Corvallis, OR, Nov. 5, 2007-TDS announced today the availability of the Nomad 800LC rugged data collector that features a built-in digital camera, TDS Survey Pro software, integrated Bluetooth, 802.11, and GPS as well as 1 Gb of internal data storage.

“Our customers have responded enthusiastically to all the power and functionality of the Nomad,” said Dale Kyle, rugged handhelds product manager for Tripod Data Systems. “Adding camera features puts even more capabilities into our users’ hands.

The Nomad 800LC is available now. The 800LC with Survey Pro software starts at US$2,399 MSRP.

Launched in July, the Nomad is TDS’s most capable data collector. It offers class-leading performance with an 806 MHz Marvell PXA320 XScale processor, 128 MB RAM and a hot-swappable rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Built-in Bluetooth is standard, with built-in 802.11g wireless communication optional. The Nomad features TDS Survey Pro data collection software. The Nomad’s touchscreen VGA display is sharp and clear in sunlight, and it presents maps and other graphics-intensive files in better detail than a typical QVGA display. The Nomad also comes with Windows Mobile 6.0, the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system for mobile devices.

As with other TDS data collectors, the Nomad meets the MIL-STD-810F standard for drops, vibration and temperature extremes. It also comes with an IP67 rating, which means it’s completely sealed against dust and can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes. It weighs just 21 ounces and is shaped to fit comfortably in the user’s hand.

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 1995.1TDS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trimble. TDS is headquartered in Corvallis, Ore., and was founded in 1987.

For more information about TDS, visitwww.tdsway.com, send e-mail tosurvey@tdsway.comor call 541-753-9322.

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