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935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
1.408.481.8000 phone
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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Nomad Rugged Handheld Computers with Digital Camera
and Bar Code Scanner Now Available

 
Models Expand the Versatile Nomad's Performance Capabilities


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2007 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today the availability of two Nomad™ rugged handheld computers: the 800LC and the 800LE. The Nomad 800LE comes with a fully integrated 2 megapixel digital camera and an integrated laser bar code scanner. The Nomad 800LC comes with the built-in digital camera only. Both models include 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, a Trimble company. "Adding camera and scanning features puts even more capabilities into our users' hands."

The Nomad 800LC and the Nomad 800LE are available now. The 800LC is priced at US$2099 MSRP; the 800LE is priced at US$2499 MSRP.

Launched in July, the Nomad is Trimble's most capable rugged handheld computer. 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's touch screen 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 Trimble rugged handhelds, 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 Trimble

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.

For more information about Trimble outdoor rugged handheld computers, visit
www.trimble.com/rugged, e-mail handhelds@trimble.com or call 541-750-9200.

Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838
Media Contact:   
LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808




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