Trimble Introduces cBin to Remotely Monitor and Collect Recycling Containers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — �Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its cBin™ solution for managing remote recycling containers. The cBin solution consists of a remote sensor in a container that sends fill level and asset status information via wireless communications to a Web portal that can be accessed to manage container inventory and pickups. cBin sensors automatically measure container fill levels hourly and send updates to the cBin portal. Immediate updates are sent if fill levels exceed action levels. The cBin solution provides environmental services professionals and fleet managers the ability to see container fill levels on a daily basis and the tools to rapidly build customized collection routes to pick-up full containers.


"Trimble's cBin solution can redefine how recycled materials are being collected. Hauling operations no longer need to use fuel, labor or incur truck wear and tear to go pick-up empty or partially full containers," said Elmar Lenz, director of Trimble's Environmental Solutions Business Area. "Optimal route planning and scheduling are essential to remain competitive. The cBin solution allows customers to plan collection routes to pick-up only full containers and estimate the amounts of recyclable materials that each truck will collect on a route before leaving the shop. With cBin, recyclers and fleet managers can reduce collection cost, improve their forecasting process, and utilize their fleets more efficiently."

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About Trimble's Environmental Solutions Business

Trimble's Environmental Solutions Business is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the environmental services professional. Trimble's solutions target businesses operating in the environmental services, waste management, remediation, reclamation, environmental consulting and environmental equipment markets to improve workflow, increase productivity and reduce rework on site.

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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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