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The Topcon FC-250 Field Controller was designed to bridge the gap between land surveyors and modern construction and surveying projects. This advanced handheld topographic computer includes Harware Only and combines the functionality of a Windows operating system, on-board field software, wireless features and military-grade durability to give you accurate measurements of field data even in remote locations.

Built-in Memory and Features

The Topcon FC-250 runs with wirelessly and is equipped with a microprocessor, internal memory and many other features. This handheld field computer is highly portable and increases efficiency and productivity in surveying, mapping and construction projects. It can be used in conjunction with total stations or GPS systems and transfer gathered data to a PC for viewing, analyzing and editing.

The Reliable Field Computer

No more squinting! The Topcon FC-250 has an ultra-bright, touch-screen display for viewing field data in crisp detail, even in bright sunlight. This field surveying data collector also has a built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, enabling connectivity to other field equipment and transferring files without bulky cables. When used with Topcon's IS Imaging Station, this field controller displays real-time images, allowing users to work with a live feed of whatever the IS Imaging Station is viewing.

Need to work outside the office? No problem. With Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, this field controller becomes a Microsoft Office application powerhouse. It runs the mobile version of your favorite programs including Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Media Player.

Since expandability is important for surveyors, this portable data collector has an SD slot for memory expansion and a CF (CompactFlash) card slot for adding GPS, GPRS, digital cameras, bar-code scanners, memory card and other CF devices.  It also comes standard with a high-speed 806 MHz processor and 256 MB RAM for running applications smoothly and 1 GB of onboard memory for storing data.


Building land surveying equipment for over 75 years, Topcon knows what you need in the field. The FC-250 data collector has an IP-66 rating, giving it the ability to withstand sand or dust for at least 8 hours of operation and is protected against high pressure water jets. It also meets rigorous military standard for drops, vibration, humidity and extreme temperatures. Therefore, you can still gather survey data in rain, extreme heat or cold and at job sites that are dusty, wet or muddy.

Removable Long-life Battery

This handheld surveying tool has a removable Li-Ion rechargeable battery that provides operation for up to 10 hours on a single charge.  Its small yet powerful battery is designed for quick replacement while in the field, saving you the hassle of charging the portable device multiple times. A second battery can also be charged externally as backup.

Customize your Device

You can customize this land surveying data collector by selecting your desired software from the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner of this page. All packages come with a soft carry case, rechargeable Li-Ion batteries, charger and 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.

For added versatility, the on-board data collector software is offered in 11 different versions. This helps you save money by choosing only the one that you currently need. And as your project or business expands, you can easily add features and upgrade to a higher software version.


  • Internal 1GB Memory
  • Built-in Bluetooth and WiFi
  • Live video capable for use with Topcon's IS Imaging Total Station
  • Optional Long-Range Bluetooth modem and Spread Spectrum Radio can be attached
  • 3.7-inch LCD color touch screen display
  • Runs with Windows Mobile 6.5 
  • Easy access Compact Flash. SD card slots, USB and serial ports 
  • 10-hour rechargeable and removable Li-Ion Battery
  • Water resistant and dustproof to IP-66 
  • Compact, ruggedized design



Weight 1.5 lb (0.7 kg)
Warranty 1-year
Protection Class IP-66 (dustproof and protected against powerful water jets)
Dimensions 7.72 in x 4.21 in x 2.40 in (19.6 cm x 10.6 x 6.0 cm)
Type VGA ultra-bright LCD
Keys 7 keys
Touchscreen yes
Backlight yes
Resolution 640 x 480 pixels
Size 3.7 in
Operating System Windows Mobile 6.5
Processor Marvel PXA320
Speed 806 MHz
Bluetooth Class 2
WI-FI yes
Type Choice of TopSURV Software
Battery Life 10 hours
Power Source 2500 mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery Life Alert yes
Operating -4ºF~122ºF (-20ºC~50ºC)
Storage -22ºF~140ºF (-30ºC~60ºC)
RAM 256 MB
Flash 1 GB
Card Slots/Ports
USB Mini-A and B
Audio 9.0 x 16.5 mm connector size
Serial 9-pin D-sub
SD High capacity
CF Type I and Type II
Internet/Email yes
Software Programs
MS Internet Explorer Mobile yes
MS Office Mobile yes
MS Windows Media Player yes
MS Pictures and Videos yes
Adobe Reader yes
MS Live Messenger yes
Calculator yes
Calendar yes
MS Task Manager and Notes yes
Contacts yes


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