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Trimble Introduces New 220 Channel GNSS Receiver Module for Precise Positioning OEM Applications

Compact, Low-Power GNSS Receiver Speeds Development of Advanced Positioning Applications

SAVANNAH, Georgia, Sept. 23, 2009 - Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the new Trimble® BD970, a Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver for high-precision and control application. Capable of receiving a wide range of commercially available satellite signals, the BD970 receiver is designed to allow OEMs and system integrators to easily add centimeter-level positioning to specialized or custom hardware solutions.

The announcement was made today at the ION GNSS 2009 Conference.

"The OEM and system integrator communities demand the highest performance, reliability and support for their positioning solutions," said Dale Hermann, director of marketing and sales. "The Trimble BD970 delivers proven GNSS technology in an easy-to-integrate form factor for demanding applications such as port automation and unmanned vehicles. "

The Trimble BD970 GNSS receiver module is a 220 channel, multi-frequency GNSS receiver in a compact form factor. It supports a wide range of satellite signals, including GPS L1/L2/L5 and GLONASS L1/L2 signals. In addition, Trimble is committed to providing Galileo-compatible products in advance of Galileo system availability. In support of this plan, the Trimble BD970 GNSS receiver is capable of tracking the experimental Galileo GIOVE-A and GIOVE-B test satellites for signal evaluation and test purposes.

The new embedded solution capitalizes on the latest Trimble-precise positioning technologies with centimeter-level accuracy. It was designed for easy integration and rugged dependability. Flexible connectivity options – Ethernet, RS232, USB or CAN – allow fast data transfer and easy configuration via standard Web browsers. The BD970 provides on-board multipath migration, proven low-elevation tracking technology and faster RTK initialization.

The Trimble BD970 GNSS receiver module is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2009. The GNSS receiver will be managed and distributed worldwide through Pacific Crest, a Trimble Company, through its GNSS OEM Business Unit.

About Trimble
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and governments 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, inertial 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 Trimble’s Web site at

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