TDS Introduces Improved Rangers

Tripod Data Systems (TDS)introduced an improved line of Ranger rugged handheld computers. The new Rangers are available with up to 512 MB of nonvolatile Flash memory, work in temperatures as low as -13˚F and feature a color screen. TDS has also improved the Ranger’s reliability using metric analysis in manufacturing and Pereto-driven issue resolution. As before, the Ranger features a lightweight carbon fiber and polyurethane exterior and exceeds the MIL-STD-810E standard for drop test, shock and vibration and IP67 for protection against dust and water. Every Ranger features a 206 MHz Intel StrongARM processor, a 320 x 240 backlit reflective color display, 64 MB of SDRAM and a 57-key tactile-action keyboard with separate navigation and alphanumeric keypads plus touch-screen input. The Ranger uses Microsoft Windows CE .NET. (TDS, Corvallis, Ore.)