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900 G Series Downloads

Trimble Nomad Operating System v1.21 - 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.

     

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

Installation instructions:

  1. Download the CellStart_v1.1.CAB to your PC.
  2. Transfer the .CAB file from your PC to a folder of your choice on your compatible Nomad (e.g. using MS ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center).
  3. On the Nomad, use the File Explorer tool to find the folder containing the CellStart_v1.1.CAB file.
  4. Tap on the Nomad CellStart_v1.1.CAB, once successfully installed; select OK in the top right corner of your Nomad screen.


This file is compatible with the following devices:

  • Trimble Nomad 800X
  • Trimble Nomad 800XC
  • Trimble Nomad 900XE
  • Trimble Nomad 900X
  • Trimble Nomad 900XE


BluetoothIncomingSerialPort.cab
This allows the external sensor to become the Bluetooth Host, and the Trimble mobile device becomes the client.
See the Support Note for more details.

 

Trimble Nomad Series - SatViewer Application
(1284 KB)
The SatViewer application comes pre-installed on the Trimble Nomad Series handhelds (800L, 800LC, and 800LE models only) and the Trimble Nomad G Series handhelds (all models). Installing the application manually is only required when you have hard reset your device. To install the SatViewer application do the following:

  • Download the SatViewer.cab file to your computer.
  • Copy the SatViewer.cab file from your computer to the My Documents folder on the handheld.
  • On the handheld navigate to the SatViewer.cab file using File Explorer.
  • To run the CAB file, tap the SatViewer.cab file.
  • The message SatViewer.cab was successfully installed on your device appears when the installation is complete. Tap OK to dismiss the message.

 

v1.1.3 - Trimble Nomad Series - Scanner Agent Application
(686 KB)
The Scanner Agent application comes pre-installed on the Trimble Nomad Series handheld (800LE model only) and the Trimble Nomad G Series handhelds (800GLE and 800GXE models only). Installing the application manually is only required when you have hard reset your device. To install the Scanner Agent application, do the following:

  • Download the ScanAgent.zip file to your computer.
  • Extract ScanAgent.CAB from the downloaded .zip file.
  • Copy the ScanAgent.cab file from your computer to the My Documents folder on the handheld.
  • On the handheld navigate to the ScanAgent.cab file using File Explorer.
  • To run the CAB file, tap the ScanAgent.cab file.
  • The message ScanAgent.cab was successfully installed on your device appears when the installation is complete. Tap OK to dismiss the message.

 

Dial String Editor (Windows Mobile 6, 6.1, 6.5)
(262 KB)
If your mobile carrier requires you to enter a custom dial string to connect to the internet and you have a GeoExplorer 3000/2008 series or 6000, Trimble Nomad, or Trimble Recon handheld running Windows Mobile 6, 6.1 or 6.5, you will need to use the Dial String Editor to enter the the custom dial string.
For instruction on how to use the application see the Support Note Trimble Handheld Computers: Connecting to the Internet Through a Bluetooth-enabled Mobile Phone.

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800 G Series Downloads

Trimble Nomad Operating System v1.21 - 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.

     

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

Installation instructions:

  1. Download the CellStart_v1.1.CAB to your PC.
  2. Transfer the .CAB file from your PC to a folder of your choice on your compatible Nomad (e.g. using MS ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center).
  3. On the Nomad, use the File Explorer tool to find the folder containing the CellStart_v1.1.CAB file.
  4. Tap on the Nomad CellStart_v1.1.CAB, once successfully installed; select OK in the top right corner of your Nomad screen.


This file is compatible with the following devices:

  • Trimble Nomad 800X
  • Trimble Nomad 800XC
  • Trimble Nomad 900XE
  • Trimble Nomad 900X
  • Trimble Nomad 900XE


BluetoothIncomingSerialPort.cab
This allows the external sensor to become the Bluetooth Host, and the Trimble mobile device becomes the client.
See the Support Note for more details.

