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Trimble Inc.
935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
1.408.481.8000 phone
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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software Increases Efficiency and Productivity Through
Real-time Communication with the Construction Site


New Functionality Eliminates Delays Associated with Transfer of Data to and from the Field

LAS VEGAS, March 11, 2008 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the introduction of new wireless communication capabilities for its industry-leading Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site™ portfolio of construction solutions, the new version of Trimble SCS900 software increases work flow efficiency by providing real-time transfer of data between the office and job site. With this new two-way data capability, field crews are more connected to the office than ever before.

The announcement was made today at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008, one of the world's largest international exhibitions for construction and the construction materials industries. Trimble will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall #S-17411 and in the Silver Lot #S-890.

The addition of two-way data transfer in SCS900 Site Controller Software reinforces Trimble's leadership in providing the broadest portfolio of connected site solutions for the heavy and highway contractor.

With the Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software version 2.33, engineers can email design changes or work orders to contractors and crews in the field. Likewise, the contractor can transfer progress reports, on-site problems, and as-built data back to the office on completion of on site operations. Contractors can realize significant savings by eliminating the time and cost of physically driving data updates to and from the field. Using the two-way data capability reduces delays and re-work associated with using outdated information and synching data only at the end of the work day. Reduced delays and re-work increase the likelihood that projects finish on time and under budget.

The Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software operates on the Trimble TSC2™ or TCU hand-held controller. Using total station or the Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the software is designed to simplify construction operations, increase efficiency in the field, and minimize downtime. The Trimble SCS900 software can be used at every stage of a heavy and highway construction project to:

  • Perform initial site measurement and verification of original ground levels
  • Measure site features
  • Check finished grade and laid material thickness
  • Topo site or material stockpiles and compute volumes
  • Stake out points, lines, alignments, planes, surfaces, complex roadways, side slopes, and catch points
  • Carry out as-built site measurements

Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software v2.33 is expected to be available as a software download from the www.trimble.com website before the end of March.

About Trimble's Construction Business

Trimble's Construction Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for both the heavy and highway contractor and the building construction contractor. Trimble's solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Positioning System (GPS), construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet, and application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site strategy, these solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.

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 3,600 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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