Trimble Collaborates with ng Connect on the Connected Service Vehicle Demo

  Trimble Collaborates with ng Connect on the Connected Service Vehicle Demo

ThingMagic RFID Technology Featured in ng Connect Showcase at CES in Las Vegas
January 8-11

PR Newswire

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB)
announced today that its ThingMagic® Mercury6 (M6) RFID Reader will be part of
the ng Connect Program's Connected Service Vehicle, which showcases a full
suite of cloud-based services designed to deliver office productivity to
vehicle-based workers. In this concept vehicle, the ThingMagic reader will be
used to support work order based inventory management and tool tracking
applications to illustrate aspects of a typical service visit.

The ng Connect Program, founded by Alcatel-Lucent (EURONEXT and NYSE: ALU), is
a multi-industry ecosystem dedicated to the creation of the new generation
connected user experience. ng Connect is comprised of more than 190
Contributing and Associate member companies including leading network,
consumer electronics, application and content providers.Twelve proof of
concept demos will be featured this year in the Alcatel-Lucent CES booth.

As a collaborating member of the ng Connect program, Trimble is providing the
development platform for in-vehicle RFID solutions and sensor technology for
high-volume commercial, industrial and enterprise applications. Achievements
in the automotive market include receiving the Ford World Excellence Award for
contributions to a first-to-market RFID-enabled solution designed to help
contractors track and manage their tools.

"We're honored to join the ecosystem of innovative, market-shaping companies
in the ng Connect program," said Bernd Schoner, vice president of business
development at Trimble's ThingMagic Division. "Using the vehicle as the basic
point of data capture can enhance productivity. Uploading asset information
from the vehicle to a central data aggregation layer for anywhere, anytime
consumption by a variety of applications is the future."

The new connected user experience will be unveiled at the 2013 Consumer
Electronics Show, January 8-11, in Las Vegas in the Alcatel-Lucent Booth

About The ng Connect Program

The ng Connect Program is dedicated to the creation of the new generation
connected user experience. With its dynamic multi-industry membership,
Alcatel-Lucent's Gravity Centers and Global Customer Innovation Program, the
organization drives relevance and new business models through
innovation.Founded by Alcatel-Lucent, ng Connect is comprised of more than
190 members including leading network, consumer electronics, application and
content providers.For a full list of members please visit: and for more information on the ng
Connect Program, visit: Twitter at:

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:

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.

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SOURCE Trimble

Contact: Bill McLaughlin, Lois Paul & Partners for ThingMagic,
+1-617-986-5753,; or Lea Ann McNabb, Trimble,
+1-408-481-7808,; or Willa McManmon,
+1-408-481-7838,; or Alcatel-Lucent, Denise
Panyik-Dale, +1-908-582-4897,
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