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Trimble, a leading provider of advanced positioning solutions for commercial applications, has chosen Mapsolute’s MapTP technology as part of a new telematics service for construction companies who wish to track and manage their plant and equipment such as dozers, excavators, dump trucks and wheel loaders.

By integrating MapTP, Mapsolute’s award-winning mapping system, Trimble can provide contractors in Europe with the ability to monitor visually fleet productivity, schedule essential maintenance and assist in instances of equipment theft.

Commenting, Michael Ritter, General Manager of Trimble’s Construction Services Division, said: “Given that advanced technology is now available to monitor construction equipment, the Trimble Construction Manager service is designed to help our customers improve their construction operations and improve their profitability through significantly lower costs. It was important for us to choose the right mapping partner for offering Trimble Construction Manager in Europe. We explored several options and Mapsolute was simply the best choice. Mapsolute’s maps are current, high quality, easy to view and have a high up-time. They also provide extensive coverage of the wide geographical areas we are interested in.”

Chris Wallett, Managing Director of Mapsolute in the UK, said: “Asset tracking is of crucial importance to the construction industry, not only because equipment is expensive to buy, hire and maintain, but if someone decides to come along and steal it a solution is now available to get it back. Trimble has a strong track record of innovation and this is one example of how they are working with a specialist such as Mapsolute to provide customers with even greater value.”

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For further information, please contact:

Glen Goldsmith / Katie King
2thefore
Mobile: +44 (0)7812 766 338 / +44 (0)7974 161 179
Email: glen@2thefore.biz / katie@2thefore.biz

For further information about Mapsolute and Map24.com, please contact:

Chris Wallett
Mapsolute Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)20 7849 3356
Email: chris.wallett@mapsolute.co.uk

For further information about Trimble and the Trimble Construction Manager service, contact :

Lea Ann McNabb
Trimble
Tel : +1 408 481 7808
Email : leaann_mcnabb@trimble.com

Editors Notes

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.

About Mapsolute and Map24

Mapsolute (www.mapsolute.com) is a leading developer of online mapping and geographical software. The company’s headquarters are in Frankfurt, Germany, and Mapsolute also has offices in the UK, the US and Finland. Mapsolute has five million unique users a month to the Internet portal www.map24.com, the specialist for mapping, directions and local search. More than 1.5 million routes are calculated daily. Map24 is marketed by partners in 14 countries worldwide.

Customers of Map24 in the UK include RAC, VirginMedia, Lenovo and Renault. MapTP, Mapsolute’s award-winning mapping technology which underlies Map24, has been integrated into many of the popular fleet management systems, tracking products, traffic information applications and online mobile devices.

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