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Machine Control supports variety of piling machines.

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July 29, 2014 - Consisting of dedicated, land-based 3D machine control, Trimble® DPS900 Piling System allows piling contractors to maximize operational efficiency and minimize costs for building structural foundations, retaining walls, coffer dams, and solar/wind farm installations. Built-in, automated quality assurance and quality control reporting includes capture of start and end positions, time and elevation as well as actual embedment depth, blow count reporting, and inclination and orientation control.

Trimble Navigation Limited

935 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale, CA, 94085-3913, USA

Original Press Release

Trimble Announces Land-based 3D Piling Application for Mixed Fleets

Press release date: July 23, 2014

Piling Contractors Can Now Realize Increased Productivity with Trimble 3D Machine Control

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today the Trimble(®) DPS900 Piling System, a dedicated, land-based 3D machine control system for a variety of piling machine makes and models. The accuracy of the system allows piling contractors to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs for building structural foundations, retaining walls, coffer dams, and solar or wind farm installations.

"The DPS900 Piling System can transform the way piling contractors work," said Alan Sharp, business area director for Trimble Heavy Civil Construction. "Without DPS900, the process is manual and often error prone. With the DPS900 system, contractors can take advantage of accurate positioning and automated reporting to ensure machines are being utilized efficiently."  

Safety, Quality and Control
The DPS900 Piling System reduces surveying costs associated with staking and as built checks. In addition, the system can increase on-site safety by reducing the number of people around machines, pilings and foundations. Accurate positioning in DPS900 can ensure navigation time between piles is reduced, resulting in increased piling time to maximize production and revenue per day.

Built-in, automated quality assurance and quality control reporting includes capture of start and end positions, time and elevation as well as actual embedment depth, blow count reporting, and inclination and orientation control. In addition, unique system logins allow managers to filter reports by operator for better accountability, production optimization and forecasting.

A Total Solution
Business Center - HCE office software by Trimble is used to create pile plans in the office, and allows for integration with data prep, estimating and reporting functions. Piling machines can be connected to the office using Trimble Connected Site(®) solutions for wireless data transfer and GNSS corrections. In addition, machines can be tracked and monitored using VisionLink(®) for location, hours and utilization information.

Support
The DPS900 Piling System is supported and serviced by a local SITECH(®) technology dealer. Their expertise with Trimble 3D machine control systems allows piling contractors to make a smooth transition to machine control workflows so downtime is minimized.

Availability
The new Trimble DPS900 Piling System is available now in Australia, Europe, North America, Chile and South Africa through Trimble's SITECH Technology Dealer Channel.

About Trimble's Heavy Civil Construction Division
Trimble's Heavy Civil Construction Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the heavy and highway contractor. Trimble's solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Positioning System (GPS), construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet and application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site strategy, these solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project--delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.

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.

CONTACT:
Lea Ann McNabb
Media
+1-408-481-7808
leaann_mcnabb@trimble.com

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