Ready for the Field

The Trimble® Ranger™ 3 computer is designed to withstand the elements and survive the stress of working outdoors. The Ranger 3 series is tested to rigorous military standards for temperature extremes, drops, vibration, humidity and altitude. The IP67 rating means the Ranger 3 handheld is completely sealed against blowing dust and it can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes.

Trimble rugged computers have proven their reliability and lower Total Cost of Ownership over consumer-grade handhelds in the field with thousands of real world users.

Multiple integrated features, a high-performance CPU, and a rugged design make the Ranger 3 a very capable computing platform for mobile applications. The Ranger 3 Software Development Kit provides software developers with a hardware-specific API to use in conjunction with Microsoft software development tools.

Nomad 1050

Alphanumeric Keypad

58-key QWERTY alphanumeric keypad enables high production data entry

Windows Mobile

Standardized development platform & Information Systems Management ease

Outdoor Display

Relax your eyes. The Ranger’s ultra-bright 4.2 in display is easily visible in direct sunlight


Built with room to expand. A cavernous expansion bay can accommodate nearly any radio for interfacing with water meters and other assets



Powerful integrated features



Size: 10.5 in × 5.2 in × 1.9 in (26.6 cm x 13.1 cm x 4.8 cm)
Weight: 2.3 lb (1.04 kg), including battery and stylus
Color: Black with Yellow face
Processor: TI AM3715 Sitara ARM Cortex–A8 Processor at 800 MHz
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Storage: 8 GB non-volatile Flash
Expansion: SD/SDHC card slot, USB host port
Display: 4.2 in (10.6 cm), 640 x 480 pixel, VGA TFT
Batteries: 11.1 V, 2500 mAh, 27.8 Wh Li-ion rechargeable pack1
I/O: USB host and client; 15 V DC power; 3.5 mm stereo + mic audio port;

Standard Features

Texas Instruments AM3715 Sitara™ ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor
256 MB of RAM
8 GB of Flash storage
Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
GPS receiver
(SiRFstarIII, SiRFInstantFixII, WAAS / SBAS capable)
Electronic compass
Three tri-color notification LEDs
USB 2.0 full speed host port
USB 2.0 high speed client port
Serial port, 9-pin RS-232
Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) card slot Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
4.2 in (10.6 cm) landscape VGA display, sunlight-readable color TFT
Resistive touchscreen
Qwerty keypad with number pad, directional buttons and 4 programmable buttons
Speaker & microphone
Headset jack (3.5 mm stereo audio and microphone)
Operating system language options: Simplified Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese & Spanish (customer selectable on initialization)

Optional integrated Features

5 MP autofocus camera with dual white LED flash
3G GSM cellular data modem
LED Flashlight function
1D barcode laser scanner

Environment Specifications

Meets or Exceeds:
Water Immersed in 1 m of water for 30 minutes
Water jet 12.5 mm dia. @2.5 m–3 m, 100 Litr/, min; IEC-529, IP67
Sand & dust 8 hours of operation with blowing talcum powder;
IEC-529, IP67
Drop 26 drops at room temperature from 4 ft (1.22 m) onto plywood over concrete;
6 additional drops at –22 °F (–30 °C);
6 additional drops at 140 °F (60 °C)
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
Operating Temperature –22 °F to 140 °F (–30 °C to 60 °C)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 501.5, Procedure II
MIL-STD-810G, Method 502.5, Procedure I, II, III
Storage Temperature –40 °F to 158 °F (–40 °C to 70 °C)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 501.5, Procedure II
MIL-STD-810G, Method 502.5, Procedure I, II, III
Temperature shock –31 °F/149 °F (–35 °C/65 °C)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 503.5, Procedure I
Humidity 90%RH temp cycle –4 °F/140 °F (–20 °C/60 °C)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5
Altitude 15,000 ft (4,572 m) at 73 °F (23 °C)
and 40,000 ft (12,192 m) at –22 °F (–30 °C)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 500.5, Procedures I, II, III


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