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

 

Trimble's New AllTrak System Manages Construction Asset Usage and Reduces Loss
 
Intelligent Database and Barcode Scanning System Provides Valuable Data on Tools,
Equipment and Portable Assets


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 24, 2009 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the Trimble AllTrak™ Asset Management System for contractors to  manage their construction equipment and tools such as drills, ladders, compressors, nailers, and consumables. With accurate tracking information about asset usage, contractors can increase their efficiency while confidently managing acquisition, maintenance, and eventual retirement of their tools, equipment, and other portable assets.

The announcement was made at the Trimble Building Construction Boot Camp 2009, a field-based, hands-on training event for the building construction industry.

Leveraging Proven Trimble Hardware with Innovative New Tracking Software

Construction contractors invest thousands of dollars annually on buying, renting, and servicing their tools and equipment. Trimble AllTrak increases the return on their investment by improving asset utilization and monitoring equipment to avoid loss or misplacement.

The Trimble AllTrak system leverages the wireless connectivity and barcode scanning capabilities of the rugged Trimble Nomad™ controller. Using the Trimble Nomad and Trimble AllTrak Mobile software, tool crib managers can perform essential transactions such as check-in, check-out, transfers and additions from anywhere. This advanced tracking information is particularly useful for managing rental tools and equipment and prorating costs. Users can set up visual and email reminder alerts for rental return dates and track total rental cost versus asset value ratios.

Users can also produce accurate real-time reports to identify inventory that is under utilized, at the end of its life cycle, costing money, or making money.

Trimble AllTrak is available now from select dealers in Trimble�s North America construction distribution network.

About Trimble's Building Construction Business

Trimble's Building Construction Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the building construction contractor. Trimble's solutions target site prep, general, concrete, mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors on large and small commercial, industrial and residential jobsites. Trimble is focused on delivering solutions that tightly link office based process and information with the field crew—including taking Building Information Models (BIM) and other design data to the field for highly accurate positioning and layout of foundations and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Trimble solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the building construction lifecycle.

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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