FC-120: Compact, powerful and affordable

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 ” 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, 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. Contino said.


The FC-120 is a valuable job site tool available at an affordable price, 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.


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).