Tripod Data Systems Offers Additional Nikon Electronic Digital Theodolite Models

NE-100 Series adds entry-level models for general construction and survey markets

CORVALLIS, Ore.—February 22, 2005—Tripod Data Systems™ (TDS) today announced the addition of the NE-101/100 models to its line of Nikon® electronic digital theodolites. The NE-101/100 models add an affordable, entry-level series to the Nikon line, making them ideal for a variety of general construction and survey applications.

“Theodolites are such versatile instruments on any construction job site,” said Daryl Stewart, TDS Nikon product manager. “With the NE-100 Series, surveyors and building contractors can get Nikon’s superior optics and capabilities at an affordable price.”

The NE-101/100 theodolites feature an easy-to-use, ergonomic keypad with one-touch keys for all functions. Both models include a 30x telescope; the NE-101 offers 7" angle accuracy and the NE-100 offers 10" angle accuracy for both horizontal and vertical angle measurements. A built-in reticle illuminator and backlit LCD display let users work inside buildings as well as in tunnels, mines and other environments with little or no light.

Compared to other instruments that require specialized batteries, the NE-100 Series theodolites can run for about 48 hours on six standard AA alkaline batteries. The instruments are lightweight but rugged, and they come with an IPX4 rating for all-weather operation.

TDS is the exclusive U.S. distributor for Nikon survey products, providing sales, support and service for both new and existing Nikon customers. TDS provides free technical support from a team of Nikon specialists, as well as extended warranties, financing and lease options.

About Tripod Data Systems
Tripod Data Systems (TDS) develops hardware and software for mobile computing applications. TDS produces rugged handheld computers for extreme outdoor and industrial environments, software for land surveying and construction applications, and GIS systems for field data collection and automation. TDS is also the U.S. distributor for Nikon survey products.

TDS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trimble, is headquartered in Corvallis, Ore., and was founded in 1987. For more information about TDS, visit, e-mail or call 541-753-9322.