Tripod Data Systems Introduces Nomad Rugged Data Collector with 806 MHz Processor, VGA Display, Integrated GPS and Wireless

July 18, 2007
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Corvallis, ORE.,- Tripod Data Systems introduced its most versatile and feature packed rugged mobile devices to date-the Nomad series data collectors featuring Survey Pro, the industry's #1 data collection software¹. The Nomad comes standard with an 806 MHz processor, 128 MB of memory and integrated Bluetooth technology. In addition, an optional configuration is available that includes an integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and 802.11g (WiFi). The Nomad’s design and features make it a powerful data collector for land surveying, engineering and construction, mapping and other outdoor or service-related applications.

With the TDS Nomad data collector, users can easily collect, save and transmit data while in the field. Integrated GPS gives users location data for navigation. Plus, users can take advantage of the Nomad’s CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital (SDIO) slots to add more devices or memory.

In addition to its standard built-in features and range of options, the Nomad data collector offers top-of-the-line performance with a 5200 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery, up to 1 GB of Flash memory and a daylight-visible VGA touch screen display. The battery provides users with 15 hours or more of active use without a recharge. The Nomad’s VGA display is sharp and clear in sunlight, presenting maps and other graphic-intensive files in better detail than a typical QVGA display. It also comes with Windows Mobile 6, the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system for mobile devices.

“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. “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 data collector will be available in two configurations:

· 800B – the standard configuration with 512 MB Flash memory and Bluetooth

· 800L – 1 GB Flash memory, GPS, Bluetooth and 802.11g

As with other TDS rugged data collectors, 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.

About Tripod Data Systems
Tripod Data Systems (TDS) develops hardware and software for mobile computing applications in extreme outdoor and industrial environments. TDS produces data collectors and software for land surveying and construction applications, and GIS systems for field data collection and automation. TDS is the distributor for Nikon and Spectra Precision survey products (U.S. and Puerto Rico) as well as Pacific Crest radios and accessories (U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada).

TDS Survey Pro software has been the #1 choice of surveyors since 1995.1 TDS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trimble. TDS is headquartered in Corvallis, Ore., and was founded in 1987. For more information about TDS, visit, send e-mail to or call 541-753-9322.

¹BNP Media, “Surveying and Mapping Industry Study” 1995-2006. Includes TDS software sold by dealers and TDS partner companies.

Source: TDS, July 17, 2007.

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