New instruments designed for the heavy and highway contractor offer total solution for grade control and site positioning needs.

DAYTON, Ohio, July 10, 2007 - Trimble announced the introduction of the Trimble SPS730 and SPS930 Universal Total Stations for heavy and highway construction. Now with Servo, Autolock, Robotic, DR Reflectorless and ATS modes of operation, these new Universal Total Stations are designed to satisfy all site measurement, stakeout, reflectorless measurement, and grade control needs - all from one highly accurate instrument.

The announcement was made today at Trimble Construction Boot Camp 2007, a field-based, hands-on training event for the construction industry.

Trimble has led the market in total station development - from the first electronic distance measurement device to the first robotic total station to the most advanced active tracking total stations on the market. Trimble has been at the forefront of instrument accuracy and application; these new construction total stations provide the most complete set of measuring capabilities on the market today, while continuing Trimble’s industry-leading dynamic positioning accuracy advantage.

The new Trimble SPS730 and SPS930 Universal Total Stations were designed specifically for the high traffic scenarios typically found on a construction site. Exclusive Trimble MultiTrack™ technology is designed to lock on and track passive prisms for applications such as monitoring or control measurements, and active prism targets for dynamic measurements required for grade control applications.

Trimble pioneered this active tracking technology, which is designed to allow operators to assign a unique target number to their earthmoving machine or site positioning rover, ensuring the instrument will reliably track the correct target. This unique Trimble technology is designed to ignore environmental obstructions and does not lock onto the wrong reflective surface such as a reflective vest or light cover on a vehicle. Motor graders and dozers can operate at faster speeds without fear of losing instrument lock. Trimble active tracking technology is intended to prevent costly delays and subsequent rework; faster machine speed means increased productivity and faster results to grade.

The Trimble SPS930 Universal Total Station is designed to be accurate to one arc second in the vertical and horizontal angles, making it ideal for fine grading operations where the accuracy tolerance is very tight. The Trimble SPS730 Universal Total Station is designed to provide three arc second accuracy in the horizontal plane and two arc second accuracy in the vertical, for contractors who want to take advantage of the same proven Trimble technology at a lower price point.

The Trimble SPS730 and SPS930 Universal Total Stations are also said to lead the market with the fastest update rate available today. Featuring fixed, low latency, synchronized data and a 20 Hz update rate, the Trimble Universal Total Stations are designed to allow the user to reliably track a machine target and know the data is being passed from the instrument to the machine as quickly and accurately as possible. The motor grader or dozer operator can conduct real-time fine grading operations to millimeter accuracy which is intended to minimize rework and increase productivity.

The new Trimble total stations are available for order today through the Trimble worldwide distributor