Ranger Computers provide technology solutions to the entertainment industry
For independent charting organisations like OCC (the Official Chart Company) in UK and IFPI (International Federation for the Phonographic Industry) elsewhere, Ranger provide both sales data capture and complete chart compilation services.
Ranger are working increasingly with online retailers to capture both download and streaming sales for use in the company's highly innovative 'Ultimate' web based sales analysis system, automatically creating sales charts for use by media, distributors and labels as well as by trade associations.
Physical stores are increasingly reporting sales through Ranger's unique Phoenix/Otis system, which reduces installation and ownership costs to a minimum compared with any other scanning solution, while providing extremely reliable real time data.
The latest version of Phoenix/Otis utilizes the cell phone network to report sales from remote and mobile locations where traditional installations are prohibitively expensive.
Ranger are also the leading provider of POS (known as EPOS, or Electronic Point of Sale in Europe) equipment to independent entertainment retailers. Ranger's Oscar POS system can be found in many major independent Record Stores, Music Shops and Booksellers.
Working with Record Industry client OCC (The Official UK Charts Company), Ranger distributes the Official UK Music catalogue to a large number of Epos systems where it used for fast and easy Product Identification by Barcode Scanning.
Ranger's Oscar POS has two major derivatives which are now being widely employed by larger independent retailers and chains:
- Web Oscar, an automated Website system that automatically populates with data from the POS system, allowing the site to be always up to date with the latest releases as soon as stock is physically booked in.
- Head Office Oscar, which integrates multiple branches into an automated centralised reporting and management system.
For Book Stores, Oscar integrates seamlessly with the Neilsen Book Data bibliography to automatically identify books that are scanned and allow customer.
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