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Trimble Introduces Two Updated Construction Lasers

New Spectra Precision Laser LL200 and LL500 Laser Levels for Improved Productivity on the Construction Site

LAS VEGAS, March 19, 2002 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today updates to two laser levels, the Spectra Precision Laser LL200 and LL500 for a range of general construction and building work on the jobsite. These new construction lasers are the latest addition to Trimble's Spectra Precision Laser product line for the general and concrete contractor.
The announcement was made today at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2002, the industry's largest trade show for the construction, aggregates, and ready mixed concrete industries.
Spectra Precision Laser LL200
Ideal for the professional contractor on smaller job sites, the LL200 includes the transmitter, HR200 receiver, rod, and tripod in one rugged carry case. The case features graphics for setup and use of the laser. With simple operation, the LL200 is an affordable laser, offering contractors quick setup and operation with virtually no training.
Spectra Precision Laser LL500
The LL500 laser is an updated version of the L500C, long considered the "workhorse" laser for the professional contractor. The LL500 is a one-person leveling system designed for use on the jobsite, and in the harshest of conditions. Accurate, stable and very reliable, the LL500 is ideal for a range of everyday elevation measurements, including forms, footers and concrete pads. The laser comes complete with the new HR500 hand held or rod-mounted receiver and is compatible with machine control receivers. The Spectra Precision Laser HR500 is rugged, reliable laser receiver with innovative features for improved productivity on the job site, for further information on the HR500 please refer to
"Trimble Introduces Handheld Receiver for Contractors".
"Building on the reputation that the former Spectra Precision company has for producing proven, reliable and high quality construction lasers, Trimble is continuing to develop a range of innovative Spectra Precision Laser products for the construction contractor," said Pat Bohle, division vice president of Construction Instruments for Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division. "The LL200 and LL500 are our latest additions to our laser product line and provide the contractor with effective tools for elevation control making their daily job easier and more productive."
The Spectra Precision Laser LL200 and LL500 are available now through the Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division dealer network.
About Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division
The combination of Trimble and Spectra Precision, the world leaders 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 Engineering and Construction Division of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of machine control, surveying, and construction instruments. 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.
For more
Spectra Precision Laser LL200 information.
For more
Spectra Precision Laser LL500 information.

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

Media Contact:    Mary Carmody of Chisano Marketing: 937-866-4914

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