Trimble Enhances Its Connected Farm Solution with Bundled Packages


With Bundles, Growers Can Quickly and Easily Get Started with Connected Farm and Expand as Their Farming Needs Evolve



SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its Connected Farm™ solution will be available in Free or Standard subscription bundles to suit growers with varying farm management requirements. The Connected Farm entry level bundle is an easy-to-use free entry point for growers to organize and access their precision farming data from any desktop computer or mobile device connected to the Internet. The Connected Farm Standard bundle expands upon the entry level bundle to serve as an advanced total farm solution including fleet management and utilization, crop health monitoring, precipitation monitoring and unlimited data exchange between the office and field, allowing growers to improve efficiency across multiple aspects of their operations.



The Connected Farm entry level bundle is available at no cost to growers and allows them to:



    --  View field task data such as yield maps to improve variable rate

        management of farm inputs.

    --  Track and calculate profit and loss for each field to better understand

        which fields are performing stronger than others and prioritize and / or

        modify their activities.

    --  View prescription and management zone maps from crop or irrigation

        advisors, resulting in time savings and better collaboration.

    --  Use the Connected Farm mobile apps for in-field record keeping, mapping

        and scouting to streamline data management in the field and save time.

    --  Customize a dashboard for viewing key farm information in one central

        location such as commodity markets by DTN / The Progressive Farmer,

        weather forecasts, rainfall totals and pivot irrigators, giving growers

        full visibility of their operations and enabling better decision making.



The Connected Farm Standard bundle is available as a twelve-month subscription priced as low as $3,500 for up to 2,000 acres and includes all functionality from the entry bundle, plus more advanced capabilities to:



    --  Remotely manage field activities through unlimited wireless data

        transfer between the field and office so data is received quicker for

        more informed decisions. For example, with wireless data transfer a farm

        manager can identify mistakes as they occur and remedy them before yield

        is impacted.

    --  Access fleet management for viewing fleet locations, receiving geo-fence

        and curfew alerts, viewing historical positions to enable improved fleet

        utilization and productivity.

    --  Monitor in-season crop health using calibrated PurePixel™ imagery to

        target specific locations for crop scouting. Access to crop health

        information can save time and increase efficiency by revealing the

        location of problem areas that need to be addressed.

    --  Process unlimited imagery from Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for

        Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) mapping. This enables

        greater ease-of-use by eliminating an additional complex image

        processing application and providing growers with the data in one

        central location within Connected Farm.

    --  Integrate as-applied maps, field task data and fleet telematics data

        from other industry information platforms, allowing growers to access

        all their information within one centralized location in Connected Farm.



In addition, growers who prefer to purchase Connected Farm solutions individually can still do so.



"By providing Connected Farm in bundled packages we've made it easier for growers to begin using online farm management tools and upgrade to more advanced capabilities as their needs change or as they become more familiar with those tools," said Pierre-Andre Rebeyrat, marketing director for Trimble's Agriculture Division.  "Purchasing the Connected Farm Standard package provides greater value at a lower price versus purchasing connectivity, fleet and data management features separately. We will continue to evolve our Connected Farm bundles to ensure they provide ongoing value to growers and meet their changing needs."



The Connected Farm entry level and Standard bundles are expected to be available in September of 2015. Connected Farm Free will be available by visiting: www.connectedfarm.com. Connected Farm Standard will be available through the Trimble authorized reseller channel. The Connected Farm bundles may require additional hardware purchases, data plans and service subscriptions. To learn more, contact a Trimble reseller at: http://dealerlocator.trimble.com/ or visit: www.connectedfarm.com.



About Trimble's Agriculture Division



Trimble Agriculture solutions enable customers to maximize efficiency and reduce chemical and fertilizer inputs while also protecting natural resources and the environment. Trimble's precision agriculture solutions cover all seasons, crops, terrains, and farm sizes, and its brand-agnostic strategy allows farmers to use Trimble products on most vehicles in their fleet--regardless of manufacturer. To enable better decision making, Trimble offers the Connected Farm solution which allows farmers to collect, share, and manage information across their farm in real time. To optimize use, Trimble provides water solutions for irrigation, drainage, and land leveling. Trimble's product suite includes vehicle and implement guidance and steering, as well as a portfolio of correction options that are the most versatile of their kind in the industry. Additional solutions include an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for aerial imaging and mapping; application control for seed, liquid, and granular products; a harvest solution; and farm management software.



For more information on Trimble Agriculture, visit:  www.trimble.com/agriculture.



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.



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