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January 30th, 2009
Trimble Introduces Trimble Access Software Offering Surveyors Unsurpassed Flexibility

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PR – Trimble introduced Trimble(R) Access(TM) software-a new field and
office solution for surveyors that expedites data collection, processing,
analysis, and project information delivery through improved workflows,
collaboration and control, which is enabled by constant wireless connectivity*
between the project team members.

The complete solution speeds both typical and specialized surveying tasks,
and enables easy, fast and secure two-way information sharing between the
field survey crew and the office. Surveys can be completed faster with less
time spent traveling back and forth to the office. Management and field crews
can closely collaborate by viewing the same information in near real-time.
With Trimble Access, productivity and efficiency can be significantly improved
on projects.

"Minimizing rework and improving productivity is the basis for Trimble’s
ongoing focus on Connected Site solutions. The principles of connectivity and
total workflow integration provide surveyors with the day-to-day flexibility
to adapt to a variety of situations in the field and office-in near real
time," said Chris Gibson, general manager of Trimble’s Survey Division. "We
are passing a new milestone today with the introduction of Trimble Access. The
ability to seamlessly share survey information between the field and office
while streamlining survey operations in the field, make Trimble Access the
ideal tool to take organizations to the next level of productivity and help
keep project costs on target and under budget."

The four components of the Trimble Access solution include : Trimble Access
services, base software for typical survey applications, specialized
application modules, and the Trimble Connected Community.

Send Data Back and Forth, Not People

Trimble Access brings the field and office closer together by enabling
data sharing and collaboration in a secure environment wirelessly connected
through the Internet. The Trimble AccessSync(TM) capability automatically and
transparently synchronizes field and office files, without delaying or
disrupting standard computing processes. This capability is integrated into
the complete workflow and reduces manual e-mail setup; slow, problematic
uploads to FTP sites; and error-prone dictation over the phone.

The ability to easily and securely move and share information reduces or
eliminates downtime driving back to the office. Any changes made to the files
in the field are automatically updated by Trimble Access software. For changes
made in the office, a project manager can easily post new instructions and new
files for the field crew to access. If a question arises on-site, digital
images can be sent to the office to enable the office staff to "see" the true
situation and confer with the survey crew to arrive at a solution. In
addition, field data can be sent to the office to begin immediate quality
assurance. The office staff can start processing in parallel, identify
potential mistakes or provide expert problem resolution while the crew is
still on site. The job can be finished faster keeping project costs on target.

Streamlined Workflows for Typical and Specialized Surveying

For typical survey tasks such as topographic, staking or control, Trimble
Access offers general survey tools that enable surveyors to work through an
interface familiar to users of Trimble Survey Controller(TM) software.

In addition, Trimble Access provides streamlined workflows for specialized
applications such as tunnel and road surveys. These add-on modules organize
tasks in a logical, application-focused, step-by-step approach. This enables
survey crews to obtain rapid results by eliminating unnecessary steps in the
process. These streamlined workflows minimize the learning curve, allowing
users to be productive in the field almost immediately. The surveyors can
focus on the deliverables they are creating, not on the software commands for
each task along the way.

Trimble Connected Community

The Trimble Connected Community provides the backbone infrastructure,
enabling all parties working on a project to share a wide range of information
immediately throughout the project life cycle. Head-office management, site-
office teams and field crews can securely share information and collaborate on
all appropriate aspects of the project through the Trimble Connected Community
portal. This on-line service integrates today’s advanced information
technologies (IT) to address the customers’ most fundamental IT
infrastructure, collaboration, and data management needs. All of this
collaboration and connectivity is provided in a secure, hosted environment
without extensive IT investments.

By connecting the field crew to the Trimble Connected Community, Trimble
Access can provide significant improvements to surveying workflows in the
field and office throughout all phases of the surveying project life-cycle
from data collection to final deliverables. Trimble Access sets a new standard
for productivity and connectivity in the survey world.


Trimble Access software, including a variety of modules and subscription
services, is expected to be available in March of 2009. For more information:
visit for details.

*Connectivity in the field may vary depending on mobile phone and data
provider’s coverage.

About the Trimble Connected Site

Trimble Access is an integral part of the complete surveying workflow and
essential field infrastructure for Trimble’s Connected Site(TM) survey
solutions. The Connected Site for surveyors creates seamless working
relationships among Trimble products, technologies and services through
support, infrastructure and partnerships. Through the Connected Site, Trimble
is focused on providing solutions that address our customer’s full work
process. By carefully combining technology innovation with a deep
understanding of the users’ workflows, data integration and maintenance across
the lifecycle of the project, Trimble helps surveyors reach new levels of
productivity for their business.

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