July 16, 2008 -- Mentor Engineering offers Ranger®, a rugged mobile computer with a fully integrated suite of options. The internal wireless modem supports 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. An internal 16 channel GPS receiver, magnetic stripe reader, Smart Card reader, multiple inputs/outputs, and MIL STD 810F rating provide a powerful mobile computing platform for a wide range of fleet management and telematic needs. Ranger is certified for use on the major North American wireless networks and in Europe.
Updating Ranger units over-the-air is made simple and effortless with Mentor’s XMobile Manager (XMM). XMM is a sophisticated, easy-to-use software suite that allows you to quickly update programs on your mobile units from the office at any time, eliminating costs associated with downtime.
The Ranger SDK (Software Development Kit) provides developers with a versatile development environment, simplifies deployment, and hastens time to market. Installed and operational in thousands of Mentor Rangers, the SDK is a stable platform that has been praised by application developers for its ease of integration.