Trimble Navigation Ltd was incorporated in 1981. The Company provides integrated positioning, wireless, and software technology solutions that enable field and mobile workers to be more productive. The Company manages its operations through four segments: Engineering and Construction, Field Solutions, Mobile Solutions, and Advanced Devices. Engineering and Construction segment consists of hardware, software and services solutions for a variety of applications including survey, heavy civil and building construction; infrastructure, geospatial, railway, mining and utilities. Field Solutions consists of hardware, software and services solutions for applications including agriculture, mapping and geographic information systems (GIS), utilities, and energy distribution. The Mobile Solutions consists of hardware, software and services solutions that enable end-users to monitor and manage their mobile work, mobile workers and mobile assets. Advanced Devices is comprised of the Embedded Technologies and Timing, Military and Advanced Systems, Applanix, Trimble Outdoors, and ThingMagic businesses. The Company's majority of markets are end-user markets including engineering and construction firms, governmental organizations, public safety workers, farmers, and companies who must manage fleets of mobile workers and assets. The Company also provides components to original equipment manufacturers to incorporate into their products. In the end user markets, the Company provides a system that includes a hardware platform that may contain software and customer support. In addition, it also provides software applications on a stand-alone basis. Its operations include development, manufacturing, or logistics operations in the United States, Sweden, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, China, and India. Its products are sold through dealers, representatives, joint ventures, and other channels throughout the world. These channels are supported by its sales offices located in 35 countries. The Company's main competitors are Topcon Corporation and Hexagon AB. The Company and its subsidiaries are subject to U.S. federal, state, and foreign income taxes.
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