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Trimble Introduces New Handheld Laser Layout Tools

New Spectra Precision Laser Pointers and Line Generator
Designed to Improve Productivity and Accuracy for the Construction Professional

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2002 -Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced a new line of Spectra Precision Laser products ideal for short-range positioning, measuring or alignment applications. The LP line of laser pointers and the LG2 line generator are the latest laser tools from Trimble designed to deliver improved productivity and accuracy for a range of construction positioning and alignment applications.
Spectra Precision Laser LP Series
Trimble's new Spectra Precision Laser LP series of laser pointers consists of the LP2, LP3 and LP4. All are easy-to-use, self-leveling, multiple-beam laser pointers that allow one person to quickly perform a range of interior and exterior layout and alignment work.
The Spectra Precision Laser LP2 line pointer is a dual-beam pocket laser for plumb up/down applications. Using the LP2, one person can accurately transfer a point on the floor to the ceiling up to 30 meters (100 feet) in just seconds. It is ideal for the installation of overhead fixtures and plumbing walls or metal studs.
The LP3, a three-beam pocket laser for plumb up/down and level applications, is suitable for a broader range of applications including the installation of new walls and putting in footings as well as the installation of fixtures, such as cabinets and truing walls. The LP3's three beams are projected up to 30 meters (100 feet). One beam points up, one down, and one vertically.
Offering the most versatility of the LP series, the LP4 is a four-beam pocket laser for plumb up/down, level and square applications. Projecting four beams up to 30 meters (100 feet), it can handle the widest range of applications including installation of fixtures, putting in walls and leveling foundations.
Spectra Precision Laser LG2
Like the LP series of laser pointers, the Spectra Precision Laser LG2 line generator allows one person to quickly and easily perform a variety of layout applications. With two simultaneous beams projecting a 90-degree angle, the LG2 is ideal for the precise layout of tile, stone, brick, carpet, hardwood flooring and interior walls. In addition to the 90-degree angle, the LG2 can be used to easily generate 45- and 22.5-degree angles using the built-in protractor. This allows flooring contractors and specialists to increase layout choices and efficiency.
"The LG2 line generator and the LP series of laser pointers are an exciting new offering for light commercial construction, homebuilding, remodeling projects and specialty trades," said Pat Bohle, division vice president of sales and marketing for Trimble's Construction Instruments Division. "The new Spectra Precision Laser tools are extremely accurate, especially when compared to using plumb bobs, string lines and chalk lines. The self-leveling capability is also a big plus. All four products, without a doubt, are capable of saving time and increasing productivity."
Trimble's new Spectra Precision Laser LP2, LP3, LP4 and LG2 are available now through Trimble's Construction Instruments Division dealer network.
About Trimble's Construction Instruments Division
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 Construction Instruments Division is focusing on the development of technology and solutions for general, interior and underground contractors. 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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