Trimble Navigation Limited
935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Trimble and Panasonic Computer Solutions Company to Bundle Products for the Utilities Market
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SECAUCUS, N.J., Oct. 13, 2008 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), a leading provider of advanced positioning solutions, and Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, manufacturer of durable, reliable Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers, today announced that they will provide utilities with a bundled offering specifically for utility field workers. The combination of the reliable Toughbook notebooks and Trimble® GPS Pathfinder® ProXT™ and ProXH™ Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers is an ideal asset management solution for mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS) and CAD applications.
Mobile workforces locating buried assets, mapping telecom and broadband assets or managing pipeline integrity can rely on the fully-rugged Panasonic Toughbook laptops and Trimble's GPS Pathfinder ProXT and ProXH receivers to provide reliable positioning and asset feature information in the field. The fully-rugged Toughbook laptops offer maximum uptime in the field, withstand virtually any environmental challenges, accidental knocks and spills. Trimble's GPS receivers wirelessly link to notebooks through a Bluetooth connection. Compact, rugged, reliable and wireless, Panasonic and Trimble together offer an easy-to-use-and-set-up solution, which eliminates cables and tangles, allowing workers to move around the jobsite freely.
"Bundling Panasonic's rugged notebooks and Trimble GPS creates a 'one-stop shop' for clients intending to use our company's respective products," said Chad Hall, Trimble's Business Partner Manager for Mapping and GIS. "Organizations now have an opportunity to tap into an end-to-end Mobile GIS solution specifically designed for the field worker."
The utility field worker bundle is available now through authorized Panasonic and Trimble Mapping and GIS dealers. For more information, email: email@example.com.
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