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935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Trimble Offers New Pistol Grip for Easier Scanning with Rugged Nomad Handheld Computer

New Accessory Adds Trigger-activated Scanning for Faster Mobile Operations


SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 30, 2008 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the release of a new pistol-grip accessory for its Nomad™ outdoor rugged handheld computer that improves the users' ability to efficiently perform mobile laser bar-code scanning.

The pistol grip, which attaches directly to the bottom of the Nomad handheld with four screws, offers an ergonomic improvement for users in industries such as asset management/tracking and warehousing, where in-the-field bar-code scanning is essential. The black rubber overmolding provides a cushioned, lightweight grip, and the trigger is built to accommodate a variety of hand sizes. An attached lanyard helps prevent drops.

Adding the pistol grip to the Nomad doesn't compromise its ruggedness. It maintains an IP67 rating, meaning it is impervious to dust and moisture, and it still meets stringent MIL-STD-810F military standards for drops, vibration and temperature extremes.

In addition, the Nomad retains its overall performance standards with the lightweight, turnkey pistol grip, and provides all-day usage of eight hours on a battery charge, offers a range of compatible battery options, delivers a rate of up to three scans per second and offers easy field-to-office connectivity.

"The new pistol grip accessory is an ergonomic configuration and natural extension of the Nomad's easy to use features," said Rob Davis, director of sales and marketing for Tripod Data Systems, a Trimble company. "Being able to add more efficient scanning capabilities with the same levels of ruggedness and performance makes it an ideal solution for our asset management and warehousing customers."

The new pistol grip has a suggested retail price of US$109 and is available through Nomad dealers. For more information on the Nomad, visit www.trimble.com/rugged.

About the Nomad

The Nomad packs an exceptional amount of functionality into one of the most powerful and full-featured outdoor rugged handheld computers available. The Nomad features Windows Mobile 6, an 806 MHz processor, up to 1 GB of Flash storage, a long-life battery and integrated wireless capabilities such as GPS, 802.11g, and Bluetooth. The Nomad also features a high-resolution, sunlight-visible VGA display that shows graphics and maps in crisp detail.

The Nomad's design and features make it a powerful mobile computing solution for land surveying, engineering and construction, utility, public safety, field service, mapping, military and other outdoor or service-related applications. The Nomad makes it easy to collect, save and transmit data in the field.

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring positioning 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 in the field and to ensure communication between the field and the office. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,600 employees in more than 18 countries.

For more information about Trimble outdoor rugged handheld computers, visit www.trimble.com/rugged, e-mail handhelds@trimble.com or call 541-750-9200.

Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838
Media Contact:   
LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808




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