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Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software and Advanced Measurement Module
Take Site Measurement to the Next Level

New Functionality Makes Site Measurement Safer and More Efficient

MUNICH, Germany, April 19, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced a new Advanced Measurement Module for its industry-leading Trimble® SCS900 Site Controller Software. The new module extends Trimble's construction field software so contractors can efficiently conduct measurement tasks throughout the lifecycle of a site—from site reconnaissance to progress measurements to as-builts. New functionality can also improve the safety of measurement tasks in inaccessible areas and make the measured data more valuable to contractors for faster problem solving.

The announcement was made today at Bauma 2010, the world's largest construction equipment exposition.

Getting Better Efficiency and More Valuable Data from Site Measurement Tasks

Using current Trimble Heavy and Highway controllers, SCS900 version 2.70 and the new Advanced Measurement Module take site measurement to the next level. Now site surveyors, grade checkers, site engineers, and supervisors can conduct site reconnaissance, progress measurements, and recording of as-built information using the same industry-leading software platform they already use for their daily site tasks.

The combined solution of Trimble SCS900 version 2.70 and the Advanced Measurement Module is optimized to run on the Trimble Tablet field computer and can significantly increase the work flow efficiency of site measurement tasks. The Advanced Measurement Module plus the Trimble Tablet's built-in camera and GPS can record site issues and send the information, photograph and location back to the office via synchronization with the Trimble Connected Community, an information management system for communication, collaboration, and greater construction site efficiency.

The ability to add photographs, notes, and attributes to measurement data increases the richness of the data for those using it back in the office. More usable data enables action to be taken immediately to remedy a situation in the most efficient manner, often eliminating paperwork while improving the productivity of the contractor.

Contractors can also 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 of SCS900 and the Trimble Tablet reduces delays and rework associated with using outdated information and synching data only at the end of the work day. Reduced delays and rework increase the likelihood that projects finish on time and under budget.

Improved Safety and Accessibility on the Jobsite

Trimble SCS900 and the new Advanced Measurement Module improve the safety and efficiency of site measurement tasks by allowing users to accurately measure points, lines, and volumes without putting an operator into dangerous or inaccessible locations. A user can also implement offset lines or points to record information in locations where it was previously impossible to accurately measure with a prism or GNSS rover.

Improvements to the scanning speed and range of Trimble SPS total stations are leveraged by SCS900 version 2.70 and make it up to four times faster than before to collect points on a stockpile, in a quarry, or in other dangerous locations. 

The Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software version 2.70 and the Advanced Measurement Module are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2010 through Trimble's worldwide Heavy and Highway Construction Distribution Channel.

About Trimble's Heavy and Highway Division

Trimble's Heavy and Highway Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the heavy and highway 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, 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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