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Nextel to Offer Trimble's Mobile Resource Management Solution for Field Service and Enterprise Fleets

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 3, 2005 -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its subsidiary, Trimble Mobile Solutions, Inc. (TMS), has signed a distribution agreement with Nextel Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTL) to offer the TMS TrimWeb™ mobile resource management (MRM) solution through the Nextel® sales channel, which will run over Nextel's nationwide digital network. The TrimWeb in-vehicle solution utilizes Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and cellular communications to efficiently route fleets and decrease driver down time.
Trimble's TrimWeb MRM solution is a valuable asset for companies that maintain a mobile fleet, regardless of the type of vehicles used. It enables drivers, dispatchers and management to increase the number of daily deliveries or stops. TrimWeb automatically logs arrival and departure times and also monitors the location of vehicles. The solution integrates real-time vehicle and driver information with location and time data to provide fleet owners with reliable control to optimize fleet performance to service their customers more efficiently.
"We are pleased to be working with Nextel. Their strong commitment to customers in the field service industry coupled with a reliable all-digital wireless network will make for an outstanding distribution partnership," said Rick Beyer, president of Trimble Mobile Solutions.
TrimWeb is typically lower priced than other similar solutions and supports 15-, 10- and one-minute position reporting, compared to comparable products that offer only 15-minute capability. TrimWeb also has extended storage capability, where most companies only support a 30-day storage.
Customers can select from three plans designed to enable asset management for a variety of field service and enterprise fleet operations, such as heating and air conditioning, plumbing, utilities, towing, food service and many others.
The monthly service packages include Nextel's Data Access Plan and require no minimum contract commitment. Pricing does not include the required Trimble in-vehicle mounted hardware.
  • Basic service provides daily or weekly reports detailing vehicle activity - $29.94 a month per vehicle
  • Standard service includes near real-time status that provides 15-minute position reporting in addition to the Basic plan functionality - $34.94 a month per vehicle
  • Professional service provides one minute position reporting delivered every 10 minutes in addition to the Standard plan - $39.94 a month per vehicle
About Trimble Mobile Solutions, Inc.
Trimble Mobile Solutions, Inc. offers complete solutions for mobile resource management (MRM). These solutions integrate real-time vehicle and driver information with location and time data to provide fleet owners with reliable control to optimize fleet performance. Customers throughout the construction, field service, and enterprise vehicle markets rely on TMS solutions.
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, California, 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. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual events and results may differ materially from those described in this news release. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to the success of TMS and Nextel in marketing and distributing the TrimWeb solution; the pricing and performance of the TrimWeb solution, and impact of competing products; and the resulting customer perception and market acceptance of the TrimWeb solution. More information about potential factors which could affect Trimble's business and financial results is set forth in reports filed with the SEC, including Trimble's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K. All forward looking statements are based on information available to Trimble as of the date hereof, and Trimble assumes no obligation to update such statements.

Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-6914

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

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