Simply Connect, Correct and Measure
Sunnyvale, Calif., June 1, 2007 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that it has launched its Trimble® VRS Now™ service in Colorado across Denver’s Front Range. The commercial subscription service will provide surveyors, civil engineers and geospatial professionals, with instant access to real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning corrections without the need for a field base station.
The service will deliver centimetre-level RTK and differential GPS (DGPS) positioning customized for each Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) rover receiver’s exact location anywhere in the network. The Trimble VRS Now service will supply fast, easy to use and accurate GNSS positioning for a variety of applications including surveying, urban planning, construction, transportation, environmental monitoring, resource and territory management, disaster prevention and relief, weather services and scientific research.
In addition to standard cell phone connection to the network, service in Colorado also includes an innovative and powerful radio broadcast option. The radio option provides further assurance to users, even in areas where cellular signals are limited.
“Our Colorado network is the third commercial GNSS infrastructure service offering from Trimble. Because of the high rate of growth in and around Denver, Trimble VRS Now provides real business value to the local community,” said Jürgen Kliem, general manager for Trimble’s Survey Division. “Our goal is to streamline the work of surveying businesses and increase productivity by enhancing the synergies among tools, techniques, services and relationships, which build a Connected Site.”
The system in Colorado includes a network of Trimble NetR5™ GNSS Reference Stations equipped to receive broad-spectrum GPS and GLONASS positioning signals to maximize field productivity. Network corrections are calculated using Trimble VRS™ technology, the most widely-used network RTK solution worldwide. Covering approximately 2,300 square miles (3,701 square kilometers), users connect into the network using a wireless connection—either cellular or radio—for fast, easy access to precise network RTK and DGPS corrections.
Trimble VRS Now represents a major advance in precision surveying productivity. No longer dependant on a field base station, precision GNSS surveys are easy to perform and users can be up and running in minutes. And without the need for base station hardware, all of a user’s GNSS receivers can now work independently as rovers—saving time and money. Simply connect, correct and measure.
A subscription to Trimble VRS Now service and a GNSS rover is all a user needs to begin surveying or collecting data with precision anywhere within the network. Surveyors and other users can switch on their receiver and real-time corrections are available in seconds. Trimble VRS Now works with nearly all GPS and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) survey instruments from a variety of manufacturers. For more information visit: www.trimble.com/VRSNow.shtml.
The Connected Site
Trimble’s Connected Site model creates seamless working relationships among Trimble products, technologies and services through support, infrastructure and partnerships. Taking Integrated Surveying™ to the next level, the Connected Survey Site enables surveyors to choose from a broad range of options, including surveying techniques, communications channels and facilitating services such as GNSS infrastructure in one fully-integrated and interoperable surveying solution. Surveyors benefit from complete data compatibility with Trimble field and office software; increased flexibility in employing the best tools and techniques for the job at hand; the adaptation of specialized technologies to fit the ideal workflow of surveyors; and the localization of surveying solutions to address specific market needs throughout the world.
About Trimble’s Engineering and Construction Business
Trimble, a world leader in GNSS, 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: www.trimble.com.
Certain statements made in this press release are forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual events and results may differ materially from those described in this press release. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: the coverage area of the Trimble VRS Now service in Colorado’s Front Range; the reliability of cellular and radio reception in the mountainous Front Range area; interoperability of the service with third party instruments; and the general performance and market acceptance of the service. More information about potential factors which could affect Trimble’s business and financial results is set forth in reports filed with the SEC, including Trimble’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K. All forward looking statements are based on information available to Trimble as of the date hereof, and Trimble assumes no obligation to update such statements.