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Trimble's International User Conference Set for 2005

Trimble Dimensions 2005--Move Your Business Forward

 
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 16, 2004 -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it will hold its International User Conference Oct. 23-26, 2005 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. With more than 100 sessions planned, Trimble Dimensions 2005 will focus on applying technology to the needs faced daily by surveying, construction, and civil engineering professionals.
 
The theme of Trimble Dimensions 2005 is Move Your Business Forward with an emphasis on improving productivity and lowering costs through the application of positioning, wireless and software technologies. The conference will feature a wide range of programs including presentations on the underlying technologies, sessions on applying technology to real world problems, introductory and advanced product training, and practical tips and techniques to help organizations grow their business and maximize return on investment (ROI). Many of the application sessions will utilize Trimble users to explain the practical use of technology in surveying, civil engineering, highway and heavy construction, site preparation, and construction vehicle fleet management, as well as other emerging applications.
 
The conference scope will include the complete suite of Trimble construction, survey, engineering and infrastructure solutions, including products from MENSI, Tripod Data Systems (TDS) and Applanix. Other technology providers who are Trimble partners will also participate in the conference to extend the conference's range of products and applications.
 
In addition, Trimble users are invited to present papers and give project updates at the Trimble Dimensions 2005 Conference. To present a paper at the conference, authors should be a user of Trimble solutions in the surveying, construction or civil engineering fields and must submit a short abstract on the topic or theme by April 29, 2005. All authors submitting an abstract will be asked to choose a category that best fits their presentation. Users who present papers at the conference can have them published on the Web and in the conference proceedings on CD-ROM.
 
For details about registration or presenting papers for the Trimble Dimensions 2005 User Conference, visit:
www.trimbleevents.com.
 
About Trimble's Engineering and Construction Segment
 
Trimble, a world leader in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that will change the way construction work is done. Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of surveying, construction and infrastructure. From concept to completion, Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and improve productivity.
 
About Trimble
 
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
 

Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808

Investors Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-6914



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