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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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Trimble Extends its Construction Positioning Solutions with the New
Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software for Tablet PCs


Powerful New Tablet PC-based Software for Construction Site Supervisors, Foremen and Project Managers

MUNICH, Germany, April 23, 2007 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the introduction of Trimble® SCS900 Site Controller Software Tablet Edition. Using Trimble site positioning total station or Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the Trimble SCS900 Tablet Edition simplifies construction operations, increases efficiency in the field, and minimizes downtime.
 
The announcement was made today at the BAUMA 2007 International Trade Fair, the worlds largest construction equipment exposition.

The Trimble SCS900 Tablet Edition combines the easy-to-use data management system of existing Trimble SCS900 software with the graphics capabilities and processing power of a tablet PC. It extends the use of Trimble site positioning systems to construction jobsite supervisors, foremen and project managers who coordinate activities from a vehicle, and the software offers the following benefits:

  • View, review, and edit designs from a vehicle provides easy access to the same digital design data that field crews are using.
  • Real-time cut and fill display allows the supervisor to drive the site, measuring ground elevation and monitoring current cut/fill depths.
  • Tools for side slope staking, computing volumes, and grade checking enables the supervisor to conduct site prep and checking activities from inside the vehicle.
  • A simple and easy daily set-up of base station puts control of the GPS system in the hands of the supervisor.

It is designed for use on the jobsite with the Trimble site positioning system product family, featuring the Trimble SPS780 and SPS880 Smart GPS Antennas and the Trimble SPS750 and SPS850 Modular GPS Receivers. It also supports the Trimble ATS Construction Total Station and the Trimble 5600 Total Station.

The SCS900 Tablet Edition is available as a software product supplied on CD in U.S. and British English only at this time.

About The Trimble Construction Business

The construction business of Trimble is focused on developing technology and solutions for earthmoving, site preparation, and general, interior and underground construction contractors. Trimble construction solutions help to get the job done faster, with less machine time and personnel. For each phase of the construction cycle—designing, grading, site checking, building and asset management—Trimble offers a broad portfolio of integrated construction positioning systems designed to improve productivity.

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 3,400 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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