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Ranger timeline

2019

Ranger re-appointed to capture UK independent music sales

Ranger have been re-appointed by Kantar, the UK chart compiler for the Official Charts Company, to capture real time sales data from more than 100 independent retail record stores in the U.K.

2016

Ranger is the official streaming chart provider for Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia

2013

Ultimate incorporates album streams

The first automated system to calculate and include streaming albums. Since that time Ultimate has rolled out in 8 countries, making it part of the world’s top 3 distributed record chart systems

2011

Ultimate incorporates streaming

Ultimate became the first automated chart system to include streaming

2011

Ranger appointed as the official chart provider for Norway

2009

Ranger becomes the official chart provider for Finland

IFPI Finland, the National group of IFPI in the country, have selected Ranger’s ‘Ultimate’ chart system to provide the top 40 charts in the country.

2008

Ranger starts charts compilation

In response to a requirement for independent retailer contribution to the Finnish National record charts, Ranger were invited to propose a solution that would capture sales events from physical retailers.

1995

Oscar POS system

The UK chart organisation invited Ranger to develop an EPOS system dedicated to this very specialised market. The result was ‘Oscar’, a unique system ideally adapted to the industry’s vast repertoire and need for fast, seamless processing

1993

Collection of music sales data

Ranger team developed a new technical strategy and soon had more than 2000 barcode scanning terminals operating in music retail stores across the U.K

1985

Founded

Co-founded by entrepreneurs David Hampson and David Viewing, Ranger’s initial mission was to expand the use of portable computers in commercial, scientific and military applications.