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Trimble Introduces Ashtech 6D GNSS Sensor to Provide Real-Time,
Instantaneous Dynamic Positioning for System Integrators

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 7, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today the Ashtech ADU800 for GNSS attitude determination and real-time positioning. The ADU800 is a 6D positioning solution providing position plus orientation for system integrators. The ADU800 provides precise heading, pitch and roll with 3D positioning up to centimeter-level accuracy and velocities at a rate of up to 20 Hz for static and dynamic platforms. The ADU800 is an ideal solution for a wide variety of airborne, marine and terrestrial applications.

The ADU800 from Ashtech is a three antenna GNSS solution utilizing "on-the-fly" integer ambiguity resolution techniques with carrier phase measurements from the three on-board GNSS receivers to provide instantaneous 3D attitude information.

"Customers demand high performance, reliability and support for their positioning solutions," said Olivier Casabianca, Trimble's portfolio manager for Ashtech OEM products. "The ADU800's interoperability with existing equipment and greater functionality can allow system integrators to rapidly integrate and cost-effectively deploy the ADU800 in their products and solutions." 

The ADU800 is housed in a small, weatherproof, lightweight, rugged enclosure, and is built using the GPS/GLONASS/SBAS MB100 and MB800 boards. Embedded Z-Blade™ signal processing technology provides powerful performance and uses multiple GNSS constellations. The ADU800 can be operated in harsh environments while requiring minimal space for its installation.

The ADU800 is built on the strength of its predecessors, the Ashtech 3DF, ADU1, ADU2 and ADU5 and delivers unsurpassed accuracy in a rugged, full-function system.

The ADU800 is available now through the Ashtech OEM international network of representatives and authorized dealers.

About Ashtech OEM Products

The Ashtech portfolio of GPS and GPS+GLONASS OEM products provide positioning, guidance, navigation and timing for a wide range of diverse applications including science, education, government, industry and commerce. Ashtech GPS/GNSS receivers are designed specifically for use in high-performance applications such as land and marine surveying, GIS data collection, dredging, geodesy, meteorology, forestry, avionics, transportation, asset tracking, oil and gas research, ground vehicle navigation and other geo-positioning/geo-referencing applications. For more information, visit

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
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LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808

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