Trimble launches new Nomads

Trimble Navigation Ltd. has announced the availability of its new line of ruggedized handheld computers – the Nomad 800X Series.

The 800X Series – models of which carry a list price ranging from $2,449 to $3,049, depending upon features – offers Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) connectivity and integrated quad-band GSM cellular data transmission, digital photography and bar-code scanning.

The Nomad 800X Series currently works only with AT&T’s EDGE network for cellular service. The devices include a flexible, high-strength antenna as well as signal-strength indicators, and they carry an IP67 rating and meet MIL-STD-810F military standards for drops, vibration and extreme temperatures. The computers use Windows Mobile as an operating system.

And, of course, the Nomad 800X Series features Trimble’s specialty – GPS. Specifically, the device employs SiRFStar III and is WAAS capable.

More information is available at www.trimble.com/rugged.

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Patrick Marshall is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

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