 

Trimble Nomad G Series – NAND Memory Update
(1097 KB)
A Trimble Nomad G Series handheld may show the following symptoms: operating system lockups, incorrect program operation, extended time to boot after being shut down, not booting, and Windows CE not loaded messages. This update resolve these issues. For details on the update and how to install it see the support note.

Trimble Nomad - v2.1 WLAN Driver Update
(142 KB)
This file installs the WLAN driver update on your Trimble Nomad handheld. This driver will need to be re-installed in the case of resetting the device to factory defaults.

New Features

  • Nomad no longer loses a known-good WEP key. Previously when the WEP key was lost, the user was promoted to re-enter the key, and if done incorrectly, the Access Point (AP) (and its settings) may have been removed from the preferred network list.
  • WLAN no longer gets into a state where it continuously shows "Connecting" , even when attempting to connect to a different AP. This could only previously be fixed by resetting the Nomad handheld.
  • When multiple APs exist with the same SSID, Nomad will now connect to the AP with the strongest signal.

Entitlement

  • This upgrade is free of charge
  • This update is for Trimble Nomad Series and Trimble Nomad G series handhelds with built in WLAN running firmware version either 1.0.4 or in WAN versions, 1.0.3:
    • Trimble Nomad series models 800LE, 800LD, 800LC and 800L must be upgraded from firmware version 1.0.2 to 1.0.4 before installing this WAN driver update.
    • Trimble Nomad G series handhelds do not require firmware upgrading before performing this install
    • All WAN (X) models, running firmware version 1.0.3 do not require firmware upgrade before performing this install

Installation Instructions:

  • Download NomadWLAN_2.1.zip to your PC.
  • Open the Zip file and extract the NomadWLAN_2.1.CAB file.
  • Transfer the NomadWLAN_2.1.CAB file from your PC to a folder of your choice on your Nomad (using Microsoft ActiveSync or a storage card).
  • On the Nomad, use the File Explorer tool to find the folder containing the NomadWLAN_2.1.CAB file.
  • Tap on the NomadWLAN_2.1.CAB file to initiate the installation and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • When prompted, tap OK to restart the Nomad
  • You can determine if the new driver has been installed on a Nomad by tapping Start / Settings / System / Remove Programs. If it is installed, you will see an entry for "Nomad WLAN driver v2.1."

 

Trimble Nomad Series - SatViewer Application
(1284 KB)
The SatViewer application comes pre-installed on the Trimble Nomad Series handhelds (800L, 800LC, and 800LE models only) and the Trimble Nomad G Series handhelds (all models). Installing the application manually is only required when you have hard reset your device. To install the SatViewer application do the following:

  • Download the SatViewer.cab file to your computer.
  • Copy the SatViewer.cab file from your computer to the My Documents folder on the handheld.
  • On the handheld navigate to the SatViewer.cab file using File Explorer.
  • To run the CAB file, tap the SatViewer.cab file.
  • The message SatViewer.cab was successfully installed on your device appears when the installation is complete. Tap OK to dismiss the message.

 

v1.1.3 - Trimble Nomad Series - Scanner Agent Application
(686 KB)
The Scanner Agent application comes pre-installed on the Trimble Nomad Series handheld (800LE model only) and the Trimble Nomad G Series handhelds (800GLE and 800GXE models only). Installing the application manually is only required when you have hard reset your device. To install the Scanner Agent application, do the following:

  • Download the ScanAgent.zip file to your computer.
  • Extract ScanAgent.CAB from the downloaded .zip file.
  • Copy the ScanAgent.cab file from your computer to the My Documents folder on the handheld.
  • On the handheld navigate to the ScanAgent.cab file using File Explorer.
  • To run the CAB file, tap the ScanAgent.cab file.
  • The message ScanAgent.cab was successfully installed on your device appears when the installation is complete. Tap OK to dismiss the message.

