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This support section provides general operational tips, troubleshooting recommendations, manuals, as well as firmware and software downloads for the rugged Nomad handheld computer.

Nomad Support Notes
Support Notes detailing support issues

Nomad Manuals
Product manuals for the Nomad handheld computer

Nomad Downloads
Nomad Firmware, Patch, Driver and Software Downloads

Nomad Developer Resources
Developer resources for the Nomad handheld computer, including a SDK, sample code and developer spec sheet


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Nomad Support Notes
Support Notes detailing support issues

Support Note - Nomad - Bluetooth Connection to a Windows Vista PC - English
This document describes how a Trimble Nomad which is equipped with integrated Bluetooth can communicate with a Windows Vista PC over a Bluetooth connection. To establish a Bluetooth connection with your Nomad, confirm confirm that the Windows Mobile® Device Center is installed on the PC. The Windows Vista PC must be Bluetooth-enabled and configured to be Discoverable (visible to other Bluetooth devices).

Support Note - Nomad Shutdown Drains Battery Faster than Expected - English

Support Note - Nomad - Aquiring a GPS Position Fix - English
"Time to First Fix" is the time required for your Nomad GPS receiver to acquire a position fix. If the Nomad GPS receiver has had a position fix within the last two hours, then it has some knowledge of the current locations of the GPS satellites and will typically only need a few seconds to acquire a new position fix. However, if it has been more than two hours since the GPS radio has had a position fix, then the receiver's knowledge of the satellite locations is stale, and the TTFF can take several minutes or longer to establish, depending on satellite signal-to-noise ratio, number of visible satellites, and a number of other variables.

Support Note - Nomad - AA battery module guide - English
Before installing your Nomad AA Battery Module into your Nomad, please check to make sure you are running firmware version: 1.0.2 or later. Tap Start / Settings / System and tap on the System Information icon to see the version of firmware installed on your Nomad. To upgrade to the latest firmware go to our website, www.trimble.com/rugged.

Support Note - Nomad - Bluetooth connection to a Pre- Windows Vista PC - English
A Nomad™ which is equipped with integrated Bluetooth can communicate with a PC over an ActiveSync Bluetooth connection. To establish an ActiveSync Bluetooth connection with your Nomad, confirm that ActiveSync 4.5 or later is installed on the PC, and follow the steps outlined in this support note.

Support Note - Nomad - Using a Bluetooth Cell Phone as a Modem - English
This document describes how to use a Web-enabled Bluetooth cell phone as a modem so that the Nomad can connect to the Internet to send and receive email (including file attachments). You will need a dial-up account at an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Support Note - Nomad - Bluetooth File Transfer between Nomad and other Trimble handhelds including Nomad, Ranger and Recon - English
It is possible to transfer files via a Bluetooth connection between your TRIMBLE Nomad™ and other Bluetooth-enabled TRIMBLE handheld computers. It does not matter whether the other TRIMBLE handheld computer (Ranger™ X-Series, Recon® X-Series, Recon or Nomad) has a built-in Bluetooth radio or a Socket Bluetooth CompactFlash (CF) card. Detailed instructions for three scenarios are included in this document.

Support Note - Nomad - 10,000 File Storage Limit - English
If you copy more than 10,000 files onto the internal flash memory of the Trimble® Nomad™ handheld it may disable the handheld and require you to return the handheld to Trimble to be fixed. This Support Note describes the issue and how to avoid it.

Support Note - Nomad - Using the Franklin Wireless Modem - English
NOTE: Do NOT plug the Franklin Wireless Modem into your computer or your Nomad until completing step 4 of installing the software from the Nomad Wireless Modem Driver CD.

Support Note - Nomad - Transferring files between a Nomad and a Vista PC - English
The Windows Mobile® Device Center (WMDC) allows you to synchronize information and copy files between your Windows Vista PC and your Trimble Nomad™. You do not need to install anything on the Nomad in order for it to communicate with the WMDC. Before connecting your Nomad to your Windows Vista PC, install the WMDC on your PC which is available as a free download on the Microsoft® web site (www.microsoft.com).

Support Note - Nomad - Transferring files between a Nomad and a Windows XP PC - English
Microsoft® ActiveSync allows you to synchronize information and copy files between your Windows XP PC and your Nomad™. ActiveSync is pre-installed on your Nomad. Before connecting your Nomad to your Windows XP PC, install ActiveSync on your PC which is available as a free download from the Microsoft® web site (www.microsoft.com).

