Trimble CU 2.4 GHz Robotic Field Controller Kit

Trimble CU

Trimble CU Controller

An Innovative Windows CE .NET Device
The Trimble® CU controller is an advanced detachable control unit especially designed for Trimble optical and GPS surveying systems*1*. On its Windows® CE.Net operating system, the Trimble CU controller runs your choice of powerful Trimble field software*2*, plus other specialized Windows software as needed.

Smart Hardware
Every innovative feature on the Trimble CU controller is designed to make your job easier. Clearly view background maps and check work on the color graphic display for greater data control and confidence. The 1 GB of memory lets you take all your base data (point lists, background maps) into the field.

Access frequent functions via dedicated instrument control keys. Quickly select software options using the touch screen.

Integrated Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Eliminate the hassle of cables and expedite setup with integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology. When the Trimble CU controller is used on an instrument such as the Trimble R6 or Trimble S6 rover, the system is 100% cable free for unsurpassed convenience and ease of use.

Flexible Communication Options
Choose the method of data transfer that suits your situation. Using an external modem such as a cellphone with Bluetooth, you can send and receive files over the Internet while in the field: you don’t need to drive back to the office. When in the office, the Trimble CU docking station provides fast data transfer to your computer. The Trimble CU also provides USB and serial communication options.

Data can be transferred to a PC or another Trimble CU using a cable, Bluetooth, a CompactFlash Card reader, or a USB memory device.

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Built For The Field Whatever The Conditions
The Trimble CU controller is rugged enough for any job in any weather. It holds an environmental rating of IP55 and operates in extreme temperatures of –30 ºC to +55 ºC (–22 ºF to +131 ºF). It can also withstand a pole drop of 1.0 m (3.3 ft) onto a hard surface. The display and keyboard are illuminated, so you can finish any job fast even in low lighting.

The Trimble CU controller receives power from the optical instrument or the especially designed holder, which attaches to a robotic or GPS rover pole.

One Controller, One Software, One Interface, One Job File
The Trimble CU controller is central to Integrated Surveying from Trimble. With software such as the Trimble Survey Controller™ software onboard, collect GPS and optical data in one Job file simply by switching the Trimble CU controller between sensors. Standardize on one flexible controller for maximized investment. And your survey team only needs to know one interface.

When field work is complete, simply transfer the Job file to your office using the communication method that suits. A surveyor’s work flow has never been easier.

*1* The Trimble CU Controller is designed to support Trimble’s latest surveying systems, including the Trimble R8 GNSS System, Trimble S6 Total Station, Trimble S8 Total Station, and Trimble VX Spatial station. The Trimble CU also supports the Trimble 3600/5500/5600 optical instruments via the Trimble CU Adapter.
*2* The Trimble CU Controller runs the Trimble Survey Controller software. In addition, a number of regional solutions are available. For more information on the field software that’s best for you, talk to your local Trimble Authorized Distribution Partner.

Features:

  • Designed for optical and GPS surveying
  • Advanced features for exceptional convenience, efficiency, and ease of use
  • Rugged specifications for superior performance and reliability
  • Your choice of powerful Trimble field software
  • The original Integrated Surveying™ system

Trimble CU Data Collector

Specifications:

Technical • Windows Explorer
• Pocket Internet explorer
• Inbox e-mail client
• Microsoft WordPad
• Transcriber (handwriting recognition)
• Windows Media Player
• Microsoft ActiveSync®
• Connect to Desktop
• File transfer (Remote)
• File viewers for Microsoft Image and Word
User Interfaces, Sotware and Recording
Attachable
Direct
The Trimble CU can be attached to the Trimble S6 Total Station, Trimble S8 Total Station, Trimble VX Spatial Station, Robotic holder, GPS holder, or docking station
Via Trimble CU Adapter Trimble 3600/5500/5600 Total Stations
Physical
Size 196 mm × 110 mm × 30 mm (7.7 in × 4.3 in × 1.2 in)
Weight 0.4 kg (0.88 lb)
Memory 64 MB SDRAM, 1 GB internal non-volatile storage memory
Processor 400 MHz Intel® PXA 255 ARM-Xscale CPU
Software The Trimble CU controller runs the Trimble Survey Controller software.
In addition, a number of regional solutions are available. For more information on the field software that’s best for you, talk to your Trimble Authorized Distribution Partner.
Certification Class B Part 15 FCC certification, CE Mark approval and C-tick approval. Bluetooth type approvals and regulations are country specific.
Environmental
Operating temperature 30 °C to +55 °C (–22 °F to +131 °F)
Storage temperature –40 °C to +70 °C (–40 °F to +158 °F)
Humidity 100% condensing MIL-STD-810F
Sand and dust Protection against wind-driven according to MIL-STD-810F, and IP5X
Water IPX5
Drops 5 drops from 1.0 m (3.3 ft) onto hard surface
Power
Internal Power back-up suspend mode to preserve files
External
Direct
Trimble S6 Total Station, Trimble S8 Total Station, Trimble VX Spatial Station, Robotic holder, GPS holder, or docking station
Via Trimble CU Adapter Trimble 3600/5500/5600 Total Stations
Interface
Display Color, illuminated TFT, daylight readable touch screen reflective color TFT- LCD; displayed at 320 × 240 pixels (QVGA) LED frontlight illuminated display
Keyboard 19-key alpha-numeric + 4-way arrow key, dedicated navigation and instrument control keys
Audio Integrated speaker for audio systems events, warnings and notifications
Operating system Windows CE.Net
Input/Output
Data communication through Robotic holder
GPS holder or docking station
USB, RS-232 and Bluetooth
External removable memory USB memory device or CompactFlash card reader (optional)

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