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Trimble Releases New Versions of its Network Information and
Distribution Management System Software for Energy Utilities

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today version 13.2 of its Trimble® NIS and Trimble DMS software solutions. The new software versions introduce support for electrical network configurations used in North America. The utility software solutions provide lifecycle support for energy networks, enabling optimized investment decisions, process efficiency, high reliability and improved customer satisfaction.

Trimble NIS is a Network Information System for energy utilities' business operations. The capabilities of this modular solution cover utilities' core technical processes including staking, maintenance and asset management. Trimble NIS provides an intelligent data model and management engine for managing key data of electric, gas and district heating networks and related business processes. High interoperability with existing GIS systems and complementary Trimble technologies provide a comprehensive toolset for utilizing Geospatial data in utilities' operations.

"Our utility customers in Europe have achieved significant efficiency improvements by implementing NIS software solutions for the network data management lifecycle—from the initial planning process to strategic management and maintenance phases. We are excited to introduce this technology to the North American market. Trimble NIS complements Trimble's broad technology portfolio for the utilities sector," said Kai Lehtinen, general manager of Trimble's Energy Utilities Division.

Trimble DMS is a Distribution Management System offering powerful and reliable services for monitoring and operations support for both primary (MV) and secondary (LV) networks.

"Distribution management tasks covered by Trimble DMS include network state supervision, outage planning, and outage management including outage communication. The high performance of these application services are enabled by integration with network information, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Automated Meter Reading (AMR) solutions and customer communication tools," said Matti Syyrakki, business area director of Trimble's Energy Utilities Division, North America. 'In addition, new features for the DMS include an interface with Trimble's GeoManager Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) solution as well as new and improved functionality to manage fault interruptions through extended automation, enhanced crew management and an improved user experience." 

Availability

Trimble NIS and DMS software versions 13.2 are available now through Trimble's Energy Utilities Division.

Trimble's Energy Utilities Group specializes in field and office solutions for GIS mapping and work management, field data collection, design and inspection, outage management, and automatic vehicle location (AVL) for electric and gas utilities around the world. Trimble's solutions integrate advanced positioning and mapping technologies with software and hardware to automate utility mapping, design and operations, enabling increased field worker safety and productivity, enhanced regulatory compliance, and improved customer service and response.

For more information about Trimble's utility industry solutions, visit:  www.trimble.com/ufs.

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
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LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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