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Trimble Sets Date for International User Conference in Las Vegas

Trimble Dimensions 2009 for Surveying, Engineering, Construction, Geospatial and
Mobile Resource Management Professionals


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2008 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it will hold its International User Conference February 23-25, 2009 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

The theme of Trimble Dimensions 2009—Positioning for Success Today. And Tomorrow—provides insight into how surveying, engineering, construction, mapping, GIS, geospatial and mobile resource management professionals worldwide can harness the power of today's technology to help face tomorrow's challenges. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with key industry leaders, develop new contacts, build partnerships, discuss opportunities and discover how to overcome obstacles in today's competitive business environment. With more than 300 sessions across multiple specialty tracks, the conference will focus on increasing productivity in the field and the office to transform the way work is done.

"Trimble Dimensions is an excellent venue to learn how organizations can apply advanced positioning and information technology to improve accuracy and productivity to gain a competitive edge," said Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble.

Attendees of Trimble Dimensions 2009 will:

  • Gain insight from keynote presentations delivered by the industry's most respected leaders and innovators
  • Engage in comprehensive and unbiased knowledge sharing with more than 300 sessions—from keynotes to breakout sessions to hands-on training—across multiple tracks focused on your professional and business needs
  • Visit the Dimensions Partner Pavilion, where over 30 vendors and partners will showcase and demonstrate their latest innovations
  • Meet and compare notes with your colleagues and potential business partners throughout the industry
  • Choose from hundreds of designated educational sessions that qualify for career-advancing Professional Development Hours

The conference will also include a Partners Pavilion that will showcase the complete suite of Trimble construction, survey, engineering, aerial and mobile mapping, GIS and infrastructure solutions, including products from Tripod Data Systems (TDS), Applanix, Pacific Crest, Apache, Quantm, XYZ Solutions, Meridian Systems, INPHO, Geo 3D, Crain, RolleiMetric, SECO and TopoSys. Highlighted solutions and technologies include GPS; total stations; field computing and data collection; 3D scanning; pre-design construction planning; 3D visualization; construction project management; aerial mapping; wireless communications; data transfer; and field and office software applications. Other technology providers who are Trimble partners will also participate in the conference to extend the conference's range of products and applications.

In addition, Trimble worldwide users are invited to propose topics to present at the conference. Proposed titles and a short description of the presentation should be submitted to Trimble no later than October 20, 2008. For more information about the conference and how to submit a paper, please go to:
www.trimbleevents.com

A Look Back at Dimensions 2007

Trimble opened its Dimensions 2007 with more than 2,500 registered attendees from over 50 countries around the world. According to attendees, Trimble Dimensions provided them significant value:

"I consider Dimensions the best training opportunity available. Trimble's commitment to having the people who "build" the products available is invaluable to me as a user. The presentations are fantastic; it's great to listen to those who are using the products to their limit. Networking with Trimble employees is very valuable to me and client networking opportunities are plentiful."

 

Tom Ruby, PLS, GPS Survey Manager,

J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc., U.S.

"Trimble did an amazing job with the Dimensions conference. We were impressed with the event's international scope, both in the attendees and the unique technical presentations from around the world. It was well worth our time and investment."

Prof. Gao Zhendong and Dr. Lou of Wuhan University, China

"Trimble Dimensions 2007 was a successful and well-organized event. The range of topics was broad and covered all survey applications. Partners Pavilion exhibits provided information about the latest technological developments in equipment and applications and showed where the "future of survey" is heading. I made many new contacts and have maintained them since the conference. I would definitely attend again!"

Juergen Weber, Managing Partner, IU Plan GmbH
Consulting Engineers, Germany

"Dimensions was extremely informative, particularly in the areas of software development, hardware development and the Connected Site. Leighton Contractors is a major user of Trimble products and it was great to see that Trimble is moving towards the future with survey and construction-based software and hardware. I will certainly be recommending to anyone using Trimble products that they attend the next Dimensions in 2009."

Brad Chambers, Acting Survey Manager,
Leighton Contractors PTY LTD, Australia

"Trimble Dimensions is the one conference I look forward to each year. I learn more than at any other conference. This past year I appreciated the increased focus on mapping and GIS, which benefits those of us who utilize both surveying and MGIS solutions."

Matthew C. Shellenberger, P.E., Sr. Engineer,
American Electric Power (AEP), U.S.

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 3,600 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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