Nomad 1050

The Nomad™ data collector has the power and capability to help you do even more in the field. The Nomad is extremely rugged, meeting rigorous MIL-STD-810G and IP68 standards for water and dust. Featuring a 1 GHz processor, the Nomad also includes 8GB of storage, a long-life 5200 mAh Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery, a daylight-readable full VGA display, integrated Bluetooth, a numeric keypad and an easily accessible expansion port under the top cap. All units come standard with Microsoft® Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.

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A Complete Package
The Spectra Precision Nomad® 1050 rugged handheld computer’s many built-in capabilities make it an optimised and easy to use field data collector. It provides all the features you need, including: a 5200mAh lithium-ion battery with more than 15 hours of continuous use, 8 GB storage, and a high-resolution, sunlight-readable VGA color display to show images, maps and data in crisp detail. And all of that on an IP68 rated, fully rugged device. It’s built to work hard all day long, just like you do.

For communications, Nomad 1050 offers a full range of integrated wireless capabilities including Bluetooth®, WiFi 802.11 b/g and an optional 3.75G dual-band GSM/CDMA modem for internet connectivity wherever you happen to be. Integrated expansion via SD card slots also provide an easy method of data sharing. The basics are also there including RS232 serial connections and USB.

The Nomad 1050 boasts an advanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) antenna design which reads the full constellation of satellite signals plus SBAS – it’s a perfect complement to the Survey Pro GeoLock feature for robotic target location. The 5 megapixel camera captures high resolution images to document your work. Photographs can be geo-tagged for use in various applications.

The backlit numeric keypad makes data entry easier, especially when wearing gloves and a range of accessories including tripod and pole brackets make the Nomad 1050 a full-featured product that will work for you. The 1.0 GHz processor has the power you need for advanced application work, with the Nomad’s optimised graphics processing, advanced caching, and proprietary high-speed journaling system.

Nomad 1050 Model Configurations
RAM/Flash SDIO USB Host Mirco
Bluetooth Wifi GPS WWAN Camera
1050 B 512MB/
Χ Χ   Χ        
1050 L Χ Χ   Χ Χ Χ    
1050 XC     Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ Χ


Standard accessories include:
      AC charger
     • USB data cable
     • Hand strap
     • Package of two screen protectors
     • Stylus pen
     • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery module
     • Carry case
     • Stylus lanyard

Features & Benefits

     • IP68 rated rugged for any environment
     • 15 hour battery life
     • Numeric, backlit keypad
     • Integrated 2-4 meter GPS
     • 3.75G dual-band GSM/CDMA modem
     • 5 MP camera with flash and geo-tagging
     • Integrated Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi
     • Full-color VGA display
     • 1.0 GHz processor
     • Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Handheld (WEHH) 6.5


