You need constant contact with your buses to monitor real time events that can affect schedules, like: road conditions, vehicle breakdowns, OS software crashes and rider issues. You need a solution that is reliable and works without having to worry if it will ever stop working. You need a way to communicate with drivers, while at the same time, synchronizing the integrated data from back office computers. With over 60,000 installations, the Ranger Ruggedized mobile computer is an industry-proven MDC of choice and will be the most important piece of technology on your buses.
From a single console, every piece of on-board technology is connected to the fully integrated CAD/AVL system in the back office. Forget about unreliable Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity, the Ranger connects wirelessly in its own, unique way. The Ranger has many functions and benefits, including:
The Ranger collects GPS-based vehicle tracking data, which enables you to see the exact location of every bus on a map. It also collects information on vehicle speed and engine diagnostics, so if a mechanical or electronic problem is detected, maintenance personnel can get advanced warning.
The Ranger is specifically manufactured to withstand the harsh conditions encountered in the transit environment. Ranger is unique in that it employs only a single cable connection (for quick set-up) and internal antennas (GPS, Wi-Fi, Cellular) for enhanced durability and ease of installation. When a driver logs into the system, their driver information, route and messages are automatically synchronized with their unit.
If your agency needs something more robust, Ranger rugged consoles are another option. They provide agencies with flexibility, connect with peripherals such as ticket printers with ease. As well, Rangers integrate seamlessly with back office software for an end-to-end solution to coordinate your agency's entire transportation offering.
Watch this video to see how Ranger integrates a wide variety of functionality into a single, powerful platform including: electronic dispatching, turn-by-turn navigation, driver behavior monitoring, wireless signature capture, electronic fare payment, and much more. The Ranger has a small footprint, but supports data collection and manages other in-vehicle technology peripherals, like:
Lethbridge Transit chose TripSpark's in-vehicle hardware (Rangers) and software to improve their efficiency. Rangers provide real time information for drivers and customers. It gives drivers feedback on if they are running late or hot and can improve their own on-time performance.