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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Introduces New CrossLine Laser Tool


PHOENIX, Nov. 8, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today a new addition to its industry-leading line of laser tools—the Spectra Precision® 1.3XL Laser CrossLine Generator. This versatile automatic self-leveling laser can be used in a wide variety of interior and exterior construction applications.

The announcement was made today at the STAFDA (Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association) Annual Convention and Trade Show.

Designed to handle a wide range of interior layout and alignment applications, the rugged laser tool offers several benefits to general, interior and specialty contractors.
 
The self-leveling 1.3XL projects a horizontal plane and 2 vertical planes which provide a precise 90 degree layout grid with four cross line intersections. A down beam ensures accurate and fast setup. The laser is a powerful Class 3 product and projects a bright beam that is easily visible for interior applications. An optional laser receiver is available for outdoor use that extends the versatility and range of the laser.

The 1.3XL features a line accuracy of +/- 1.5 mm @ 5 m (+/-1/16 in @ 17 ft). The unit incorporates intuitive operator controls so there is virtually no training required. The visible interior range is up to 30 meters (100 feet). With a receiver the range can be increased up to 75 meters (250 feet). The 1.3XL is designed to survive a drop of up to 1 meter (3 feet) on concrete due to its drop protection design and a protective over molding. The unit also features IP54 moisture and dust sealing to handle the tough construction environment.

The 1.3XL is versatile, capable of handling interior horizontal, vertical or plumb positioning applications - anywhere that a carpenter's level or plumb bob would normally be used. Applications include ceiling and drywall installation, framing of doors and windows, up and down point transfer, tile and flooring layout, leveling of cabinets, interior finishing work, plumb, squaring and layout for all trades.

The 1.3XL CrossLine Generator is expected to be available in early December 2010 through Trimble's Construction Tools Dealer Network.

About Trimble's Construction Tools Business

Trimble's Construction Tools Division supplies precision tools and solutions to the construction and surveying markets to enhance productivity. Solutions incorporating laser and optical instruments target general contractors and specialty contractors serving large and small commercial job sites as well as residential builders and remodelers. A full line of accessories is designed to meet the needs of the surveying, engineering and construction markets.

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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