 

Dial String Editor (Windows Mobile 6, 6.1, 6.5)
(262 KB)
If your mobile carrier requires you to enter a custom dial string to connect to the internet and you have a GeoExplorer 3000/2008 series or 6000, Trimble Nomad, or Trimble Recon handheld running Windows Mobile 6, 6.1 or 6.5, you will need to use the Dial String Editor to enter the the custom dial string. For instruction on how to use the application see the Support Note Trimble Handheld Computers: Connecting to the Internet Through a Bluetooth-enabled Mobile Phone.

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900 Series Downloads

Nomad 800/900 - CellStart version 1.1 - English
(79 KB)

Cell Start 1.1 provides support for configuring the cellular system (WWAN) on the Nomad handheld computers.

Installation instructions:

  1. Download the CellStart_v1.1.CAB to your PC.
  2. Transfer the .CAB file from your PC to a folder of your choice on your compatible Nomad (e.g. using MS ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center).
  3. On the Nomad, use the File Explorer tool to find the folder containing the CellStart_v1.1.CAB file.
  4. Tap on the Nomad CellStart_v1.1.CAB, once successfully installed; select OK in the top right corner of your Nomad screen.

This file is compatible with the following devices:

  • Trimble Nomad 800X
  • Trimble Nomad 800XC
  • Trimble Nomad 900XE
  • Trimble Nomad 900X
  • Trimble Nomad 900XE

Nomad 800/900 - SatViewer version 1.0.2 - English
(1284 KB)

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.

Installation instructions:

  1. Download the SatViewer_V1.0.2.CAB file to your PC.
  2. Transfer the .CAB file from your PC to a folder of your choice on your compatible Nomad (e.g. using MS ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center).
  3. On the Nomad, use the File Explorer tool to find the folder containing the SatViewer_V1.0.2.CAB file.
  4. Tap on the SatViewer_V1.0.2.CAB file to initiate the installation and follow the on-screen instructions.


This file is compatible with the following devices:

  • Trimble Nomad 800L
  • Trimble Nomad 800LE
  • Trimble Nomad 800LC
  • Trimble Nomad 800X
  • Trimble Nomad 800XC
  • Trimble Nomad 800XE
  • Trimble Nomad 900L
  • Trimble Nomad 900LE
  • Trimble Nomad 900LC
  • Trimble Nomad 900X
  • Trimble Nomad 900XE

Nomad 800/900 - ScanAgent version 1.1.3a - English
(695 KB)

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.

Installation instructions:

  1. Extract ScanAgent.CAB from the downloaded .zip file.
  2. Transfer the .CAB file from your PC to a folder of your choice on your Nomad (e.g. using MS ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center).
  3. On the Nomad, use the File Explorer tool to find the folder containing the ScanAgent113a.CAB file.
  4. Tap on the ScanAgent113a.CAB file to install ScanAgent on the Nomad.
  5. Tap 'ok' on the 'Buttons Assigned' window.
  6. Tap 'Yes' on the 'Installation Successful' window to reset the Nomad.

If you are using the Nomad Trigger accessory, continue with the following instructions to enable the Trigger for use with ScanAgent.

  1. Start ScanAgent on your Nomad (Start>Settings>System>Scanner Setup).
  2. Tap the Edit Config button and check the box at the bottom of the screen labeled ‘Enable Trigger Scanning’.
  3. Once selected, you will be prompted to reset your Nomad; Select 'Yes' to proceed with the reset of the Nomad.
  4. If you have a Nomad X (WWAN) unit, you will also need to install Nomad_X_Headset.CAB.
  5. Transfer the Nomad_X_Headset.CAB file to the Nomad and tap on it to install it.
  6. Tap 'ok' to restart the Nomad
  7. After the reboot, your Nomad is setup to use the Trigger accessory for scanning.

This file is compatible with the following devices:

  • Trimble Nomad 800LE
  • Trimble Nomad 800XE
  • Trimble Nomad 900LE
  • Trimble Nomad 900XE

Nomad Series - Windows Mobile 6.1 - Firmware version 1.2.1 - Language Provisioning
(156689 KB)

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.

Before installing this firmware you need to copy all data files from the Nomad to your PC. Also, be prepared to reinstall all of your programs. When you install this firmware, you will lose all data and programs that are currently on your Nomad.

