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Feb 17, 2004

Trimble Introduces Tough Laser Level for Construction and Concrete Jobsites

Trimble Introduces Tough Laser Level for Construction and Concrete Jobsites

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 17, 2004 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the Spectra PrecisionĀ® Laser LL300 laser level, a rugged laser designed to handle a wide range of general and concrete construction applications. In rain, snow or extreme heat, the LL300 delivers consistently reliable and accurate performance, enabling users to dramatically increase productivity.

The announcement was made today at the World of Concrete, the industry's largest annual commercial construction show.

The self-leveling LL300 is a contractor-grade laser rugged enough for any general contractor to use, even in the harshest job site conditions. With its tough composite material housing, it is capable of surviving a drop of up to 1.0 meters (3 feet) to a hard surface, giving it unmatched durability.

The LL300 is ideal for a variety of general construction and concrete applications, including elevation control across the jobsite, excavations, basic slopes, leveling forms and footers, concrete pours, and 4-foot/1-meter marks.

In addition to robustness and dependability, the LL300 is easy to use. "Since the LL300 levels itself when turned on, set up is simple with fewer controls," said Pat Bohle, division vice president for Trimble's Construction Instruments Business. "We understand that construction and concrete contractors are looking for products that are durable and reliable, day in and day out, the LL300 is the perfect choice for meeting those needs."

Users of the LL300 can customize the laser to their specific needs by choosing between the Spectra Precision Laser HR300 receiver and the Spectra Precision Laser CR600 receiver. The HR300 can be used either as a handheld or rod-mounted unit and is especially suitable for basic elevation control applications. The CR600 is ideal for longer range leveling and basic machine control applications, with its ability to be used as a handheld, rod-mounted or machine-mounted unit.

The new Spectra Precision Laser LL300 laser level will be available late March 2004 through Trimble's Construction Instruments dealer network.

About Trimble's Construction Instruments Business

Trimble, a world leader in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that will change the way construction work is done. The Construction Instruments Business of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions for general, interior and underground contractors. From concept to completion, Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and 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, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Media Contact: Shelly McBrayer of Trimble: 937-245-5376
Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808