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Overview for the Topcon FC-2600 Field Controller
The Topcon FC-2600 Field Controller is the tool to enhance the way surveyors record and save field data. With an alphanumeric keypad, 1000-foot wireless communication range, Windows operating system and military-grade durability, this surveying data collector delivers precise measurements of field data even in remote locations and harsh weather.
This data collector is equipped with a microprocessor, internal memory, wireless features and supports a variety of surveying software. This device is lightweight and battery powered, making it very easy to carry and use in the field. With built-in keypad and LCD touchscreen display, it can be used in conjunction with total stations and personal computers for viewing, analyzing and manipulating collected land data.
Keyboard and Touchscreen
The Topcon FC-2600 has a rugged and waterproof alphanumeric keyboard and joystick button, making it an ideal controller for robotic total stations and GPS systems. Even with gloved hands, the large keys are easy to operate for fast and accurate data entry. Glare from the sun? In direct sunlight, the FC-2600’s LCD touchscreen color display will adjust for clear visibility outdoors.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
This portable data collector’s built-in Bluetooth even enables it to connect to a robotic total station system for fully wireless control. With integrated Wi-Fi that connects to the Topcon Imaging Station (IS) system, surveyors are able to remotely see and measure through a live video feed from the instrument on their data controller.
It also has a built-in 5.17-megapixel camera that doubles as a bar code reader for associating positions in the field with bar codes on stakes, signs and other assets you want to track.
Memory and Windows OS
Speed up data collection with this device’s 624MHz XScale processor, 256MB RAM and 2GB flash storage memory. This Topcon data collector utilizes a Windows CE 6.0 operating system, which offers fast program operation, quick power-on, efficient memory and excellent battery life. It also runs Microsoft Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe Reader.
Ideal for Robotic Total Stations
Topcon’s new LongLink technology brings a whole new level of flexibility to your field crew. This functionality, exclusive to Topcon instruments provides lightweight, long range communication capabilities never before offered on a manual total station. With 1,000-foot wireless communication range, you can now operate and connect this surveying field controller to other LongLink enabled devices such as the Topcon ES, OS and PS Series total stations. In addition, you can connect this Topcon field controller to long-range bluetooth devices from Sokkia like the new SX-105T 5-Second Robotic Total Station.
Supports Topcon Field Software
The Topcon FC-2600 is compatible with the new MAGNET Field software. It is a comprehensive software solution that streamlines workflow for surveyors, contractors, engineers and even non-professionals. Not only does it controls the measurements of the field controller but also provides many COGO (Coordinate Geometry) and adjustment calculations and direct connection into AutoCAD. This data collection software is easy to use with its graphical user interface, large touch icons and bright readable text. The screen not only looks good, but the shortcut buttons and fast access tabs also deliver a very productive interface.
This field data collector for surveyors is not compatible with TopSURV software and is sold as HARDWARE ONLY. Orders for software need to be placed separately.
Rugged and Waterproof
With its IP-67 rating, the Topcon FC-2600 handheld device can withstand sand or dust and can be submerged in over 3 feet of water and still stay protected. The battery door, communication ports and power plug are all sealed and waterproof. This field controller also meets rigorous military standard for drops up to 4-feet high and extreme temperatures, enabling you to operate the device in scorching heat or subzero job sites!
Long-lasting Battery Life
With two 2500mAH NiMH batteries, operating time on the Topcon FC-2600 can be as high as 42 hours! But results may vary depending on use. For instance, this data collector is able to run a Bluetooth connection to a GPS receiver for 24 hours. In addition, the batteries are removable even while the device is on. Overcharging is also not a problem because this surveying data collector has internal temperature monitors that prevent any unexpected high temperature issues.
The FC-2600 comes with standard accessories, such as carrying bag, stylus pen, USB download cable, USB flash drive adapter, hand strap, screen protectors, two rechargeable batteries, charger and 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Features for the Topcon FC-2600 Field Controller
- Internal 2 GB Memory
- Built-in Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity
- Integrated 5.17-megapixel camera and bar code reader
- LongLink technology for long-range communication with Topcon total stations
- Ultra-bright, sunlight-readable LCD touch screen display
- Runs with Windows CE 6.0 OS that supports Magnet Field Software
- Expansion Pack connector for future add-on products
- Easy access USB flash drive
- 42-hour dual, hot swappable NiMH Batteries
- Water resistant and dustproof to IP-67
- Full 55-key alphanumeric keyboard
- 8 way directional arrow and enter key
Specifications for the Topcon FC-2600 Field Controller
|Weight||2.3 lbs (1.04 kg)|
|Protection Class||IP-67 (dustproof and water submersible)|
|Casing||General Electric Xenoy|
|Dimensions||10.85 in x 5.34 x 2.19 in (27.5 cm x 13.6 cm x 5.5 cm)|
|Type||Amorphous Silicon Active Matrix color LCD|
|Keys||Alphanumeric with joystick|
|Touchscreen||yes, with stylus|
|Resolution||320 x 240 pixels|
|Operating System||Windows CE.NET 6.0|
|Processor||Marvell Xscale PXA 270|
|Type||Autofocus, shutter, aperture, illumination and bar code reader|
|Battery Life||42 hours|
|Power Source||Dual 2500 mAh Li-Ion batteries|
|Battery Life Alert||yes|
|USB||Mini-A and B|
|Serial||9-pin D-sub RS-232C|
|Long Range Measurement||yes|
|Live Video Display with Topcon Imaging Station||yes|
|MS Internet Explorer Mobile||yes|
|MS Office Mobile||yes|
|MS Windows Media Player||yes|
|MS Pictures and Videos||yes|
|MS Live Messenger||yes|
|Camera Control Application||yes|
|MS Task Manager and Notes||yes|
|Remote Desktop Mobile||yes|