Overview for the Spectra Recon Data Collector 400 Series
Mobile technology is changing fast, but the Spectra Recon 400NX Data Collector is designed with the future of the surveying industry in mind. This handheld touchscreen field computer is an ideal accessory for any total station to input and store precise measurements of coordinates, distances, angles, topographic elevations and more. It can easily calculate and save land data and has an open operating system, expandable storage and flexible connectivity that deliver all you need in any construction and survey tool. This handheld device also delivers maximum performance in harsh weather conditions and hard to access areas because of its lightweight and extremely rugged design. With its customization options for internal memory, features, such as Bluetooth and software upgrades, this powerful device will increase your efficiency and productivity in the field.
What is a Data Collector?
A data collector is an electronic device that records precise measurements of coordinates, angles, distances, elevations and more. It is battery powered and portable so you can use it outside the office during topographic surveying, mapping, and construction projects. This handheld field computer is equipped with a microprocessor, internal memory for data storage and wireless capabilities for connectivity and data transfer. Its built-in keypad, LCD display and field software boost efficiency and productivity in the field. In addition, it can be used as a stand-alone device or in conjunction with total stations and personal computers for viewing, analyzing and manipulating collected land data.
The Ideal Survey Companion
If portability, data security and all day functionality in the field are crucial to your work, you can count on the Spectra Precision Recon Data Collector. This surveying instrument gives you the option of integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for synchronizing data to your PC and for connecting to your field equipment without bulky cables. It also has an LCD color display with front light and touch screen that offers excellent visibility even in bright sunlight, so you can view graphics and maps in excellent detail while outdoors. This Spectra data collector offers a rechargeable PowerBoot module that uses two alkaline or lithium AA batteries to power the device for up to 15 hours. The PowerBoot module also integrates the battery and 9-pin serial and USB ports into one easily replaceable component that you can swap or reinstall in the field.
This topographic field computer is equipped with a Windows Mobile 6.0 operating system that easily runs various programs and third-party applications. It has preinstalled mobile versions of Internet Explorer and Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Media Player. In addition, it comes installed with Microsoft ActiveSync for synchronizing mail, calendars, contacts and other data between this device and your desktop computer. This full-featured data collector comes standard with a high-performance 400 MHz Intel PXA255 XScale processor and 64MB RAM for running large applications and programs with ease. This Spectra Precision survey data collector can store either 128 MB or 256 MB of memory depending on the model you choose. Its Flash storage protects data from resets or power loss. It also features optional CompactFlash (CF) slots allowing you to add GPS, GPRS, digital cameras, bar-code scanners, memory card and other CF devices.
Outstanding Data Collection Software
The Recon 400NX comes with the fast and reliable Spectra Survey Standard software. Based on over 20 years of survey software development experience, this on-board data collection software gives you a comprehensive set of tools for data collection, calculations, mapping, data storage, data management and data transfer to your laptop or PC. Survey Standard has an exceptionally user-friendly interface, so even non-professionals can efficiently manage their survey data. The software is also offered in multiple languages and has a customizable home screen enabling you to configure your favorite choice of field processes to optimize daily workflow. Since the features and functions of Survey Pro have been developed based on the feedback from surveyors, each new release of this software incorporates improvements based on actual field experiences. Certainly, this field software provides you with the complete set of capabilities for all your survey project needs.
Ergonomic and Heavy Duty
No matter how extreme the environment, this lightweight and portable data collector delivers maximum durability and performance. The Spectra Recon 400NX Data Collector keeps your data safe because it boasts an impressive IP-67 rating, which means it has the ability to withstand sand or dust for at least 8 hours of operation and can survive immersion in up to 3.3 feetof water for 30 minutes. It meets military standards for drop, vibration, and high and low temperature operation. Other features include an ergonomic design and rubberized bumpers for superior drop protection. In fact, it can survive 26 drops from 4 feet high onto plywood-over-concrete floors! Weighing less than 1 pound, its ergonomic design allows you to travel farther, faster, and gather data more easily.
Long-lasting Battery Life
An internal 4000 mAh NiMH battery and rechargeable PowerBoot Module keep the Spectra Recon functional for up to 15 hours. This portable field data collector is definitely long lasting, giving you the privilege to use it all day in the field.
Customize your Device
You can customize this survey field computer 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 nylon carry case, two stylus pens, USB cable, hand strap, two screen protectors, rechargeable PowerBoot module, AC international charger, and 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
This electronic field surveying tool is available in two models. It ranges from the versatile Recon 400X Data Collector with integrated Bluetooth and CF slots to the economical 400NX. Both are packed with features and benefits to suit your different applications without compromising your work.
This package comes with the Recon 400NX Data Collector. It has 128 MB of Flash storage and all the standard built-in features, such as the high-performance processor and RAM.
For added versatility, the on-board data collector software is offered in five different versions. You can choose the one that works best for you and then easily add features as you need them later on. This helps you save money by getting only the software that you currently need and upgrade to a higher version as your project or business expands. The different modules of Survey Pro are readily available and easy to remotely install via electronic "unlock" codes.
Spectra Survey Standard is the base model of Survey Pro software and is a complete data collection package for surveyors. It contains a complete COGO (Coordinate Geometry) suite including triangle solutions, map check and predetermined area, as well as traverse, sideshot and staking routines. It has all the essential features required to properly manage a survey job.
Whether you are mapping property boundaries or taking precise measurements of angles and distances, the Spectra Recon 400NX handheld surveying data collector is the ideal companion for collecting land survey data. With Its durable and ergonomic design, it is easy to carry and use even in extreme weather conditions. It also provides customization options to suit your different needs and help you complete every job faster and easier.
Features for the Spectra Recon Data Collector 400 Series
- Internal 128 MB or 256 MB Memory
- Integrated speaker and microphone for notifications
- Sunlight-readable touch screen LCD display
- Runs with Windows Mobile 6.0 and Survey Pro Software
- Optional integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capability
- Optional CompactFlash (CF) slots for adding additional capabilities such as a GPS receiver or memory card
- 15-hour rechargeable, long life internal NiMH Battery and PowerBooth Module
- Water resistant and dustproof to IP-67
Specifications for the Spectra Recon Data Collector 400 Series
|Weight||17 oz (0.5 kg)|
|Protection Class||IP-67 (dustproof and water submersible)|
|Dimensions||6.5 in x 3.75 in x 1.75 in (16.5 cm x 9.5 cm x 4.5 cm)|
|Type||VGA color LCD|
|Keys||10 hardware control|
|Touchscreen||yes, with stylus|
|Resolution||240 x 320 pixels|
|Operating System||Windows Mobile 6|
|Processor||Intel PXA255 Xscale|
|Type||Choice of Survey Pro Software|
|Battery Life||15 hours|
|Power Source||4000 mAh NiMH battery and rechargeable PowerBoot module|
|Battery Life Alert||yes|
|Serial||9-pin male D-shell RS-232|
|CF||Type I and Type II|
|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 Task Manager and Notes||yes|
|Remote Desktop Mobile||yes|