Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center awards a contract to Trimble for...

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center awards a contract to Trimble for GPS receivers

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Trimble has announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR), Special Missions Branch, for the procurement of ForceTM 5 GRAM-S and Force 5 GRASM-S (SAASM-based) receivers. The military-grade Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers will be used as part of a high-precision marine survey system used by the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO).

Trimble has futher announced that the Global Positioning System Joint Program Office (GPS JPO) has granted security approval for the Company’s Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM)-based GPS receivers incorporating the U.S. Government’s Key Data Processor Operational Software Version 1.0. The operational software security approval confirms that Trimble has successfully demonstrated all of the added security features contained in the SAASM design. SAASM is the next generation of GPS security architecture that provides significant improvements in protection for authorized military users. These announcements were made at the Institute of Navigation GPS 2002 Conference.

Trimble has also launched GPRS Service in the U.S. and Canada for Mobile Resource Management. Continuing to make fleet management more cost effective for a broader range of operators, Trimble has launched GPRS service in the U.S. and Canada for its TelvisantTM Mobile Resource Management (MRM) System. With GPRS’ ‘always-on’ and high capacity service, Trimble’s Telvisant system provides large and small businesses affordable, real-time asset tracking and monitoring.

Economical service plans ranging from $19.95 to $49.95 a month up-to-the-minute position updates versus 15 minute update delays on similar competitive plans 365 day historical data availability versus only 14 days offered by competitors Vehicle path playback with 60 position updates per hour versus 4 position updates per hour on similar competitive plans Optional messaging capability for $9.95 a month versus $14.99 on similar competitive plans.