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Trimble Introduces New GNSS Receiver for High-Precision OEM Applications

GNSS Receiver Provides Rapid Implementation of Advanced Positioning Technology

SAVANNAH, Georgia, Sept. 18, 2008 —Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the new Trimble® BX960, a real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver in an environmentally rugged enclosure for OEM or system level integration. Housing the proven Trimble BD960 receiver, the BX960 receiver is designed for integrators who are looking for a complete, box-level solution for their GPS requirements. This solution provides seamless setup and configuration with existing applications.

The announcement was made today at the ION GNSS 2008 Conference.

"The OEM and system integrator community demands the highest performance, reliability and support for their positioning solutions," said John Cameron, general manager for Pacific Crest. "The Trimble BX960 delivers proven GNSS technology coupled with the convenience of Ethernet connectivity in a ready-to-use form for rugged and demanding applications such as port automation and unmanned vehicles."

Available in an easy to integrate, rugged package, the Trimble BX960 is a multi-channel, multi-frequency, OEM GNSS receiver. Harnessing the power of the Trimble BD960 module, OEMs and integrators can rapidly integrate centimeter-level positioning capability into their application. With Ethernet capability, high-speed data transfer and configuration can be accomplished via standard Web browsers. Multiple configurations are available to cover a variety of accuracy and price requirements.

The new embedded solution capitalizes on Trimble's proven positioning technologies. The Trimble BX960 receiver is available with either a single or dual Trimble BD960 OEM GNSS modules. Model BX960 receiver houses a single BD960 module and covers a range of configurations from L1 DGPS to the fully loaded RTK unit tracking GPS L1/L2/L5 and GLONASS L1/L2 signals. Model BX960-2 contains two BD960 modules which allow a Moving Baseline RTK solution to be calculated between two antennas. This produces vector and heading information that address a range of precise navigation applications where both centimeter accurate positions and precise heading are required.

The Trimble BX960 GNSS receiver is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2008. The rugged receiver is managed and distributed worldwide through Pacific Crest, a Trimble Company, through their GNSS OEM Business Unit. 

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 3,600 employees in over 18 countries.

Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838
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