Support Note - Nomad - Using the Intermediate GPS Driver - English
The purpose of the Microsoft® Intermediate GPS Driver is to allow multiple GPS-aware applications to simultaneously receive data from a GPS receiver. If you only run one GPS-aware application at a time, then you do not need to enable or configure the Intermediate GPS Driver.

Support Note - Nomad, Ranger X (WM5), and Recon X (WM5/WM6) - Using Remote Display Controller in XP or Vista - English
Occasionally you may want to view the screen of your Recon, Ranger or Nomad on your PC. Follow these instructions for a Recon or Ranger with Windows Mobile 5.0 or a Recon or Nomad running Windows Mobile 6 if you’re working on a PC that runs XP or Vista.

Support Note - Nomad - Working with a Nomad's built-in GPS - English
This document provides information on configuring the built-in GPS radio.

 

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Nomad 900 Series Manuals
Product manuals for the Nomad handheld computer

Manual - Nomad 900 Series (WM6.1) - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - English
Getting Started Guide / User Manual - Nomad 900 Series handheld computer (WM6.1) - English, August 2011

Manual -- Nomad RFID Reader Setup Guide English
Manual -- Nomad RFID Reader Setup Guide English

Quick Start Guide -- Nomad RFID Reader English
Quick Start Guide -- Nomad RFID Reader English

Manual - Nomad 900 Series (WM6.1) - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - Chinese (Simplified)
开始使用指南 - Nomad® 900 系列 (WM6.1) - Chinese, 2011年8月

Manual - Nomad 900 Series (WM6.1) - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - French
Guide de démarrage - Ordinateur de poche Nomad 900 (WM6.1) - Français, Août 2011

Manual - Nomad 900 Series (WM6.1) - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - German
EINFÜHRUNGSHANDBUCH - Nomad 900 Feldcomputer (WM6.1) - Deutsch, August 2011

Manual - Nomad 900 Series (WM6.1) - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - Italian
Guida Introduttiva - Computer palmare Nomad serie 900 (WM6.1) - Italiano, Agosto 2011

Manual - Nomad 900 Series (WM6.1) - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - Japanese
Manual - Nomad 900 Series (WM6.1) - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - Japanese, 2011年8月

Manual - Nomad 900 Series (WM6.1) - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - Korean
시작 안내서 - 시리즈핸드헬드 컴퓨터 - Korean, 2011 년월

Manual - Nomad 900 Series (WM6.1) - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - Portuguese (Brazilian)
Manual de Início Rápido - Computador portátil Nomad Série 900 (WM6.1) - Português do Brasil, Agosto 2011

Manual - Nomad 900 Series (WM6.1) - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - Russian
КРАТКОЕ РУКОВОДСТВО - Контроллерсерии Nomad 900 (WM6.1) - Pусский, Август 2011

Manual - Nomad 900 Series (WM6.1) - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - Spanish
COLECTOR DE MANO - Nomad® 900 Guía de iniciación (WM6.1) - Español, Agosto 2011

 

Nomad 800 Series Manuals

Manual - Nomad X (WWAN) - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - German
Nomad X Getting Started Guide / User Manual in German (Deutsch) language - Nomad_X_Getting_Started_Guide_in_German_(Deutsch).pdf

Manual - Nomad - External Charger Getting Started Guide - English
Nomad Li-Ion Battery Charger Getting Started Guide

Manual - Nomad - Quick Start / Orientation Guide - English
Trimble Nomad Quick Start / Orientation Guide - Nomad_Quick_Start_790-0037-XXQ_0507_lr.pdf

Manual - Nomad - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - German
German translation of the Trimble Nomad Getting Started Guide (the full User Manual) - Nomad_Getting_Started_Guide_in_German_(Deutsch).pdf

Manual - Nomad - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - English
Getting Started Guide for the Trimble Nomad, published October 2008.

Manual - Nomad - SatViewer version 1.0.0.17 Getting Started Guide / User Manual - English
Getting Started Guide for Nomad SatViewer application, version 1.0.0.17.

