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Trimble Inc.
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Sprint Selects Trimble's Mobile Resource Management Solution
for its Local Telecommunications Division Field Service Fleet

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 29, 2004 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that the Company's subsidiary, Trimble Mobile Solutions, Inc. (TMS), has been selected by Sprint (NYSE: FON) to provide its mobile resource management solution for installation on Sprint's field service fleet for the Local Telecommunications Division (LTD).
As part of the agreement, Sprint will equip its LTD field service technician fleet with the TMS mobile resource solution. The system will allow each local office to communicate, dispatch and monitor the status of their vehicles to improve fleet operations. Installation of the vehicles will begin in the third quarter of 2004.
"We are very pleased Sprint has selected Trimble as their fleet management partner," said Rick Beyer, CEO of Trimble Mobile Solutions, Inc. "Trimble's mobile resource management solution will allow Sprint to realize benefits related to increasing fleet productivity and providing timely, top-notch service to its customers."
About Sprint
Sprint is a global integrated communications provider serving more than 26 million customers in over 100 countries. With approximately 63,000 employees worldwide and over $26 billion in annual revenues in 2003, Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state-of-the-art network technologies, including the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and an award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint provides local communications services in 39 states and the District of Columbia and operates the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless network in the United States. For more information, visit
About Trimble Mobile Solutions, Inc
Trimble Mobile Solutions, Inc. offers complete solutions for mobile resource management (MRM), which include location-aware mobile devices, software, wireless communications and Internet location-based services. The company focuses on advanced wireless applications for fleet and workforce management, including construction, waste management, field service, and enterprise vehicles.
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.
Certain statements made in this press release are forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this news release due to certain risks and uncertainties, including the number of units to be purchased as well as the successful installation of TMS' mobile solution on Sprint's field service fleet. Additionally other risks, which may include customer acceptance, economic trends and competitive issues, may have an adverse effect. Such risks are detailed from time to time in reports filed with the SEC, including Trimble's respective quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K.
Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808
Investor Relations Contact:   Investor Relations of Trimble: 408- 481-6914
Media Contact:   Alice O'Brien of Sprint: 913-794-3652

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