This nostalgic picture of the Racal Rapidax Ranger – the first digital call recorder released by Racal Recorders in the early 90’s (91 or 92 as a best guess).
While the Monitor’s editorial team has high regard for Racal Recorders there is no denying the fact that the company (up to its ears in VHS tape and Wordsafes at the time) was just a tad too traditional and the release of the Ranger was definitely on the risqué side.
There is not much to see in the photo becasuse the processing box is out of sight but you really have to admire the switch and lamp array, it could almost a be a set piece from the 60’s tv show – Lost in Space.
So what happened to the Ranger?
Well, operationally it was a great success proving beyond doubt that digital technology was the way forward, but tradition triumphedover technology and an updated version of the old analogue Wordsafe called Maxima won the day at Racal.
Support for discontinued recorders
As manufacturers release new products into the market, older versions become discontinued with spare parts and support also being phased out accordingly. Business Systems continues to provide support on these products – for more information check out our webpage on Support for discontinued recorders or get in touch on 0800 458 2988.