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Trimble Inc.
935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Introduces New Version of its UtilityCenter Software for
Utility Industry GIS Mapping and Asset Management


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2009 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today version 2.6 of its Trimble® UtilityCenter® software suite. The enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and asset management software tools allow electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities to automate their workflow and business processes to increase efficiency and improve productivity.

Trimble UtilityCenter version 2.6 software includes new functionality and enhancements:

  • Enhanced usability and increased performance for outage management
  • Connection auto-restore for lost Local Area Network (LAN) connections
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x32 Operating System support
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008 support which provides advanced replication management
  • ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 compatibility which provides additional GIS functionality

The Trimble UtilityCenter software provides a comprehensive suite of GIS-based workflow solutions designed to automate the daily business operations of utilities from outage management and work order tracking to updating GIS maps while in the field. The technology is fully scalable, cost-effective and able to meet the diverse needs of utilities. The Trimble UtilityCenter software includes application modules for utility desktop GIS mapping, mobile GIS and field staking, asset maintenance tracking, and outage management. Through an integrated desktop, Web and mobile platform, Trimble UtilityCenter provides utility office and field employees with a complete visual solution for managing assets, customers and mobile resources.

"We are excited to release this new version of Trimble UtilityCenter to the utilities market," said Katherine Sandford, general manager for Trimble's Utilities Field Solutions business. "Our new version offers new and existing customers a state-of-the-art GIS platform with enhanced functionality and improved performance that delivers a comprehensive solution for utility GIS mapping and asset management."

The UtilityCenter software version 2.6 is available now from Trimble's Field Solutions sales team. For more information, call 256-864-3400 or email utilities-solutions-sales@trimble.com
  
Trimble's UtilityCenter software is currently used by more than 100 electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities throughout the U.S. Trimble's Utilities Field Solutions group specializes in implementing enterprise mobile workforce, computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), asset management, field data collection, staking and inspection solutions for electric, gas, water/wastewater and solid waste utilities. Trimble's UtilityCenter, Fieldport®, and Utility Fleet Manager™ enterprise solutions automate utility operations which can lead to increased field worker productivity, enhanced customer service and faster emergency response.

For more information about Trimble's utility enterprise 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
Media Contact:   
LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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