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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Expands its Portfolio of Site Positioning System Total Stations
for the Heavy and Highway Contractor

Contractors Can Choose From Expanded Options to Fit their Needs


MUNICH, Germany, April 19, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today an expanded portfolio of construction total stations that give contractors even more options to suit their specific site positioning or machine control needs. The new Trimble® SPS620 and SPS720 Robotic Total Stations feature advanced measurement capabilities at a competitive price point and are ideal for work on smaller site operations. In addition, the Trimble SPS630, SPS730 and SPS930 Universal Total Stations now include scanning capability, the industry's fastest servos, and Trimble DR Plus™ technology for work at longer range.

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

These new and enhanced total stations build on Trimble total station innovation to deliver unmatched performance for construction jobsite applications. From initial site measurements to finished grading, Trimble total stations allow the contractor to take control of site measurement, stakeout, and machine control requirements.

New Trimble SPS620 and SPS720 Robotic Total Stations Are Ideal for Smaller Site Operations

The new SPS620 and SPS720 Robotic Total Stations offer a cost-effective solution for construction site measurement and stakeout operations in Servo, Autolock, or Robotic mode. Both models provide a robotic operating range of 500 meters, making them ideal for smaller site operations and work on structures such as bridges or culverts.

The SPS620 and SPS720 use the Trimble DR Standard short-range reflectorless EDM technology for single-shot measurements and operate with TSC2®, TCU, or Trimble Tablet running the SCS900 Site Controller Software. The SPS620 provides 5 arc second accuracy in the vertical and horizontal angles. The SPS720 provides 3 arc second accuracy in the horizontal angle and 2 arc second accuracy in the vertical, and is well suited to more accurate site positioning work.

Enhanced SPS630, SPS730 and SPS930 Universal Total Stations Offer Faster Servos and Scanning

The Trimble SPS630, SPS730 and SPS930 Universal Total Stations now include the long-range EDM performance of Trimble DR Plus technology, making them capable of direct reflex measurements at more than double the range of previous models. The longer range allows for fewer instrument set-ups and easier access to more locations, saving operators time and improving productivity.

The SPS630, SPS730, and SPS930 Servo Scanners now come equipped with the industry's fastest servos, which provide rapid coverage of surfaces during scan or profiling operations. In addition, they offer 3Hz scanning capability for four times faster scanning of surface areas such as deep cuts, rock faces and stockpiles. Contractors can quickly and easily collect points on a stockpile, in a quarry, or in other dangerous locations that are not easily accessible. 

The new total stations are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2010 through Trimble's worldwide Heavy and Highway 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.




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