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Trimble Recon Handheld Computer Now Available for $999
Recon Now the Only Outdoor Rugged Handheld Under $1,000
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2007 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced new pricing for its popular Recon® rugged handheld computer. With the across-the-board US$300 price reduction, the new MSRP for each Recon model is as follows:
Recon 200X $999.00
"Users have found the Recon helps them improve productivity, speed and accuracy in the field while reducing costs, so the new lower price makes it an even better value," said Dale Kyle, rugged handheld products manager. "Plus, independent research shows the total cost of ownership is much lower for rugged handheld computers versus consumer-grade models."
The Recon 200X features a 200 MHz processor with 64 MB of non-volatile Flash memory; the Recon 400X features a 400 MHz processor and 128 MB of Flash memory. Both Recon models come with Windows Mobile® 5.0 software and can be configured with optional embedded Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless.
The Recon continues to offer all the features that have made it popular with users. Its long-life battery can work a full day without a recharge, and two CompactFlash slots allow users to add memory or peripheral devices such as GPS or a bar code scanner. It weighs just 17 ounces, and its rounded edges provide a comfortable grip. Large, widely spaced buttons are easy to use, and the reflective color TFT display is bright and clear in sunlight.
Like other Trimble rugged handheld computers, the Recon is designed to withstand harsh outdoor and industrial conditions in public safety, field service, utility, military and other applications. It meets MIL-STD-810F military standards for drops, vibration and temperature extremes. It also comes with an IP67 rating, which means itï¿½s completely sealed against dust and can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes.
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 3,400 employees in over 18 countries.