Manual - Nomad - Getting Started Guide / User Manual - Japanese
Japanese translation of the Trimble Nomad Getting Started guide (the full User Manual) - Nomad_Get_Start_6_JPN_900-0076-XXQ.pdf

 

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Nomad Downloads
Nomad Firmware, Patch, Driver and Software Downloads

Nomad 900 series (Windows Mobile 6.1) Firmware
Download the latest Windows Mobile 6.1 firmware for your Nomad 900 series handheld

Nomad Series - Windows Mobile 6.1 - Firmware version 1.2.2 - Language Provisioning
Download this Windows Mobile 6.1 Operating System to get the latest updates and to configure your Trimble Nomad Series Handheld Computer into one of the 10 supported languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian or Spanish.

Nomad 900 series (Windows Mobile 6.1) Software
Download the latest software for the Nomad 900 series running Windows Mobile 6.1

Nomad 800/900 - RFIDsearchlight application - English
RFIDsearchlight provides support for configuration and use of the RFID Reader accessory.

Nomad 800/900 - CellStart version 1.1 - English
Cell Start 1.1 provides support for configuring the cellular system (WWAN) on the Nomad handheld computers.

Nomad 800/900 - ScanAgent version 1.1.3a - English
ScanAgent provides support for using the barcode scanner on the Nomad 800LE, 800XE, 900LE and 900XE. Version 1.1.3a addresses several issues of previous ScanAgent releases. For more details, refer to the release notes in the zip file.

Nomad 800/900 - SatViewer version 1.0.4 - English
SatViewer provides a way to quickly check the configuration of your Nomad GPS receiver and also provides access to enable advanced features of your Nomad GPS receiver.

Nomad 800 series (Windows Mobile 6.0) Upgrades
Upgrade Nomad 800 series handhelds to Windows Mobile 6.1 (this is a chargeable upgrade)

Nomad Series - Windows Mobile 6.1 - Firmware version 1.2.2 - Language Provisioning
Download this Windows Mobile 6.1 Operating System to get the latest updates and to configure your Trimble Nomad Series Handheld Computer into one of the 10 supported languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian or Spanish.

Nomad 800 series (Windows Mobile 6.0) Firmware
Download the latest Windows Mobile 6.0 firmware for your Nomad 800 series handheld

Nomad - Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic (units without WWAN/cellular) - Firmware version 1.0.4 - German
Nomad German Firmware version 1.0.4 (Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic Edition), for non WWAN Nomad handhelds (Nomad 800B, 800L, 800LC, 800LD, and 800LE)

Nomad - Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional (units with WWAN/cellular) - Firmware Version 1.0.3 - German
Nomad German Firmware version 1.0.3 (Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional Edition), for WWAN Nomad handhelds (Nomad 800X, 800XC, and 800XE)

Nomad - Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional (units with WWAN/cellular) - Firmware Version 1.0.3 - English
Nomad English Firmware version 1.0.3 (Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional Edition), for WWAN Nomad handhelds (Nomad 800X, 800XC, and 800XE)

Nomad - Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic (units without WWAN/cellular) - Firmware version 1.0.4 - French
Nomad French Firmware version 1.0.4 (Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic Edition), for non WWAN Nomad handhelds (Nomad 800B, 800L, 800LC, 800LD, and 800LE)

Nomad - Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic (units without WWAN/cellular) - Firmware Version 1.0.4 - Japanese
Nomad Japanese Firmware version 1.0.4 (Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic Edition), for non WWAN Nomad handhelds (Nomad 800B, 800L, 800LC, 800LD, and 800LE) Nomad - Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic (units without WWAN/cellular) - Firmware version 1.0.4 - English
Nomad English Firmware version 1.0.4 (Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic Edition), for non WWAN Nomad handhelds (Nomad 800B, 800L, 800LC, 800LD and 800LE)

Nomad 800 series (Windows Mobile 6.0) Patches
Download the Nomad 800 series (Windows Mobile 6.0) patches to update your handheld unit with the latest firmware fixes.

Nomad 800 Series (Windows Mobile 6.0) - NAND Timing Patch - English
A very small percentage of Nomads have an incorrect setting for the NAND chip timing parameters and may show symptoms when memory intensive applications are running. The symptoms may include random lockups and incorrect program operation including extended boot time, freezing during the boot up process, loss of the operating system, or messages such as 'Windows CE not Loaded'. This patch has been released to prevent this issue from occurring.