Installation Instructions for the Windows Installer Package:

  1. Download and Save the Windows Installer Package (the file posted above) to your laptop or PC.
  2. Open the Windows Installer Package on your computer to begin the installation.
  3. Click the 'Next >' button.
  4. Click in the radial button next to: 'I accept the terms in the License Agreement' and click the 'Next >' button.
  5. Click the square 'Install' button.
  6. Click the 'Install >' button.
  7. Click the 'Finish' button.

Once the Windows Installer Package file is installed on the computer, you can then install the Operating System Update onto your Nomad at any time by launching the Firmware Update Wizard.

Instructions for Installing the Operating System on a Nomad:

  1. Open the Firmware Update Wizard by browsing to: Start > All Programs > Trimble > NOMAD > WM_LP_FWUpdateV1.2.1.0 > NOMAD Windows Mobile LP Firmware Update Wizard.
  2. Click the 'Next >' button.
  3. Click the 'Next >' button.
  4. Place the Nomad in USB mode by following the instructions in the Firmware Update Wizard.
  5. Connect the Nomad to the PC with the USB cable provided with the Nomad. The USB Host side attaches to the computer and the mini USB side attaches to the Nomad.
  6. Click the 'Next >' button.
  7. Click the 'Next >' button.
  8. Click in the radial button next to: 'I accept the terms in the license agreement' and then click the 'Next >' button.
  9. After the installation is complete, click on the 'Next >' button.
  10. Click the 'Finish' button to close the Firmware Update Wizard.


Instructions for Configuring the Language on a Nomad:

  1. On the Nomad, use the Up(8) or Down(2) arrow keys to select your language and press the Enter key to select the language.
  2. Use the Up(8) arrow key to highlight the square box next to: 'Yes, I want to use English as the language on this device'.
  3. Press the Enter key to place a check in the box.
  4. Press the Down(2) arrow key twice to highlight the 'Next >' button and press the Enter key to proceed.
  5. Your Nomad will then be configured for the language that you selected.


Please Note:

  • If you have a Nomad 800 Series handheld running Windows Mobile 6.0, it is a chargeable upgrade to install Windows Mobile 6.1, and you will need a new Windows Mobile license code.
  • This upgrade is free of charge and compatible with all Nomad 900 Series handhelds and 800 Series handhelds that have already been upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.1. You will not need a new Windows Mobile license code.
  • After upgrading your Nomad, you may need to re-install software applications such as CellStart (if your unit has WWAN), SatViewer (if your unit has GPS), ScanAgent (if your unit has a scanner), and you will need to re-install all other 3rd party applications.

  • Updates from the 1.1.0 Firmware:

  • Multi-language support added for the following languages, user-selected at first boot: English, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish
  • Factory-installed applications (CellStart, ScanAgent, SatViewer) now persist after a factory reset
  • Added boot progress meter on initial screen
  • Unit is now capable of waking out of suspend when power is applied. This feature is disabled by default, but can be configured through a new control panel applet: Start / Settings / System (tab) / Power / Wake Up (tab).
  • The camera can now perform GeoTagging on images whether the GPS is in the default NMEA mode or in SiRF binary mode.

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800 Series Downloads

Nomad Series - Windows Mobile 6.1 - Firmware version 1.2.1 - Language Provisioning
(156689 KB)
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.

Before installing this firmware you need to copy all data files from the Nomad to your PC. Also, be prepared to reinstall all of your programs. When you install this firmware, you will lose all data and programs that are currently on your Nomad.

Installation Instructions for the Windows Installer Package:

  • Download and Save the Windows Installer Package (the file posted above) to your laptop or PC.
  • Open the Windows Installer Package on your computer to begin the installation.
  • Click the 'Next >' button.
  • Click in the radial button next to: 'I accept the terms in the License Agreement' and click the 'Next >' button.
  • Click the square 'Install' button.
  • Click the 'Install >' button.
  • Click the 'Finish' button.

Once the Windows Installer Package file is installed on the computer, you can then install the Operating System Update onto your Nomad at any time by launching the Firmware Update Wizard.

