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Ranger 3 Handheld Computer

Trimble Ranger™ 3

The Trimble Ranger™ 3 series outdoor rugged handheld computer has the features field service workers depend on, like a 30-hour battery, an alphanumeric QWERTY keypad and a large touchscreen. The Ranger 3 is a true mobile computing powerhouse with an advanced superscalar processor and many integrated features that enable mobile workforces to collect and transmit data from the field. You choose the optional features that are right for you.

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Ranger 3 Handheld Computer

The Ranger 3 is also sold through the Trimble Geospatial Group as the TSC3, and is the favored formfactor for Survey data controllers.

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  • Key Features

  • Configuration Choices

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New features have been released on the Trimble TSC3/Ranger 3 including a cellular CDMA option for North American customers, and new hardware features on the Trimble TSC3/Ranger 3 Product Line.  A number of key components have been updated to extend the life of the product range, including the GPS receiver, cellular modem, display screen, compass and accelerometer and operating system.


    • 30-hour lithium-ion hot-swappable rechargeable battery
    • Outdoor rugged design MIL-STD-810G and IP67
      • Lower total cost of ownership
        • Survive drop and vibration.
        • Dust proof.
        • Sealed up to 1 meter underwater for 30 minutes.
    • Lightweight (2.3 lb including battery)
    • Sunlight-viewable touchscreen display
    • Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional operating system
      • Standardized development platform
      • New user interface supports flicks and gestures
      • Best platform for business applications
      • Alphanumeric Keypad
        • 58-key QWERTY alphanumeric keypad enables high production data entry
        • 8+1 directional keypad
        • Glove friendly button profile
        • Integrated features:
          • GPS receiver enables capture of location data
            • Features SiRFstarIV, SiRFInstantFixII and WAAS/SBAS support
    • Compass enables capture of bearing data
    • Accelerometer enables capture of motion data
    • Wireless capabilities: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
      • Easy connection to other devices, networks and Internet
      • No accessories or coding required
      • Texas Instruments AM3715 Sitara™ ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor operating at 800 MHz
        • Superscalar mobile processor delivers faster processing when you need it.
        • Superior power management features enhance battery life.
        • 256 MB of RAM and 8 GB non-volatile Flash storage
          • No moving parts enables robust performance in extreme temperature and vibration
          • Optional integrated features:
            • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging mode
            • LED flashlight mode
            • 3G CDMA or GSM cellular data modem (GSM, HSDPA, GPRS, EDGE)
            • 1D barcode laser scanner
            • Expandability options
              • USB port
              • SD/SDHC memory card slot
              • RS-232 9-pin Serial port
              • 12-month manufacturer warranty



The Ranger 3 is available in three configurations for optimum fit to buyer requirements:

  • Ranger 3L: Base model with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, Compass and Accelerometer.
  • Ranger 3XC: Has the 3L features and adds a 3G GSM cellular modem or a CDMA cellular modem, camera and LED flashlight.
  • Ranger 3XE: Has the 3XC features and adds a 1D barcode laser scanner.