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Trimble Adds Slow Speed to AgGPS Autopilot Automated Steering System
DECATUR, Ill., Aug. 30, 2005 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that the speed range for the AgGPS® Autopilot™ automated steering system has been extended. With this new speed range, the Autopilot system can now automatically steer the vehicle whether transplanting vegetables at 0.2mph or spraying at 22mph.
The announcement was made today at the Farm Progress Show.
The AgGPS Autopilot system connects to agricultural vehicle's hydraulic steering system and automatically steers the vehicle for any farming operation including straight lines, pivots, curves and headlands, for any season. Trimble offers a full range of AgGPS systems that have a modular and upgradeable design, allowing the customer to build a system that meets their needs today and in the future.
The new operating speed range is available today from the Trimble agriculture dealer network both as a new system and an upgrade for existing customers.
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, California, Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808