Instructions for Installing the Operating System on a Nomad:

  1. Open the Firmware Update Wizard by browsing to: Start > All Programs > Trimble > NOMAD > WM_LP_FWUpdateV1.2.1.0 > NOMAD Windows Mobile LP Firmware Update Wizard.
  2. Click the 'Next >' button.
  3. Click the 'Next >' button.
  4. Place the Nomad in USB mode by following the instructions in the Firmware Update Wizard.
  5. Connect the Nomad to the PC with the USB cable provided with the Nomad. The USB Host side attaches to the computer and the mini USB side attaches to the Nomad.
  6. Click the 'Next >' button.
  7. Click the 'Next >' button.
  8. Click in the radial button next to: 'I accept the terms in the license agreement' and then click the 'Next >' button.
  9. After the installation is complete, click on the 'Next >' button.
  10. Click the 'Finish' button to close the Firmware Update Wizard.

Instructions for Configuring the Language on a Nomad:

  1. On the Nomad, use the Up(8) or Down(2) arrow keys to select your language and press the Enter key to select the language.
  2. Use the Up(8) arrow key to highlight the square box next to: 'Yes, I want to use English as the language on this device'.
  3. Press the Enter key to place a check in the box.
  4. Press the Down(2) arrow key twice to highlight the 'Next >' button and press the Enter key to proceed.
  5. Your Nomad will then be configured for the language that you selected.

Please Note:

  • If you have a Nomad 800 Series handheld running Windows Mobile 6.0, it is a chargeable upgrade to install Windows Mobile 6.1, and you will need a new Windows Mobile license code.
  • This upgrade is free of charge and compatible with all Nomad 900 Series handhelds and 800 Series handhelds that have already been upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.1. You will not need a new Windows Mobile license code.
  • After upgrading your Nomad, you may need to re-install software applications such as CellStart (if your unit has WWAN), SatViewer (if your unit has GPS), ScanAgent (if your unit has a scanner), and you will need to re-install all other 3rd party applications.

Updates from the 1.1.0 Firmware:

  • Multi-language support added for the following languages, user-selected at first boot: English, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish
  • Factory-installed applications (CellStart, ScanAgent, SatViewer) now persist after a factory reset
  • Added boot progress meter on initial screen
  • Unit is now capable of waking out of suspend when power is applied. This feature is disabled by default, but can be configured through a new control panel applet: Start / Settings / System (tab) / Power / Wake Up (tab).
  • The camera can now perform GeoTagging on images whether the GPS is in the default NMEA mode or in SiRF binary mode.

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Nomad 800 Series handheld computers with the Windows Mobile 6.0 operating system may be upgraded to the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system. The cost to upgrade is $125. See below for details.....

Benefits of Upgrading to Windows Mobile 6.1:

  • --- Adds support for language provisioning on initial configuration
  • --- Windows Mobile 6.1:
    • User Interface "Theme" change
    • Threaded SMS
    • Pocket One-Note and Adobe Reader LE included
    • Task Manager - Monitor and stop applications
    • "Domain Enroll" with enterprise features
      • Security management
      • Device management
      • Security Access
  • --- Wi-Fi:
    • Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) v4 ASD
    • Wi-Fi Alliance Certification
    • Extended security options for enterprise networks
    • Seamless transition from one hot spot to another
    • Ability to lock to a hot spot
    • Enterprise configuration management / lockout
  • --- GPS:
    • SiRFInstantFixIITM enables faster Time-to-First-Fix
    • Less time spent acquiring position fix
    • Better accuracy in difficult terrain

