Trimble Introduces a New High-Accuracy Correction Service for Agriculture Powered by Trimble RTX Technology

  Trimble Introduces a New High-Accuracy Correction Service for Agriculture
                      Powered by Trimble RTX Technology

RangePoint RTX Correction Service Provides Positioning Technology via
Satellite Communications

PR Newswire

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB)
introduced today a new high-accuracy correction service available to the
agriculture market. The Trimble® RangePoint™ RTX™ correction service is an
introductory, cost-effective correction service available to farmers across
the contiguous U.S. as well as most of Canada, South America, Russia and the
Commonwealth of Independent States, Africa, Asia and Australasia. The
RangePoint RTX service is ideal for broadacre agriculture applications. For
2013, all compatible devices—the Trimble CFX-750™ display, FmX® integrated
display and the AG-372 GNSS receiver—are eligible for an introductory, free
12-month subscription to the RangePoint RTX correction service.

The new service uses satellite broadcast capabilities to deliver real time
accuracies of better than 50 centimeter (20 inch) repeatable, or a superior 15
centimeter (6 inch) pass-to-pass, and does not require the use of traditional
reference station infrastructure. Trimble RTX technology supports both GPS and
GLONASS satellite constellations, increasing accuracy and reliability for
users by leveraging the availability of multiple satellite systems. As a
result, the RangePoint RTX service can provide a more accurate, reliable
correction solution than some of the traditional Satellite Based Augmentation
Systems (SBAS), and is also available in certain geographic areas where SBAS
is not currently accessible.

"Trimble is committed to expanding the services and software applications that
we provide to the global farming community," said Mike Martinez, market
manager for Trimble's Agriculture Division. "We recently expanded the
availability of real-time, satellite-delivered corrections to most of the
world through Trimble's CenterPoint RTX correction service. Now, we are
enhancing the Trimble correction services portfolio by providing an
introductory RTX-based option for farmers looking for more accuracy at an
affordable price point. Our customers want a broad range of solutions, and
we're delivering those options."

The Trimble RangePoint RTX service is expected to be available by March 2013.
To learn more, visit: http://www.trimble.com/agcorrectionservices, or contact
a local Trimble dealer at: http://www.trimble.com/locator.

No Additional Hardware Required
Trimble RangePoint RTX real-time satellite delivered corrections can be
received directly by compatible GNSS receivers, so there are no additional
costs for mobile data plans or requirements for additional hardware such as
radios and antennas. The RangePoint RTX service is compatible with the Trimble
CFX-750 display, FmX integrated display and the AG-372 GNSS receiver.

About Trimble RTX Technology
Trimble RTX (Real Time eXtended) is a high-accuracy GNSS correction technology
delivering repeatable positions worldwide. By combining real-time data with
innovative positioning and compression algorithms, Trimble RTX technology
utilizes data from a global reference station infrastructure to compute high
accuracy positions based on satellite orbit and clock information. Trimble RTX
technology enables various solutions—including Trimble's RTX-based family of
real-time correction services as well as the post-processing variant, Trimble
Pivot™ RTX App and Trimble Pivot RTX App-PP infrastructure solutions, and
Trimble xFill™ bridging technology to "fill in" for RTK corrections in the
event of temporary radio or Internet connection outages.

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
Contact: Willa McManmon, Investor Relations, +1-408-481-7838,
willa_mcmanmon@trimble.com, or Lea Ann McNabb, Media, +1-408-481-7808,
leaann_mcnabb@trimble.com
 
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