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Trimble's GPS Pathfinder Pocket Receiver
Now Available Online

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 9, 2001-- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that its GPS Pathfinder® Pocket receiver for mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can now be purchased online at
The announcement was made today at the 21st ESRI International User Conference.
"Customers today are now so diverse, ranging from remote field crews to off-site workers, that its important to offer them the benefit of purchasing Trimble's most affordable GPS mapping receiver on-line," said Alan Townsend, vice president and general manager of Trimble's Mapping and GIS Division. "Purchasing over the Internet is now fast, convenient and secure."
The GPS Pathfinder Pocket is an innovative receiver that packs advanced GPS power for sophisticated results required by GIS professionals. The 5 oz. receiver is rugged and literally fits into your pocket. It a great plug-and-play solution for virtually all mobile mapping software and it has the flexibility to operate with a number of popular handheld devices, including pen-based or laptop computers, Pocket PCs, and Palm devices.
For more information on the GPS Pathfinder Pocket receiver, visit
The GPS Pathfinder Pocket receiver is available now and can be purchased online at
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.

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

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