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Trimble Introduces Powerful New Reference Station Software
Software Links GPS Users Globally

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 5, 1999 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced its Trimble Reference Station (TRS™) software, the most versatile and easy to use automated reference station system available on the market. Innovative features, coupled with state-of-the-art software design, put a new level of power, flexibility, data availability and ease-of-use at the operator's fingertips.
The announcement was made at the Fifth International Trimble User Conference.
TRS is designed for a broad range of Global Positioning System (GPS) applications including surveying, construction, mapping and Geographical Information System (GIS). The software provides extensive file management capabilities and can be used for postprocessed and real-time work.
For real-time applications, data can be provided for both differential GPS (DGPS) and real-time kinematic (RTK) GPS in either of the standard RTCM or CMR-II formats. For postprocessed applications, TRS automatically logs data in any combination of the industry standard DAT, SSF and RINEX formats, to a local or network drive. Additionally, TRS automates the posting of data on the Internet, including both the World Wide Web and FTP sites.
TRS can capture data from multiple GPS receivers at a single site, ensuring redundancy and high quality results. And the powerful Client-Server architecture allows the operator to remotely control a network of reference stations.
The Trimble Reference Station software will be available mid-October through the company's worldwide sales and dealer network.
About Trimble
Trimble is a world leader in designing and developing innovative products enabled by GPS technology. The company provides end-user and OEM solutions for diverse applications including surveying, mapping/GIS, agriculture, construction, mining, military, commercial aviation, automotive, vehicle tracking and timing. Founded in 1978, Trimble now holds more than 200 U.S. patents on GPS and related technology, with over 180 additional patents pending. Located in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has been adding value to GPS since 1984.
Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808

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