Topcon introduces newest field controller for surveying solutions
Topcon Positioning Group announces the latest addition to its line of field controllers for surveying and construction professionals — the FC-5000. With a 7-inch, sunlight-readable display and rugged hardware, the FC-5000 is designed to offer users a large, versatile and fast handheld computer for all on-site and field applications.
“At 7-inches, the FC-5000 has the largest handheld data controller screen in our product line,” said Ray Kerwin, Topcon’s Director of global surveying products. “The display has a capacitive touch interface — with finger, glove, small tip stylus and water capable options — that is optically bonded to increase visibility. With the press of a key, a user can change the orientation of the screen from portrait to landscape to increase visibility when viewing maps or drawings.”
Topcon’s new FC-5000 has been rigorously tested by Australian distributor, Position Partners. “We tested the FC-5000 in a range of applications and weather conditions and it performed extremely well,” said Cameron Waters, Product Manager for Survey Solutions. “Topcon’s latest field controller is a great option for Australia’s survey, mining and construction professionals.”
Topcon’s FC-5000 is the only Windows tablet on the market with the highest protection against water and dust, with an impressive IP68 rating and a design that exceeds MIL-STD-810G for water, humidity, sand and dust, vibration, altitude, shock, and temperature resistance.
“The FC-5000 is the toughest on the market,” said Mr Waters. “No matter if you’re working in hot or cold, wet or dusty conditions, consider the FC-5000 your office, anywhere.”
The controller is compatible with all Topcon GNSS receivers and total stations — operating MAGNET® Field, Site and Layout software.
“The FC-5000 comes with two built-in cameras — an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash for field photography — and a 2 MP camera on the front for video meetings. With 64GB of flash storage, users can store hundreds of photos in the unit, which can be easily transferred to any computer or USB stick,” said Kerwin.
Additional features that come as standard include: a 4G cellular modem, internal GNSS navigation, Long Link Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi, plus a battery life of up to 15 hours.