Satellite Receiver offers GLONASS positioning for mining uses.

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Part of Trimble Terralite(TM) XPS System, Trimble® MX100G tracks GPS and GLONASS constellations as well as Terralite ground satellites for machine control and guidance applications used in mining operations that require high-accuracy positioning. Unit is typically installed on blast hole drills, shovels, and haul trucks, and plugs into standard automation software tools used by mining industry.

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Trimble Terralite XPS System Now Includes GLONASS Positioning for Mining Operations

LAS VEGAS, -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) introduced today its Trimble(®) MX100G GNSS+XPS Receiver, an integral part of the Trimble Terralite((TM)) XPS System, which enables open pit mines to maximize operational efficiency by increasing positioning coverage in areas where satellite visibility is limited due to terrain. This unique receiver tracks GPS and now GLONASS constellations as well as Trimble's Terralite "ground satellites" for machine control and guidance applications used in mining operations that require high accuracy positioning with maximum availability.

The announcement was made today at Trimble Dimensions 2010.

The new Trimble MX100G GNSS+XPS Receiver is designed for high-precision guidance and control applications. The Trimble MX100G is typically installed on mining machinery such as blast hole drills, shovels and haul trucks. It plugs into standard automation software tools used by the mining industry and delivers high precision real time positioning information, helping ensure mines are fully utilizing their high-precision machine guidance systems to achieve the highest return on investment.

"Until now, mine operators had to choose between GNSS receivers tracking more satellites in the sky and augmented GPS + ground-based satellite systems," said Alex Cortez, business manager for Trimble Terralite Mining Solutions. "With the introduction of the new Trimble MX100G Receiver, our customers get the best of both worlds - more satellites in the sky with GPS plus GLONASS and ground-based Terralites to create a robust positioning solution for machine guidance and control applications in the most difficult open-pit mine environments."

Trimble's MX100G is available now. Contact the Trimble Terralite Mining Solutions Group at: for more information.

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.

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