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Smart, tough and loaded with additional features Featuring Windows Mobile 5.0, the next-generation TDS Ranger possesses features that field professionals depend on, like field-ready ruggedness, 30-hour battery and an easy to use keypad and touchscreen. The Ranger grows more versatile as technology evolves, integrating more and more capabilities designed to improve your work life.

The Ranger gives you the option of integrated Bluetooth and 802.11 wireless, so you can connect to your field equipment without bulky cables. The CompactFlash (CF) slots allow you to add GPS, GPRS, digital cameras, bar-code scanners and other CF devices. The Secure Digital (SD) slot lets you increase data storage to handle larger jobs and is SDIO-enabled.

The Ranger meets rigorous MIL-STD-810F standards for drops, vibration, humidity, altitude and extreme temperatures. And with an IP67 rating, it’s impervious to water and dust, keeping your data safe. For heavy-duty data-collection in a heavy-duty handheld, the Ranger is the way to go.

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Windows Mobile 5
The Ranger's operating system is Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0. Run the Mobile version of all your favorite programs including PowerPoint and Outlook. Take advantage of the ability to run thousands of software programs designed for this OS.

Download the brochure
Click on the link to download this product brochure. Brochures are from two to four pages long and include product overviews and specifications.

Expansion slots
The Ranger's two CompactFlash (CF) slots allow you to add GPS, GPRS, bar-code scanners and other CF devices. Use the Secure Digital (SD) slot to add data storage and SDIO devices.

Go Wireless
You have the option of integrated Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless. The Ranger now comes in two models, the 300X and the 500X, to give you the choice of adding the options you want.

PowerBoot Module
A lithium-ion battery pack keeps your Ranger going strong day after day. With normal use, the Ranger's PowerBoot Module provides 30 hours of power. Recharging time is significantly reduced with the use of lithium-ion batteries—4.5 hours for full recharge and two hours for 80% recharge.

Hardware test standards
Click here to see a list of the independent technical standards TDS uses to evaluate the Ranger's ruggedness. The entries in this list detail the levels of ruggedness represented by these standards—so you can compare and evaluate hardware products.

Ranger NX Model
The Ranger NX gives you another choice in data collectors. By removing the option of expansion slots and providing 128 MB of on-board Flash storage, the Ranger NX becomes an extremely affordable rugged device.

White paper: Total Cost of Ownership
Should you use initial cost or Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when deciding whether to purchase rugged vs. consumer-grade handheld computers? This white paper addresses the issue.

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