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The Trimble® Nomad® handheld computer is a rugged solution that includes an integrated GPS receiver, optional digital camera, and optional cellular modem.  Install the Farm Works™ Mobile software (sold separately) on the Nomad to calculate field acreage, locate soil sample points by grid or zone, scout for pests or problem areas, or to perform variable rate application. 

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Standard wireless capabilities include built-in Bluetooth®, giving you cable-free connections to peripherals such as RFID readers and barcode scanners, and the built in cellular modem enables you to exchange data wirelessly utilizing the Office Sync solution.  No matter what your set-up, the Nomad handheld gives you flexible connectivity methods to meet your farm business needs.

Like other Trimble rugged handhelds, the Nomad computer meets rigorous MIL-STD-810F military standards for drops, vibration, humidity, altitude and extreme temperatures.  It also comes with an IP67 rating.  That means the Nomad handheld is completely sealed against dust, and it can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes.  Trimble rugged handhelds have proven their reliability in the field with thousands of real-world users.

Every Nomad handheld comes with an 806 MHz Marvell PXA320 XScale professor, 128 MB RAM and a hot-swappable Lithium Ion (Li-lon) battery that can work all day long without a recharge.  The Nomad computer also includes the latest Windows Mobile® 6.1 software, so it runs all the applications you use most, including a wide range of third party software for industry-specific applications.

Suggested Applications

  • Field Records
  • Boundary Mapping
  • Soil Sampling by Grid or Zone
  • Scouting
  • *Irrigation and Drainage Mapping
  • *Sensor and Variable Rate Application
  • *Corn Mazes


*External submeter GPS recommended

Included Features

  • Windows Mobile® 6.1 (Classic edition)
  • Marvell 806 MHz XScale processor
  • 128 MB DDR SDRAM
  • 6 GB nonvolatile Flash storage
  • Full VGA display, sunlight-readable color TFT
  • Touchscreen
  • Rugged submersible design
  • Integrated speaker and microphone
  • Integrated Bluetooth 2.0
  • Notification LEDs
  • USB host and client
  • Audio jack
  • Keypad backlighting for night use
  • Integrated 802.11b/g wireless capability
  • Integrated GPS (SiRFStar III, WAAS Capable)
  • Integrated digital camera (Nomad 900LC only)
  • Integrated cellular modem (Nomad 900XE only)
  •  CompactFlash (CF) (Type II) with 900L model only
  • Secure Digital (SDIO) slot with all 900 models
  • 9-pin RS-232 serial connector
  • PDA or numeric style keyboard
  • 12-month limited warranty


Included Software

  • Microsoft Office Mobile (Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, Powerpoint Mobile, Outlook Mobile)
  • Internet Explorer Mobile
  • Notes/Tasks
  • Calculator
  • Windows Media Player
  • Microsoft Pictures and Videos
  • Online help
  • Contacts/Calendar

Included Accessories

  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery module
  • Package of two (2) screen protectors (ultra-clear)
  • Rugged stylus with spring-loaded tip
  • Stylus lanyard
  • Hand strap
  • USB data cable
  • User’s guide
  • Getting Started CD with ActiveSync
  • AC charger

Other Available Accessories

Trimble offers the Nomad Accessory Kit (P/N 87584-00) which bundles the most popular Nomad accessories. The kit is sold separately and includes the following:

  • 12V vehicle charger
  • RAM vehicle mount

Click here to download the Trimble Nomad datasheet.




17.6 cm x 10 cm x 5.0 cm (6.92 in x 3.92 in x 1.96 in)


596 g (21 ounces) with battery
  Housing Polycarbonate


Keypad backlighting for night use




Marvell PXA320 XScale 806 MHz


128 MB RAM

  Data Storage

6 GB
  Port 9-pin RS-232 port


1x SD/SDHC slot (all models), 1x Type II CF slot (900L)


480 x 640 pixel (VGA) 16-bit color TFT with LED backlight


5200 mAh Li-ion rechargeable pack


USB host and client, power, headset jack

  Radios Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR; WLAN: Wi-Fi (CCX v4 ASD) (802.11b/g)
Environmental Specifications (Meets or exceeds)
  Water Immersed in 3.3 ft (1 meter) of water for 30 minutes
Water Jet 0.5 in dia. @ 8.2 ft–9.8 ft, 26.4 gallons/min
(Water Jet 12.5 mm dia. @ 2.5 m–3 m, 100 Liter/min)
MIL-STD-810F, Method 512.4, Procedure I, IEC-529, IP68
  Sand & dust 8 hours of operation with blowing talcum powder
MIL-STD-810F, Method 510.3, Procedure I, II, IEC-529, IP68
  Drop 26 drops at room temperature from 4 ft (1.22 m) onto plywood over concrete
  Vibration General Minimum Integrity and Loose Cargo tests
MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.5, Procedure I, II
  Operating Temperature –22 °F to 140 °F (–30 °C to 60 °C)
  Storage Temperature –40 °F to 158 °F (–40 °C to 70 °C)
  Temperature Shock –22 °F/149 °F (–30 °C/+65 °C)
  Humidity 90%RH temp cycle 32 °F/158 °F (0 °C/+70 °C)
  Altitude 15,000 ft (4,572 m) at 73 °F (23 °C) to 40,000 ft (12,192 m) at –22 °F (–30 °C)



SiRFstarIII, WAAS / SBAS capable, SiRFInstantFixII

  Channels 12 (L1 code only)
  Integrated real-time SBAS
  Update rate 1 Hz
  Protocols SiRF, NMEA-0183

  Accuracy after Differential

2-4 m

Digital Camera (Nomad 900LC and 900XE Only)
  Type color, 5 megapixel resolution, with flash
Cellular Modem (Nomad 900XE Only)
  Type *Integrated Quad-band GSM GPRS/EDGE capability


* The Trimble Nomad 900XE is equipped with a quad band GSM module that operates in the frequency bands 850/900/1800/1900 MHz.  The modem on this device will work on any GSM network operating in these bands that does not require subscriber devices to have carrier certification.  Check with your carrier to see if they require handsets to have carrier certification to operate on their network.  The 900X and 900XE models are certified for use in the USA, Canada, and Europe, but will function properly in all countries with GSM.  The Nomad series is AT&T network ready and has been tested by AT&T for their networks.  In addition the Nomad series will work on T-Mobile and Rogers networks with the appropriate plan and SIM.

Mobile Computer Comparison Chart
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*The integrated camera included with the Nomad 900LC and 900XE utilizes the compact flash card slot, thus there is no available compact flash card slots in these devices.  All Nomad 900 models do come with secure digital card slot.
**The integrated cellular modem can be added via ExpressCard 34mm slot.

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