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Spectra Precision Introduces Next Generation Survey Data Collector Solutions

Westminster, Colo., Jan. 19, 2011 — Spectra Precision introduced today additions to its line of outdoor rugged data collectors—the next generation Ranger™ 3 data collector series and the Nomad® 900 series. These new advanced solutions are designed to operate with Spectra Precision Survey Pro™ field software to optimize mainstream surveying operations. \

Spectra Precision Ranger 3 Series

Spectra Precision now offers three Ranger 3 models—the 3L, 3XC and 3RC. These powerful data collectors come standard with an 800 MHz processor, 256 MB of memory, a full VGA display, integrated Bluetooth®, GPS, compass and 802.11 Wi-Fi. Optional features, depending on the model, include a 3G GSM/GPRS/EDGE (WWAN) modem that is ideal for real-time GNSS workflows, a 5 megapixel camera to enhance data capture routines with images and a 2.4GHz robotic radio module to support robotic total station survey workflows.

Powered by Windows Mobile® 6.5 Professional operating system and a full ABC alphanumeric keyboard, the Ranger features the same ruggedness common to all Spectra Precision data collectors, which have an IP67 rating and meet MIL-STD-810G standard for drops, vibration and temperature extremes.

Spectra Precision Nomad 900 Series

Powered by an ultra-fast 806 MHz processor optimized for graphics processing, advanced caching and a proprietary high-speed journaling file system, the new Spectra Precision Nomad 900 series handhelds are among the fastest Windows Mobile® computers on the market today. The Nomad 900 offers top-of-the-line performance combined with a 5200 mAh rechargeable long life lithium ion battery, up to 6 GB of Flash memory and a sunlight visible VGA touch screen display. In addition, users can take advantage of the Nomad 900 series CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD) slots to add more devices, such as SD/SDHC memory.

Built tough for everyday outdoor demands the Nomad 900 series have an IP67 rating and meet MIL-STD-810F standard for drops, vibration and temperature extremes.

Spectra Precision Survey Pro Field Software

Survey Pro software is offered in different modules so surveyors can begin with one module and easily add features as needed. Advanced modules can be remotely installed via electronic upgrades. In addition, Survey Pro software is available in multiple languages and on a variety of data collector platforms.

Survey Pro is currently utilized by more than 40,000 customers worldwide for reliable and easy to use data collection, computation and field staking.

Availability

The Spectra Precision Ranger 3 and Nomad 900 models are available now through the Spectra Precision global dealer network. For more information visit: www.spectraprecision.com or email: sales@spectraprecison.com.

About the Spectra Precision Brand

Spectra Precision has long been an established brand, known for delivering quality products to the construction market. Focusing on the specific needs of the conventional surveying market, the Spectra Precision brand offers a complete product portfolio including, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), optical total stations, data collection hardware, field and office software, as well as a wide range of construction tools.

Spectra Precision surveying equipment is an economical choice that utilizes technologies for optimal efficiency. With convenience and reliability as the foundation of the Spectra Precision brand, it is an ideal choice for value. The Spectra Precision brand is backed with the strong technical support that users have come to expect from a quality name in surveying and construction.

Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb 408-481-7808