Trimble Launches a New Online Rover Tracking Service for Trimble VRS Now Subscribers

Trimble VRS-iScope Gives a Visual Component to Surveying, Mapping and Construction Projects for Scheduling and Asset Management

Sunnyvale, Calif., Feb. 13, 2009 – Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that it has launched Trimble® VRS iScope™ service in Europe. The add-on service offers Trimble VRS Now™ subscribers the ability to track and manage their assets in real-time, as well as view their session history and rover information.
The Trimble VRS Now service supplies fast, easy to use and accurate Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) correction data for a variety of applications including surveying, urban planning, construction, agriculture, asset management, transportation, environmental monitoring, resource and territory management, disaster prevention and relief, weather services and scientific research.
The Trimble VRS-iScope service provides real-time access to a subscriber’s rover receiver’s exact location anywhere in the network. Utilizing Google™ maps, Trimble VRS-iScope simplifies project scheduling and asset management by giving a visual component to surveying, mapping and construction projects. A session management tool allows network users to visually review their session trail on a map as well as manage their subscription usage. The secure sign-on provides project managers and their staff the ability to monitor assets and their network usage on demand remotely from any project site.
"Our Trimble VRS iScope service is the latest value-added feature to complement our Trimble VRS Now correction data service. Through online access to project data as well as a real-time visual feedback on rover locations, Trimble VRS Now is the only service offering the highest quality VRS correction data and real-time tracking information on the market today," said Pierre Desjardins, business manager for Trimble’s GNSS Infrastructure business area. "Our goal is to continue to enhance our Trimble VRS Now service by providing our customers with the tools to increase their productivity while saving them money."
Trimble VRS-iScope represents an advance in the VRS correction data service offerings. All that is needed is a subscription to Trimble VRS Now and VRS-iScope, a rover, mobile phone and access to the Internet to begin surveying or collecting data with Trimble precision. Monitoring rovers can result in significant time and cost savings by allowing organizations to know the locations of their crews. Now, managers can dispatch crews more effectively to help increase productivity and efficiency.
No longer dependent on a field base station, precision GNSS surveys and data collection can be up and running in minutes. And without the need for base station hardware, the user?s GNSS receivers can now work independently as rovers-saving time and money. Surveyors and other users can switch on their receivers and real-time correction data will be available in seconds. In most cases, no further GNSS investment is necessary. Trimble VRS Now works with many GNSS survey instruments from a variety of manufacturers.
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Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring positioning 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 in the field and to ensure communication between the field and the office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.