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Trimble and Photovac Partner for Environmental Services Market

Technology Combination to Address Gas Emissions Monitoring and Increase Workflow
Improvement for the Environmental Services Professional


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Photovac, Inc. announced today that they have signed a development and distribution agreement for the integration of Photovac technology with Trimble mobile computing solutions for the environmental services market. Trimble and Photovac will cooperate to develop integrated mobile solutions specifically designed for applications in the mobile landfill gas emissions monitoring segment. Under the terms of the agreement, Trimble will have worldwide rights to use Photovac's new Flame Ionization Detection (FID) technology to integrate and manufacture products for the industry.

Photovac's portable flame ionization detector measures and analyzes methane emissions for use in ambient applications such as landfills. The combination of Photovac's FID technology with Trimble's industry leading mobile computing solutions is expected to result in new products for environmental services and mobile landfill methane monitoring applications that provide workflow improvement and easier greenhouse gas compliance documentation and reporting.

"Environmental protection is a growing concern globally. The drive to limit greenhouse gas emissions is resulting in increased monitoring and reporting, especially in landfills. Positioning technology, in conjunction with our mobile resource management platform, and gas sensors such as FID will be a key for developing industry-specific field service applications tailored for green house gas monitoring. Photovac technology provides another valuable sensor which can allow Trimble to develop and supply truly integrated solutions for the environmental services professional," said Elmar Lenz, director of Trimble's Environmental Solutions Business Area.

"The integration of Trimble's superior positioning and mobile computing capability coupled with Photovac's innovative surface methane monitoring technology provides the landfill market with an effective solution to maximize operational field time while identifying trouble spots with solid GPS coordinates. This innovative approach helps organizations comply with air monitoring regulations," said Tom Smith, president of Photovac, Inc.

About Photovac

Photovac, Inc., headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, is a world leader in hand-held instruments for the detection, measurement, analysis, and monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air, soil, or groundwater. Photovac helps solve measurement challenges from basic identification and screening to sophisticated compound identification under the toughest field conditions. With over 25 years of experience in the technology of photoionization detectors, gas chromatographs, and flame ionization detectors, Photovac delivers accurate and reliable field measurements to the environmental, industrial hygiene and first responder markets.

For more information visit Photovac's Web site at www.photovac.com.

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.

Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838
Media Contact:   
LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808




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