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Trimble Inc.
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Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Trimble Signs CompassCom as a Reseller for
Public Safety Automatic Vehicle Locations Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 14, 2002 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced that it has signed an agreement to expand its relationship with CompassCom Inc. to serve as an Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) value-added reseller for the public safety market.
Trimble's AVL Subsystems, which are based on Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, are primarily designed for managing public safety fleets such as fire, police and emergency medical services (EMS), a market served by CompassCom. As a value-added reseller, CompassCom will offer Trimble AVL Subsystem customers access to a wider range of products and services.
As part of the reseller agreement, CompassCom will also offer maintenance contracts for ongoing support of Trimble AVL Subsystems customers.
"Trimble has been working with CompassCom for more than six years and the company is an ideal value-added reseller because of its proven ability and excellent reputation in the public safety market," said Michael Lesyna, vice president and general manager of Trimble's Mobile Solutions Division.
The new reseller agreement will offer advantages to Trimble AVL Subsystem customers. CompassCom will:
  • Provide sales, marketing and integration expertise of Trimble AVL Subsystem components
  • Provide ongoing customer support
  • Offer additional products and services such as CompassFDETM AVL Server and CompassTracTM map display to enhance the functionality of current AVL Subsystem installations
About CompassCom
CompassCom was established in 1994 as a product and service provider for Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information System (GIS), Field Data Collection and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) markets. CompassCom offers complete GPS and GIS solutions as a business partner with Trimble Navigation, ESRI Inc. and AT&T Wireless.
For more information visit CompassCom's Web site at
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.

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

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