Overview for the Topcon Tesla Field Controller
The Topcon Tesla Field Controller Tablet is a cross-over data collector for all field applications. It has the benefits of a larger handheld screen without the heaviness of a tablet PC, so you can perform computations and prepare plans, maps and reports in the survey area. This handheld topographic computer features a Windows operating system, 1000-foot wireless connectivity and military-grade durability, enabling you to work even in extreme weather conditions.
The Topcon Tesla is used to transfer the data gathered from total stations or GPS systems into a desktop software for viewing, analyzing and editing. It is battery powered and portable so you can use it anywhere. This advanced handheld field computer features a built-in microprocessor, internal memory, wireless capabilities and more to increases efficiency and productivity in topographic surveying, mapping and construction projects.
Touchscreen and Controls
The most prominent feature of the Topcon Tesla is its large 5.7-inch LCD touch screen display. The sunlight-readable screen is strategically placed for finger scrolling and is capable of rotating from horizontal to vertical display, giving you a full viewing area of graphics and software applications. The on-screen keyboard, 15 control buttons and 5-way directional arrow key integrated in this field surveying tool are easy to operate for fast and accurate data entry and calculations.
Wireless GPS and Total Station connectivity
This portable field controller comes standard with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for connecting to other field equipment and transferring data without cables. Its wireless connectivity can also be used for receiving GPS data up to centimeter-level accuracy or logging raw measurement from total stations such as Topcon’s IS-3 or OS models.
Memory and Integration
The Tesla also utilizes a fast 806 MHz processor with 256 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage memory for easily running any Topcon field application software. For added versatility, you have the option of integrated GPS with 6 to 16-foot accuracy range, a 3G cellular modem for Internet and cloud storage access using cellular coverage and a 3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus for taking images in the survey area.
Powered by Windows Mobile 6.5.3 operating system, this surveying data collector offers a modern operating interface and added compatibility with other applications. It runs the mobile version of all your favorite office programs including Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Media Player and Adobe Reader.
Two-man Economical Robot Solution
Topcon’s new LongLink technology brings a whole new level of flexibility to your field crew. This exclusive functionality in Topcon instruments provides lightweight, long range communication capabilities never before offered in a manual total station. With 1,000 feet wireless communication range, you can now operate and connect this surveying field controller to other LongLink enabled devices such as the ES, OS and PS Series total stations. In addition, you can connect this Topcon field controller to Long-Range Bluetoooth devices from Sokkia like the new SX-105T 5-Second Robotic Total Station.
Choose from a Wide Range of Field Software
All of Topcon’s comprehensive line-up of field software from TopSURV, TopSURV GIS, Pocket 3D and Layout, to the newest MAGNET Field and MAGNET Field GIS are compatible with the Tesla field controller. The customization options offer versatility and helps you save money by choosing only the one that works best for you. However, this field data collector for surveyors is sold as HARDWARE ONLY and orders for software should be placed separately.
Durable and Reliable
The rugged design of the Topcon Tesla is unmatched in such a large screen format. The device has an IP-67 rating, enabling it to withstand sand or dust up to 8 hours and survive water immersion in up to 3.3 feet for 30 minutes. The frame of this Topcon data collector is magnesium alloy, which is both lightweight and strong, enabling it to survive drops up to 4-feet high and extreme temperatures. The battery door, communication ports and power plug are all waterproof. Plus, the SD card and SIM card slots are located under the battery and inside the battery door for added protection. Data protection and reliability will never be an issue even in the most challenging environments.
Long-lasting and Removable Battery
With dual hot-swappable Li-ion batteries, the Tesla field surveying instrument has the power to keep going up to 16 hours. Removable and hot-swappable batteries mean you can replace them in the field even when the device is on.
Customize your Device
You can customize this survey field computer by selecting your desired model from the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner of this page.
All packages come with a carrying case, stylus pen, USB cable, hand strap, anti-glare screen protector, rechargeable batteries, AC wall charger with international adapters and a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
This package comes with the Tesla Standard Field Controller. It has all the standard built-in features, such as the 806 MHz processor, 256MB RAM, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. This device is considered the “Linked” model and is perfect for connecting to conventional and reflectorless total stations, robotic total station systems, GPS and GNSS receivers.
Features for the Topcon Tesla Field Controller
- Internal 4GB Memory
- Built-in Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity
- LongLink technology for long-range communication with Topcon total stations
- Optional GPS, 3G cellular modem and 3.2-megapixel camera
- Large 5.7-inch LCD color touchscreen display
- Runs with Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Professional OS
- Easy access SD card slot, USB and 9-pin serial ports
- 16-hour dual, rechargeable and hot swappable batteries
- Water resistant and dustproof to IP-67
- Magenesium alloy case with easy-to-grip molding
- 15 control buttons with 5-way directional arrow key
- Compact handheld form-factor
- Customisable Home-screen
Specifications for the Topcon Tesla Field Controller
|Weight||Standard model: 1.9 lbs (0.8 kg) Geo Model: 2.34 lbs (1.0 kg)|
|Protection Class||IP-67 (dustproof and water submersible)|
|Casing||Magnesium case front; plastic back|
|Dimensions||Standard model: 7.9 in x 5.3 in x 2 in (20.0 cm x 13.4 x 5.0 cm) Geo model: 8.6 in x 5.3 in x 2 in (21.8 cm x 13.4 x 5.0 cm)|
|Type||VGA color LCD; with portrait or landscape view|
|Keys||15 control buttons; 5-way directional button|
|Touchscreen||yes, with stylus|
|Resolution||640 x 480 pixels|
|Operating System||Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Professional|
|Processor||Marvell Xscale PXA320|
|Bluetooth||2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate|
|GPS Receiver||2-5 m accuracy|
|WWAN||Penta-band 3G GSM/GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA|
|Battery Life||16 hours|
|Power Source||2550 mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Battery Life Alert||yes|
|USB||Full A and Mini-B|
|Serial||9-pin D-sub RS-232C|
|SD||High capacity; user accessible|
|Long Range Measurement||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 My Phone with SMS text messaging||yes|
|MS Task Manager and Notes||yes|
|Remote Desktop Mobile||yes|