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Overview for the Topcon FC-250 Field Controller
Over the years, the process of collecting survey data has become more sophisticated. The Topcon FC-250 Field Controller was designed to bridge the gap between land surveyors and modern construction and surveying projects. This advanced handheld topographic computer combines the functionality of a Windows operating system, on-board field software, wireless features and military-grade durability to give you accurate measurements of field data even in remote locations.
What is a Data Collector?
A data collector is an electronic device that records precise measurements of coordinates, angles, distances, topographic elevations and more. It runs with wirelessly and is equipped with a microprocessor, internal memory and many other features. This handheld field computer is highly portable and increases efficiency and productivity in surveying, mapping and construction projects. It can be used in conjunction with total stations or GPS systems and transfer gathered data to a PC for viewing, analyzing and editing.
The Reliable Field Computer
No more squinting! The Topcon FC-250 has an ultra-bright, touch-screen display for viewing field data in crisp detail, even in bright sunlight. This field surveying data collector also has a built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, enabling connectivity to other field equipment and transferring files without bulky cables. When used with Topcon's IS Imaging Station, this field controller displays real-time images, allowing users to work with a live feed of whatever the IS Imaging Station is viewing.
Need to work outside the office? No problem. With Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, this field controller becomes a Microsoft Office application powerhouse. It runs the mobile version of your favorite programs including Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Media Player.
Since expandability is important for surveyors, this portable data collector has an SD slot for memory expansion and a CF (CompactFlash) card slot for adding GPS, GPRS, digital cameras, bar-code scanners, memory card and other CF devices. It also comes standard with a high-speed 806 MHz processor and 256 MB RAM for running applications smoothly and 1 GB of onboard memory for storing data.
Building land surveying equipment for over 75 years, Topcon knows what you need in the field. The FC-250 data collector has an IP-66 rating, giving it the ability to withstand sand or dust for at least 8 hours of operation and is protected against high pressure water jets. It also meets rigorous military standard for drops, vibration, humidity and extreme temperatures. Therefore, you can still gather survey data in rain, extreme heat or cold and at job sites that are dusty, wet or muddy.
Removable Long-life Battery
This handheld surveying tool has a removable Li-Ion rechargeable battery that provides operation for up to 10 hours on a single charge. Its small yet powerful battery is designed for quick replacement while in the field, saving you the hassle of charging the portable device multiple times. A second battery can also be charged externally as backup.
Customize your Device
You can customize this land surveying data collector by selecting your desired software from the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner of this page. All packages come with a soft carry case, rechargeable Li-Ion batteries, charger and 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
You can purchase the data collector on its own, or for added versatility, the on-board Topcon TopSurv data collection software is offered in 11 different versions. This helps you save money by choosing only the one that you currently need. And as your project or business expands, you can easily add features and upgrade to a higher software version.
If you are looking for a compact data collector that provides reliable and accurate results, choose the Topcon FC-250 Field Controller. It combines powerful field software, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities, SD and CF card slots, long-life rechargeable battery and a compact design to create the ideal surveying tool for any job.
Features for the Topcon FC-250 Field Controller
- Internal 1GB Memory
- Built-in Bluetooth and WiFi
- Live video capable for use with Topcon's IS Imaging Total Station
- Optional Long-Range Bluetooth modem and Spread Spectrum Radio can be attached
- 3.7-inch LCD color touch screen display
- Runs with Windows Mobile 6.5
- Easy access Compact Flash. SD card slots, USB and serial ports
- 10-hour rechargeable and removable Li-Ion Battery
- Water resistant and dustproof to IP-66
- Compact, ruggedized design
Specifications for the Topcon FC-250 Field Controller
|Weight||1.5 lb (0.7 kg)|
|Protection Class||IP-66 (dustproof and protected against powerful water jets)|
|Dimensions||7.72 in x 4.21 in x 2.40 in (19.6 cm x 10.6 x 6.0 cm)|
|Type||VGA ultra-bright LCD|
|Resolution||640 x 480 pixels|
|Operating System||Windows Mobile 6.5|
|Type||Choice of TopSURV Software|
|Battery Life||10 hours|
|Power Source||2500 mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Battery Life Alert||yes|
|USB||Mini-A and B|
|Audio||9.0 x 16.5 mm connector size|
|CF||Type I and Type II|
|MS Internet Explorer Mobile||yes|
|MS Office Mobile||yes|
|MS Windows Media Player||yes|
|MS Pictures and Videos||yes|
|MS Live Messenger||yes|
|MS Task Manager and Notes||yes|