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Trimble Showcases New Software for European Survey Markets

STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 13, 2004 -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today introduced a software package specially designed for the European survey markets. Based on the popular DCTools software from Trimble GeoNav, Trimble® Survey ManagerTM software is a flexible, easy-to-use software with both office and field modules for the acquisition, processing, and documentation of real-time surveys.
The announcement was made today at Intergeo 2004, the largest European conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.
Trimble Survey Manager field module runs on Windows 98, 2000, XP and Windows CE, enabling surveyors to carry out field operations on the platform which best suits their requirements. The software is designed to run on Trimble's robust field computers: the TSCeTM, ACU, and the Trimble ReconTM controller. The software package is compatible with both Trimble GPS and optical systems and delivers complete control over measurement sensors and field survey procedures.
The new Trimble Survey Manager software provides specific support for data collection in land cadastral, utilities and Geographic Information System (GIS) applications in Germany and throughout Europe, producing results documented in accordance with official standards. With official reference coordinates from the German Survey Administration onboard, including SAPOS and ascos support, implementation of DFLBF and DFHBF ensures that data acquisition, processing and documentation follows standards required by public survey administrations.
Trimble Survey Manager software is expected to be available November 15, 2004 through Trimble's Geomatics and Engineering dealer network in Europe.
About Trimble's Geomatics and Engineering Business
Trimble, a world leader in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that will change the way construction work is done. The Geomatics and Engineering Business of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of surveying, construction and infrastructure. From concept to completion, Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and improve productivity.
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, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.

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