Trimble Quantm Alignment Planning System Selected for Australian East Coast High-Speed Rail Project

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its Quantm® system has been selected for use by AECOM (NYSE: ACM), a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government, to investigate alignment alternatives in the final phase of the Australian East Coast High-Speed Rail Study. Following the successful application of the Trimble® Quantm alignment planning system in phase one of the study, the Quantm system has been chosen to support the alignment analysis process for the final phase of the Australian Federal Government's landmark study into the economic merits and financial viability of an East Coast High-Speed Rail Line.

The study is examining the feasibility of a 1,800 kilometer (1118.5 miles) eastern seaboard network connecting Brisbane and Melbourne via Sydney, Canberra and a range of regional centers. With a new high-speed rail line, trains could travel at speeds up to 350 kilometers (217 miles) per hour, with a travel time between the Sydney and Brisbane of approximately 3 hours. The Trimble Quantm system will be used to help find the optimal alignment for the preferred route, support the quantity and cost estimates and reports, and aid project planners in the decision-making process.

About Trimble's Quantm System  

Trimble's Quantm system integrates engineering, environmental, social and economic factors into a simultaneous analysis of alternatives for rail and road planning. This holistic approach to planning new infrastructure can result in faster decision-making and lower construction costs. Projects of all types and sizes—ranging from regional, state and national transportation infrastructure planning to small bypasses and road realignments—can take advantage of the benefits of the Trimble Quantm system. In addition, the system can be used for mining, forestry and utility industry infrastructure.

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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.

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