Trimble Announces New RFID Accessory for Nomad Handheld

           Trimble Announces New RFID Accessory for Nomad Handheld

PR Newswire

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 26, 2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB)
announced today a new UHF RFID Reader accessory for its Nomad® rugged handheld
computer.

The Trimble ThingMagic® Reader supports reading and writing of EPC Global Gen2
tags which are commonly used for asset and inventory management. The UHF RFID
Reader accessory is designed to withstand drops, vibration, humidity, extreme
temperatures and immersion, making it ideal for challenging environments.

"The Nomad has been a very successful rugged mobile platform, supplying field
workers with a robust tool for data capture and navigation," said Jim Sheldon,
general manager of Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions Division. "The RFID
Reader further extends the Nomad's capabilities and offers enterprise
management more options in its use."

"Similar to the widespread integration of GPS into today's positioning
solutions, we believe RFID is a natural complement to many asset management
applications and Trimble solutions," said Tom Grant, general manager of
Trimble's ThingMagic Division. "Integrating high-performance RFID technology
into high-value products like the Nomad delivers a strong platform for next
generation productivity applications."

The UHF RFID Reader is available in two variations: one for use in Europe, and
the other for use in the U.S., Canada and most of South America. The Reader is
based on the best-in-class ThingMagic M5e Compact UHF RFID module, and
includes device drivers and a Software Development Kit to enable systems
integrators to add RFID capabilities to their mobile applications.

About Trimble's Nomad Handheld Computer

The Trimble Nomad handheld computer offers capabilities necessary for mobile
workers, including barcode scanning, integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless
connectivity, GPS receiver, 5 MP camera with geo-tagging and cellular WWAN.
The Nomad handheld is used worldwide, with 10 different languages supported on
its Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system. Its ruggedness and durability have
made it the handheld computer of choice for users with both physically and
technically demanding tasks.

About Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions Division

Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions Division offers innovative products that
enable mobile workers to be more efficient in extreme outdoor and industrial
environments. The Nomad, Recon^®, Ranger^™, and Yuma^® outdoor rugged handheld
computers help users collect accurate field data and work more productively in
any outdoor or service-related application. Trimble's handheld computers meet
MIL-STD-810F military specifications for drops, vibration, immersion and
temperature extremes, and with IP67 and IP68 ratings, are sealed against water
and dust.

To learn more, visit: www.trimble.com/rugged.

About Trimble's ThingMagic Division

Trimble's ThingMagic Division is a leading provider of UHF RFID reader
engines, development platforms and design services for a wide range of
applications. ThingMagic develops products for demanding, high-volume
applications and provides consulting and design services to create solutions
for challenging applications. ThingMagic's customers include some of the
world's largest industrial automation firms, manufacturers, automotive
companies, retailers, and consumer companies. Located in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, the ThingMagic business was founded in 2000 by a group of
visionary PhD graduates from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media
Lab. ThingMagic is "The Engine in RFID™".

For more information, visit: www.thingmagic.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, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.

GTRMB

SOURCE Trimble

Website: http://www.trimble.com
Website: http://www.thingmagic.com
Contact: Willa McManmon, Investors, +1-408-481-7838,
willa_mcmanmon@trimble.com, Lea Ann McNabb, Media, +1-408-481-7808,
leaann_mcnabb@trimble.com
 
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