Overview for the Spectra Ranger 3L Data Collector
The Spectra Ranger 3L Data Collector is an essential accessory for any total station. It combines GPS navigation, a Windows operating system, Bluetooth, built in Spectra Survey Pro Standard software, an ergonomic keypad and military-grade durability to measure and calculate coordinates, distances, angles, elevations and more. Its rugged design allows you to work in harsh outdoor environments and it is packed with connectivity features that surveyors depend on.
Screen and Keypad
The Spectra Precision Ranger 3L has a bright touch-screen display for viewing graphics and maps in crisp detail, even in bright sunlight. It features a full alphanumeric keypad with directional buttons and four programmable buttons for easy and faster text and data entry.
Bluetooth and GPS
Its integrated Bluetooth capability lets you connect to field equipment over a distance of up to 30 feet without cables. In addition, it has a built-in GPS receiver with enabled WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) that improves the tracking accuracy of the navigation system to approximately 10 feet.
Connection and Memory
The Ranger 3L also has an accelerometer that automatically rotates the graphics on the screen based on the device’s angle and an integrated compass that determines accurate direction even while you are standing still. With this survey tool, you can transfer data easily to your laptop or PC using a high-capacity SD card, USB memory stick or Wi-Fi. This field surveying data collector comes standard with a high-speed 800 MHz processor and 256 MB RAM for running large applications smoothly and 8 GB of onboard memory for storing data.
Windows OS and Compatible Programs
Powered by Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional operating system, this portable data collector runs the mobile version of all your favorite programs including Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Media Player.
It also comes installed with Adobe Reader for viewing PDF files and SatViewer for configuring and enabling the advanced features of the integrated GPS. This app communicates with the GPS receiver to compute your current position, speed, direction and height.
Spectra Survey Standard Software
This third generation Ranger is loaded with Spectra Survey Pro, a comprehensive on-board data collection software package for surveyors. It gives you a complete set of tools for data collection, calculations, mapping, data storage, data management and data transfer to your laptop or PC. It also has a user-friendly interface, multiple language support and a customizable home screen for launching your favorite programs.
Spectra Survey Standard is the base model of Survey Pro software and is a complete data collection package for surveyors. It contains a complete COGO (Coordinate Geometry) suite including triangle solutions, map check and predetermined area, as well as traverse, sideshot and staking routines. It has all the essential features required to properly manage a survey job.
Rugged and Reliable
With an IP-67 rating, this mobile data collector has the ability to withstand sand or dust for at least 8 hours of operation and can survive immersion in up to 3.3 feet of water for 30 minutes. It meets rigorous military standard for drops, vibration, humidity and extreme temperatures. Therefore, you can operate the Spectra Ranger 3L in blazing heat, subzero cold, driving rain or dusty job sites – places you could not take a consumer grade handheld computer. It can also survive 26 drops from 4 feet high onto plywood-over-concrete floors!
Excellent Battery Life
For all day functionality in the field, this handheld surveying tool has a 2600 mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery that provides operation for up to 30 hours on a single charge. This device definitely lasts all day and saves you the hassle of charging it multiple times while working.
Customize your Device
You can customize this land surveying data collector by selecting your desired software from the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner of this page.
All packages come with a nylon carry case, two stylus pens, stylus cord, USB cable, audio port dust cover, I/O port dust covers, hand strap, two screen protectors, rechargeable Li-Ion batteries, AC international charger, and 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
For added versatility, the on-board data collector software is offered in five different versions. You can choose the one that works best for you and then easily add features as you need them later on. This helps you save money by getting only the software that you currently need and upgrading to a higher version as your project or business expands. The different modules of Survey Pro are readily available and easy to remotely install via electronic "unlock" codes.
Features for the Spectra Ranger 3L Data Collector
- Internal 8GB Memory
- Integrated Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Compass and GPS
- Integrated speaker and microphone screen
- Sunlight-readable touch screen display with LED backlight
- Runs with Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional and Survey Pro Software
- Accelerometer for detecting rotation and motion gestures
- Electronic compass
- SDHC card slot and USB port
- 30-hour rechargeable, long life Li-Ion Battery
- Water resistant and dustproof to IP-67
- Alphanumeric keypad
Specifications for the Spectra Ranger 3L Data Collector
|Weight||2.3 lb (1.04 kg)|
|Protection Class||IP-67 (dustproof and water submersible)|
|Casing||Polycarbonate case with Hytrel overmold|
|Dimensions||10.9 in x 5.6 in x 2.5 in (27.6 x 14.2 cm x 6.3 cm)|
|Type||VGA color sunlight-readable LCD|
|Touchscreen||yes, with stylus|
|Resolution||640 x 480 pixels|
|Operating System||Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional|
|Processor||Texas Instrument Sitara 3715 series ARM Cortex-A8|
|Bluetooth||2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate|
|GPS Receiver||WAAS enabled|
|Type||Choice of Survey Pro Software|
|Battery Life||30 hours|
|Power Source||2600 mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Battery Life Alert||yes|
|USB||Standard host and client|
|Serial||9-pin serial RS-232|
|MS Internet Explorer Mobile||yes|
|MS Office Mobile||yes|
|MS Windows Media Player||yes|
|MS Pictures and Videos||yes|
|SatViewer (GPS interface application)||yes|
|MS Live Messenger||yes|
|MS Task Manager and Notes||yes|