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Trimble Releases Next Generation High Accuracy Real-Time
GNSS Receiver for Mapping and GIS Applications

Next Generation Trimble GPS Pathfinder ProXRT Receiver Provides Decimeter Accuracy with Trimble H-Star Technology and Includes Support for OmniSTAR, GLONASS, and Galileo with Trimble 360 Receiver Technology


COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 5, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its next generation Trimble® GPS Pathfinder® ProXRT receiver, a versatile decimeter receiver combining dual-frequency GPS with Trimble H-Star™ technology, along with optional OmniSTAR and GLONASS support. In addition, the GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver is now capable of tracking Galileo test satellites for signal evaluation and test purposes.

The announcement was made today at INTERGEO 2010, the world's largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.

The GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver brings H-Star technology to the field in real time; just connect to a VRS™ network or a local base station correction source and collect decimeter (10 cm / 4 inch) or subfoot (<30 cm) positions in the field. If a VRS network or a local base station is not available, real-time decimeter accuracy can be achieved with the OmniSTAR HP option. The GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver is also capable of using the OmniSTAR XP service (for 20 cm accuracy) and OmniSTAR VBS service (for submeter accuracy).

The GLONASS option for the GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver increases the number of GNSS satellites visible when working in the field. As a result, GLONASS improves the ability to maintain lock on enough satellites to keep working when sky visibility becomes limited or obstructed, and can also improve productivity by reducing the time required to achieve real-time or postprocessed decimeter accuracy. G2, an optional service to OmniSTAR HP that provides GLONASS corrections, can also be used with the GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver with the GLONASS option.

The GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver includes the latest generation of Trimble 360™ receiver technology and is capable of tracking the Galileo GIOVE-A and GIOVE-B test satellites for signal evaluation and test purposes, through the Web Browser interface available with the NMEA optional upgrade. This powerful receiver technology conforms to the current Open Service Signals-in-Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD), Issue 1, Revision1, September 2010.

The new GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver is available from authorized Trimble resellers or from store.trimble.com. For additional information about the GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver, visit www.trimble.com/pathfinderproxrt.

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, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838
Media Contact:   
LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808




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