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Baton Rouge Water Company Selects Trimble to Streamline Operations and Increase Efficiencies for Field Service

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct 09, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) announced today that the Baton Rouge Water Company in Louisiana has selected Trimble(R) Fieldport(R) software to enhance its utility field operations. The Fieldport software is an automated Geographic Information System (GIS)-based field work and asset management solution.

"The Baton Rouge Water Company is committed to better serving the needs of our community and we believe that Trimble Fieldport will help pave the way for increased efficiencies in our asset management and field service activities," said Patrick J. Kerr, president of the Baton Rouge Water Company.

With the implementation of Trimble Fieldport software, Baton Rouge is optimizing its processes for asset management, maintenance, repair operations, and maintenance work planning and scheduling. In addition, an enhanced management reporting functionality is expected to help the utility department improve its asset performance, reliability and ensure that the right resources are available to the field worker at the right time. With Fieldport software, Baton Rouge will work toward restructuring other critical work processes such as customer field service, GIS mapping and tracking, field inspection, inventory planning and field data collection.

Trimble's Fieldport software is currently used by electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities throughout the U.S. to serve millions of residential and commercial customers nationwide.

Trimble's Utilities Field Solutions group specializes in implementing enterprise mobile workforce, computerized maintenance management (CMM), asset management, field data collection, staking and inspection solutions for electric, gas, water, wastewater and solid waste utilities. Trimble's UtilityCenter and Fieldport enterprise solutions automate utility operations leading to increased field worker productivity, enhanced customer service and faster emergency response times. For more information about Trimble's utility enterprise solutions, visit: www.trimble.com/ufs

About Baton Rouge Water Company

The Baton Rouge Water Company serves over 155,000 commercial, industrial and residential customers by providing reliable water services, engineering, construction and maintenance. Baton Rouge, the state capital of Louisiana, has more than 225,000 residents. Nearly 700,000 people live in the greater Baton Rouge Metropolitan area. For more information, visit: http://www.batonrougewater.com

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 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,600 employees in over 18 countries.

For more information, visit Trimble's Web site at www.trimble.com.

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