SUNNYVALE, Calif., USA, Jan. 7, 2009 — Trimble introduced the AT&T Inc. -enabled Nomad 800X Series computers. The series includes three new models of its 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 nationwide 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 an important 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 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.
The Nomad 800X Series rugged handheld computers are available at authorised 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.