Upgrade Instructions

  1. To purchase the upgrade for Nomad X units (those with the WWAN (cellular) module), click this link, and during the Checkout process, on the Special Instructions page, please provide the serial number(s) of the Nomad(s) to be upgraded.
  2. To purchase the upgrade for non-WWAN units, click this link, and during the Checkout process, on the Special Instructions page, please provide the serial number(s) of the Nomad(s) to be upgraded.
  3. If you are purchasing upgrades for several serial numbers, it may be easier to use the Nomad Upgrade Request Form to provide the serial number(s) of the Nomad(s) to be upgraded. Use the form after you have completed your purchase, as you will need the Sales Order number.
  4. A Sales Representative will send you your Windows Mobile license code for each upgrade purchased, which will be required when upgrading the Operating System.
  5. Download the installer posted above. Once you have your license code(s), launch the installer from your PC, and use the instructions posted above to install the application to your computer and to install the Firmware to your Nomad.
  6. Please note that the upgrade license is linked to the serial number and cannot be transfered to other devices. This is a stringent requirement of Microsoft Windows Mobile licensing.


 

Nomad 800 Series (Windows Mobile 6.0) - File System Driver Patch - English
(50 KB)
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.

Installation Instructions:

The patch is contained in the file "NomadFSDPatch.cab.pks". This patch file can be installed from a USB Thumb Drive, SD Memory card, or via ActiveSync/Windows Mobile Device Center.

  1. Copy the "NomadFSDPatch.cab.pks" file to USB Thumb Drive, SD Memory card, or directly to the device via ActiveSync/Windows Mobile Device Center.
  2. If the USB Thumb Drive or SD Memory card is used, insert it into the Nomad.
  3. Use File Explorer to browse to the location where the patch file was stored. If a USB Thumb Drive is used it will appear as \Hard Disk. If a SD Memory card is used it will appear as \Storage Card.
  4. Tap on the "NomadFSDPatch.cab.pks" file to begin the installation.
  5. Tap "Install Now" when the Install Update dialog is shown. NOTE: If you get the Update Result dialog with "Status: Unsuccessful" at this point the patch has probably already been installed or is not required. If the device does not have 1.0.3 or 1.0.4 firmware, the patch will not install.
  6. Wait for the update to install (~30 seconds). The Nomad will reboot.
  7. When the Update Result dialog appears check for "Status: Successful" and then tap "Done".


This file is compatible with all Nomads running "Windows Mobile 6 Professional" (Trimble Firmware version 1.0.3) or "Windows Mobile 6 Classic" (Trimble firmware version 1.0.4) operating system.

 

Nomad 800 Series (Windows Mobile 6.0) - NAND Timing Patch - English
(1097 KB)

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.

Trimble recommends that all Nomads be updated with this firmware patch to avoid the potential problems that may occur if your Nomad is affected. The patch will not compromise any of your data. However as a good practice, we always recommend backing up important data on a regular basis. If you are unsure if your Nomad already includes the patch, there is no harm in installing it again.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Download Nomad_BCBUPDATE.exe and save it to your PC.
  2. Execute Nomad_BCBUPDATE.exe from your PC.
  3. Follow Instructions in the upgrader utility to install the patch

This file is compatible with Nomads running Windows Mobile 6 Classic (Trimble firmware version 1.0.4) and Nomad X (with integrated WWAN) running Windows Mobile 6 Professional (Trimble firmware version 1.0.3).
If you do not have current firmware, Trimble recommends upgrading to the latest version. Future versions of the Nomad OS will incorporate the changes in this patch.

 

 

Nomad 800 Series (Windows Mobile 6.0) - WLAN Driver Update version 2.1 - English
(142 KB)
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.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Download NomadWLAN_2.1.zip to your PC.
  2. Open the Zip file and extract the NomadWLAN_2.1.CAB file.
  3. Transfer the NomadWLAN_2.1.CAB file from your PC to a folder of your choice on your Nomad (using Microsoft ActiveSync or a storage card).
  4. On the Nomad, use the File Explorer tool to find the folder containing the NomadWLAN_2.1.CAB file.
  5. Tap on the NomadWLAN_2.1.CAB file to initiate the installation and follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. When prompted, tap OK to restart the Nomad
  7. You can determine if the new driver has been installed on a Nomad by tapping Start / Settings / System / Remove Programs. If it is installed, you will see an entry for "Nomad WLAN driver v2.1."

