Ranger 3

The third generation Spectra Precision® Ranger™ Data Collector offers a large bright touch-screen, full alpha-numeric, easy to operate, keypad, and is packed with the features surveyors expect to work outside in a rigorous environment.

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The third generation Spectra Precision® Ranger™ Data Collector offers a large bright touch-screen, full alpha-numeric, easy to operate, keypad, and is packed with the features surveyors depend on. Built rugged, it meets rigorous MIL-STD-810G military standard for drops, vibration, humidity and extreme temperatures, and with an IP67 rating, it’s designed to keep your investment and your data safe. The Ranger features Survey Pro and Windows Mobile 6 5, with the capability to run the mobile version of all your favorite programs including Excel and Outlook Integrated Bluetooth capabilities let you connect to field equipment without cables. The Ranger 3 comes standard with 8 GB of onboard memory for storing data Move your data fast and easily using a SDHC card, Bluetooth, USB cable, USB memory stick, WiFi, or GSM WWAN Choose from four different models of the Ranger with the features that best suits your needs and your budget They’re all power-packed, so there’s no wrong choice.

ARM® Cortex™ – A8 800 Mhz 800 Mhz 800 Mhz 800 Mhz
SDRAM 256 MB 256 MB 256 MB 256 MB
Data Storage (On-board Flash) 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Integrated Bluetooth Standard Standard Standard Standard
Wi-Fi Standard Standard Standard Standard
3G GSM WWAN Standard N/A Standard N/A
2.4 GHz robotic radio Module Standard Standard N/A N/A
Compass Standard Standard Standard Standard
Accelerometer Standard Standard Standard Standard
5MP Camera with LED flash Standard Standard Standard N/A
Navigation grade GPS Standard Standard Standard Standard

Feature & Benefits

      Large, bright, sunlight- readable color VGA screen
      Meets MIL-STD-810G standards
      IP67 rating
      SDHC card slot and USB connections
      30+ hour rechargeable battery
      Windows Mobile 6 5
      Integrated Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Compass and GPS


Technical Specifications
Standard Software
Windows Mobile® 6.5 Professional operating system, including:
     • Microsoft Office Mobile:
          – Word Mobile
          – Excel Mobile
          – PowerPoint Mobile
          – Outlook Mobile
     • Internet Explorer Mobile
     • SMS Text Messaging Support
     • Notes / Tasks
     • Task Manager
     • Adobe Acrobat Reader
     • Calculator
     • Microsoft Pictures and Videos
     • Flashlight mode control application
     • Calendar / Contacts
     • Windows Media Player
     • Messenger
     • SatViewer (GPS interface software application)
     • Customised Camera and Flash control including geo-tagging through Microsoft Pictures & Videos software*
     • Operating system language options (customer provisionable): Simplified Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
Spectra Precision Field Software
     • Survey Pro
     • Layout Pro
     • FAST Survey
Standard Accessories (included)
     • 28.9 Wh Li-Ion battery
     • International AC power supply
     • USB cable (mini)
     • Stylus with spring tip (pkg of 2)
     • Radio antenna for integrated 2.4 GHz radio modem*
     • Screen protectors
     • Audio port dust cover
     • I/O port dust covers
     • Standard soft case
     • Hand strap
     • Stylus tether
Physical Specifications
Size 141mm x 278mm x 64mm (5.6in x 10.9in x 2.5in)
80mm at handgrip
Weight 1.04kg (2.3lb) including rechargeable battery 1.10kg (2.4lb) including rechargeable battery and internal 2.4Ghz radio-modem*
Housing Polycarbonate (case)
Hytrel® (overmold)
Environmental Specifications
Meets or Exceeds:
Operating Temperature –30 °C to 60 °C (–22 °F to 140 °F)
Storage Temperature –40 °C to 70 °C (–40 °F to 158 °F)
Temperature Shock MIL-STD-810G, Method 503.5, Procedure I
Humidity 90% RH temp cycle –20 °C/60 °C (–4 °F/140 °F)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5
Sand & dust IP6x: 8 hours of operation with blowing talcum powder (IEC-529)
Water IPx7: Immersed in 1 m of water for 30 minutes (IEC-529)
Drop 26 drops at room temperature from 1.22 m (4 ft) onto plywood over concrete
MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6, Procedure IV
Vibration General Minimum Integrity and Loose Cargo test
MIL-STD 810G, Method 514.6, Procedures I, II
Altitude 4,572 m (15,000 ft) at 23 °C (73 °F) and 12,192m (40,000 ft.) at –30 °C (–22 °F)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 500.5, Procedures I, II, III
Electrical Specifications
Processor Texas Instrument Sitara™ 3715 series ARM® Cortex™ –A8 Processor (800 MHz) 
Memory 256 MB RAM
Storage 8 GB non-volatile NAND Flash onboard 
Expansion SDHC memory slot, USB host 
Batteries 11.1 V, 2600 mAh, 28.9 Wh Li-Ion rechargeable pack Battery life of 30+ hours under normal operating conditions. Full charge in 3.0 hours. 
Notification LEDs 3 x tri-colored notification LEDs 
Display 107 mm (4.2 in) landscape VGA display, 640 x 480 pixels sunlight-readable color TFT with LED backlight, resistive touchscreen
Keyboard “ABCD” style keypad with 10-key number pad, directional buttons, and 4 programmable buttons
Audio Integrated speaker and microphone with 3.5 mm stereo headset/microphone port 
I/O USB Host, USB Client DC power port, 9-pin serial RS-232 
Wireless integrated Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR, integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g integrated quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 2/6 Mbit/s 3G HSDPA GSM, Dual band CDMA2000 in Bands BC0 and BC1 (800/900MHz), WWAN* integrated 2.4 GHz frequency-hopping spread-spectrum radio modem* 
5 MP auto focus camera with dual white light LED flash, LED flashlight function; integrated GPS (WAAS enabled); integrated compass; integrated accelerometer
Class B Part 15 FCC certification, CE Mark approval and C-tick approval. RoHS compliant. Bluetooth type approvals and regulations are country specific.
MIL-STD-810G, IP67, MIL-STD-461, PTCRB, GCF compliant, Wi-Fi Alliance certified.
Country type certifications: USA, Canada, EU, New Zealand, Australia.
Pending certifications: Brazil, China (PRC), India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE


Download the Ranger 3 Datasheet here