. It is ideal for information technology specialists who require a local time service for their network clients, or system integrators and value added resellers who want to offer a timing source as an addition to their product line. The Palisade NTP Synchronization Kit is available now through Trimble's sales organization.
 
About Trimble
 
Trimble is a world leader in designing and developing innovative products enabled by GPS technology. The company provides end-user and OEM solutions for diverse applications including surveying, mapping/GIS, agriculture, construction, mining, military, commercial aviation, automotive, vehicle tracking and timing. Founded in 1978, Trimble now holds more than 200 U.S. patents on GPS and related technology, with over 180 additional patents pending. Located in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has been adding value to GPS since 1984.

Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808




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