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Trimble Updates Three Powerful Survey Software Packages

New Versions Offer Enhanced Integration with Trimble Surveying Instruments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 22, 2002 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced updates to its three office software packages. The new versions offer improved integration with a variety of Trimble surveying instruments, further enhancing the power of the Trimble ToolboxTMof Integrated SurveyingTM solutions. The updated software includes Terramodel® version 10.1, Trimble Total ControlTM version 2.7 and Trimble Geomatics OfficeTM version 1.6.
"These updates are designed to make it even easier for surveyors to work with a wide range of tools from the Trimble Toolbox," said Bryn Fosburgh, division vice president of survey for Trimble's Engineering and Construction Division. "We will continue to develop the integration of our software and survey instruments so that our customers can realize ever-increasing levels of productivity and profitability."
Terramodel is a software solution developed to meet the needs of surveyors, engineers and construction professionals. It combines a purpose-built CAD and drafting solution with powerful features for surface modeling, 3D visualization, road engineering and survey data processing.
Terramodel version 10.1 includes:
  • Full support for Trimble GPS surveying instruments, total stations and digital levels. Key new capabilities include computation support for GPS vectors and geodetic coordinate systems, and the ability to use precision vertical measurements from the DiNi to compute 1-dimensional height networks or to augment 3-dimensional control networks
  • Improved support for all Trimble instruments and file formats, and the implementation of the Trimble Remote Device Manager as an effective means of data transfer
  • German, French and Spanish Language versions, with associated documentation
  • The standard Terramodel base module -- Field Data Module -- now includes Least Squares Network Adjustment, and CAD File Exchange. Field Data Module is supplied as standard with all Trimble total station systems
  • Support for LandXML Data Import
  • New facilities for comparing and reporting "as staked" information with design data
  • Greater compatibility with the other Trimble office software products
Trimble Total Control
Trimble Total Control is a powerful, easy-to-use survey processing package for GPS and conventional total station survey measurement data. The software provides advanced geodetic control as well as GPS processing and analysis tools, making it ideal for surveyors who perform control or photogrammetry work. It is also widely used in the research, education and scientific communities.
Trimble Total Control version 2.7 includes:
  • Improved support of Trimble GPS, mechanical, servo and robotic total stations
  • Trimble Utilities integrated into the software, including Trimble's Data Transfer and Coordinate system manager, among others
  • Automatic download of data from the Internet
  • Optional motion tracker module for deformation monitoring and analysis
  • Post-processed VRS -- use the PP VRS option to create virtual reference station data for applications such as photogrammetry or even to create a known position on a RTK base station file
  • Improved user interface
Trimble Geomatics Office
Trimble Geomatics Office software is used for processing and integrating real-time kinematic (RTK), post-processed GPS and conventional survey data. Designed to facilitate high productivity and quality control, this easy-to-use software imports, checks and processes field data. The data is stored in Microsoft Access database format for customized access, reporting and editing.
Trimble Geomatics Office version 1.6 includes:
  • Improved support of Trimble GPS, mechanical, servo and robotic total stations
  • Improved support and reporting tools for the Trimble Virtual Reference Station (VRSTM)
  • Improved .dxf and .pro file support
  • Availability in eight languages
  • LandXML support
Terramodel version 10.1, Trimble Total Control version 2.7 and Trimble Geomatics Office version 1.6 are expected to be available in May 2002 through 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.

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