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High-Precision DR and IR Versions of the Trimble 5600 Total Station Series Now Available

New Options Provide Increased Precision and Accuracy for Surveying Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2003 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced two new versions of its 5600 Total Station series--the high-precision Trimble 5601 DR Total Station and the Trimble 5601 IR Total Station using an infrared EDM. These latest additions to the Trimble ToolboxTM of Integrated Surveying solutions enable surveyors to achieve greater distance measurement accuracy in a variety of high-precision and specialty applications.
The High-Precision Trimble 5601 DR Total Station
The new high-precision Trimble 5601 DR Total Station option is unique--delivering an accuracy of (1 mm + 1 ppm) to a single prism up to 5,000 meters away using the same EDM that provides reflectorless distance measurement accurate to (3 mm + 2 ppm) up to 70 meters. Its precision makes the 5601 DR Total Station ideal for applications such as tunneling, architecture, bridge building, engineering surveys and stakeout.
"The high-precision Trimble 5601 DR Total Station allows our customers to more accurately position points that could not previously be reached," said Jrgen Kliem, division vice president of survey for the Trimble Geomatics and Engineering Division. "This capability makes it an ideal precision-engineering tool for the modern surveyor."
The Trimble 5601 IR Total Station
With an angular accuracy of one second and control unit flexibility, the Trimble 5601 IR Total Station is a specialized instrument for ultra-high-precision applications such as control work, deformation monitoring, and industrial applications. Its infrared EDM is accurate to (0.8 mm + 1 ppm) up to 50 meters, and to (1 mm + 1 ppm) up to 2,800 meters.
The new DR and IR versions of the Trimble 5600 Total Station series are available now through the Trimble Geomatics and Engineering Division worldwide sales organization.
About Trimble's Geomatics and Engineering Division
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. The Geomatics and Engineering Division focuses 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.

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