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Trimble Introduces New Laser Distance Measuring Tools for Construction

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced the Spectra Precision® QM55 and QM95 Quick Measure distance meters. These handheld laser distance meters can be used in a wide variety of applications and are designed to give contractors a one-person distance measuring tool that is easy-to-use, can be carried in a pocket and withstands the rigors of the construction jobsite. The QM55 and QM95 join the existing portfolio of Quick Measure distance measurement tools.

The announcement was made at the STAFDA (Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association) Annual Convention and Trade Show.

The Spectra Precision QM55 Quick Measure includes a complete set of functions for construction including area, volume, continuous measure, indirect (Pythagorean) measure and stake out. Measurements can also be quickly added and subtracted. Multiple units of measure are selectable and include metric, feet, or inches. The QM55 is designed for indoor use with a range of 50 meters (165 feet) and an accuracy of ±1.5 mm (±1/16 inch).

The Spectra Precision QM95 Quick Measure provides the versatility of indoor and outdoor use. An extra-large LCD screen displays measurement information and has an illuminated display for easy reading in low light and bright light conditions. The QM95 has the longest range of the QM portfolio of products with a measurement distance up to 200 meters (650 feet). It is also a very precise distance meter with accuracy of ±1.0 mm (±1/24 inch).

The Quick Measure housings are specifically designed with special engineered plastics, rubber overmold and electronics isolation for drop protection—up to 1.5 meters (5 feet)—to withstand the typical abuse found on commercial and residential jobsites. The compact size of the Quick Measures makes them easy to store and transport in a pocket.

The QM55 Quick Measure is available now through the Spectra Precision Dealer Network. The QM95 Quick Measure is expected to be available November.

About Trimble's Construction Tools Business

Trimble's Construction Tools Business supplies precision tools and solutions to the construction and surveying markets to enhance productivity. Solutions incorporating laser and optical instruments target general contractors and specialty contractors serving large and small commercial job sites as well as residential builders and remodelers. In addition, a full line of accessories are available to meet the needs of the surveying, engineering and construction markets.

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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