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Trimble Inc.
935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
1.408.481.8000 phone
1.408.481.7781 fax

  NEWS RELEASE

 

New Trimble GPS Receivers Give Construction Contractors the
Widest Selection of Positioning Equipment on the Market
 
Powerful New GPS Receivers offer Flexibility to Chose the Right Solution at the Right Price

DAYTON, Ohio, July 10, 2007 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the introduction of seven new GPS Receivers and Smart GPS Antennas for construction contractors. With these new Site Positioning Systems, Trimble now offers heavy and highway contractors the widest selection of location and precise GPS solutions on the market.

The announcement was made today at Trimble Construction Boot Camp 2007, a field-based, hands-on training event for the construction industry.

From decimeter-level location GPS solutions to high-accuracy precision GPS, Trimble leads the industry in providing a broad range of tools to improve productivity on the construction site. As more users become interested in the benefits of next generation GPS and GLONASS signal tracking, the new Trimble GPS receivers now offer more flexibility in leveraging these capabilities. Customers can upgrade as work tasks demand, as new signals are activated or as finances become available.

All seven new Trimble GPS receivers utilize Trimble's innovative RTK Engine for faster initialization and less downtime on the job site. The receivers also track and use the L2C GPS signals as a standard configuration and some models can be upgraded to include GLONASS and L5 signals to facilitate performance on jobsites with obstructed visibility.

At the same time, the new line of construction GPS receivers comply with European Union requirements for the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) initiative. 

Trimble SPS551, SPS551H, SPS651, SPS751 and SPS851 Modular GPS Receivers
 
The Trimble SPS551 and SPS551H Modular Receivers are location GPS receivers that provide decimeter-level positioning for land and marine construction applications. The Trimble SPS551H GPS Receiver is an add-on heading receiver for use in marine applications requiring both position and heading of the vessel, such as dredging, placement of pilings, and harbor construction.

The Trimble SPS651 Modular GPS Receiver is designed for use on marine vessels or as part of the new Trimble Site Supervisor System. With typical 10cm (location) horizontal accuracy and 2cm (precise) vertical accuracy, the new SPS651 responds to construction application requirements for location GPS horizontal positioning with precise vertical accuracy.

The Trimble SPS751 and SPS851 Modular GPS Receivers are ideal for mobile, semi-permanent and permanent base station setups on construction sites as well as for vehicle, vessel or pole-mounted rover applications. By integrating the radio and GPS receiver in a single housing, the valuable components of a contractor's GPS fleet can be protected from the elements and theft by securing them inside a site trailer, vehicle or carrying case, while only the antennas are left outside. Antennas can be mounted high and away from obstructions to allow a clearer, less noisy GPS signal, as well as maximizing radio coverage.
 
The Trimble SPS751 and SPS851 Modular GPS Receivers offer a range of GPS positioning techniques delivering position accuracies from centimeters to sub-meter. The new receivers further simplify GPS technology for use in construction by adding Autobase, a feature that allows the user set up the receiver as a base station with a single button push.
 
Trimble SPS781 and SPS881 Smart GPS Antennas
 
The Trimble SPS781 and SPS881 Smart GPS Antennas are ideal for fast setup and take down. By integrating the GPS receiver, radio, and GPS antenna in one housing, setup time is drastically reduced, making this GPS positioning product ideal for all sites, including small- to medium-size construction sites as a base station as well as for all site rover applications where mobility is critical.
 
The new GPS-based Trimble Site Positioning Systems are expected to be available in mid-July 2007 through the Trimble worldwide distributor network.
 
About Trimble's 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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