SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) introduced today 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 applications.
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.
The 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 GSM 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.
The 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 memory, 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."
The Ranger 3 series is expected to be available in February of 2011 from Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions authorized distributors. For more information about the Trimble Ranger 3 series configurations, visit: www.trimble.com/ranger.
About Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions Division
Trimble's Mobile Computing Solutions Division offers innovative products that enable mobile workers to be more efficient in extreme outdoor and industrial environments. The Trimble Nomad®, Recon®, Ranger, and Yuma® 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-810F military specifications for drops, vibration, immersion and temperature extremes, and with an IP67 rating, are protected against water and dust.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.