Ranger Computers

Founded in 1987, Ranger is a private company based in Duston, just to the West of the town of Northampton in central England. Ranger provides specialist technology to corporate customers in the entertainment and book trades in the UK and elsewhere. Unusually, Ranger is also an equipment manufacturer, producing integrated POS (Point of Sale) equipment including the Phoenix and Oscar systems.

In the 1980's Ranger worked with Sir Clive Sinclair, inventor of the world's first pocket calculator, to develop professional applications for his pioneering Z88 portable computer, the forerunner of all modern laptops. Z88 was successfully deployed in applications as diverse as at one extreme battlefield intelligence gathering and at the other, film scripting for the famous Aardman animations company.