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Trimble Expands the Connected Farm with Online User Portal

Farmers Can Manage Precision Agriculture Data and Monitor Vehicle Performance through My Connected Farm

LOVELAND, Colo., Jan. 17, 2012—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today My Connected Farm portal, a new Web-based solution for growers and agribusinesses to access and manage mapping applications, precision farming data and vehicle performance and movement. My Connected Farm is password-protected and users can customize information specific to their farming operations.

The announcement was made today at the Trimble Agriculture Reseller Conference.

Access Maps and Precision Ag Data Online

My Connected Farm allows users to sign on and upload field and office data to access, manage, view, and print information and maps collected by precision agriculture hardware such as the Trimble® FmX® integrated display from any computer connected to the Internet.

The new portal will also be compatible with Office Sync service. Office Sync provides wireless transfer of data between the field and office making it possible to instantly view collected data from Web browsers for timely management decisions.

Highlights of My Connected Farm portal:

  • Display Bing™ Maps for background imagery overlaid with current or historical data
  • Build a list of client/farm/field/input names which can be synchronized with a Trimble CFX-750™ display or the FmX integrated display
  • View data such as yield, coverage, and other maps with legend
  • Print a map or task report summarizing activities
  • Manage guidance lines from the CFX-750 display or FmX integrated display

Vehicle Manager

My Connected Farm will also serve as the gateway for Vehicle Manager, Trimble's telematics solution. Vehicle Manager provides up-to-date fleet management information, a virtual dashboard of cab monitors, fuel usage, engine reporting, and performance analysis. Managers can also create geo-fences to guard against theft or provide alerts when vehicle operators enter non-farming zones.

"We are excited to introduce an innovative Web-based agricultural mapping solution for growers and agribusinesses who want to manage precision ag data online," said Erik Arvesen, vice president for Trimble's Agriculture Division. "Our solution opens the door for use on many platforms and will provide growers with the convenience of being able to access their data on the Web at any time."

My Connected Farm is expected to be available in March 2012.

About Trimble's Agriculture Division

Trimble's Agriculture Division is a leader in precision agriculture and guidance, operating globally with resellers throughout the world. Trimble's Connected Farm™ solutions help customers operate farm vehicles and implements more efficiently, save on input costs, and can increase yield and productivity. Solutions include vehicle and implement guidance and steering; application control for seed, liquid, and granular products; laser- and GPS-based water management technology; record keeping and seamless field-to-office information management.

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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. 

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