Trimble Puts GPS Mapping in Your Pocket

Innovative Compact GPS Receiver Works With Popular Handheld Computing Devices



Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Trimble

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq:   TRMB) today
 introduced a uniquely designed personal, pocket-sized Global Positioning
 System (GPS) receiver for the mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
 market. Developed to use with a number of popular handheld devices including
 pen-based or laptop computers, Pocket PCs, and Palm devices, the GPS
 Pathfinder(R) Pocket receiver is rugged, compact and lightweight, making it
 easy to carry and use, while still providing the sophisticated results
 required by GIS professionals.
     At 5 oz. and small enough to fit into your pocket, the new Pocket GPS
 receiver gives GIS professionals a personal GPS that won't restrict mobility
 or get in the way of task performance. And with -- very efficient power
 management the GPS Pathfinder Pocket receiver keeps day-to-day power-related
 costs to a minimum.
     "The GPS Pathfinder Pocket receiver answers the need in the GIS community
 for a receiver that is literally invisible to the user," said Alan Townsend,
 vice president and general manager of Trimble's Mapping and GIS Division.
 "With the power and capabilities of much larger units, the Pocket receiver
 makes field data management activities quick, easy and robust. Yet because of
 its size, it doesn't impede the operator."
     As part of Trimble's popular GPS Pathfinder product line, the GPS
 Pathfinder Pocket receiver provides a complementary product for field-based
 applications that makes it easier for the GIS professional to find the right
 solution for the task. The Pocket receiver integrates easily to popular
 handheld devices; interacting seamlessly with Trimble's TerraSync(TM) data
 maintenance software and the GPS Pathfinder(R) Tools software development kit.
 The receiver can also be used directly with other third-party application
 software, by configuring the receiver to output TSIP or NMEA message strings.
     The Pocket receiver is real-time differential ready and can be operated
 with Trimble's Beacon on a Belt (BoB(R)); it also comes with a removable
 battery that provides a full-day (>10 hours) of power and has flexible
 recharging options. The Pocket receiver can be carried in a pocket, purse or
 in an optional waist pouch uniquely designed to carry both the receiver and a
 PDA device for additional protection and convenience. The receiver's
 miniature, magnetic-based antenna can be mounted on a specially designed cap
 for ease-of-use and to provide a clear view of the sky, carried on a backpack
 or mounted directly to the roof of a vehicle.
 
     Availability
     The GPS Pathfinder Pocket receiver is available now through the Trimble's
 Mapping and GIS dealer network.
 
     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.
 
     For an interactive look at company news and products, visit Trimble's Web
 site at http://www.trimble.com .
 
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    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq:   TRMB) today
 introduced a uniquely designed personal, pocket-sized Global Positioning
 System (GPS) receiver for the mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
 market. Developed to use with a number of popular handheld devices including
 pen-based or laptop computers, Pocket PCs, and Palm devices, the GPS
 Pathfinder(R) Pocket receiver is rugged, compact and lightweight, making it
 easy to carry and use, while still providing the sophisticated results
 required by GIS professionals.
     At 5 oz. and small enough to fit into your pocket, the new Pocket GPS
 receiver gives GIS professionals a personal GPS that won't restrict mobility
 or get in the way of task performance. And with -- very efficient power
 management the GPS Pathfinder Pocket receiver keeps day-to-day power-related
 costs to a minimum.
     "The GPS Pathfinder Pocket receiver answers the need in the GIS community
 for a receiver that is literally invisible to the user," said Alan Townsend,
 vice president and general manager of Trimble's Mapping and GIS Division.
 "With the power and capabilities of much larger units, the Pocket receiver
 makes field data management activities quick, easy and robust. Yet because of
 its size, it doesn't impede the operator."
     As part of Trimble's popular GPS Pathfinder product line, the GPS
 Pathfinder Pocket receiver provides a complementary product for field-based
 applications that makes it easier for the GIS professional to find the right
 solution for the task. The Pocket receiver integrates easily to popular
 handheld devices; interacting seamlessly with Trimble's TerraSync(TM) data
 maintenance software and the GPS Pathfinder(R) Tools software development kit.
 The receiver can also be used directly with other third-party application
 software, by configuring the receiver to output TSIP or NMEA message strings.
     The Pocket receiver is real-time differential ready and can be operated
 with Trimble's Beacon on a Belt (BoB(R)); it also comes with a removable
 battery that provides a full-day (>10 hours) of power and has flexible
 recharging options. The Pocket receiver can be carried in a pocket, purse or
 in an optional waist pouch uniquely designed to carry both the receiver and a
 PDA device for additional protection and convenience. The receiver's
 miniature, magnetic-based antenna can be mounted on a specially designed cap
 for ease-of-use and to provide a clear view of the sky, carried on a backpack
 or mounted directly to the roof of a vehicle.
 
     Availability
     The GPS Pathfinder Pocket receiver is available now through the Trimble's
 Mapping and GIS dealer network.
 
     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.
 
     For an interactive look at company news and products, visit Trimble's Web
 site at http://www.trimble.com .
 
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