Trimble’s Nomad Goes Broadband

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 allows the Nomad to send data via the cellular network at broadband speeds up to 1 Mb per second, access the Internet and email, and send/receive information from remote locations. GPS positions, collected field data and other project-related information can be sent in real-time wherever cellular connectivity is available.

“The Franklin Wireless Modem provides our users with advanced cellular technology at their fingertips,” said Matthew Cannon, marketing product manager for Tripod Data Systems, a Trimble company. “The addition of the broadband wireless modem to our product line was the next logical step in providing superior field-to-office connectivity to increase our customers’ productivity.”

Current Nomad owners can purchase the wireless modem bundle which includes the Nomad drivers from authorized Trimble Nomad dealers. The list price is $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.

The ruggedized Trimble Nomad features Windows Mobile 6, an 806 MHz processor, up to 1 GB of Flash storage, a long-life battery and integrated wireless capabilities like GPS, 802.11g, and Bluetooth. The Nomad also features a high-resolution, sunlight-visible VGA display that shows graphics and maps in crisp detail.

For more information visit www.trimble.com.

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