Tripod Data Systems Releases SOLO Field 3.5

New release runs on TDS Ranger X-Series handheld, plus PDAs with Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition or Windows Mobile 5.0 software

CORVALLIS, Ore.—March 14, 2006—Tripod Data Systems (TDS) today released SOLO Field™ 3.5. This latest update of TDS’ popular GIS mapping software can run on the TDS Ranger™ X-Series rugged handheld computer as well as PDAs with Windows Mobile® 2003 Second Edition or Windows Mobile 5.0 software. Other major enhancements include a Grid Generation function, support for high-precision, real-time GPS receivers, and support for continuously updated attributes while logging by interval.

“It’s important to our users that we support the latest hardware and software platforms,” said Matt Lehman, natural resources sales manager. “As with previous updates to SOLO Field, we’ve incorporated suggestions from real-world users to add new capabilities and improve existing functions.”

TDS has also made a number of improvements to the SOLO Field user interface and SOLO Basic Scripting functionality. A full list of new SOLO Field 3.5 features is available online at

SOLO Field 3.5 is a free upgrade from SOLO Field 3.x. Registered users of SOLO Field 3.x can download upgrades from (registration required). For new users, SOLO Field 3.5 is available now from authorized TDS dealers. A free 30-day demo is available at the TDS Web site or by an e-mail request to

About Tripod Data Systems
Tripod Data Systems (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 GIS systems benefit from the company’s 19 years of field data collection experience. Through tight integration with GPS receivers, TDS GIS systems provide utility operators, natural resource professionals and city, state and federal government agencies with easy-to-use systems that allow novice and experienced users alike to collect data easily and accurately.

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