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Trimble Introduces Modular GNSS Survey System and Innovative Target

May 23, 2007
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SUNNYVALE, Calif.- Trimble introduced two new products as part of its Connected Site model-the Trimble R7 System with Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities and the Trimble MultiTrack Target for both passive and active optical targeting. These new positioning products are part of Trimble’s portfolio of solutions that are designed to work together to provide a seamless and streamlined workflow for all of the critical phases of surveying.

Trimble R7 GNSS System

The Trimble R7 GNSS System is a multi-channel, multi-frequency GNSS receiver and UHF radio in one compact rugged unit. The receiver and internal UHF radio are protected from water, dust, and shock inside the unit’s metal jacket. This field sturdiness makes the lightweight Trimble R7 GNSS ideal for tough environments. The Trimble R7 GNSS combines advanced receiver technology with proven system design to provide maximum flexibility, accuracy, and productivity. Powered by R-Track technology, an enhanced Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) engine, the Trimble R7 GNSS now supports both the next-generation GPS L2C and L5 signals and GLONASS L1/L2 signals. The GNSS signals are capable of providing surveying professionals with real field benefits.

With flexible separate antenna options, the Trimble R7 GNSS System can be used with the Trimble Zephyr Geodetic 2 ground plane antenna as a base to minimize signal multipath. As a rover, the modular system can be used with Trimble Zephyr 2 antenna for flexibility: carry the receiver on the pole, wear it in the purpose-built Trimble backpack, or drive with the Trimble R7 GNSS inside a vehicle. These flexible options allow surveyors to use the Trimble R7 GNSS system as a base or rover according to each job’s needs.

For extra convenience and fewer cable hassles, the Trimble R7 GNSS includes Bluetooth capability for wireless connection to a Trimble controller, such as the Trimble TSC2 Controller.

The Trimble R7 GNSS System is designed to support Trimble’s original Integrated Surveying solution. Surveyors can combine GPS and optical data in one job file in powerful field software such as Trimble Survey Controller software. They can then transfer the job file seamlessly to Trimble office software, such as Trimble Business Center, for processing.

Trimble MultiTrack Target

The Trimble MultiTrack Target is a premium target designed for flexibility and robust survey performance. The new accessory for the Trimble S6 Total Station or Trimble VX Spatial Station can operate as a normal passive prism or as an active target, making it the first of its kind in the surveying industry.

With the Trimble MultiTrack Target users can find and lock to the correct target. Nearby reflective surfaces, including road signs, cars, warning vests and other on-site prisms, do not impact tracking during surveys. Active tracking also offers longer range, and the 360 degree active LED rings ensure the correct target is tracked from any angle.

Availability

The Trimble R7 GNSS System and Trimble MultiTrack Target are available for order now through the Trimble survey dealer network. The Trimble R7 GNSS system is expected to begin shipping in late June 2007 and the Trimble MultiTrack Target is expected to begin shipping in early June 2007.

The Connected Site

Trimble's Connected Site model creates powerful working relationships among all Trimble products, technologies and services through support, infrastructure and partnerships. Taking Integrated Surveying to the next level, the Connected Site enables surveyors to choose from a broad range of options, including surveying techniques, communications channels and facilitating services such as GPS infrastructure in one fully-integrated and interoperable surveying solution. Surveyors benefit from complete data compatibility with all Trimble field and office software; increased flexibility in employing the best tools and techniques for the job at hand; the adaptation of specialized technologies to fit the ideal workflow of surveyors; and the localization of surveying solutions to address specific market needs throughout the world.

About Trimble's Engineering and Construction 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 change the way construction work is done. The Engineering and Construction business of Trimble focuses 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 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 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,400 employees in over 18 countries.

For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.

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