Trimble Engineering and Construction Conference Now In Session

Trimble Dimensions 2006—Building Your Connected Site

Sunnyvale, Calif., Nov. 8, 2006 – Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) opened its Dimensions 2006 on Monday. With more than 2,000 registered attendees from over 47 countries around the world, the conference focuses on applying technology to meet the needs faced daily by surveying, construction, and civil engineering professionals. Trimble Dimensions 2006 is being held Nov. 6-8 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

“We are extremely pleased with the strong interest demonstrated in Trimble Dimensions,” said Bryn Fosburgh, vice president with responsibility for Trimble’s Engineering and Construction business segment. “It is truly a unique conference focused on how advanced technology solutions are transforming the engineering and construction industries in the way they work.”

The theme of Trimble Dimensions 2006—Building Your Connected Site—emphasizes how process integration and intelligent positioning technologies enable surveying, engineering and construction professionals to reduce rework, utilize assets more efficiently, accelerate design updates as well as improve the bidding, planning and billing cycles. With more than 125 sessions and 10 specialty tracks planned, the conference focuses on increasing productivity in the field and in the office. The conference features a wide range of programs including presentations on the underlying technologies, sessions on applying those technologies to real world problems as well as introductory and advanced product training. In addition, some sessions are being presented to highlight techniques to help organizations grow their maximize return on investment. Many of the application sessions utilize Trimble users to explain the practical use of technology in surveying, civil engineering, highway and heavy construction, site preparation, and construction vehicle fleet management, as well as other emerging applications. 

The conference also includes a Partners Pavilion that showcases the complete suite of Trimble construction, survey, engineering and infrastructure solutions, including products from Tripod Data Systems (TDS), Applanix, Pacific Crest, Apache, Quantm and XYZ Solutions. Highlighted solutions and technologies include GPS; total stations; field computing and data collection; 3D scanning; pre-design construction planning; 3D visualization; wireless communications; data transfer; and field and office software applications. Other technology providers who are Trimble partners also participate in the conference to extend the conference’s range of products and applications.

About Trimble’s Engineering and Construction Business
Trimble, a world leader in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations, 3D scanning, and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that will change the way construction work is done. Trimble is focusing 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 is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble’s worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, agriculture, machine guidance, fleet and asset management, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,400 employees in more than 18 countries worldwide.

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