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

[January 21, 2013]

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

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today a new high-accuracy correction service available to the agriculture market. The Trimble® RangePoint(TM) RTX(TM) 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(TM) 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 TechnologyTrimble 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(TM) RTX App and Trimble Pivot RTX App-PP infrastructure solutions, and Trimble xFill(TM) 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

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