NAVTEQ, Trimble Take Their Relationship Global

By PRESS RELEASE — July 21, 2009

CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions, announced that Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB), a leading provider of positioning solutions in the construction, agriculture, field service and fleet management markets, has expanded its agreement with NAVTEQ for Mobile Resource Management (MRM) applications.

Under the agreement, Trimble now has access to all 77 countries in the NAVTEQ map database for use with its GeoManager, TrimWeb and TrimView solutions.  This multi-year agreement also gives Trimble the rights to utilize NAVTEQ's Entry Maps, which provide additional basic geographic coverage for the rest of the world. Together, the solutions provide a global map experience.  Finally, Trimble will continue to license NAVTEQ Transport -- with coverage in 20 countries worldwide -- and NAVTEQ Traffic content for its MRM solutions. 

"Trimble is continuously looking to integrate the latest data and cutting-edge content so we can develop the information-rich solutions that enable our customers to achieve higher levels of efficiency," said Eric White, vice president of product management for Trimble's MRM Division.  "NAVTEQ solutions help us accomplish this goal by delivering an enhanced experience to our customers."

Trimble's multi-year agreement with NAVTEQ goes beyond map coverage to include advanced NAVTEQ content such as NAVTEQ Transport which contains a growing number of attributes which target the specific needs of the transport industry enabling sophisticated truck navigation, as well as routing and dispatch optimization.  Additionally, Trimble will have access to NAVTEQ Traffic, a unique data gathering, aggregated and quality-tested, comprehensive solution that links up-to-the minute traffic information to map data and enables wireless transmission directly to vehicle on-board navigation systems, portable navigation devices and cell phones. 

NAVTEQ Traffic delivers detailed information about road construction, the speed that traffic is moving and incidents such as accidents allowing navigation devices and drivers to make smart routing and re-routing decisions. NAVTEQ Traffic is available in more than 120 markets*, covering more than 200 million people in the United States and Canada.

"NAVTEQ maps and rich content have been key to Trimble's vertical market solutions for years," said Roy Kolstad, vice president and general manager, enterprise North America, NAVTEQ. "This expanded business arrangement enables us to provide both worldwide coverage as well as innovative new content which enhance Trimble's ability to build complete MRM solutions that maximize their customers' productivity."

*As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau

About Trimble MRM

Trimble 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 to global 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.

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.


NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data that enables navigation and location--based platforms around the world.  NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital map information to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet--based mapping applications and government and business solutions.  The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4,000 employees located in 190 offices and in 39 countries.


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