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Trimble Introduces New GNSS Receiver Module for High-Precision Application Development

Embedded GNSS Receiver Speeds Development of Advance Positioning Applications


FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept., 25 2007 -Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the new Trimble BD960, a real-time kinematic (RTK) compact GNSS card for high-precision guidance and control applications. Capable of receiving a range of commercially available GNSS signals, the BD960 receiver is designed to allow OEMs and system integrators to easily add centimeter-level positioning to specialized or custom hardware solutions.

The announcement was made at the International Technical Meeting of the Institute of Navigation (ION).

"The OEM and system integrator community demands the highest performance, reliability and support for their positioning solutions," said John Cameron, general manager for Pacific Crest. "The Trimble BD960 delivers proven GNSS technology in an easy to integrate form factor for demanding applications such as unmanned vehicles and port and terminal equipment automation."

Available as an easy to integrate module, the Trimble BD960 is a multi-channel, multi-frequency, OEM GNSS receiver in a compact Eurocard form factor. With the Trimble BD960, OEMs and integrators can utilize both the modernized GPS L2C and L5 signals and GLONASS L1/L2 signals.

The new embedded solution capitalizes on Trimble�s proven positioning technologies. The Trimble BD960 includes on-board features such as multipath mitigation, low-elevation tracking and support for OmniSTAR worldwide DGPS service. With support for modernized GPS signals and GLONASS, the Trimble BD960 provides integrators with a complete range of positioning signals for fast initialization and improved field performance. Interfacing and configuration is easy with the BD960. The card is designed to plug into an application with minimal development. In addition to the standard RS-232 communications, Ethernet connectivity on the board allows high-speed data transfer and configuration.

The Trimble BD960 GNSS receiver module is expected to be available worldwide in first quarter of 2008. Pacific Crest, a Trimble Company, will manage the sales and distribution of the product.

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 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,400 employees in over 18 countries.


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

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



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