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Trimble Navigation Limited
935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Introduces New Compact OEM GNSS Modules for
High-Accuracy Mobile Positioning Applications

Modules Allow Integrators to Easily Add GNSS Capabilities to Advanced Positioning Products

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the Trimble® BD910 and BD920 modules to its GNSS OEM portfolio. These small modules feature centimeter-level, Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities that are ideal for high-precision and control applications. Capable of receiving a wide range of commercially available GNSS signals, the BD910 and BD920 modules are designed to allow OEMs and system integrators to easily add centimeter-level positioning to specialized or custom hardware solutions.

The announcement was made today at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2011 Conference and Exhibition.

"The OEM and system integrator communities demand the highest performance, reliability and support for their positioning solutions," said Dale Hermann, director of marketing and sales. "The Trimble BD910 and BD920 deliver the latest GNSS technology in an easy-to-integrate form factor for demanding conditions and applications such as field computing, lightweight unmanned vehicles and port automation."

The single-frequency Trimble BD910 (measuring 41mm x 41mm) and dual-frequency BD920 (measuring 41mm x 51mm) GNSS modules are specifically designed for applications requiring high accuracy in a compact package. The modules track all available satellite GNSS signals including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Compass. The BD910 and BD920 modules are designed for easy integration and rugged dependability. Flexible connectivity options — Ethernet, RS232, or USB — allow fast data transfer and easy configuration via standard Web browsers. The modules also feature an innovative full-metal enclosure design to protect from harmful electromagnetic interference.

New Rugged Enclosure for the BD982
 
Trimble also introduced the Trimble BX982, an environmentally rugged enclosure for OEM or system-level integration. The BX982 houses a dual-antenna Trimble BD982 OEM GNSS module for precise position and heading applications. This easy-to-integrate system is designed for high levels of performance and productivity.

The Trimble BD910, BD920 GNSS modules and BX982 rugged enclosure are available worldwide through the Trimble Precision GNSS + Inertial sales channel. For more information, visit www.trimble.com/gnss-inertial.

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position 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 and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.


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



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