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Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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  NEWS RELEASE

 

New Version of Business Center — HCE Powered by Trimble
for Heavy and Highway Data Preparation and Takeoff

Business Center - HCE Version 2.2 Heavy Highway Office Software Provides Enhanced Integration, Improved Usability
 

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 8, 2010 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today Business Center - HCE Powered by Trimble, a new release of the heavy and highway office software for data management and preparation, and material quantities takeoff. Business Center - HCE version 2.2 includes advances that make using, implementing, and learning the software both easier and more efficient.

The announcement was made today at Trimble Dimensions 2010.

Business Center - HCE Powered by Trimble is desktop software used by contractors to prepare data and designs for heavy and highway construction projects. In addition, Business Center - HCE manages data for machines and site positioning instruments, routes data to and from controllers and field crews, and tracks and analyzes site activity
and productivity.

Modes of Operation and Workflow Simplify Use and Accelerate Learning

Contractors can simplify the user interface by changing menu and toolbar layouts to make using and navigating the program easier and more efficient. The available layouts—Field Data, Data Prep, Takeoff, Construction, and Construction plus Survey—are designed to complement an organization's tasks. Additionally, improved Workflow Guides can reduce the learning curve by guiding the user through typical workflows that include all the needed steps and commands in the right order.

Improved Compatibility Eases Transition

Transitioning to Business Center - HCE is now easier with support for data and file types used by other Trimble products. Business Center - HCE version 2.2 supports data for the Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control Systems, Cat® Accugrade™ Grade Control Systems and SCS900 Site Controller Software. Version 2.2 also allows for the import and export of native Trimble Terramodel® files and is compatible with Trimble SiteVision® Office and Cat AccuGrade Office data. These compatibility improvements enable users to efficiently adopt Business Center - HCE while realizing productivity gains during the implementation. Many functionality improvements to both the Data Prep and Takeoff modules in version 2.2 demonstrate Trimble's dedication to the Business Center - HCE platform and responsiveness to customer needs.

Business Center - HCE version 2.2 is now available through Trimble's Heavy and Highway Construction distribution and SITECH® dealer networks.

About Trimble's Heavy and Highway Division

Trimble's Heavy and Highway Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the heavy and highway contractor. Trimble's solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Positioning System (GPS), construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet, and application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site™ strategy, these solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.

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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