Topcon FC-2500 2.4 GHz Field Controller Data Collector

Topcon FC-2500

Topcon FC-2500 Data Collector

624MHz XScale processor with Windows CE.NET 5.0 operating system
Windows CE.NET operating system provides a modern operating
environment and added expandability with other application software.
The fast 624MHz processor leads in performance and reliability.

Built-in 5 mega pixel camera
That’s right, a full 5.17 mega pixel camera with auto focus picture
taking ability. That is why we built-in 2Gb of RAM.The camera has an
auto-focus function and a flash illumination. Store photos in BMP or
JPG format, and if you fill the memory, simply use a common USB flash
drive to offload images.

Extra Memory
The FC-2500 is loaded with all the memory you should need. Primary
program ram is 256Mb. In addition, it includes 2GB Flash storage
memory. We want you to use the camera and know those file sizes can add
up fast.

Bluetooth and WiFi
Bluetooth and WiFi come standard. No need for expensive upgrades or CF
cards. We built these into the standard unit. We provide a way to turn
them off as well to conserve battery power when you do not need WiFi or
BT. With Topcon’s other advanced systems coming to market with built-in
WiFi, this form of data exchange will become more and more important.
Use your device in a typical Hotspot to surf the web, check weather,
e-mail files back to the office, etc

Bar Code Reader
The digital camera doubles as a bar code reader. Laser pointers
identify the bar code and scan that information directly into the text
field you have your cursor placed. Imagine your stakeout locations
having a barcode attached to the stake. Simply place your blinking
cursor into the description or point number field of TopSurv and press
the Bar Code scan button. The field will fill with the bar code
information. There are so many possibilities for this function that we
are sure our users will surprise us with unique applications.


Windows CE 5.0
This operating platform is the most stable in today’s platform
offerings. Simple and familiar functionality leads to fast learning
curves. It also allows higher resolution images to be processed.

FC-2500 Add-on robotic radio design
The FC-2500 has an add-on connection on the back of the unit to control
a spread spectrum radio for robotics communication. Use this connector
and an RS-1 to have a cablefree radio connection to the Topcon robotic
instruments. Additional packs may be possible in the future.

Alphanumeric Keyboard
Finally a 55 key alphanumeric keyboard plus joystick unit that can
control the Robotic systems. We know that land surveyors typically
prefer an alphanumeric keyboard data collector. This FC-2200 can handle
the robotic radio as an expansion slot radio.

USB Flash Drive
Use the USB mini port as both a Host and Client. This On-The-Go (OTG)
functionality allows for expanded memory and easy file transfer through
USB flash drives or ActiveSync connection. This design also provides
rugged protection. The FC-2500 can not be compromised by opening a card
door or flap. The entire unit is sealed and submersible.

Removable, hot swappable battery packs
With two NiMH batteries loaded standard with 2500mAh each, battery
performance can be as high as 50 hours. The typical power drain from a
Bluetooth connection to a GPS receiver will run for 24 hours. Don’t
ever worry about overcharging, the FC-2500 has internal temperature
monitors to prevent any unexpected high temperature issues.

Waterproof and rugged
The FC-2500 is rated at IP-67, which means it can be submersed in
water. The unit also has a 4 foot drop proof rating.

Alphanumeric, Ruggedized Design
If you are looking for an alphanumeric controller that provides
big-time results, look no further than Topcon’s FC-2500. The FC-2500
field controller incorporates the graphical Windows CE.NET 5.0
operating system on a crisp, bright, color touch screen display that
makes your field data come alive. This powerful operating system,
combined with the versatility of USB jump drive removable media for
data storage and transfer.

5.17 MP Camera
Capture Reality in yet an additional device from Topcon. Topcon
understands that a picture is worth more than a thousand words. This
highly advanced camera can be used to associate photos with stored
TopSurv points as Photo Notes. For every topo shot, as photo note can
be stored.


  • 624MHz XScale processor
  • 5.17 megapixel camera and bar code reader
  • 256Mb RAM, 2Gb ROM
  • Built-in wireless Bluetooth® and WiFi connectivity
  • Windows CE.NET 5.0 operating system
  • Add-on robotic radio design
  • 55 key alphanumeric keyboard, plus joystick
  • 8 way directional arrow and enter key
  • Easy access USB flash drive
  • Accessible, rechargeable and hot swappable batteries

Topcon FC-2500 Data Collector


Microprocessor XScale PXA 270
Processor Speed 624 MHz
Operating System CE.NET 5.0
Memory 256MB SDRAM
2GB System Flash
Display Resolution
Touch Pane
320 x 240 QVGA
3.5 in. TFT Color LCD
LED Back Light
Analog Resistive Film
Key-Board 55 Keys (Power Key Included)
LED 6 LED Indicators
Interface RS-232C (D-Sub 9pin)
Mini USB 2.0 A/B
USB OTG Host and Client
Radio Radio Adapter Included
Bluetooth wireless technology Bluetooth 1.2 Class II
External Power 12-18 VDC (36Watts)
Audio Integrated Speaker and Microphone
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Water/Dust Resistance IP67
Operating Temperature -4˚F to +122˚F (-20˚C to +50˚C)
Storage Temperature -4˚F to +158˚F (-20˚C to +60˚C)
Shock Resistance 4ft all faces, per MIL-STD 810F
Method 516.5IV
Operating Time Approx. 42 hours (Typical)
Charging Time Approx. 3 hours
Dual Batteries Hot-swappable, Li-ion
Rechargable, Smart battery System
Dimensions 10.85in x 5.34in x 2.19in
Screen Dimensions 2.89 in. x 2.19 in.
Weight 2.36 lbs. with dual batteries
RoHS Compliant Yes
Available Radio Packs RS-1 (2.4Ghz Futaba SpSp radio)
Specifications: Rugged True-Camera-System
5.17 megapixel color
CMOS Sensor
5.17 mega pixel (4MP Processed)
Auto-focus, Shutter, Aperture and Illumination
Image Capture Resolutions QSXGA: 2048 x 1944, SXGA: 1280 x
VGA: 640 x 480, HF: 320 x 200
Regulatory FCC Part 15 • CE • IC • RoHS
Compliant • WEEE • C-tick

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