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Sep 15, 2005

Advanced Horizontal Vertical Laser from Trimble Sets New Standard in Product Durability for Interior and General Construction Applications

Advanced Horizontal Vertical Laser from Trimble Sets New Standard in Product Durability for Interior and General Construction Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2005 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the new Spectra Precision® Laser HV401 Horizontal Vertical Laser, an advanced laser with high accuracy and durability for interior and general construction job sites. The HV401 Horizontal Vertical Laser features a simple, one-button self-leveling operation, and a long-range remote control. Designed for temperature-calibrated high accuracy and consistent performance, the HV401 Horizontal Vertical Laser is IP66 dust and waterproof.

The rugged laser can withstand a drop of up to 1 m (3 ft) directly onto concrete or a tripod tip-over up to 1.5 m (5 ft). A variety of power options are available, including NiMH batteries, alkaline batteries or direct power, minimizing downtime. The HV401 also features a very bright beam, and a range of rotation speed and scanning functions for superior job site visibility.

The HV401 Laser was developed specifically to operate in both horizontal and vertical modes in a wide variety of interior and general contractor applications.

Interior applications include:

  • Drop ceilings
  • Sloped ceilings
  • Layout of interior walls and framing
  • Interior fittings and fixtures

General contractor applications include:

  • Cut and fill measurements
  • Layout of excavation lines
  • Positioning of concrete forms and pinning footers
  • As-built checks
  • Lay out of construction control lines on concrete pad for subcontractor use
  • Elevation control over large jobsites
  • Slopes on grade

The Spectra Precision Laser HV401 Horizontal Vertical Laser is available through Trimble's Construction Division dealer network.

About Trimble's Construction Business

The Construction business of Trimble is focused on developing technology and solutions for earthmoving, site preparation, and general, interior and underground construction contractors. Trimble's construction solutions help to get the job done faster, with less machine time and personnel. For each phase of the construction cycle-designing, grading, site checking, building and asset management-Trimble offers a broad portfolio of integrated construction positioning systems designed to 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, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Investor Relations Contact: Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838
Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808