Note: This patch will not persist after a factory-default reset. It must be installed again.

Issues Addressed:

  • Nomad sometimes loses a known-good WEP key, prompting the user to re-enter the key. If the user does not enter the key correctly, the Access Point (AP) (and its settings) may be removed from the preferred network list.
  • A workaround has been implemented to improve this issue; it is not 100% fixed.
  • Research indicates that the Nomad may fail to connect to a network due to weak signal strength from an AP.
  • The Microsoft portion of the WLAN stack (incorrectly) interprets this failure as a bad WEP key, and subsequently throws the key away. The network settings are also discarded if the user does not re-enter the correct key. Microsoft has acknowledged a problem with their design. Corrections to the design are not expected until Windows Mobile 7.
  • As a workaround, we have implemented a signal-strength filter in the driver. This will prevent Nomad from attempting to connect to an AP with weak signal strength.
  • Preliminary testing indicates that key loss occurs much less frequently with the filter. However, due to the dynamic nature of wireless networks, key loss may still occur.
  • WLAN sometimes gets into a state where it shows "Connecting" forever, even when attempting to connect to different Aps. A device reset was required to correct the problem.
  • This has been fixed.
  • This problem was caused by an abrupt shutdown of WLAN while in the process of connecting to an AP.
  • The driver now performs a more graceful shutdown, ensuring all pending operations have finished.
  • In a multiple-AP, single-SSID environment (e.g. an internal corporate network), Nomad would not always attempt to connect to the AP with the strongest signal.
  • This has been fixed.
  • When multiple Aps exist with the same SSID, Nomad will now connect to the AP with the strongest signal.

This file is compatible with the following devices:

Nomad with built in WLAN, running Nomad OS 1.0.4 and NomadX (WAN) running OS 1.0.3. Future versions of the Nomad OS will incorporate the changes in this patch.


Nomad 800/900 - CellStart version 1.1 - English
(79 KB)

Cell Start 1.1 provides support for configuring the cellular system (WWAN) on the Nomad handheld computers.

Installation instructions:

  1. Download the CellStart_v1.1.CAB to your PC.
  2. Transfer the .CAB file from your PC to a folder of your choice on your compatible Nomad (e.g. using MS ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center).
  3. On the Nomad, use the File Explorer tool to find the folder containing the CellStart_v1.1.CAB file.
  4. Tap on the Nomad CellStart_v1.1.CAB, once successfully installed; select OK in the top right corner of your Nomad screen.

This file is compatible with the following devices:

  • Trimble Nomad 800X
  • Trimble Nomad 800XC
  • Trimble Nomad 900XE
  • Trimble Nomad 900X
  • Trimble Nomad 900XE

 

Nomad 800/900 - SatViewer version 1.0.2 - English
(1284 KB)

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.

Installation instructions:

  1. Download the SatViewer_V1.0.2.CAB file to your PC.
  2. Transfer the .CAB file from your PC to a folder of your choice on your compatible Nomad (e.g. using MS ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center).
  3. On the Nomad, use the File Explorer tool to find the folder containing the SatViewer_V1.0.2.CAB file.
  4. Tap on the SatViewer_V1.0.2.CAB file to initiate the installation and follow the on-screen instructions.


This file is compatible with the following devices:

  • Trimble Nomad 800L
  • Trimble Nomad 800LE
  • Trimble Nomad 800LC
  • Trimble Nomad 800X
  • Trimble Nomad 800XC
  • Trimble Nomad 800XE
  • Trimble Nomad 900L
  • Trimble Nomad 900LE
  • Trimble Nomad 900LC
  • Trimble Nomad 900X
  • Trimble Nomad 900XE

 

Nomad 800/900 - ScanAgent version 1.1.3a - English
(695 KB)

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.

