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Partners News, Mobile Computing Solutions Division
VISIT WWW.TRIMBLE.COM/RUGGED NOVEMBER 08, 2010

In this issue:

Welcome to MCS Partner News
This newsletter contains important information about today's announcement of the Trimble Nomad 900 series rugged handheld computer. In support of the new Nomad 900 product, there are new part numbers and we have new Sales & Marketing resources available. Plus, Nomad 800 users can upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1 to take advantage of improvements in the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, enhanced Wi-Fi functionality and enhanced GPS functionality.

Best regards,

Peter Kimura
Sales Manager, Trimble MCS
peter_kimura@trimble.com

Trimble Nomad 900 series rugged handheld computer

Trimble Nomad 900 series at work in an Electric utility applicationToday Trimble MCS announced the next generation of the Trimble® Nomad® outdoor rugged handheld computer. The Nomad 900 series adds a new 5 megapixel auto-focus digital camera with flash, enhanced GPS performance, and new Wi-Fi® capabilities. These new features, along with the its rugged construction and mobile computing power, make the Trimble Nomad 900 series ideal for forestry, public safety, surveying, construction, mapping, field service, utilities, and other outdoor or service-related applications.

The announcement was made today at Trimble Dimensions 2010.

Trimble MCS has further developed the Nomad handheld as the ultimate all-in-one computing device for asset management. With the Trimble Nomad 900 series handheld's improved camera and flash, low light and night images are crisp and bright so that mobile workers can capture and geotag assets with confidence—even the fine print associated with an asset, such as a fire inspection tag, can be easily read.

Tuned to maximize the integrated GPS receiver's performance, the Trimble Nomad 900 series handheld has an enhanced antenna design which significantly improves Time-to-First-Fix (TTFF) and GPS productivity in difficult GPS conditions. Also, the Trimble Nomad 900 series features improved Wi-Fi, providing enhanced connectivity and security. The Trimble Nomad 900 series handhelds ship with the Windows Mobile® 6.1 operating system, featuring a redesigned user interface, enhanced security, simpler email and Bluetooth setup, and more.

You can read the complete press release at www.trimble.com.

Updated Marketing resources for Trimble Nomad 900 series

With the announcement of Trimble Nomad 900 series, we have also released updated Marketing collateral.

New Part Numbers for Nomad, Recon and Extended Warranties

New part numbers for the Nomad 900 series are shown below. Colors with a superscript B are Build-to-Order only and require a minimum order of 25 units.

Key
pad

Color

PART #

RAM/
FLASH

BT

Wi-Fi

GPS

WWAN

Camera

Scanner

List
Price

900B

NUM

YEL

NMDAAY-111-00

128/512

 

 

 

 

 

$1449.00

GRY

NMDAAG-111-00

GRNB

NMDAAM-111-00

PDA

GRN

NMDABM-111-00

900L

NUM

YEL

NMDAEY-111-00

128/1GB

 

 

 

$1899.00

GRY

NMDAEG-111-00

GRN

NMDAEM-111-00

PDA

YEL

NMDAFY-111-00

900LC

NUM

YEL

NMDAGY-111-00

128/1GB

 

 

$2099.00

GRYB

NMDAGG-111-00

GRNB

NMDAGM-111-00

900LE

NUM

YEL

NMDAJY-111-00

128/1GB

 

$2499.00

GRYB

NMDAJG-111-00

GRNB

NMDAJM-111-00

900X

NUM

YEL

NMDALY-111-00

128/2GB

 

 

$2399.00

GRY

NMDALG-111-00

900XE

NUM

YEL

NMDANY-111-00

128/2GB

$2699.00

GRYB

NMDANG-111-00

Nomad 900 series part number options

Two boot connector options are available. Replace the second digit (Boot) with 1-USB or 2-Serial.

Additional languages are available. Replace the third digit (Language) with 1-English, 2-French, 3-German, 4-Japanese, 6-Spanish.

We also have prepared a part number translation file to help you identify the new Nomad 900 series part numbers to use, based on Nomad 800 series part numbers you are familiar with.

New Software Developer Resources for Nomad 900 series

Software developers that write Windows Mobile software for the Nomad will want to get the new SDK for the Nomad 900 series. The Nomad 900 Developer Specifications are also available.

Both of these resources are available in the Trimble Nomad Support Center at Trimble.com.

Nomad 800 series upgrades to Windows Mobile 6.1

Nomad 800 owners can now purchase upgrades to Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system. Customers may purchase upgrades directly from the Outdoor Rugged store or from their authorized Trimble dealer. The list price is $125.00 USD and the dealer discount price is $106.25.

The Process:

  1. Purchase an upgrade license for each Nomad 800 unit to be upgraded.
    Dealers may do this via purchase order (or the web store if they have a wholesale account). End-users can purchase via their authorized dealer or the Outdoor Rugged web store.
  2. After placing the order, use the Nomad Upgrade Request form to provide the serial numbers of the Nomad computers to be upgraded.
  3. Trimble MCS will respond to the Upgrade Request form by providing the upgrade codes for the serial numbers submitted.
  4. Dealers/customers should then go to the Nomad Support Center and download the installation file(s) needed to upgrade the Nomad 800 computer(s).
    • Go to the Nomad Support Center
    • Click into Nomad Downloads
    • Click into Nomad 800 series Upgrades
    • Download the file corresponding to the Nomad model and the preferred language. Please note that the model and language must be the same as specified by the customer when purchasing the upgrade and providing the serial number. This is a stringent requirement of Microsoft Windows Mobile licensing.

Features of Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade on Nomad 800 series:

The following features of the Nomad 900 series are also available to all existing Nomad 800 customers that purchase and install the Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade. Please note that the enhancements to Wi-Fi and GPS are only available on Nomad 800 models equipped with 802.11g wireless and GPS receiver.

  • Windows Mobile 6.1
    - User Interface "Theme" change
    - Threaded SMS
    - Pocket One-Note and Adobe Reader LE included
    - Task Manager - Monitor and stop applications
    - "Domain Enroll" with enterprise features
    • Security management
    • Device management
    • Security Access
  • Wi-Fi
    - Cisco Certified Extensions v4 ASD
    - Wi-Fi Alliance Certification
    - Extended security options for enterprise networks
    - Seamless transition from one hot spot to another
    - Ability to lock to a hot spot
    - Enterprise configuration management / lockout
  • GPS
    - SiRFInstantFixIITM enables faster Time-to-First-Fix
    - Less time spent acquiring position fix
    - Better accuracy in difficult terrain