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TRIMBLE WINS THREE GPS/AVL SUBSYSTEM CONTRACTS

 SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble Navigation Limited (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has been awarded three contracts for its satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS)/Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) subsystems. Purchasing the Trimble subsystems were the City of Phoenix Fire Department, Emergency Management Services (EMS) of Boston, and Shamrock Towing of Phoenix. Trimble's GPS/AVL Subsystem enables dispatches to track their fleets in real-time, greatly enhancing overall dispatch operations. The total dollar value of the three contracts is $965,000.
 The city of Phoenix has contracted Trimble to install its GPS/AVL Subsystem on Phoenix Fire Department's 150 vehicles. Under terms of the $675,000 contract, Trimble will provide GPS receivers, modems and vehicle tracking software. Helping complete the system will be Trimble partner PRC, Public Sector Inc., which will supply computer-aided dispatch (CAD) workstations, and Motorola, which will supply radios. According to Phoenix Fire Deputy Chief Steve Kreis, "The combination of Trimble's GPS/AVL and PRC's CAD workstation is going to be a winner in the '90s and beyond. These are two first-class companies with proven track records." Kreis added, "We have tested AVL component hardware for the last six months and found that Trimble's hardware served our needs better than anyone else's."
 Trimble and Boston EMS signed a $150,000 agreement. Under its terms, Trimble will provide the same dispatch-center system components contracted by Phoenix Fire, and will equip each vehicle with a Placer(TM) GPS/DR receiver and an EchoXL status display. The Placer GPS/DR incorporates dead reckoning sensors that provide vehicle location data when the GPS satellite signals are blocked by skyscrapers, tunnels and other impediments. The EchoXL will be used by the vehicle's crew to forward status information to the dispatchers.
 Under the terms of its $140,000 agreement with Shamrock Towing of Phoenix, Trimble will upgrade the towing company's LORAN-C system with the GPS/AVL Subsystem. According to Shamrock Towing CEO Hal Borhauer, the Trimble system will "improve our customer response time and increase the productivity of our operators and drivers."
 Trimble Navigation is a world leader in the emerging commercial markets for satellite-based navigation, positioning and communication data products. These products are sold in a variety of international vertical markets including land survey, seismic and hydrographic survey, GIS data capture, military, general aviation, commercial and military aviation, marine, communications, tracking and OEM. Founded in 1978 and located in Sunnyvale, Trimble has been a leader in providing GPS solutions since 1984.
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 /CONTACT: Barbara Thomas, 408-481-7808, or Suzann Manteufel, 408-481-2905, both of Trimble Navigation; or Doug Sherk or Deborah Gomez of Morgen Walke, 415-296-7383, for Trimble/
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