Topcon DS-103AC 3" Direct Aiming Robotic Total Station w/ Tesla Controller

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Topcon DS-103AC 3-inch Direct Aiming Total Station w/ Topcon Tesla Data Collector Field Controller w/ Options...
- Magnet Field Software Version 2.6
- Topcon Receiver Utility Version 2.9
- Optical
- Roads
- Robotic
Item ID: X1888 X1887
Condition: Refurbished
Warranty: 90 Day Exchange


* Topcon DS-103AC 3" Direct Aiming Robotic Total Station [ID- X1888]
         - 2.4 GHz Radio
         - Calibrated By A Topcon Authorized Service Center
* Topcon Tesla Data Collector w/ Dual Bay Battery Charger & AC Adapter w/ Strap [ID- X1887]
          - Magnet Field Software Version 2.6
          - Topcon Receiver Utility Version 2.9
          - GIS
          - Optical
          - Roads
          - Robotic
* Sokkia CDC68 Battery Charger
* Lens Hood
* Antenna
* QTY. 4 Battery Packs
* Power Cord
* User Manual On Cd-ROM
* Hard Carrying Case


Topcon DS-103AC 3" Direct Aiming Total Station w/ Topcon Tesla Data Collector Field Controller w/ Options...
- Magnet Field Software Version 2.6
- Topcon Receiver Utility Version 2.9
- Optical
- Roads
- Robotic

Topcon DS-103AC Total Station
Compact Robotic Total Station designed to be both versatile and agile

Auto Tracking function enhanced your productivity drastically.
The DS Series, with the auto tracking function, requires no operator at the total station - It locks and tracks the prism constantly enabling the immediate measurement as soon as target prism is loacated at any point, also operator to control survey from the rover side. With the auto tracking function, time for alignment adjustment and focusing operations, required on the manual total station, are completely elimanted, thus increasing measurement speed and enahancing productivity of measurement work.

Remarkable difference in productivities

The auto tracking function is very effective to perform TOPO survey. You just need to carry a prism pole with data collector and visit points to be measured. Numerous points can be measured an collected very quickly with such simple operation.

New auto Collimation "Xpointing Technology" DS Series
The Topcon DS unitizes Xpointing technology featuring a new intelligent algorithm that automatically aims to the prism with precision by corrected angle readings. The Xpointing technology works even in dim or dark conditions where the prism is difficult to be found. Whateer the job requires and wherever operators must go, the DS makes your job done easier and faster while still maintaining accuracy.

Users also benefit from the auto tracking function for in stake-out survey work. It is so easy and quick to find stake-out points, by just following navigation on the screen of data collector, without communicating with operator at the instrument or moving along with the fixed direction. The more stake-out points you locate, you can get higher productivity compared with conventional instruments.

Exclusive Longlink Communications
Can be used to establish a wireless linkage with a data terminal at the prism side, up to 300m distance away. longlink provides the user the ability to enter code descriptors at the remote prism pole enabling more effective data collection, as well as graphical navigations in stakeout work.

Fast and powerul EDM
The 1,000M (3,280ft) reflectorless measurement can be achieved by the smaller beam spot size of the EDM. Measurements can be as fast as 0.9 seconds in the accurate find mode to most object surfaces over the longer distance.


  • Small and Compact: easy to carry and setup
  • Easy access to USB flas drive port: an operator can easily import/export data from the office to the field in seconds.
  • Dust and Water Protection IP65: Provides protection from dust and driving rain as well as other inclement weather conditions. Operatis in termpartures from -20 to +50 C
  • Advanced Angle calibration: Topcons advanced angle encoder technology with exclusive calibration system provides "Best in Class" angle accuracy.
  • Guide Lights red and Green LED: Green/Red Guide Light is built into the telescope as a standard feature, enhancing setiting out work efficiency in a range of 1/.3 to 150m
  • Laser Pointer (Red Coaxial): Topcons red laser pointer is coaxial through the scope making measurements indoors, in limited sunlight or for short distance measurements quickly.
  • Quick and easy Trigger Key: This allows the instrument operator to easily and quickly to get a measurement and record.


