Sunnyvale, Calif., April 10, 2007 – Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that it has significantly expanded its portfolio of training products with a suite of modules for the engineering and construction industry. Facilitated through a state-of-the-art Internet-based enterprise learning management system, the training modules will be available to distribution partners and customers anytime, anywhere.
Utilizing the latest virtual reality technology, the interactive training modules provide simulations of how to use Trimble solutions. The simulation modules may be used as stand-alone training tools or as an integral part of a blended training program that encompasses e-learning and instructor led training. Customers can access the simulation modules online and learn through hands-on training in the office or their home. An individual’s training history is recorded in the enterprise learning management system, providing a way of managing and tracking each person’s professional development.
“The introduction of the Trimble Knowledge Network is an important element in our overall strategy within the Engineering and Construction segment,” said Chris Gibson, general manager for Trimble’s Global Services Division of the Engineering and Construction segment. “Providing a highly innovative, cost-effective and comprehensive training program enables our customers and partners to refine their training activities to optimize productivity and maximize their return-on-investment through the use of Trimble solutions.”
For more information on the Trimble Knowledge Network, visit: http://trimble.training.learn.com
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 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.
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 at: www.trimble.com