Nomad 800 Series (Windows Mobile 6.0) - File System Driver Patch - English
An issue has been uncovered with the NAND flash file system driver on a small percentage of Trimble Nomad products. Problems may occur when significant amounts of data are written to the internal flash drive, completely filling up the drive. Symptoms may include lockups and inability to boot properly. A patch file has been created to resolve the issue.

Nomad 800 Series (Windows Mobile 6.0) - WLAN Driver Update version 2.1 - English
This file installs the WLAN driver update on your Nomad handheld computer. This driver update has been released to address the issue of losing a known good WEP key on the Nomad.

Nomad 800 series (Windows Mobile 6.0) Software
Download the latest software for the Nomad 800 series running Windows Mobile 6.0

Nomad 800/900 - RFIDsearchlight application -- English
RFIDsearchlight provides support for configuration and use of the RFID Reader accessory.

Nomad 800/900 - CellStart version 1.1 - English
Cell Start 1.1 provides support for configuring the cellular system (WWAN) on the Nomad handheld computers.

Nomad 800/900 - ScanAgent version 1.1.3a - English
ScanAgent provides support for using the barcode scanner on the Nomad 800LE, 800XE, 900LE and 900XE. Version 1.1.3a addresses several issues of previous ScanAgent releases. For more details, refer to the release notes in the zip file.

Nomad 800/900 - SatViewer version 1.0.4 - English
SatViewer provides a way to quickly check the configuration of your Nomad GPS receiver and also provides access to enable advanced features of your Nomad GPS receiver.

Nomad 800/900 series Drivers
Download drivers for the Office Docking Station and RFID accessories

Nomad 900 Series - Patch to Disable the Wi-Fi CCX Supplicant - English
This CAB file disables the Wi-Fi CCX Supplicant on Nomad 900 Series (Windows Mobile 6.1) handheld computers. This CAB file should be installed if you plan to use the Nomad with the Office Docking Station.

Nomad 800/900 - RFIDsearchlight application - English
RFIDsearchlight provides support for configuration and use of the RFID Reader accessory.

Nomad 800 Series - Office Docking Station Driver - English
This CAB file provides support for the Nomad Office Docking Station


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Nomad Developer Resources
Developer resources for the Nomad handheld computer, including a SDK, sample code and developer spec sheet

Nomad_900_SDK_v1.3.zip

Nomad 900 - Developer Specifications - English

Nomad RFID Reader Design GuideNomad RFID Reader Design Guide

Nomad RFID Reader SDK
The SDK and documentation is available on the ThingMagic website. Developers need to download the "MercuryAPI Programmers Guide" and the "Mercury API API SDK". Source code for the RFIDSearchLight application is in the cs/Samples/RFIDSearchLight directory.

Nomad - Communication Pin-outs for the boot connector - English
Communication Pinouts for the Nomad boot - Nomad_Boot_Pinouts.pdf

Nomad - Sample code which will allow you to programmatically turn the backlight on and off - English
Sample code which will allow you to programmatically turn the backlight on and off is contained in the file BacklightControl.zip.

Nomad, Ranger X-Series, Recon X-Series - Header file - English
rangerx.h is a generic header file defining functions to determine availability of hardware features on Recon X-Series, Ranger X-Series and Nomad. The functions are exported via AWCLIB.DLL.

Nomad, Ranger X-Series, Recon X-Series - Sample code that demonstrates how to register for power management events and detection of resume - English
pwrevents.zip is a "Hello World" application that demonstrates how to register for power management events and detection of resume.

Nomad, Ranger X-Series, Recon X-Series - Sample code that demonstrates how to turn WiFi on and off - English
Demonstrates programmatic control of WiFi under the Windows Mobile 5 or 6 operating system, such as turning WiFi on and off.

Nomad, Ranger X-Series, Recon X-Series - This CAB file disables the games on devices which are running the Windows Mobile 5 or 6 operating system - English
The HideGames CAB file can be used to deactivate Solitaire/Minesweeper/BubbleBreaker (the type of game depends on the device) on the Recon, Ranger and Nomad running the Windows Mobile 5 or 6 Operating System.

Nomad 800 - Detailed Specifications - English
This document provides an exhaustive list of specifications for the Nomad™ outdoor rugged handheld computer. Specifications are current as of January 2009. Nomad_Specs_2009_JAN.pdf

Nomad 800 - Software Development Kit (SDK) - English
Software Development Kit for the Nomad 800 series. Includes the Nomad Developer's Guide, header files and the Barcode Scanner SDK.

 

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