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Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Trimble to Deliver High-Accuracy
CenterPoint RTX Correction Service to Farmers in Australia

Correction Service Provides Positioning Technology via Cellular Communications

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its high-accuracy CenterPoint™ RTX™ correction service is now available for farmers in Australia. The GPS- and GLONASS-enabled correction service is delivered via cellular communications.

Trimble CenterPoint RTX can deliver better than 4 centimeter (1.5 inch) accuracies in real time without the use of traditional reference station RTK infrastructure. The initial coverage area for CenterPoint RTX offers a direct, satellite-delivered correction service over a broad, central swath of North America. The new coverage area offers cellular-delivered corrections throughout Australia, where reliable cellular connections are available.

The global expansion of Trimble's RTX technology further extends the broad portfolio of correction services offered by Trimble, which already includes OmniSTAR VBS, HP, XP and G2, Trimble VRS Now™ TEC, network-based Trimble CenterPoint VRS, as well as the CenterPoint RTX service.

"Trimble has been developing technology and positioning solutions for a variety of applications and industries for decades," said Patricia Boothe, general manager of Trimble's Positioning Services Division. "Although the innovative CenterPoint RTX services are being offered initially for agriculture, we are committed to offering global solutions and services across a variety of applications and markets. With our strong installed base and long-standing relationships with industry leaders, we will continue our leadership in land-based augmentation services."

The Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service pairs the RTX positioning innovations with convenient, widely available cellular communications delivery. Agriculture customers subscribing to this CenterPoint RTX service will need the Trimble DCM-300 modem and a cellular data plan. The service is compatible with both the Trimble CFX-750™ and FmX® displays.

"We're committed to continuing to expand the coverage area for high-accuracy correction services for Trimble's agriculture customers around the world," said Erik Arvesen, vice president of Trimble's Agriculture Division. "We initially offered direct, satellite-delivered coverage over a central swath of North America and have now expanded the correction service to Australia delivered by cellular communications. Our customers want a broad range of correction services for a variety of crops and terrains, and with CenterPoint RTX, we�re delivering those options."

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.


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