SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 23, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today introduced the latest addition to its Mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) product line-the Juno ST handheld. The Juno ST handheld is a portable, low-cost data collection solution supported by Trimble's range of field and office software. It comes standard with a built-in high-sensitivity Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, Microsoft Windows Mobile version 5.0 software, and has Wi-Fi(R)/Bluetooth for wireless connectivity to office networks, cameras and mobile phones.
The Juno ST handheld's low price point facilitates large-scale deployment, allowing a company or organization to equip a significant number of its employees; it is especially practical for use in applications where high productivity is most important. Examples include natural resources organizations, utility companies, and government agencies conducting inspection and permitting tasks. The Juno ST is also fully compatible with other Trimble data collection systems, utilizing the same software and workflows as the entire range of Trimble Mapping and GIS solutions.
Delivering a range of 2 to 5 meter positioning, real-time or postprocessed, the Juno ST handheld incorporates a high-sensitivity GPS receiver and has been specially designed to maximize yield of positions in hostile environments, such as under forest canopy and up against buildings. For use in a vehicle, an external antenna can be added.
"The Juno ST handheld is ideal for companies and organizations that need to deploy a large number of data collection systems in the field," said Doug Merrill, general manager of Trimble's Mapping and GIS Division. "Small and light enough to fit in your pocket, the Juno ST can easily complement an existing field operation and can be added into your current workflow."
Weighing in at just 4.8 ounces (133 grams) and measuring approximately 4.3 in x 2.4 in x 0.7 in (10.9 cm x 6.0 cm x 1.9 cm), the Juno ST handheld is lightweight and compact, and its small form factor makes it portable and convenient to use.
Purpose-built for streamlined data collection, the Juno ST handheld has 128 MB of non-volatile Flash data storage and a Secure Digital (SD) card slot for additional data storage. The removable Li-Ion battery is rechargeable and lasts for up to eight hours.
The Juno ST handheld provides flexibility with Windows Mobile 5.0 software and includes familiar Microsoft productivity tools such as Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile and Outlook Mobile.
The Juno ST handheld GPS receiver is available for order now through Trimble's Mapping and GIS dealer network. It should begin shipping in early May 2007.
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.
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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 accuracy, performance and availability of the Juno ST handheld; its suitability for large-scale deployment and high productivity environments; customer satisfaction with and market acceptance of the handheld product; and economic trends and competitive pricing pressures. 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.
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