Pistol Grip

July 31, 2008
SUNNYVALE, Calif.,Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the release of a new pistol-grip accessory for its Nomad outdoor rugged handheld computer that

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today announced the release of a new pistol-grip accessory for its Nomad™ outdoor rugged handheld computer that improves the users’ ability to efficiently perform mobile laser bar-code scanning.

The pistol grip, which attaches directly to the bottom of the Nomad handheld with four screws, offers an ergonomic improvement for users in industries such as asset management/tracking and warehousing, where in-the-field bar-code scanning is essential. The black rubber overmolding provides a cushioned, lightweight grip, and the trigger is built to accommodate a variety of hand sizes. An attached lanyard helps prevent drops.

Adding the pistol grip to the Nomad doesn’t compromise its ruggedness. It maintains an IP67 rating, meaning it is impervious to dust and moisture, and it still meets stringent MIL-STD-810F military standards for drops, vibration and temperature extremes.

In addition, the Nomad retains its overall performance standards with the lightweight, turnkey pistol grip, and provides all-day usage of eight hours on a battery charge, offers a range of compatible battery options, delivers a rate of up to three scans per second and offers easy field-to-office connectivity.

"The new pistol grip accessory is an ergonomic configuration and natural extension of the Nomad’s easy to use features," said Rob Davis, director of sales and marketing for Tripod Data Systems, a Trimble company. “Being able to add more efficient scanning capabilities with the same levels of ruggedness and performance makes it an ideal solution for our asset management and warehousing customers.”

The new pistol grip has a suggested retail price of US$109 and is available through Nomad dealers. For more information on the Nomad, visit www.trimble.com/rugged.

For more information about Trimble outdoor rugged handheld computers, visit www.trimble.com/rugged, e-mail [email protected] or call 541-750-9200.