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New Trimble LM80 Layout Manager and Desktop Software Enhancements Expand Capabilities for Site Layout Applications

Time-Saving Field and Office Functions Increase Job Productivity

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 23, 2007 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced enhancements to the Trimble® LM80 Layout Manager and Trimble LM80 Desktop office software. The feature-packed solution allows general contractors and concrete contractors to take even more control of their construction layout. With enhancements to both LM80 Layout Manager and LM80 Desktop, contractors can easily perform layout tasks faster and more efficiently for increased job productivity.

The announcement was made today at World of Concrete 2007, one of the worlds largest international exhibitions for the construction and construction materials industries.

The Trimble LM80 Layout Manager is a pocket-sized, personal layout tool that lets contractors enter their blueprint, creating a digital replica. It allows users to carry, manage, work with and lay out the jobsite blueprint, regardless of the method and instrumentation used in a variety of commercial and residential applications. When attached to a Trimble construction total station, the LM80 allows for increased accuracy, reliability and productivity.
 
The Trimble LM80 Layout Manager version 2.0 has several new features and enhancements that further improve a contractors workflow for managing and laying out their commercial or residential job. Improved measurement techniques now allow contractors to measure lines, as well as define and accurately lay out flat or sloping surfaces such as building pads and driveways. 

Trimble LM80 Desktop is an easy-to-use PC-based office software support tool for use with the LM80 Layout Manager. The latest 2.00 version now offers as much functionality in the office as the LM80 Layout Manager provides in the field. Using the LM80 Desktop Software, contractors can create a digital replica of the blueprint, load it onto LM80 Layout Manager and prepare in the office for a perfect layout in the field. New functionality now available in Trimble LM80 Desktop includes:

 Enter plan capability allows the contractor to draw/generate an electronic copy of their blueprint in the office. Now users have all the same functionality to enter blueprint data in the office with LM80 Desktop, as they previously had when using the LM80 Manager. Users have the option to create electronic blueprints on a computer in the office, or directly onto a LM80 Layout Manager in the field.

 COGO functions provide the contractor with the ability to perform coordinate geometry calculations in the office. The same computations that can be done with the LM80 Layout Manager can also now be done in the office. These calculations include: angle, distance, area, and perimeter.
 
 New CAD file improvements allows the contractors to use the DXF files as background line work that can be transferred to the LM80 Layout Manager with the job. This eliminates the need to manually create lines on the LM80 Layout Manager, and gets layout data into the field faster and easier than before.

Trimble LM80 Layout Manager version 4.00 and Trimble LM80 Desktop version 2.00 are available through Trimbles worldwide Construction dealer channel.

About Trimbles Construction Business

The Construction business of Trimble is focused on developing technology and solutions for earthmoving, site preparation, and general, interior and underground construction contractors. Trimbles construction solutions help to get the job done faster, with less machine time and personnel. For each phase of the construction cycledesigning, grading, site checking, building and asset managementTrimble offers a broad portfolio of integrated construction positioning systems designed to improve productivity.

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 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 2,600 employees in over 18 countries.


 Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838

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



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