Trimble Navigation Limited
935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Trimble Nomad Handheld Adds Broadband Cellular Data Capability
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 11, 2008 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the availability of a new broadband wireless modem for the Nomad™ outdoor rugged handheld computer. The EVDO high-speed cellular data modem, made by Franklin Wireless, allows users to communicate from the field to office or other locations where Sprint cellular connectivity is available in the U.S. Expanding upon the Nomad's current WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities by adding advanced cellular technology, users now have the ability to move about more freely and extend their range while working in the field.
The broadband wireless modem is available now. Current Nomad owners can purchase the wireless modem bundle which includes the Nomad drivers from authorized Trimble Nomad dealers. The list price is US$349. Users will need to purchase a Sprint cellular data package in order to use the modem. Other Nomad bundles and configurations are also available.
About the Nomad
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,600 employees in over 18 countries.
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