Technical Specifications
     • Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Handheld (WEHH) 6.5 Professional, available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, or Chinese (Simplified)
     • Processor: 1 GHz, Texas Instruments™ DM3730
     • 512 MB DDR SDRAM
     • 8 GB non-volatile Flash storage
     • Full VGA sunlight-readable color TFT display
     • Resistive Touchscreen
     • Rugged submersible design (prolonged immersion in water at 1 meter depth)
     • IP68 and MIL-STD-810G
     • Integrated speaker and microphone
     • Bluetooth® 2.0 + EDR
     • SDIO/SDHC or a micro SD/SDHC slot
     • Notification LEDs
     • USB client and optional host
     • Headset jack (2.5 mm mono audio and microphone)
     • 15-hour battery life (in active use with default settings)
     • Keypad with backlight
     • 12-month limited warranty
Spectra Precision Field Software
     • Survey Pro
     • Layout Pro
Configuration Options
     • Integrated Dual-Mode 3.75G GSM / CDMA capability
     • Integrated GPS (SiRFstar IV, WAAS / SBAS capable)
     • Integrated Wi-Fi b/g
     • USB Host slot
     • Integrated digital camera (color, 5 megapixel resolution, with flash)
Standard Software 
      Microsoft Office Mobile
          – Word Mobile
          – Excel Mobile
          – PowerPoint Mobile
          – Outlook Mobile
          – Pocket OneNote
     • Online help
     • Internet Explorer Mobile
     • Notes/Tasks
     • Calculator
     • Windows Media Player
     • Microsoft Pictures and Videos
     • Contacts/Calendar
     • Microsoft ActiveSync®
Standard Accessories
     • Rechargeable Li-ion battery module
     • Orientation Guide
     • Rugged stylus with spring-loaded tip
     • Hand strap
     • Stylus lanyard
     • Screen protectors
     • Carry case
     • AC charger and international adapters
     • USB data cable
     • Serial boot
     • Standard Cap
Physical Characteristics
Size  17.6 cm x 10 cm x 5.0 cm (6.92 in x 3.92 in x 1.96 in)
Weight 596 g (21 ounces) including rechargeable battery
Housing Polycarbonate
Color Dark Gray w/ Black
Enviromental Characteristics
Meets or Exceeds:
Water Survives IP-X8 , immersion at 2m (6.6 ft) for 1 hour IEC-60529, Survives IP-X6, water jet 12.5mm dia @ 2.5-3m (8-10ft) 
Dust Protected against dust, IEC-60529 IP-6X, dust chamber under-pressure 
Drops Survives multiple drops of 1.2m(4ft), MILSTD-810G, Method 516.6, Procedure IV, Transit Drop 
Operating Temperature -30 ºC to 60 ºC (-22 ºF to 140 ºF), MIL-STD- 810G, Method 502.5, Procedure I, II, III (Low Temp Operating -30 ºC); Method 501.5, Procedure I & II (High Temp Operating 60 ºC) 
Storage Temperature -40 ºC to 70 ºC (-40 ºF to 158 ºF), MIL-STD- 810G, Method 502.5, Procedure I, II, III (Low Temp Storage -40 ºC); Method 501.5, Procedure I & II (High Temp Storage 70 ºC) 
Temperature Shock Cycles between -30 ºC and 60 ºC (-22 ºF and 144 ºF), MIL-STD-810G, Method 503.5, Procedure I-C 
Humidity 90% relative humidity with temperatures between -30 ºC and 60 ºC (-22 ºF and 144 ºF), MIL-STD- 810G, Method 507.5, Procedure II 
Altitude 4,572 m (15,000 ft) at 23 ºC (73 °F) to 12,192 m (40,000 ft) at -30 ºC (-22 °F), MIL-STD- 810G, Method 500.5, Procedure I, II & III 
Vibration General minimum integrity and loose cargo tests, MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6, Procedure I & II, Category 5 
Solar Exposure Survives prolonged UVB exposure, MIL-STD- 810G, Method 505.5, Procedure II 
Chemical Exposure Resistant to mild alkaline and acid cleaning solutions, fuel hydrocarbons, alcohols and common vehicle and factory machine lubricants
Processor 1.0 GHz, Texas Instruments DM3730
Memory 512 MB DDR SDRAM; ~10 MB reserved
Storage 8 GB onboard non-volatile NAND Flash; ~50 MB reserved
Expansion 1x Micro SD/SDHC slot (XC model) 1x USB Host and SDIO slot (B and L models)
Display 3.5”, 480 x 640 pixel (full VGA) 16-bit color TFT with LED backlight
Batteries 5200 mAh Li-ion rechargeable module
I/O USB host and client, power, headset jack
GPS Accuracy 2–4 m (6-13 feet) SBAS corrected
Radios Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR; WLAN: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g);WWAN: Dual Mode 3.75G GSM/CDMA
FCC, CE, R&TTE, IC (Canada), A-tick, C-tick, GCF compliant, RoHS compliant, Section 508 compliant, PTCRB, SAR, AT&T network certified, Verizon, Wi-Fi Alliance certified, MILSTD-810G, IP68


Download the Nomad 1050 Datasheet here