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Trimble Introduces New Pacific Crest Bluetooth-Enabled Data Link for Field Communications

High-Speed, Wireless Data Link Provides Precise Positioning and Maximizes Productivity

SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 11, 2014–Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today the new Pacific Crest® XDL Rover 2, an advanced, high-speed, wireless data link built to withstand the rigors of GNSS/RTK surveying and precise positioning. The XDL Rover 2 is equipped with Bluetooth® wireless communication for ease in configuration and operation. It can be quickly configured with an Android device in the field and UHF data can be transmitted via Bluetooth to a paired host device for operational efficiency.
The XDL Rover 2 is a lightweight, ruggedized UHF receiver designed for digital radio communications between 403 and 473 MHz in either 12.5 or 25 kHz channels. It is designed for high performance over the entire band. The XDL Rover 2 is pocket sized and provides for cableless operations. It features an internal, rechargeable battery for ease of use and portability that allows long operational hours.

“The XDL Rover 2 is an ideal, high-speed radio receiver for field operations that require a one-way communications link,” said Jess Cobb, business area director for Trimble’s Radio Communications Group. “Its interoperability with existing equipment and greater functionality allow customers to rapidly deploy the XDL Rover 2 for maximum productivity.”

This sophisticated radio leverages the latest generation XDL modem technology while remaining backward compatible with existing Pacific Crest and other products. By deploying the technology, users can instantly communicate with GNSS precise positioning receivers that share the same protocols throughout the world.

The XDL Rover 2 joins the line of XDL products that includes the XDL Micro, a transceiver OEM module. The XDL Micro is a 0.5-2.0 Watt UHF transceiver designed for integration into products that require either a one- or two-way radio communication link. The XDL radio line is based upon the successful Pacific Crest ADL products.

The new XDL Rover 2 is available now through Trimble’s Pacific Crest international dealer network.

About the Pacific Crest Brand
Pacific Crest is a leading brand of wireless data communication solutions designed for positioning and remote sensing applications. The combination of world class communication and GNSS technology with Pacific Crest’s reputation for customized solutions, results in an unrivaled offering in the marketplace. The Pacific Crest brand provides a total customer solution that reduces the size, cost, and complexity of critical data communications and positioning systems. For more information, visit

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:

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