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  NEWS RELEASE

 
Trimble Acquires Advanced Public Safety, Inc. to Expand its Mobile and Handheld Presence in Public Safety

 
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2006 -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced that it has acquired privately held Advanced Public Safety, Inc. (APS) of Deerfield Beach, Florida, in an all-cash transaction. APS is a leading software development company that creates mobile and handheld software products used by law enforcement, fire-rescue and other public safety agencies. Financial terms were not disclosed.
 
APS's software provides real-time information to police officers via in-vehicle computers and handheld mobile computing devices to improve safety, productivity and accuracy. APS's Virtual Partner voice software for in-vehicle computers automates data query processes by responding to voice commands and reading critical information to an officer. The QuickTicket software for electronic ticketing automatically populates relevant data into citations, accident and other reports on handheld and in-vehicle computers. APS products increase officer safety and productivity by allowing officers to focus on the individuals involved in a traffic situation rather than on data entry and transcription. The APS software seamlessly integrates with a public safety agency's Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD), criminal databases and Records Management Systems (RMS).
 
With the APS acquisition, Trimble plans to leverage its Tripod Data Systems' (TDS) rugged mobile computing devices and Trimble Mobile Solutions' (TMS) fleet management systems to provide complete mobile resource solutions for the public safety industry.
 
"APS is an industry leader in creating innovative technology solutions specifically designed for the public safety industry. The company has demonstrated profitable revenue growth and has built a strong market position," said Mark Harrington, vice president of strategy and business development for Trimble. "The APS acquisition opens up a new vertical segment in which Trimble can offer public safety agencies complete mobile computing and resource management solutions."
 
"We are pleased to join Trimble," said Jeffery D. Rubenstein, president of Advanced Public Safety, Inc. "The acquisition is an ideal fit with the convergence of mobile computing and location technologies. Now our existing and potential customers will have the opportunity to fully capitalize on the unique advantages offered by Trimble's technology."
 
APS will be reported within Trimble's Mobile Solutions business segment. Trimble expects the acquisition to be accretive in 2006.
 
About Advanced Public Safety, Inc.
 
Advanced Public Safety is a leading software development company creating targeted, innovative technology solutions specifically designed to address the challenges of today's law enforcement agencies. The Company has worked with over 400 law enforcement agencies in 48 states. In addition, APS offers a variety of software solutions for fire and rescue personnel to complete inspection and emergency medical reports as well as mapping and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) applications.
 
Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, APS currently services clients throughout North America. For more information visit:
http://www.aps.us.
 
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, agriculture, machine guidance, fleet and asset management, 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.
 
For an interactive look at company news and products, visit Trimble's Web site at
http://www.trimble.com.
 
Certain statements made in this news release are forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This press release contains forward-looking statements that include risks and uncertainties such as the expected financial performance of Advanced Public Safety, Inc., as well as Trimble's ability to offer integrated solutions in the future. Additional risks and uncertainties include the risks inherent in acquiring and integrating a company, unanticipated expenditures and changing relationships with customers. Among other things, economic trends and additional competitive issues may have an adverse effect on the success of the proposed acquisition. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in reports filed with the SEC, including Trimble's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K.
 

Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-6914

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



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