July 23, 2008
LIVERMORE, Calif. A powerful, compact and affordable field controller the FC-120 has been unveiled by Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS).
The FC-120 is available with TopSURV, Pocket Layout or Pocket 3D â€” Topcon”s survey, layout and 3D site management software packages.
Mark Contino, vice president of survey sales, said, The FC-120 has an innovative design that packs all the power of the FC-200 into a smaller data collector with a large array of capabilities. Its operating system, Windows® CE.NET 5.0, provides a field-proven operating environment that is well known and accepted in the surveying and construction industries. And with a 520MHz processor, the FC-120 provides the best balance of performance and power consumption.
With the FC-120, Topcon has designed a compact instrument with advanced software functions that are easy to use such as a large key pop-up keyboard for data entry,â€ Contino said.
The FC-120 provides Compact Flash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD) card slots. We can™t know what might be available in five years for a CF or SD card slot but the FC-120 is ready for it. The card access is a superior design element. It™s a simple, yet reliable access door allowing a user to quickly add or change memory cards.â€ Contino said.
The FC-120 is a valuable job site tool available at an affordable price,â€ said Murray Lodge, vice president of construction sales. It™s a rugged controller and with its advanced features, and the fact that it™s easy to learn to use and operate, the FC-120 fits the project needs for any operation.â€
Features of the FC-120 include:
— 520 MHz XScale processor;
— Windows® CE.NET 5.0 operating system;
— Compact Flash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD) media card slots for memory expansion and connectivity options;
— Built-in wireless Bluetooth®connectivity;
— Removable, Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries;
— Ultra-bright TFT color touch screen display; and
— 64 MB SDRAM, 128 MB or 256 MB memory.
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About Topcon Positioning Systems: Topcon Positioning Systems, a developer and manufacturer of positioning equipment, offers the world™s leading selection of innovative precision GPS, GIS, laser, agriculture, optical surveying, and machine control products, software, and applications. Topcon Corporation is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).