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  NEWS RELEASE

 
Trimble Introduces Three New Lasers
New Spectra Precision Laser Transmitters Designed for General Construction,
Interior Construction and Machine Control Markets

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2002 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today a series of new Spectra Precision Laser transmitters for use in general construction, interior construction and machine control applications. The Spectra Precision Laser LL600, HV601 and HV602 from Trimble are all designed to provide maximum accuracy and consistent performance even in the toughest construction jobsite conditions.
 
These lasers are designed to deliver a number of benefits -- including increased productivity and profitability -- to general, interior and concrete contractors.
 
Spectra Precision Laser LL600
 
Spectra Precision Laser LL600 is rugged, reliable and extremely accurate. Featuring fully automatic self-leveling capabilities, the LL600 is easy to set up and provides a reliable elevation reference. With a diameter range of 800 meters (2,600 feet) the LL600 can be used for long-range, accurate elevation control over the entire job site. This innovative laser also features a manual slope mode, allowing the laser to be used for basic short-range slopes.
 
The LL600 is ideal for a wide variety of construction leveling and machine control applications: checking elevations, excavating cutting depth, setting forms, digging footings, checking foundations, screeding concrete and many more.
 
The LL600 can be paired with the Spectra Precision Laser HR500 receiver for general construction applications or with the Spectra Precision Laser CR600 for additional machine control applications.
 
Features:
  • Automatic self-leveling
  • Intuitive controls
  • Easy to learn
  • Machine control ready
  • Manual slope mode
Spectra Precision Laser HV601 and HV602
 
The Spectra Precision Laser HV601 and HV602 are high-precision horizontal and vertical rotating lasers ideal for a variety of general construction and interior applications. Their numerous high-end features -- including self-leveling, remote control, tilting plumb-up beam and PlaneLok -- make them capable of meeting virtually any short- or long-range leveling, alignment or positioning requirements.
 
The HV601 and HV602 can be used with the Spectra Precision Laser HR500 receiver for general construction or interior applications, or with the CR600 receiver for additional machine control applications.
 
Features:
  • Vertical Operating Mode

    The HV601 and HV602 lasers can be used in a vertical position to project a vertical plane across the site. In vertical mode, the HV601 and HV602 can be used for a range of alignment applications including the positioning of footers, foundations, forms and anchor bolts, as well as steel erection. This eliminates the need for slower more traditional methods such as string lines. The need for plumb-bobs is also eliminated, as the laser can also be used to check for plumb.

  • Self-Leveling Capability

    As fully automatic self-leveling systems, the HV601 and HV602 lasers are able to maintain a level beam even when vibrations are present. As a result, they are easy to set up and use, and incorrect measurements are prevented.

  • Plumb-up Beam

    The plumb-up beam can be used in a vertical position for a 90-degree reference or in a normal, upright position allowing you to accurately and easily bring control points up through high-rise buildings.

  • PlaneLok Function

    The HV602's PlaneLok capability involves using the receiver in conjunction with the radio remote control to fix and lock the laser beam in one axis, even if the beam is not level. This feature eliminates problems associated with temperature drift with long-range vertical applications. PlaneLok also provides an easy solution to difficult setup locations such as high-rise construction sites that are moving in the wind. Using this function, the laser beam can be locked to a reference on the actual structure. PlaneLok can also be used to lock the laser plane to a slope, allowing straightforward slope grading.
"The unique features of these three new lasers are designed to meet the specific and demanding requirements of contractors handling general construction, interior construction and machine control applications," said Pat Bohle, division vice president of sales and marketing for Trimble's Construction Instruments Division. "When combined with one or more of our laser receivers, these highly accurate and reliable systems are capable of dramatically boosting our customers' productivity -- and, as a result, their profitability."
 
The Spectra Precision Laser LL600 and HV601 laser transmitters are available immediately through Trimble's Construction Instruments Division dealer network. The HV602 is expected to be available mid third quarter of 2002.
 
About Trimble's Construction Instruments Division
 
The combination of Trimble and Spectra Precision, the world leaders 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.
 
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HV601/602 General Construction information.
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HV 601/602 Interior information.
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LL600 information.
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HR500 information.
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CR600 information.

Media Contact:   Mary Carmody of Chisano Marketing: 937-866-4914

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



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