Nikon-Trimble Introduces Three New Nikon Total Stations

602 Series Simplifies Field Data Transfer to the Office
502 Series Now Offers Reflectorless Model

Tokyo, June 16, 2006 – Nikon-Trimble Co., Ltd. introduced today the 602 Series of Nikon® Total Stations, new high-precision mechanical total stations that includes both a prism and prismless (reflectorless) model.  The Company also added a reflectorless model to the popular Nikon 502 Series. Each of the new models combine superior Nikon quality, performance and reliability, making them ideal for a variety of construction and surveying applications. The new Nikon products are expected to be available by the end of June 2006 through Tripod Data Systems (TDS) in the United States and Trimble internationally.

“The new total stations extend Nikon’s functionality and performance advantages for virtually any construction and surveying application,” said Johan Westberg, chief operating officer of Nikon-Trimble Co, Ltd. “The accuracy, reliability and quality of the new models make them a valuable positioning tool.”

The 602 Series Models
The 602 Series adds extensive functionality to the Nikon Total Station solutions. Both the DTM-652 and NPL-632 feature a CompactFlash (CF) slot and a USB port, making it fast and easy for surveyors to transfer field data to their office computers. The high accuracy model DTM-652 is one of the fastest total stations in its class, and it offers 1” angle and 2+2 ppm distance measurement capabilities. The NPL-632 features 2” accuracy and reflectorless operation with 3+2 ppm distance measurement accuracy.

The 502 Series Model
The NPL-522 adds prismless operation to the speed and precision that made the DTM-522 one of the best-selling 3-second total stations in America. It features 3” accuracy and reflectorless operation with 3+2 ppm distance measurement accuracy.

As with all Nikon survey products, the DTM-652, NPL-632 and NPL-522 include Nikon’s world-renowned optics, which deliver brighter images even in low-visibility conditions. Their all-weather construction and long-life batteries allow surveyors to work all day in any weather condition.

About Nikon-Trimble Co., Ltd.
Located in Japan, Nikon-Trimble Co., Ltd., is a joint venture with Nikon Corporation and Trimble to address the global surveying and construction markets. The company focuses on the design and manufacture of surveying instruments including mechanical total stations and related products. In Japan, the joint venture distributes Nikon’s survey products as well as Trimble’s survey products including Global Positioning System (GPS) and robotic total stations. Outside of Japan, Trimble is the exclusive distributor of Nikon survey and construction products. For more information, visit: