Overview for the Spectra Ranger 3RC Data Collector
Without accurate survey data, there would not have been highways, railroads, skyscrapers, large irrigation projects and power plants. The Spectra Ranger 3RC Data Collector with Survey Pro Robotics was especially designed to gather land data even under the most extreme weather conditions. With its reliable on-board software, this handheld surveying tool can be used to control powerful robotic total stations. It also has a built-in Windows operating system, ergonomic keypad and military-grade durability to maximize productivity in all kinds of surveying, building and construction projects. In addition, this device is economical because it spares you the expense of a separate GPS receiver and digital camera.
What is a Data Collector?
A data collector is an electronic device that records precise measurements of coordinates, angles, distances, elevations and more. It is battery powered, portable, and equipped with a microprocessor, internal memory for data storage, and wireless features for connectivity and data transfer. This advanced handheld field computer increases efficiency and productivity in topographic surveying, mapping, and construction projects. With built-in keypad, LCD display and field software, it can be used in conjunction with total stations for viewing, analyzing and manipulating collected land data using a PC.
Easy Operation and Connectivity
For viewing background maps and checking work for greater data control, the Spectra Ranger 3RC has a large touch-screen color display that can be viewed easily in sunlight and is illuminated for easy use even in low lighting. It features a full alphanumeric keypad, which means you can input numbers, letters or symbols quickly and easily. In addition, this surveying field data collector has an integrated GPS receiver for accurate positioning information; a 2.4 GHz radio module for using the device easily with existing Spectra robotic total stations; and a customized 5-megapixel camera with LED flash that includes geotagging through Microsoft pictures & videos software. Geotagging is the addition of a current geographic location to the image or video using this device’s integrated GPS receiver, which helps you find a variety of location-specific information efficiently. Its integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability allows cable-free connection with other field instruments and PCs. It also works as a host computer as well as a client device via USB connection.
This state of the art device comes standard with a high-speed 800 MHz processor and 256 MB RAM for running large applications with ease and 8 GB of onboard memory for storing data. It 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 standing still. This survey tool also provides USB and 9-pin serial communication options; data can be transferred easily to a PC using a cable, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or a high-capacity SD card media.
This portable data collector runs with Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional operating system, the worldwide industry standard for PDAs. You can run specialized mobile version of all your favorite programs including Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Media Player. It also comes standard with Adobe Reader for viewing PDF files and SatViewer for configuring and enabling the advanced features of the integrated GPS. This application communicates with the GPS receiver to compute your current position, speed, direction and height.
User-friendly Data Collection Software
Collecting survey data is easy with the fast and reliable Spectra Survey Pro Robotics software. This comprehensive on-board data collection software gives you a complete set of tools for data collection, calculations, mapping, data storage, data management and data transfer to your laptop or PC. Based on over 20 years of experience in survey software development, Survey Pro Robotics incorporates improvements based on actual field experiences to suit all your project needs. It also provides easy-to-navigate intuitive operation, multiple language options, and a customizable home screen that greatly minimizes the learning curve, allowing professionals and non-professionals alike to take advantage of its powerful features.
Rest assured that your hard-earned survey data is safe and secure with the Spectra Ranger’s high-durability. Its rugged construction complies with military standard for drops, vibration, humidity and extreme temperatures. In fact, it can survive 26 drops from 4 feet high onto plywood-over-concrete floors! With an IP-67 rating, it can withstand sand or dust for at least 8 hours of operation and is sealed against accidental immersion in up to 3.3 feet of water for 30 minutes. This means you can use this field controller in the harshest worksite conditions, such as scorching heat, subzero cold, driving rain or dusty job sites.
Outstanding Battery Life
When battery life and functionality are paramount, you can depend on the Spectra Precision Ranger 3RC Data Collector. This handheld surveying tool has a 2600 mAh ultra-long-life Li-Ion rechargeable battery that provides up to 30 hours of power on a single charge. It can also be removed and replaced at the worksite, eliminating down time due to battery drain.
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 for the Spectra Ranger 3RC is offered in two 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 upgrade 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.
Survey Pro Robotics
Spectra Survey Pro Robotics shares all Survey Pro functions and reliably controls your robotic total station with an easy-to-use interface that features intuitive, useful search tools, active maps, automatic repetition and a fine-turning routine that lets you make even precise turns remotely.
With its integrated Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, robotic radio module and a 5-megapixel camera, the Spectra Ranger 3RC is suitable for everyday use and allows you to manage more data than ever before. This topographic field data collector is a fully integrated solution providing you with many features to make the survey job easier. It is truly a powerhouse of field and office functions in one rugged surveying device.
Features for the Spectra Ranger 3RC Data Collector
- Internal 8GB Memory
- Built in 2.4 GHz robotic radio module for using the device with Spectra robotic total stations
- Integrated Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Compass, GPS and 5-megapixel camera
- 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
- SD 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 3RC Data Collector
|Weight||2.4 lb (1.10 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|
|Type||Dual white light LED flash|
|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|
|2.4 GHz robotic radio module||yes|
|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|