Trimble Introduces Nomad Rugged Handheld Computer with 806 MHz Processor, VGA Display, Integrated GPS, Wireless and Optical Capabilities

Feature-Packed Outdoor Rugged Handheld Offers Integrated Bar Code Scanner,

Digital Camera Options and Up to 1 GB Flash Memory

Jul 17, 2007, 01:00 ET from Trimble

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq:  
 TRMB) introduced today its most versatile and feature-packed rugged mobile
 devices to date -- the Nomad(TM) series of handheld computers. The Nomad
 comes standard with an 806 MHz processor, 128 MB of memory and integrated
 Bluetooth technology. In addition, a range of optional configurations are
 available including an integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver,
 a bar code scanner, a digital camera, and 802.11g (WiFi). The Nomad's
 design and features make it a powerful mobile computing solution for public
 safety, land surveying, field service, engineering and construction,
 utilities, mapping, military and other outdoor or service-related
     With Trimble's Nomad handheld computer, users can easily collect, save
 and transmit data while in the field. Integrated GPS gives users location
 data for navigation. Users can also collect bar code information with the
 Nomad's integrated laser scanner as well as capture color images for
 inspections and maintenance with the 2-megapixel digital camera. Plus,
 users can take advantage of the Nomad's CompactFlash (CF) and Secure
 Digital (SDIO) slots to add more devices such as memory and RFID.
     In addition to its standard built-in features and range of options, the
 Nomad handheld computer offers top-of-the-line performance with a 5200 mAh
 rechargeable lithium ion battery, up to 1 GB of Flash memory and a
 daylight-visible VGA touch screen display. The battery provides users with
 15 hours or more of active use without a recharge. The Nomad's VGA display
 is sharp and clear in sunlight, presenting maps and other graphic-intensive
 files in better detail than a typical QVGA display. It also comes with
 Windows Mobile(R) 6, the latest version of Microsoft's operating system for
 mobile devices.
     "The Nomad has several features -- including the 800 MHz processor, a
 full VGA display and Windows Mobile 6 -- that truly qualify it as best in
 class," said Dale Kyle, rugged handhelds product manager for Tripod Data
 Systems, a Trimble company. "Combining the Nomad's rugged design with these
 features makes it an ideal choice for field-to-office connectivity to
 increase productivity."
     The Nomad series of rugged handheld computers will be available in four
     -- 800B -- the standard configuration with 512 MB Flash memory and
     -- 800L -- 1 GB Flash memory, GPS, Bluetooth and 802.11g
     -- 800LC -- 1 GB Flash memory, GPS, Bluetooth, 802.11g and digital camera
     -- 800LE -- 1 GB Flash memory, GPS, Bluetooth, 802.11g, digital camera and
        bar code laser scanner
     As with other Trimble rugged handheld computers, the Nomad series meets
 the MIL-STD-810F standard for drops, vibration and temperature extremes. It
 also comes with an IP67 rating, which means it is completely sealed against
 dust and can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for approximately
 30 minutes. Weighing just 21 ounces (595 grams), the Nomad is shaped to fit
 comfortably in a user's hand.
     The Nomad 800B and 800L are available now. The Nomad 800LC and 800LE
 are expected to be available in August 2007. The Nomad series of handheld
 computers are priced from US$1,699 to US$2,499 MSRP.
     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.
     For more information about Trimble outdoor rugged handheld computers,
 visit, e-mail or call

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