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September 15, 2015
Trimble Transforms Satellite Data into Intelligence with its New Remote Sensing Suite

STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 15, 2015 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today a new software solution, the Trimble® Remote Sensing Suite. The new software suite enables geospatial professionals to efficiently extract high-quality information from satellite imagery for environmental, urban planning, agriculture, oil and gas, mining and engineering applications. The Remote Sensing Suite is a powerful combination of Inpho® SATMaster module for satellite imagery processing and eCognition® software for object-based feature extraction.

The announcement was made today at INTERGEO 2015, the world's largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.

"Quickly extracting relevant and accurate information from large satellite data sets can transform work processes for better decision making," said Alain Samaha, business area director of GIS and Software for Trimble's Geospatial Division. "Our new remote sensing package combines highly accurate image processing with leading satellite image analysis capabilities to create an end-to-end data to intelligence solution."

Satellite Imaging Software Suite Optimizes Big Data Analysis

Trimble's Remote Sensing Suite combines the capabilities of the new Inpho SATMaster module and eCognition software. SATMaster streamlines the workflow to process satellite-based imagery and deliver high-quality results. Through satellite triangulation, geospatial professionals can generate digital surface and terrain models from overlapping satellite scenes, providing a rich model of the real world. These models can be used to quickly generate terrain-corrected orthophotos and continuous, seamless mosaics over large project areas. The models and imagery can be easily combined within eCognition software for the automated extraction of GIS-ready layers using powerful object-based image analysis. Professionals can create high-quality, valuable information in a streamlined workflow - saving time and operation costs.

Enhanced Information Extraction with Change Detection

To enhance decision making, eCognition Essentials software now supports time-based analysis for imagery and GIS data. The new capabilities allow remote sensing and GIS professionals to determine imagery changes over time or relative to GIS layers, supporting applications such as vegetation change, deforestation or urban planning. Users can efficiently produce change information to export directly as a raster or as a new GIS layer.

Customizable for Various Applications

To maximize flexibility, the new software suite is available in different configurations to fit application and professional needs. For applications such as environmental mapping and monitoring landscape changes, the base suite provides a streamlined, easy-to-use workflow to efficiently analyze satellite images and extract spatial data. For more advanced applications, such as monitoring planning permits and vegetative clearances, geospatial professionals can leverage the full capabilities of eCognition software, which enables sophisticated image analysis and updating of GIS layers.

With satellite imagery becoming an important component of a geospatial professionals' workflow, Trimble is taking another step to combine and enhance its existing portfolio to allow customers to be even more productive and efficient.

To learn more about Trimble's new remote sensing solutions, visit: http://infogeospatial.trimble.com/Remote_Sensing_Suite.html.

Availability

The Trimble Remote Sensing Suite is available now through Trimble's Geospatial Distribution Channel.

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