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Overview for the Topcon Field Controller FC-25 Series
Every land surveyor wants a device that processes all field tasks with ease and can survive harsh worksite conditions. With the Topcon FC-25 Field Controller, data collection of land measurements is faster and more accurate. This handheld topographic computer features a Windows operating system, powerful data collection software, built-in wireless features, integrated GPS and customization option to suit your needs and allow you to do more in the field.
What is a Data Collector?
A data collector is a portable handheld device that records precise measurements of coordinates, angles, distances, elevations and more. This advanced rugged field computer has a built-in keypad, LCD touch screen display and is equipped with a Windows operating system, field software, microprocessor, internal memory and wireless features. It is an essential accessory for any total station, increasing efficiency and productivity in topographic surveying, mapping and construction projects.
As the smallest field controller from Topcon Positioning, the compact FC-25 has a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen display that is readable even in bright sunlight. Get rid of those bulky cables! Its integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can be used for transferring files wirelessly to a computer and connecting to other field equipment. This land surveying tool also has a built-in GPS receiver that greatly enhances point positioning accuracy up to 16 feet.
Whether you need to keep track of site assets with a Pocket Excel spreadsheet or send emails back to the office, this portable surveying data collector makes all this possible. Equipped with Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, the FC-25 has the ability to run many third party productivity applications and the mobile versions of Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Media Player and Adobe Reader. It also comes standard with a fast 533MHz processor, 256MB RAM and 2GB of flash memory, so there is plenty of room to store your data files and jobsite images. And with its SD card slot and USB port, file transferring can be done seamlessly using Microsoft ActiveSync.
Lightweight and Rugged
At 11 ounces, the pocket-sized FC-25 features exceptional ruggedness to protect your hard-earned data. This field surveying instrument meets military standard for drops, vibration, humidity and extreme temperatures. It also has an IP-65 rating, enabling it to withstand dust and driving rain. With its ergonomic and tough design, this device is unbreakable even from drops of up to 5 feet high!
With Bluetooth on, this Topcon data collector works up to 7.5 hours on a full charge. The rechargeable Li-ion battery is removable so you can replace it in the survey area, eliminating down time.
Its battery charger is available as an optional accessory in the essential accessories tab on the right-hand side of the page.
Customize your Device
You can customize this land surveying data collector by selecting your desired model and software from the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner of this page. All packages come with a stylus pen, USB cable, hand strap, ten screen protectors, rechargeable Li-Ion battery, AC power plug and 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
This handheld field surveying tool is available in two models. It ranges from the economical FC25 to the versatile FC25A with integrated camera, electronic compass and altimeter. Both are packed with features and benefits to suit your needs.
This package comes with the Topcon FC-25 Field Controller. It has all the standard built-in features such as the 533MHz processor, 256MB RAM, 2GB memory, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.
For added versatility, the on-board data collector 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.
The Topcon FC-25 Field Controller definitely simplifies field data collection with its built-in TopSURV software, Windows operating system, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS capability. Easily fits in your pocket, you can bring this field surveying tool even in jobsites with harsh weather environments. With optional camera, electronic compass and altimeter, this device is the affordable choice for all your surveying needs.
Features for the Topcon Field Controller FC-25 Series
- Internal 2 GB Memory
- Built-in Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS
- Optional 3-megapixel camera, electronic compass and altimeter
- Sunlight-readable LCD touch screen display
- Runs with Windows Mobile 6.5 OS and TopSURV Software
- SD card slot and USB mini-port
- 7.5-hour removable, rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
- Water resistant and dustproof to IP-65
- 5-key keyboard
Specifications for the Topcon Field Controller FC-25 Series
|Weight||11.03 oz (0.3 kg)|
|Protection Class||IP-65 rating (dustproof and spray water protected)|
|Dimensions||5.75 in x 3.23 in x 1.30 in (14.6 cm x 8.2 cm x 3.3 cm)|
|Type||VGA color sunlight-readable LCD|
|Keys||4 keys and 1 directional key|
|Touchscreen||yes, with stylus|
|Resolution||640 x 480 pixels|
|Operating System||Windows Mobile 6.5|
|Bluetooth||2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate|
|GPS Receiver||1-3 m accuracy DGPS|
|Battery Life||7.5 hours|
|Power Source||2400 mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Battery Life Alert||yes|
|MS Internet Explorer Mobile||yes|
|MS Office Mobile||yes|
|MS ActiveSync 4.x||yes|
|MS Windows Media Player||yes|
|MS Pictures and Videos||yes|
|MS Live Messenger||yes|
|MS Task Manager and Notes||yes|
|E-Compass (Electronic compass and altimeter application)||yes|
|TacLink (GPS interface application)||yes|