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Trimble Offers New Service for GPS Data Processing

GPS Pathfinder Express Gives GIS Users Convenient GPS Data Processing via the Internet

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 9, 2001 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today GPS Pathfinder® Express, a new service that allows mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals to process Global Positioning System (GPS) field data online. Now environmental agencies, forestry services, utility companies, local government organizations and other GIS users can take advantage of a high quality GPS data processing service using the Internet.
The announcement was made today at the 21st ESRI International User Conference.
The GPS Pathfinder Express service, developed in conjunction with New Century Software, Inc., provides a convenient solution for differentially correcting GPS field data. Simply submit the data from a Trimble GPS system, and the corrected data is returned in the desired GIS format. And with a subscription, users only pay for the data processing services they need, when they need it.
"We are excited to introduce this innovative new service," said Alan Townsend, vice president and general manager of Trimble's Mapping and GIS Division. "GPS Pathfinder Express is easy to use and reduces training costs, making it an ideal choice for organizations with seasonal work crews who need to get up and running quickly."
The GPS Pathfinder Express service also allows users to send files directly from the field. With a Windows CE device running Trimble's TerraSyncTM software and a wireless modem or cell phone, GPS data files can be submitted from the field to the online service. And the processed data, output in a variety of industry-standard GIS formats, is returned to a single point of contact. This is ideal for organizations with remote field crews where data is stored in a centralized database.
The GPS Pathfinder Express service processes data from Trimble's GPS Pathfinder and GeoExplorer® systems. And Trimble continues to offer the popular GPS Pathfinder Office software. Providing extensive functionality for data display and verification, GPS Pathfinder Office software allows users to process their own data with more advanced quality control and output options.
In addition to the standard GPS Pathfinder Express service, New Century Software also offers custom solutions for online data processing. Using the core GPS Pathfinder Express technology, New Century Software works with GIS managers to develop a solution that meets their organization's specific requirements for data quality control and GIS output.
For more information about Trimble's GPS Pathfinder Express service and a free trial, visit:
About New Century Software
New Century Software, Inc. is a leading developer of custom location based applications, conversion and integration services. Located in Fort Collins, Colo., New Century Software delivers enterprise GIS solutions to the pipeline and telecommunications industries through new application development, integration of off-the-shelf products and legacy facility data conversion services. Building upon industry specific knowledge, the company integrates GIS solutions with GPS, Internet and mobile technologies to provide reliable end-to-end solutions.
For more information about New Century Software and custom solutions, visit:
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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