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Trimble Geomatics Office for Simple, Intuitive and
Efficient Data Processing

New Office Software Enables True Interoperability for Surveyors and Engineers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 5, 1999 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today its Trimble Geomatics Office™ processing software package that can be used by Global Positioning System (GPS), conventional and laser survey instrument users. Easy-to-use and intuitive, the software integrates all common survey and related tasks into one unified package. Surveyors, engineers and Geographic Information System (GIS) data managers can increase their productivity and efficiency through the software's powerful survey data reduction and seamless data transfer capabilities.
The announcement was made at the Fifth International Trimble User Conference.
"Trimble Geomatics Office software takes interoperability one step further by providing a fully integrated surveying solution for Real-Time Kinematic (RTK), postprocessing and conventional users," said Joseph Paiva, Trimble's vice president of land survey. "With powerful GPS and conventional data processing capabilities and an intuitive Windows interface, tasks like WAVE baseline processing, network adjustment, high accuracy GIS data collection and seamless data transfer ensure complete ease-of-use for all users."
Extensive Quality Assurance and Quality Control Tools throughout the software provide fast and accurate assessment of data quality, helping to maintain the highest quality standards necessary for surveying and engineering. Additionally the software features hyperlinked HTML format reports that can be read by standard word processing and web browsing software, allowing readers to quickly review results and data quality.
By integrating mulitple software packages and providing optional modules, Trimble users can ensure that they get the tools and functionality they really need for their work. And full interoperability allows for the integration of data from a variety of sources GPS, lasers and conventional instruments as well as third-party formats from a variety of survey, design, CAD and GIS software packages including AutoCAD, ARCView, MapInfo, Microstation and many more.
Trimble Geomatics Office software is expected to be available November 1999 through the company's worldwide sales and dealer network. English, German and Spanish versions will be released simultaneously.
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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