Trimble Introduces New Portable Laser Tool for Construction

Sunnyvale, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today a new addition to its industry-leading line of laser tools—the Spectra Precision® QM75 Quick Measure distance meter. The handheld laser distance meter can be used in a wide variety of applications and is designed to give contractors a one person distance measuring tool that is easy-to-use, can be carried in a pocket and withstand the rigors of the construction jobsite. The QM75 is the first in a new portfolio of Quick Measure distance measurement tools.

The Spectra Precision QM75 Quick Measure provides a bright, visible laser spot that allows users to safely measure hard-to-reach places, such as high overheads, factory interiors or over water. Simple, quick and reliable measurements are obtained with the press of a button. One person can measure distance with ±1.5 mm (±1/16”) accuracy up to 70 meters (230 feet). Units of measure are selectable and include meters, millimeters and both fractional and decimal feet/inch units. A large liquid crystal display is illuminated for easy viewing in poor light conditions.

The Quick Measure housing is specifically designed with special engineered plastics, rubber overmold and electronics isolation for drop protection—up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) to withstand the typical abuse found on commercial and residential jobsites. The compact size of the Quick Measure makes it easy to store and transport in a pocket.

The QM75 Quick Measure is available now through the Spectra Precision Dealer Network.

About Trimble’s Construction Tools Business
Trimble’s Construction Tools Business supplies precision tools and solutions to the construction and surveying markets to enhance productivity. Solutions incorporating laser and optical instruments target general contractors and specialty contractors serving large and small commercial job sites as well as residential builders and remodelers. In addition, a full line of accessories are available to meet the needs of the surveying, engineering and construction markets.

About Trimble
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, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: