Mentor Engineering debuts Ranger telematics device

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Mentor Engineering announced the development of Ranger, a rugged mobile computer with a fully integrated suite of options. The device has an internal wireless modem designed to support both data and voice communications on GPRS and CDMA networks.

Ranger can accommodate hands-free voice calling and turn-by-turn driving prompts with integrated navigation, according to the company. An internal 16-channel GPS receiver, magnetic stripe reader, Smart Card reader, multiple inputs/outputs and MIL STD 810F rating provide a mobile computing platform for a wide range of fleet management and telematic needs, the company says.

Mentor Engineering says that updating Ranger units over the air is made simple and effortless with its XMobile Manager, a sophisticated easy-to-use software suite designed to allow users to update programs on mobile units quickly from the office at any time, eliminating costs associated with downtime.

Ranger is certified for use on the major North American wireless networks and in Europe, according to the company. For more information, go to