A new, powerful, rugged mobile device recently hit the shelves thanks to Trimble… enter the Nomad. This sporty work horse provides your mobile workforce with a powerful 806 MHz Processor, VGA Display, Integrated GPS, Wireless, Optical Capabilities, Integrated Bar Code Scanner, Digital Camera Options and Up to 1 GB Flash Memory… Sweet! 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 applications.
The Nomad is ideally suited for those seeking a rugged and waterproof device, long battery life, fast computer processing, integrated Bluetooth, built-in GPS, and Windows Mobile 6 OS all in a compact and lightweight package.
• Windows Mobile 6 (Classic edition)
• Marvell 806 MHz XScale processor
• 128 MB DDR SDRAM
• 512 MB to 1 GB nonvolatile Flash storage
• Full VGA display, sunlight-readable color TFT
• Rugged submersible design
• Integrated speaker and microphone
• Integrated Bluetooth 2.0
• CompactFlash (CF) (Type II) slot
• Secure Digital (SDIO) slot
• Notification LEDs
• USB host and client
• Audio jack
• 15 hour battery life with active use (default settings)
• Keypad backlighting for night use
• 12-month limited warranty
802.11b (Wireless LAN)
Other oversized CF cards
Spare battery charger
Standard nylon case
Extended cap nylon case
Extended padded case
From the company…
"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 configurations:
800B — the standard configuration with 512 MB Flash memory and Bluetooth
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.