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Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions Division and AutoID Specialties offer innovative computer products that enable mobile workers to be more efficient in extreme outdoor and industrial environments. Trimble handhelds are known to be the most rugged and reliable on the market today. The Juno T41, Yuma 2, Nomad, Recon, and Ranger outdoor rugged handheld computers help users collect accurate field data and work more productively in any outdoor or service-related application. Trimble's handheld computers meet MIL-STD-810G military specifications for drops, vibration, submersion and temperature extremes. With IP65 tp IP68 ratings, they are protected against water and dust. Both the Juno T41 and Yuma 2 offer a choice of standard 2-4 meter or enhanced 1-2 meter GPS accuracy.

Product Line-up:


The latest addition to Trimble's mobile computing lineup is the Kenai, a rugged, state-of-the-art 10.1-inch tablet introduced in December 2015. The Kenai is a rugged, versatile 10-inch class Windows tablet designed to be a tough, reliable tool for outdoor and frontline jobs. Specifically, the Kenai is for those who need enough display real estate for complex applications, high resolution for even the most detailed mapping and location applications, and enough screen brightness to work outdoors even in strong sunlight. The Kenai runs Windows 10, uses an efficient Intel "Bay Trail" processor, speedy solid state storage, and provides both state-of-the-art and legacy connectivity. [See at Trimble site -- see our review]

Yuma 2

The Yuma 2 tablet, which already offers the best sunlight readable display on the market, is now available with a 1-2 meter real time Enhanced GPS positional accuracy using SBAS satellites. Using the Microsoft Windows 7 Professional operating system and 4GB of DDR3 DRAM, the Yuma 2 allows mobile users to work with the same documents and data as they do in the office. Connectivity via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and optional GSM 3.75G cellular data module enables manageable and efficient workflows wherever your mobile workforce goes. The Yuma 2 tablet computer includes a dual-core 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor to run software applications quickly and reliably. [See at Trimble site -- see our review]

Juno T41 family

A truly flexible workhorse handheld offering your choice of either Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" or Microsoft Windows Embedded Handheld (WEHH) 6.5 Operating System. Besides outstanding processing power and all-day battery, add-in options for enhanced GPS, integrated high-speed 1D/2D barcode imaging, integrated UHF RFID, and even full 3.75G smartphone capability, the Juno T41 offers combined feature options to provide customers the handheld that meets their specific needs in the field. It's all in a lightweight computer built rugged from the inside out for true toughness. Choose dust and water ingress protection ratings of IP65 or IP68, and all come with full MIL-STD-810G ratings for temperature extremes and shock, vibration, solar and UV exposure, and more. [See at Trimble site -- see our review]

Ranger 3

The Ranger 3 is a fully rugged handheld that offers the convenience of both a touchscreen and a full keypad, giving it unsurpassed versatility in the field. Its IP67 rating means it stands up to field conditions, and its 30-hour battery life means a user can work for several days between charges. Two CompactFlash slots and an SD slot allow added accessories as well as additional storage capacity. [See at Trimble site -- see our review]


The Trimble Nomad 1050 series packs plenty of functionality into one of the most field-tested handhelds ever made. Its many built-in capabilities make it easy to collect, save and transmit data in the field. With its popular keypad, 1GHz processor and 8GB Flash storage, it provides the computer many want in the field with options including an integrated barcode scanner, 5 MP camera, integrated GPS and integrated WiFi connectability. And it's one of the very few IP68-sealed handhelds available. [See at Trimble site -- see our review]


The Trimble Recon is a low-cost productivity solution made for tough field conditions. Using Windows Mobile 6 software, an all-day battery and integrated Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless capability, the Recon is perfect for field workers with basic performance requirements. Capabilities can be expanded with a GPS or barcode scanning accessories, also available, that can be plugged into one of Recon's two CompactFlash slots. [See at Trimble site -- see our review]

Reviews of older Trimble products

  • Nomad 900
  • Nomad 800
  • Yuma

    Reviews of other mobile Trimble computing products

  • GeoExplorer
  • Juno 3B/3D
  • Juno SA/SB/SC/SD

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    Trimble reports Q1 2016 results, Mobile Solutions revenue up 6%
    Trimble reported Q1 2016 revenue of $583.0 million, roughly the same as Q1 2015. Engineering and Construction revenue was $309.8 million, up 4%. Field Solutions $106.0 million, down 8%. Mobile Solutions $136.3 million, up 6%. Advanced Devices $30.9 million, down 22%. GAAP operating income was $29.9 million, down 24%as compared to Q1 2015. Steven W. Berglund, Trimble's president and CEO said, "We remain on track for revenue growth for the full year, with particular strength in the Mobile Solutions segment and from the heavy civil and buildings businesses in the Engineering and Construction segment." [See Trimble news release] -- Posted Monday, May 2, 2016 by chb

    Trimble Kenai — positioning experts deliver a sensible, state-of-the art 10-inch class tablet suitable for almost any job
    While Trimble is best known for its GPS products and expertise, the company integrates all sorts of positioning technologies (GPS, laser, optical and inertial) with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions. With the Intel Bay Trail-powered Kenai, Trimble adds a rugged, versatile 10-inch class Windows 10 tablet with full 1920 x 1200 resolution and finger, stylus and glove capable capacitive touch. [See description, analysis and specs of the Trimble Kenai] -- Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by chb

    Trimble releases the ultra-rugged, IP68-sealed Nomad 1050
    The original Trimble Nomad was one of the first rugged handhelds we tested at RuggedPCReview. We even tested it underwater, on scuba. Trimble has been updating the Nomad over the years, and now released the Nomad 1050 with a faster processor, more storage, higher GPS accuracy, and new options. And it's now IP68-sealed. They tested it for an hour in 6.5 feet of water! [See description, analysis and specs of the Trimble Nomad 1050] -- Posted Thursday, October 22, 2015 by chb

    Trimble rugged handhelds being used for traumatic brain injury assessment system
    The image on the right shows the Trimble Juno T41 rugged handheld computer, which is being used by a company called BrainScope, as it has developed assessment software for football concussion injuries directly on the field. BrainScope has been awarded more than $27 million of U.S. Department of Defense research contracts for the development of its TBI ( traumatic brain injury) and concussion assessment technology and has received significant funding from private investors to accelerate its development efforts. [See Brainscope media release and Trimble Juno T41 page] -- Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by chb

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