Trimble Rolls Out Two New Multi-Purpose Construction Lasers

2/19/2004 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced two new grade laser transmitter products—the GL742 and GL762. The products extend the capabilities of the Spectra Precision® Laser GL700 series from Trimble for grade control and general construction applications.

The announcement was made at the World of Concrete 2004 show, the industry's largest annual commercial construction show.

The Spectra Precision Laser GL742 is positioned as Trimble's premier grade laser transmitter for multi-purpose machine control and general construction applications. Offering 2-way remote, plus a Y axis grade range of 0 to 110%, the GL742 is designed to provide the advantage of highly accurate steep-slope grading, such as sea or retaining walls, dam embankments, environmental or waste dump sites, parking garages and other extreme slope settings.

The Spectra Precision Laser GL762 from Trimble has also been introduced to add a high accuracy model to the GL700 Series. The GL762 is engineered for sites that need high accuracy and precision over longer distance ranges. Typical applications include airport paving, longer-range roads and large concrete construction sites. The product also is expected to be of interest to specialty contractors working on golf courses, racetracks, playing fields, parking lots, gas stations, landscaping, animal husbandry and large public works projects.

The GL742 and GL762 share a few advanced features

Trimble's new GL742 and GL762 grade lasers are available now through Trimble's Geomatics and Engineering dealer network.

About Trimble's Geomatics and Engineering Business
Trimble, a world leader in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that will change the way construction work is done. The Geomatics and Engineering Business of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of surveying, construction and infrastructure. From concept to completion, Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and improve productivity.

About Trimble
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.

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