Press Release

SimplexGrinnell Selects @Road For Mobile Resource Management
Fire and Life-Safety Industry Leader is Deploying @Road GeoManager to Help Optimize the Management of up to 4,000 Field Technicians

FREMONT, Calif. (May 8, 2007) @Road, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB) and leading provider of next-generation solutions for Mobile Resource Management (MRM), today announced that SimplexGrinnell has entered into an agreement to deploy @Road's flagship GeoManagerSM MRM solution designed to improve customer service delivery through on-demand location intelligence and real-time visibility into the work of up to 4,000 field service technicians. Widely recognized as the leader in fire and life safety, SimplexGrinnell has about two million customers and 150 local offices in the U.S. and Canada.

"We are excited that another industry leader has chosen @Road for mobile resource management," said Ken Colby, @Road president and general manager. "SimplexGrinnell prides itself on being the preferred provider in the fire and life-safety industry, and we look forward to helping advance their leadership position through service delivery excellence."

@Road GeoManager is designed to help service providers streamline field service delivery operations while increasing field technician productivity and enhancing customer service. GeoManager provides GPS-based location-relevant visibility into the daily activities of field technicians and their work - from actual vehicle routes, starts and stops, to customizable maps showing field technician location relative to important landmarks like customer locations or work yards. @Road GeoManager also allows businesses to upload customer and/or trip information into a routing engine to generate on-demand, actionable reports such as optimized routes and drive-time, fuel economy, city ordinance compliance and much more.

"We are excited to work with @Road to strengthen our customer service delivery, improve operational efficiency, and support the overall commitment to being a world-class services company," said Dean Seavers, president of SimplexGrinnell. "We selected @Road because we wanted a proven MRM industry leader who has a demonstrated ability to effectively handle large-scale deployments like ours. We were also impressed with the results of a recently completed pilot program using @Road GeoManager MRM solution for optimizing our field service delivery. The @Road pilot program was successful, and it also met our high expectations for deploying a reliable MRM solution and achieving a strong return on investment."

About SimplexGrinnell

SimplexGrinnell, a business of Tyco Fire & Security, provides a comprehensive array of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, integrated security, sound and healthcare communications systems and services. With two million customers, 11,500 employees, 150 local offices, and over 200 years of history in the fire business, SimplexGrinnell is the leader in the fire and life-safety industry. For additional information, visit

About @Road

@Road, a Trimble company, is a leading global provider of solutions designed to automate the management of mobile resources and to optimize the service delivery process for customers across a variety of industries. @Road delivers Mobile Resource Management solutions in three key areas: Field Force Management, Field Service Management and Field Asset Management. By providing real-time Mobile Resource Management infrastructure integrating wireless communications, location-based technologies, transaction processing and the Internet, @Road 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 corporate data. @Road is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., and has a global presence with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on @Road solutions, visit

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Bob Stern
Senior Public Relations Manager
T: (510) 870-1360

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