Trimble has next generation of Nomad outdoor rugged handheld computers


Trimble has just announced that they will be rolling out a new generation of Nomad outdoor rugged handheld computers, where the Nomad 900 series will step to the spotlight with the inclusion of a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, not to mention throwing in other enhancements including better GPS performance and new Wi-Fi capabilities. These new features are now available within its rugged construction and will certainly not put its computing power to waste, making the Trimble Nomad 900 series perfect for mobile workers who are engaged in forestry, public safety, surveying, construction, mapping, field service, utilities, and other outdoor or service-related fields.

Underneath the hood, you will find an ultra-fast 806MHz processor as well as Trimble’s optimized graphics processing, alongside advanced caching and proprietary high-speed journaling file system. This makes the Trimble Nomad 900 series handhelds as some of the fastest Windows Mobile computers on the market today, although we all know that Windows Mobile as an operating system on the whole is more or less dead today. What does the 900 series offer? Apart from top-of-the-line performance with a 5200mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery, up to 6GB of internal flash memory as well as a sunlight visible VGA touch screen display – perfect for outdoor use.

You need not treat this like a new iPhone 4 that is seemingly more fragile in your mind than it looks, as the Trimble Nomad 900 series meets MIL-STD-810F standard for drops, vibration and temperature extremes and comes with an IP67 rating. Not only that, users are able to take advantage of the Trimble Nomad 900 series CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD) slots in order to expand its memory capabilities as well as achieve new functionalities such as RFID.

As mentioned earlier, the Trimble Nomad 900 series will feature improved camera and flash, making low light and night images crisp and bright for mobile workers to capture and geotag assets with confidence. Don’t worry about capturing the fine print which is normally associated with an asset, such as a fire inspection tag, as that can be easily read. It isn’t limited to the English speaking world only, as the Trimble Nomad 900 series supports the international user community, thanks to operating system downloads which are available in English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish, as well as Italian, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese and Russian. We can expect to see this hit the market before the year is over.

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