Handheld computer for flexible field data collection

November 8th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Trimble has launched its Nomad 5 rugged handheld computer, built for tasks such as data collection, asset management and inspections. The flexible, all-in-one device features a streamlined form factor, a 5-inch sunlight-readable touch screen and an Android 8.1 operating system. It is certified to military (MIL-STD-810G) specifications for ruggedness and includes an all-day, user-replaceable battery, programmable hard keys, and a powerful 2,2 GHz Qualcomm processor. The device also comes with a Trimble Empower module bay, which provides the ability to attach user-replaceable modules such as RFID/barcode, GNSS or custom modules, allowing users to customise the solution to their workflow. The Nomad 5 supports real-time integration between the field and office with WiFi and 4G LTE cellular data connectivity. It comes with Google Mobile Services certification to access and run Google core applications, as well as professional software applications. Trimble apps, including TerraFlex software, Penmap for Android software, and the Catalyst software-based GNSS receiver are supported, in addition to the Esri Collector for ArcGIS field app.

Contact Lea Ann McNabb, Trimble, leaann_mcnabb@trimble.com

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