Installation instructions:

  1. Extract ScanAgent.CAB from the downloaded .zip file.
  2. Transfer the .CAB file from your PC to a folder of your choice on your Nomad (e.g. using MS ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center).
  3. On the Nomad, use the File Explorer tool to find the folder containing the ScanAgent113a.CAB file.
  4. Tap on the ScanAgent113a.CAB file to install ScanAgent on the Nomad.
  5. Tap 'ok' on the 'Buttons Assigned' window.
  6. Tap 'Yes' on the 'Installation Successful' window to reset the Nomad.

If you are using the Nomad Trigger accessory, continue with the following instructions to enable the Trigger for use with ScanAgent.

  1. Start ScanAgent on your Nomad (Start>Settings>System>Scanner Setup).
  2. Tap the Edit Config button and check the box at the bottom of the screen labeled ‘Enable Trigger Scanning’.
  3. Once selected, you will be prompted to reset your Nomad; Select 'Yes' to proceed with the reset of the Nomad.
  4. If you have a Nomad X (WWAN) unit, you will also need to install Nomad_X_Headset.CAB.
  5. Transfer the Nomad_X_Headset.CAB file to the Nomad and tap on it to install it.
  6. Tap 'ok' to restart the Nomad
  7. After the reboot, your Nomad is setup to use the Trigger accessory for scanning.

This file is compatible with the following devices:

  • Trimble Nomad 800LE
  • Trimble Nomad 800XE
  • Trimble Nomad 900LE
  • Trimble Nomad 900XE

 

 

Nomad - Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional (units with WWAN/cellular) - Firmware Version 1.0.3 - English
(36724 KB)

Nomad English Firmware version 1.0.3 (Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional Edition), for WWAN Nomad handhelds (Nomad 800X, 800XC, and 800XE)

Before installing this firmware you need to copy all data files from the Nomad to your PC. Also, be prepared to reinstall all of your programs. When you install this firmware, you will lose all data and programs that are currently on your Nomad.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Download this file to your PC.
  2. Execute the firmware upgrader program (the file you're about to download) on your computer and follow its instructions.

Please Note:

  • Firmware 1.0.3, which features Windows Mobile 6.0, Professional Edition, CANNOT be installed on a Nomad 800B, 800L, 800LC, 800LC, or 800LE, all of which require Windows Mobile 6.0, Classic Edition.
  • If you are switching languages, you will need a new Windows Mobile license code. Please contact your reseller or mcsorders@trimble.com to obtain the license code.


 

Nomad - Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic (units without WWAN/cellular) - Firmware version 1.0.4 - English
( 35130 KB)

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)

Before installing this firmware you need to copy all data files from the Nomad to your PC. Also, be prepared to reinstall all of your programs. When you install this firmware, you will lose all data and programs that are currently on your Nomad.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Download this file to your PC.
  2. Execute the firmware upgrader program (the file you're about to download) on your computer and follow its instructions.

Please Note:

  • Firmware 1.0.4, which features Windows Mobile 6.0, Classic Edition, CANNOT be installed on a Nomad 800X, 800XC or 800XE, all of which require Windows Mobile 6.0, Professional Edition.
  • After upgrading to 1.0.4 firmware, it is possible to downgrade a Nomad back to firmware 1.0.2 if needed.
  • If you are switching languages, you will need a new Windows Mobile license code. Please contact your reseller or mcsorders@trimble.com to obtain the license code.


Important changes since previous firmware (1.0.2):

  • New YAFFS (faster file system performance)
  • Added snapshot utility to System Info applet
  • Added Wireless Access tool for WLAN SSID filtering
  • Updated WLAN driver to handle reconnects cleaner after connected AP is lost
  • Increased PNPUnloadDelay from 256ms to 5000ms
  • Fixed GPS plugin so that it only uses system fonts. Prevents symbols from being displayed when Trimble Terrasync is installed (#14820)
  • Audio driver - disable sysclk when in low power mode
  • Audio/Camera - fixed suspend/resume bugs
  • Audio driver: - unmute audio earlier in resume process so audio can be heard when device is in Unattended mode.
  • Fixed file encryption on external storage cards
  • Updated audio driver so that headset plays nice with barcode scanner Trigger
  • USB Host - properly detect high-speed USB devices (e.g. FTDI serial device)