Magnification / Resolving Power
30x / 2.5 "
168mm (6.6in.) Objective aperture: 45mm (1.8in.) (50mm (2.0in.) for EDM), Image: Erect, Field of View: 1 30° (26mm/1,000m), Miniumum Focus: 1.3m (4.3ft), Reticle illumination: 5 brightness levels
Angle measurement
Display resolutions:
1" / 5"
(0.0002 / 0.001gon; 0.005 / 0.02mil)
Accuracy (ISO 17123-3:2001)
Advanced angle encoder technology
Dual-axis compensator / Collimation compensation
Dual-axis liquid tilt sensor, working range: ±6' / Collimation compensation available
Distance Measurement
Laser output
Reflectorless Mode: Class 3R / Prism / sheet mode: Class 1
Measuring range (Under average conditions)
Reflectorless 0.3 to 800m (1 to 2,620ft.) / Under good conditions : to 1,000 (3,280ft)
Reflective sheet
RS90N-K: 1.3 to 500m (4.3 to 1,640ft.) RS50N-K: 1.3 to 300m (4.3 to 980ft.) RS10N-K: 1.3 to 100m (4.3 to 320ft.)
°360 Prims
1.3 to 1,000m (4.3 to 3,280ft) Under good conditions
Mini Prism
1.3 to 500m (4.3 to 1,640ft)
One Prism
1.3 to 5,000m (4.3 to 16,400ft) / Under Good conditions: 6,000m (16,680ft)
Three Prism
To 8,000m (26,240ft) / Under good conditions: to 10,000m (32,800ft)
Display resolution
Fine: 0.0001 / 0.001m (0.001 / 0.01ft., 1/16 1/18in.) / Rapid: 0.001m . 0.01ft. / 1/8in Tracking: 0.01m / 0.1 ft. / 1/2in.
Reflectorless: (2 + 2ppm x D) mm
Reflective sheet: (2 + 2ppm x D) mm
Prism: (1.5 + 2ppm x D) mm
Measuring time:
Fine: 0.9s (initial 1.5s), Rapid: 0.6s (initial 1.3s) Tracking: 0.3s (initial 1.3s)
Auto-Collimating, Auto-Tracking and Motor
Working Range:
°360 Prism: 2 to 600m (6.6 to 1,960ft.)
One Prism: 1.3 to 1,000m (4.3 to 3,280ft)
Reflective sheet: 5 to 50m (16 to 160ft.)
Mini Prism: 1.3 to 500m (4.3 to 1,640ft)
Rotation speed / Auto-Tracking Speed:
70°/s/ 15°/s/
Motor type:
DC Servo Motor
OS, Interface and Data management
Operating System / Application
Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 / MAGNET FIELD
Display / Keyboard
3.5inch, Semi-transmissive TFT QVGA color LCD with LED backlight, Touch screen, Automatic brighness control / 26 keys with backlight
Control panel Location
On both faces (Face 2 is only touch screen display)
Trigger key:
On Right instrument support
Data stroage:
Internal Memory: 500mb Internal Memory
Plug-in Memory Device: USB Flash memory (max. 8GB)
Serial RS-232C USB 2.0 (Type A / Mini B)
Bluetooth Modem (Option)
Bluetooth Class 1, Ver. 2.1+EDR, Operating Range: up 300m (980 ft.)
Coaxial red laser using EDM beam
Guide light:
Green LED (524nm) and Red LED (626nm) Operating Range: 1.3 to 150m (4.3 to 490ft.)
6' (Inner circle) / 10' / 2mm
Optical plummet:
Magnifications: 3x, Minimum focus: 0.3m (11.8in) from tribrach bottom
Dust and water protection / operating temperature
IP65 (IEC 60529:2001) / -20 to +50ºC (-4 to +112ºF)
Size with handle:
W207 (W) X 190 (D) X 372 (H) mm (W8.1 x D7.5 x H14.6in.)
Wieght with battery & tribrach
Approx. 6.1kg (13.4lb)

Topcon Tesla Cross-over Controller

Large screen, yet still handheld comfortable
The Topcon Tesla is the ideal cross-over device for field data collection. The screen is much larger than a palm sized field controller, but the overall size of the device is much better than a tablet PC. The ergonomic balance between screen size and handheld size is perfect. The screen of the Topcon Tesla can be configured to display vertically or horizontally. Simply touch the rotation button and the screen will rotate. This makes it possible to use in both handheld vertical and on the pole horizontal orientation.

Durable and Reliable
The rugged design of the Topcon Tesla is unmatched in such a large screen format. The device is submersible waterproof, and drop proof. The frame of the Topcon Tesla is magnesium alloy, which is both lightweight and strong. Your data will be protected and the reliability of the device in the most challenging environments is unmatched. Dual batteries that are hotswappable and produce up to a 16 hour run-time are accessed with a simple turn of a coin on the back of the device. Protected and secure, the SD card and SIM Card slots are located under the battery and inside the battery door.

The Topcon Tesla can be configured with internal bluetooth, WiFi, Camera, GPS, and cellular functionality. There are even additional options such as built-in bar code reader and integrated precision GNSS receiver for network RTK capability. This long lis of functionaility makes the Topcon Tesla a perfect pairing with a robotic system, total station, or RTK rover. The Topcon Tesla even has an optional docking station that can be configured for in-cab vehicle operation for a site manager.


  • Large 5.7" Color Screen
    • On-screen keyboard
    • Large icons for finger operation
    • Sunlight readable
    • Direct touch and gloved touch
  • Waterproof Connections
    • Mini USB Client
    • Type A USB host
    • 9-pin Serial Com port 1
    • Headset, microphone jack
    • 12VDC power port
  • Rugged and Waterproof
    • IP67 environmental rating
    • 4ft. drop proof
    • Waterproof communication ports


806 MHz PXA320 Processor
Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Professional Multiple Languages
256MB RAM, 4GB Flash storage, SD/SDHC slot, user accessible
5.7" (145 mm) color VGA LCD (640 x 480) Portrait or landscape orientation
15 control buttons (6 user reassignable) five-way directional navpad Adjustable LED backlit keys
Wireless Connectivity Options
2.0 + EDR, Class 1
Dust/Water Protection
Operating Temperature
-22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C)
Temperature Shock
MIL STD-810G, Method 503.5, Procedure-I-C; -30°C ~ 71°C
Drop 4 ft. (1.2m), Vibration, Humidity; Tumble spec: 1,000 1.6 ft/0.5m tumbles (2,000 drops)
5.3"w x 7.9"l x 2"d (136mm x 220mm x 51mm)
Operating Time
Up to 16 hours