Trimble announces the next generation Trimble®
Ranger™ rugged handheld computer. The Ranger 3 series is the latest in
a long line of field-proven mobile computers. The Trimble Ranger 3 is
ideal for surveying, construction, field service, forestry, mapping,
public safety, utilities, and other outdoor or service-related
Designed with a large sunlight-readable VGA display and long-life
battery, the Trimble Ranger 3 handheld computer is built tough to
withstand the elements while working in the field. The Ranger 3
computer meets or exceeds rigorous military standards for temperature
extremes, drops, vibration, humidity and altitude. It carries an IP67
rating, meaning it is sealed against dust and it can survive immersion
in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes.
Ranger 3 series has many built-in capabilities that make it the
computing device of choice for data collection and asset management.
The integrated GPS receiver, 5 megapixel camera and 1D laser barcode
scanner capture asset data that can be geotagged as part of field
service and logistics applications. The GPS receiver, combined with
electronic compass and accelerometer, provide location, direction and
motion data together on one device. Direct data input is supported with
the QWERTY alphanumeric keypad and large touchscreen. With integrated
3G WWAN, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® features, the Ranger 3 handheld has the
wireless capabilities to connect and communicate with nearby devices,
the Internet and corporate networks, enabling mobile applications to
synchronize data with office servers and databases from the field.
Ranger 3 handheld provides mobile application developers with a robust
computing platform that enables them to confidently send their
applications into the field. With a Cortex-A8 superscalar processor, 8
GB of flash, many integrated features and the flexibility to support
additional features, the Ranger 3 handheld has the capabilities to
support powerful mobile solutions. The Ranger 3 series includes the
Windows Mobile® 6.5 Professional operating system. Trimble also
provides a comprehensive Ranger 3 Software Development Kit with a
hardware-specific API to use in conjunction with Microsoft development
tools and resources.
"The Ranger 3 is the
most highly integrated, full featured and reliable generation of Ranger
we have built," said Bill Martin, general manager of Trimble's Mobile
Computing Solutions Division. "A great deal of experience and teamwork
created the Ranger 3. Not only is it the ultimate device for mobile
worker productivity, our SDK makes it easy for software developers to
quickly take a solution to market."