Trimble Pocket PCs Marion IA

Trimble pocket PCs allow users to stay connected to the Internet wherever and whenever with the convenience of a small device with all the capabilities of a laptop. Read through the following articles to learn more about Trimble pocket PCs and find local companies and providers who can help you find what you’re looking for.

Ideal Computer Systems Inc
(319) 447-4301
999 35th St
Marion, IA
 
McAllister Computer Services Llc
(319) 447-1971
3455 24th Ave
Marion, IA
 
Interconnect Consulting
(319) 247-1716
3100 Oakland Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Tss Group
(319) 373-5869
7500 Hampshire Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Computer Horizon Corp
(319) 369-6959
125 Coach Cir
Robins, IA
 
Genova
(319) 378-8455
777 10th St
Marion, IA
 
Fastek Intl
(319) 294-6664
1425 60th St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Communications Engineering Co
(319) 294-9000
405 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA
 
Net Direct Systems
(319) 362-4119
6105 Rockwell Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Wsi Internet Consulting & Education
(319) 363-0156
1935 Blake Blvd SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 

Hands-on with the Trimble Nomad

World-wide exclusive: Hands-on with the Trimble Nomad!

Earlier today, TDS (Tripod Data Systems, a subsidiary of Trimble Navigation LTD) announced the Trimble Nomad, their newest rugged Pocket PC. We were honored to receive an exclusive hands-on preview of the product prior to the event, and after using it for a few days, I'd like to offer a "first look" at my experiences with the device.

The Trimble Nomad
Trimble Nomad: the latest rugged Windows Mobile device from Trimble Navigation LTD.

The Trimble Nomad is slightly larger than the TDS TerraGuide (which I reviewed in the Feb/Mar 2006 issue of Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine). That unit was so good, that I recommended everyday users examine this device if they were considering "journeying to the wild places of the world and need a device that they can depend on." Unfortunately, the TDS TerraGuide ran Windows Mobile 2003, in a world where Windows Mobile 5 devices were dominating the market. With the new Trimble Nomad, TDS has completely turned that problem around by being an early adopter of Windows Mobile 6!

But the operating system isn't the only way that TDS has decided to come out with "all guns blazing." They've done everything within their power to make the Nomad a best-in-class device, including implementing a blisteringly-fast 806 MHz processor. This device is so fast, that I honestly could not believe how quickly it responded while navigating around the Windows Mobile OS and running even the most processor-intensive applications.

Next up is the portrait-oriented 480x640 pixel VGA screen. As you might know, Windows Mobile 6 is becoming the platform for full-VGA displays. And the Nomad is the poster-child for a display that really impresses. The use of full VGA resolution will be essential for enterprise applications that utilize road, topographical or satellite maps, display digital photographs or simply demand a higher-resolution display. Although the Transflective TFT screen doesn't top some of the best RTFT displays I've ever seen, it is still completely usable in broad daylight applications.

Finally, the Nomad features embedded technologies that make this device absolutely invaluable. The base model Nomad 800B includes Bluetooth wireless communications, while the next higher model, Nomad 800L adds 802.11g networking and GPS technologies. The 800LC model also incorporates a 2 megapixel digital camera and the top-end 800LE adds a digital bar code scanner.

Like previous units from Trimble, the Nomad is MILSTD-810F certified to withstand impacts, vibration, humidity, altitude and extreme temperatures and has an IP67 rating to certify it is completely sealed against dust, and can withstand a 30 minute immersion in one meter of water. The Nomad also features all of the refinements of the previous generations of TDS Windows Mobile devices, including a custom battery logger application, compatibility with the incredibly-...

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