Trimble® Ranger 3 ORION®

The Trimble® Ranger 3 is a full-featured, handheld data collection
computer. It combines a Windows® mobile operating system,
ergonomic keypad and military-grade durability, providing a full
day of continuous meter reading. The Trimble Ranger 3 handheld is
compatible with manual, touch and ORION® endpoint systems.



System: The Trimble Ranger 3 handheld uses the Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional operating system with the Badger Meter suite of handheld software.

Display: A large 4.2 inch, high resolution color, resistive touch screen with LED backlight supports reading in both sunlight and darkness.

Control: The Trimble Ranger 3 handheld features ergonomic navigation with versatile alpha and numeric keypads that are easy to use, even when wearing gloves. The user may also operate the handheld using the easy-to-navigate touch screen controls.

Power: A lithium ion rechargeable battery pack powers the Trimble Ranger 3 handheld, providing a full day of continuous usage under normal operating conditions.

The handheld can be charged using either the Office Docking Station or AC power supply that comes with the handheld. An optional DC power vehicle charger and spare battery are also available.

Performance: The Trimble Ranger 3 handheld was designed to meet MIL-STD-810G military standards for drops, vibration, humidity, altitude and extreme temperatures. With an IP67 rating, it is impervious to water, dust and the harsh conditions associated with meter reading.

ORION: An ORION equipped handheld can be used for reading and programming endpoints and as a troubleshooting tool in the field. To meet the needs of the utility, the Trimble Ranger 3 handheld can be ordered with an internal ORION Migratable (ME) FHSS mobile transceiver, an internal ORION Classic (CE) FHSS receiver, or without an ORION radio as a manual handheld.


  • Microsoft® Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
  • Custom keypad: 53 tactile keys with separate navigation, alpha and numeric keypads, and 8+1 directional pad
  • Touch screen
  • Full-day battery life under normal operating conditions
  • Complete recharge in 4.0 hours (80% in 2 hours)
  • Three tri-color notification LEDs
  • Rugged polycarbonate case with Hytrel® overmold
  • Integrated components:
  • Bluetooth® 2.0 + EDR
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • Speaker and microphone with 3.5 mm stereo headset/microphone port
  • GPS receiver
  • Electronic compass
  • 1D barcode laser scanner*
  • 5 MP auto-focus camera with LED flash and LED flashlight function*

*ORION handhelds only