Trimble Announces New Handheld Computer Offering

Trimble Announces New Handheld Computer OfferingThe Trimble Nomad 900 series, available in December, series packs even more functionality into one of the most powerful and full-featured rugged handheld computers available. It will replace the Nomad 800 series.

Standard features include an 806 MHz processor, along-life lithium ion battery, and Flash memory capacity ranging from 512 MB to 2 GB. Wireless capabilities such as GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 1 are integrated into the unit.


A high-resolution, sunlight-visible VGA display shows images, maps and data in crisp detail. Optional features include an integrated cellular WWAN, laser bar code scanner and a five megapixel color digital camera.

The Nomad computer also includes the latest Windows Mobile 6.1 software, allowing it to run the popular applications including a wide range of third-party software.

The Nomad computer’s built-in capabilities make it easy to collect, save and transmit data in the field. The integrated SiRFstarIII GPS receiver with SiRFInstantFixII technology enables position acquisition in less time and in challenging environments such as in canyons, under heavy canopy and inside buildings.

Assets can be tracked with the integrated 1D laser bar code scanner. The 5 megapixel camera and geotag-enabled software can capture high-resolution, full color images for inspection, maintenance and repair applications. With geotagging enabled, photos will have precise locations stored in EXIF and/or overlaid on the image.

All models come with a Secure Digital (SD/ SDHC) slot. Depending on the model, capabilities can be added via a CompactFlash (CF Type II) slot.

The Nomad computer meets MIL-STD- 810F military standards for impact, vibration, humidity, altitude and extreme temperatures. It also comes with an IP67 rating, meaning that the unit is completely sealed against dust, and it can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes.

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