Keynote Speakers Set for Trimble International User Conference

Trimble Dimensions 2007 - Transform Your Business with the Connected Site

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the keynote speakers for its International User Conference -- Trimble Dimensions 2007. The conference, which will be held November 5-7 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, focuses on applying technology to the needs faced daily by surveying, construction, engineering, mapping and geospatial professionals.

Transforming Your Business with the Connected Site. Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble, will discuss how integrating processes and leveraging a connected site allows engineers, surveyors and construction industry professionals to identify new growth opportunities, find ways to save money and gain a competitive edge to transform their business operations.

Achieving Extraordinary Goals Through Preparation and Perseverance. People are inspired by great adventure. And the name Hillary is synonymous with adventure. Peter Hillary, explorer and author, takes his audience on a journey to experience his many extraordinary expeditions from summiting Mt. Everest and traversing Antarctica to feeding a pod of sharks and descending the vertical rock face of K2 during a storm. Hillary will talk about developing skills that are valuable in any field; seeing excitement in uncertainty; balancing risk with caution; and achieving goals through preparation and perseverance.

TECHNOTRENDS: Using Technology to Accelerate Growth. Daniel Burrus, founder and CEO of Burrus Research Associates and author of the international best seller Technotrends(R), will offer insights into understanding the new challenges and opportunities that will result from unprecedented changes are essential if we want to accelerate growth. In this eye-opening presentation, Burrus takes you to the next level by sharing valuable insights into the opportunities yet to come and preparing you to capitalize on the next wave of technological change.

Deep Sea Exploration and a Look into the Future. Dr. Robert Ballard, legendary explorer and discoverer of wreck of the Titanic, speaks about how his concepts turned into reality through strategic planning, anticipating risks and overcoming obstacles. These are brought to life with the incredible story of the discovery of the Titanic, the advanced technology that was used for this world famous expedition, and what is ahead for the future in deep sea exploration.

The theme of Trimble Dimensions 2007 -- Transform Your Business with the Connected Site -- provides insight into how surveying, engineering, construction, mapping and geospatial professionals can apply process integration, positioning and communication technologies to transform business operations. Building a connected site allows businesses to incorporate seamless workflows to reduce rework and maximize productivity. With more than 200 sessions across multiple specialty tracks, the conference will focus on increasing productivity in the field and in the office.

    Attendees of Trimble Dimensions 2007 will:

    -- Hear from industry visionaries who will discuss today's hottest issues
       and market trends
    -- Participate in hands-on introductory and advanced product training
    -- Attend technical breakout sessions on applying technology to real world
       problems to help organizations grow their business and maximize return
       on investment (ROI)
    -- Hear from Trimble users focusing on the practical use of technology in
       surveying, aerial mapping, civil engineering, highway and heavy
       construction, site preparation, and construction vehicle fleet
       management, as well as other emerging applications
    -- Network with worldwide peers to share best practices

The conference will also include a Partners Pavilion that will showcase the complete suite of Trimble construction, survey, engineering, aerial and mobile mapping, GIS and infrastructure solutions, including products from Tripod Data Systems (TDS), Applanix, Pacific Crest, Apache, Quantm, XYZ Solutions, Meridian Systems and INPHO. Highlighted solutions and technologies include GPS; total stations; field computing and data collection; 3D scanning; pre-design construction planning; 3D visualization; construction project management; aerial mapping; wireless communications; data transfer; and field and office software applications. Other technology providers who are Trimble partners will also participate in the conference to extend the conference's range of products and applications.

To find out more about Dimensions 2007 speakers, sessions and see other details about the conference agenda, visit

About Trimble's Engineering and Construction Segment

Trimble, a world leader in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that change the way construction work is done. Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of surveying, construction and infrastructure. From concept to completion, Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and improve productivity.

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 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,400 employees in over 18 countries.

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