British Gas Selects Trimble to Deploy GeoManager and Vehicle Diagnostics Solution Across Its Mobile Workforce of More Than 8,000 Engineers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that British Gas, one of the world's leading energy companies, will be implementing Trimble's GeoManager(TM) solution across its fleet of over 8,000 mobile field engineers. British Gas, a current Taskforce(TM) customer, will be deploying GeoManager to realize the full benefits of integrated vehicle tracking and automated scheduling to improve operations.

As part of the multi-year contract, British Gas will be deploying the new Trimble TVG-660 in-vehicle device that combines Global Positioning System (GPS) and vehicle diagnostic capabilities. The benefits of the solution include accurate fuel consumption reporting and information on vehicle condition and performance.

"British Gas is a leading, customer-focused company so we are very pleased to be broadening our relationship to support them in keeping their service-delivery promise to customers," said Andrew Yeoman, managing director of Trimble's MRM, EMEA. "In addition, using GeoManager with vehicle diagnostics will provide British Gas a platform to deliver the best value to their customers, shareholders and the environment through reduced operational costs, lower fuel consumption and an improved carbon footprint."

Trimble Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solutions are designed to automate the management of mobile resources and to optimize the service delivery process for customers across a variety of industries. Trimble delivers MRM solutions on a global basis to vertical markets which include: telco, construction supply, field service, and transportation & distribution. Trimble MRM solutions are designed to provide a secure, scalable, upgradeable, enterprise-class platform, and are offered in on-demand software delivery, on-premise or hybrid environments that can seamlessly connect mobile workers in the field to real-time data. More information about Trimble MRM solutions can be found at:

About British Gas

British Gas is a part of Centrica, a top 30 FTSE100 company, with growing energy businesses in the UK and North America. British Gas provides gas, electricity and home repair services to millions of customers in Scotland, Wales and England and is the UK's leading energy and home services provider.

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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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