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October 5, 2010
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Trimble introduced additions to the portfolio of Connected Site™ survey solutions for the field and office.

COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 5, 2010 – Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced additions to its portfolio of Connected Site™ survey solutions for the field and office. The enhanced tools allow surveyors to collect, share and deliver data faster to improve accuracy, efficiency and productivity. 

Additions to the survey portfolio include:
       Trimble® Access™ Integrated Surveying software for the Trimble Tablet PC
       Enhancements to Trimble Business Center Software
       New advanced features for Trimble 4D Control™ Monitoring Solution

The announcement was made today at INTERGEO 2010, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.

"Minimizing rework and improving productivity is the basis for Trimble's focus on Connected Site solutions. Connectivity and total workflow integration provide surveyors with the day-to-day flexibility to adapt to a variety of situations in the field and office," said Chris Gibson, vice president of Trimble's Survey Division. "Trimble’s portfolio of solutions gives surveyors improved workflows for field data collection, enhanced collaboration between the field and the office and tools to deliver final output to clients. In total, the solutions can streamline operations to help keep project costs on target."

Trimble Tablet PC and Trimble Access Software
Trimble Access for Integrated Surveying is also available on the Trimble Tablet Rugged PC. The Trimble Tablet is an advanced field controller and offers surveyors a high-resolution, 7-inch touch screen. A larger screen can be a distinct advantage with background maps as well as for any general computing task. The Trimble Tablet is a complete extension of the office allowing surveyors to run all Windows applications in the field. Features include flexible communications, GPS navigation and cameras, and additional computing power to enable in-field functions such as volume calculations.

Advances in Integrated Surveying: Trimble Business Center 2.40 Software
Trimble Business Center Software is a complete surveying office suite designed to manage, analyze and process all field survey data, including data from optical instruments (total stations and levels), GPS/GNSS and spatial stations (imaging and 3D scanning data).

Version 2.40 advances the capabilities of surveying offices with key new functionality. Enhanced GNSS baseline processing improves reliability in adverse GNSS conditions. It automates conversion of files from Trimble Geomatics Office™ for easy updates. Automated creation of Trimble Connected Community™ directories simplifies the sharing of surveying data and project management. The latest version also includes all of the most utilized features of Trimble Geomatics Office software.

 Trimble 4D Control: New Advanced Features for Monitoring
 Trimble 4D Control software is a comprehensive solution for both real-time and postprocessed monitoring. The fully scalable and versatile approach of the system makes it easy for surveying organizations to get started in monitoring. The solution is ideal for monitoring dams, bridges, buildings, pipeline support piers, large-scale construction and excavation sites, underground and open pit mines, landslides, tunnels and other structures. The new features for Trimble 4D Control include support for geotechnical sensors and a user-friendly Web Module. 

Organizations can now integrate geotechnical sensors used to measure non-georeferenced movements and pressures in a monitored structure or rock face. Geotechnical sensors, such as tilt meters and piezometers, can be combined with GNSS and optical total stations as a fully integrated part of the Trimble 4D Control solution, each with user defined tolerances and alert levels. 

The Trimble 4D Control solution also features a new, secure Web Module providing remote and distributed access to Trimble 4D Control from virtually any location worldwide. The Web Interface module can centralize multiple monitoring sites into one dedicated control room or simply enable distributed access to the system within an organization. In addition, the Web Module can connect up to four user-defined internal or external links (URLs), enabling direct access to on-site Webcams or weather station results.

Trimble’s Connected Site Solutions
Trimble’s Connected Site solutions for surveyors create seamless working relationships among Trimble products, technologies and services. Through the Connected Site, Trimble is focused on providing solutions that address our customers’ full work process. By carefully combining technology innovation with a deep understanding of the users’ workflows, data integration and maintenance across the lifecycle of projects, Trimble helps surveyors reach new levels of productivity for their businesses.

Availability
The Trimble Tablet PC with Trimble Access for Integrated Surveying software, Trimble Business Center version 2.40 and Trimble 4D Control Desktop software with add-on geotechnical sensor support and the new Web module are expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2010. For more information, visit www.trimble.com.

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