Trimble Introduces New Nomad 800X Series Rugged Handhelds

WWAN-capable handhelds are AT&T-enabled and include integrated cellular data transmission, digital photography and bar-code scanning

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today introduced the AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T)-enabled Nomad™ 800X Series computers, three new models of its popular outdoor rugged handheld computer that offer Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) functionality and integrated quad-band GSM cellular data transmission, digital photography and bar-code scanning in one device.

The Nomad 800X Series models use a built-in high-speed wireless data modem and AT&T's nationwide1 EDGE network to allow users to communicate from the field to a central office or other location. Nomad 800X Series computer users can send and receive real-time data and SMS messages via a cellular network at speeds up to 1 Mb per second wherever cellular connectivity is available.

The Nomad 800XE handheld computer features bar-code scanning capabilities, making it a valuable tool across a broad array of applications in industries where in-the-field bar-code scanning is essential, including asset management, tracking and warehousing. It delivers up to three scans per second, offers easy field-to-office connectivity, and provides all-day usage of eight hours on a single battery charge. Users can choose from a range of compatible battery options, as well as add an ergonomic pistol-grip attachment that improves efficiency for mobile bar-code scanning.

In addition, users can access the Internet and e-mail, and use optional software and built-in GPS capability to transmit their position in the field. The Nomad 800X Series computers work on GSM cellular networks globally, including AT&T in the U.S.

Other models in the series include the Nomad 800XC, which offers a 2.0-megapixel digital camera, and the Nomad 800XE, which features both the camera and a laser bar-code scanner.

"The Nomad 800X Series computers provide our users with advanced cellular technology at their fingertips," said Rob Davis, director of sales and marketing for Tripod Data Systems, a Trimble company. "The addition of WWAN functionality and integrated data transmission to our Nomad line was the next logical step in providing superior field-to-office connectivity that can increase our customers' productivity."

The Nomad 800X Series models include a flexible, high-strength antenna as well as signal-strength indicators, and they carry an IP67 rating and meet stringent MIL-STD-810F military standards for drops, vibration and extreme temperatures. They feature the Windows Mobile operating system for easy compatibility with a wide variety of common and specialized software applications.

Pricing and Availability

Nomad 800X Series rugged handheld computers are available now at authorized Trimble dealers. List prices range from $2,449 to $3,049 based on model. There is no upgrade available for current Nomad handheld computer owners, and users will need to purchase a data package from a cellular carrier in order to use a Nomad 800X Series device.

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