April 26, 2016 In GNSS/GIS Devices

FC-500 Field Controller

FC-500_150DPIThe Topcon FC-500 data controller is designed for the mapping professional operating Topcon MAGNET Field GIS or Egis software and works with all Topcon GNSS receivers. The FC-500 has an optional 3.5G cellular modem that provides acess to MAGNET Enterprise and the internet for sending and receiving data files and staying connected.

The FC-500’s external ports are located at the base of the unit: USB Host, USB client micro, power, and audio. The USB Host A is easily used in the field where you can quickly copy a large data file, GIS layer, or satellite image to the FC-500.

Rotates from “Portrait” to “Landscape”

With a single key touch, the user can change the orientation of the screen from “portrait” to “landscape” increasing visibility when viewing large maps, satellite images or photographs.

Sunlight-Readable Display

The FC-500 features a 4.3 in. display designed for viewing in direct sunlight. The display uses a one-touch interface that optically bonded to increase visibility.

Professional GIS Support

The Topcon GIS support team is well versed in GIS to assure you are successful in using Topcon solutions with your GIS system. With your support subscription, you will receive software and firmware update notices; phone, email and web support; and friendly guidance when you need it. Contact your lacal dealer to order today.


A customized version of MAGNET Field for GIS data collection, update and viewing. With GIS Basic (DGPS/Post Processing) and GIS Advanced (RTK) modules available, and a direct connection to the office for easy data exchange, it will increase your GIS accuracy, efficiency and productivity.


Processor 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 i.MX53
Operating System Microsoft Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
Memory and Data Storage 512 MB RAM
8 GB flash storage
User Accessible Micro-USB
Camera (Geo, Geo 3G) 5 MP resolution with autofocus and LED flash with video capture
Power 12/24VDC power input jack Intellegent Li-Ion battery 3.6VDC at 10600mAh
Ports COM1, RS-232C 9-pin D connector with 5VDC power on ring indicator, USB Host (Full A), USB Client (Micro)
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Cellular Connectivity (Geo 3G only) Integrated Worlwide, 800/850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHZ, UMTS/HSPA+

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