Topcon has introduced a new data collector with a large touch screen. This new data collector known as “Topcon Tesla” runs Windows Mobile 6.5.3. The Tesla can come equipped with a 3G modem and internal GPS. Using these features it is possible to show your real time position on the screen using Bing Maps. It is also possible to send and receive emails using the 3G modem and a subscription to a cellular provider. There is a 3.2 MP camera that is included in the Geo and Geo 3G versions. This camera is a very handy tool for taking pictures of complex objects found while surveying. The screen can easily be changed from landscape to portrait with just a push of a button making it easy to have what you need on the screen.
The Tesla works great with “LongLink” to control Topcons PS series robotic total stations. It is possible to stay connected at 300+ metres from the total station Continue reading