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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Construction Manager Solution Enhanced with New Features

Site Design Overlay, Fuel Consumption and Fleet Management Features Added to Trimble's
Turn-key Construction Asset Management Solution

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2007 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the release of Trimble® Construction Manager version 2.0, a turn-key solution for managing construction assets to realize improved productivity, utilization and efficiencies in construction operations.

The announcement was made at the Trimble Dimensions Users Conference in Las Vegas.

Trimble Construction Manager 2.0 has been enhanced with the ability to import and overlay construction site plans. This new feature enables managers to view the location of construction equipment, machines and trucks with respect to the site plan overlaid on a street map, topographic map or high-resolution satellite imagery. Users can accurately pinpoint where their assets are, particularly on a site where streets are not yet developed. In these cases the site design overlay provides a more useful reference for equipment location and geo-fence creation.

The fuel monitoring feature enables users to monitor fuel consumption at both the fleet and individual asset level and presents the data in chart form so outliers are easily identified. Contractors benefit from having up to date fuel consumption at their finger-tips, enabling managers to reduce fuel costs by identifying unexpected fuel consumption quickly.

Other key features in version 2.0 include real-time, two-way messaging and Operator ID. The real-time two-way messaging enables dispatchers to communicate with operators in a safe manner by sending questions matched with pre-defined responses. Operator ID enables the Trimble Construction Manager to keep record of who was operating which piece of equipment, when they were operating the equipment and for how long.

"Trimble Construction Manager is an integrated solution enabling contractors to improve their operations by providing quantitative up to the minute information," said Daniel Wallace, business area manager for Trimble Construction Services. "Version 2.0 enhancements extend the functionality of the software and enable construction professionals to proactively manage their fleet, utilize assets more efficiently, improve productivity and reduce project risk."

About Trimble Construction Manager

Trimble Construction Manager is designed to reduce construction project costs through enhanced equipment utilization, improved safety, theft recovery, and an improved understanding of a construction company's operations.

Built specifically for the construction industry, the Trimble Construction Manager solution provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use solution for construction companies to manage equipment such as dump trucks, fuel trucks, graders, loaders and generators. It brings together a variety of information, including location, hours, and external data, to provide an overview of the construction company�s equipment, as well as detailed information for in-depth analysis. Users access information about their equipment by viewing them in the map view, running on-demand reports or charts, and using the dashboard view. With the alerts feature, users can be automatically notified of unexpected activity via email or SMS, which can aid in theft recovery. Users can also schedule reports to be emailed at regular intervals so the right information gets to the right people at the right time, and view a history of the equipment�s activity on the map for up to the past 90 days.

The system uses GPS-based positioning hardware and widely available GSM/GPRS wireless networks to provide information to a secure data server. The Internet-based Trimble Construction Manager software displays information about the equipment in real-time and facilitates the optimization in deployment of the equipment from one graphical interface. The software provides customized reporting capabilities to address a company's unique business needs and can be used with Microsoft® Excel®. Using the Trimble Construction Manager, contractors can realize lower operating costs, reduced fuel consumption, improved equipment productivity and utilization, resulting in a rapid return on investment.

For more information please contact construction_services@trimble.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 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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