Trimble Expands the Reach of its VRS Now Service to Include the Czech Republic and the State of Mississippi

VRS Now H-Star Service Also Launched for High-Accuracy Mapping Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the launch of Trimble(R) VRS Now(TM) service in the Czech Republic as well as in the state of Mississippi. The commercial service provides surveyors, civil engineers and geospatial professionals with instant access to real-time kinematic (RTK) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) corrections without the need for a base station.

Expanding to these geographies continues Trimble's focus on simplifying access to high-precision GNSS corrections around the world. Similar services are operating in Europe across Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Spain as well as Colorado, Florida, Illinois and Iowa in the U.S. The service has been developed for easy use and for a wide range of user applications.

The Trimble service delivers centimeter-level RTK positioning for each GNSS receiver's location anywhere in the network. The Trimble VRS Now service supplies fast and accurate GNSS positioning for a variety of applications including surveying, urban planning, urban and rural construction, resource and territory management, agriculture, disaster prevention and mitigation, and scientific research.

Trimble VRS Now provides service to subscribers utilizing a network of reference stations, which cover an area of approximately 79,000 square kilometers (30,000 square miles) across the country of the Czech Republic and 48,000 square miles (125,000 square kilometers) across the state of Mississippi. Users connect into the system using a wireless connection; the software acknowledges the users' field positions and provides a stream of correction data that enable centimeter accuracy throughout the network.

Trimble VRS Now represents a major advance in precision positioning productivity. No longer dependant on a field base station, precision GNSS applications can be up and running in minutes. And without the need for base station hardware, the user's GNSS receivers can now work independently as rovers -- saving time and money.

A subscription to Trimble VRS Now, a GNSS rover and mobile phone connection is all a user needs to begin surveying or collecting data. Surveyors and other users can switch on their receivers and real-time corrections will be available in seconds. In most cases, no further GNSS investment is necessary. Trimble VRS Now works with many GNSS survey instruments from a variety of manufacturers.

For more information on the Trimble VRS Now service and how to subscribe visit: www.trimble.com/VRSNow.shtml

Launched in conjunction with the Trimble VRS Now service, the Trimble VRS Now H-Star(TM) service is also available in the Czech Republic and Mississippi. H-Star technology leverages advanced GPS receivers, sophisticated field logging software, and reference stations from the Trimble VRS Now network. A subscription to the Trimble VRS Now H-Star service, a Trimble H-Star compatible GPS receiver and a mobile phone connection give mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals the ability to obtain real-time, subfoot to decimeter accuracy consistently in the field.

For more information on the Trimble VRS Now H-Star service and how to subscribe visit: http://www.trimble.com/mgis_vrsnow_h-star.shtml

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: www.trimble.com

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SOURCE Trimble

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