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Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Trimble Offers Desktop Cradle Accessory for Recon Handheld Computer

Users can recharge their Recons while they upload/download files or synch with other devices

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2006 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced a new accessory for its Trimble Recon® rugged handheld computer. The new desktop cradle accessory combines a charging station with a USB port, allowing users to recharge the Recon while transferring files to a desktop or laptop computer or synch with other electronic devices. Available from authorized Trimble dealers, the desktop cradle accessory is priced at US$179 MSRP.

When users return from the field, the new desktop cradle accessory gives them a convenient way to upload or download files and synch with other devices while recharging the Recons battery, said Dale Kyle, rugged handhelds product manager. In addition, to further improve productivity, the cradle is designed so the Recon can still be used while its charging.

About the Recon

The Recon rugged handheld computer is designed for all-day operation in extreme outdoor and industrial environments. It meets MIL-STD-810F military standards for drops, vibration and temperature extremes. It also has an IP67 rating, meaning its impervious to water and dust.

The Recons rugged construction makes it ideal for public safety, field service, utilities, military and other outdoor or service-related applications. It weighs just 17 ounces, and its rounded edges provide a comfortable grip. Large, widely spaced buttons are easy to use, and its reflective color TFT display is bright and clear in sunlight.

The Recon runs Windows Mobile® 5.0, providing persistent storage to keep data secure and an array of familiar programs such as Word Mobile, Excel Mobile and PowerPoint Mobile. The Recon also offers optional integrated Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless, a 200 or 400 MHz Intel XScale processor, 64 MB of SDRAM and up to 256 MB of internal nonvolatile Flash storage. It also features two CompactFlash slots, plus a standard 9-pin serial port and a high-speed USB port for connecting to a PC. The standard PowerBoot Module™ features a 15-hour rechargeable NiMH battery.

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, agriculture, machine guidance, fleet and asset management, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,400 employees in more than 18 countries worldwide.

Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838

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



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