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Trimble Introduces New Laser Tools for the Interior Construction Market


PHOENIX, Nov. 8, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today new additions to its industry-leading line of laser tools—the Spectra Precision® LP30 and LP50 Laser Pointers. These versatile automatic self-leveling laser tools can be used in a wide variety of 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 construction applications, these rugged laser layout tools offer several benefits to general and interior contractors, electricians, plumbers and a variety of tradesmen. All products deliver cost-effective consistency and reliability, enabling users to increase productivity and reduce costs.
 
The LP30 projects 3 beams—one up, one down, and one horizontally - up to 30 meters (100 feet)—making it ideal for one-person plumb point transfer. A self-leveling mechanism ensures that positioning is quick and accurate.
 
The LP50, also self-leveling, projects five beams up to 30 meters (100 feet). One beam points up and one down to create a plumb-up and plumb-down reference. The other three beams are offset at 90 degrees to each other, pointing out horizontally to create level and square reference points. The laser pointers feature an accuracy of +/-1.5 mm @ 5 m (+/-1/16 in @ 17 ft).

For interior building and remodeling, the lasers can be used for horizontal and vertical alignment, wall layout, point transfer up and down, wall and floor tiling, finish carpentry, and 90 degree squaring.

All the products have been designed with durability in mind. A protective over molding provides drop protection. They can survive a drop of up to 1 meter (3 feet) on concrete and feature IP54 moisture and dust sealing. Due to the lasers' durability, repairs should be minimal which is important to contractors. In addition, the units incorporate intuitive operator controls so there is virtually no training required.

The LP30 and LP50 Laser Pointers are expected to be available in November 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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