Trimble S3 2" DR Robotic Total Station w/ TSC2 2.4 GHz

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Trimble S3 2in Robotic Total Station w/ TSC2 2.4GHz Field Controller w/ Options...
Item ID: X1637
Condition: Refurbished
Warranty: 90 Day Exchange


* Trimble S3 2" Robotic Total Station [ID- X1637]
         - 2.4GHz Antenna
         - Robotic
         - Active Tracking
         - Calibrated By A Trimble Authorized Service Center
* Trimble TSC2 2.4GHz Survey Controller w/ Options... [ID- X1575]
         - Trimble Survey Controller Version 12.50
         - WLAN
         - Bluetooth
         - GNSS Surveying
         - TS Surveying
         - Advanced Geodetic Support
         - 2.4GHz Radio
* Trimble Battery Charger [ID- X1549]
* Trimble Target 57013007
* QTY. 2 Antenna's
* Trimble Dual Clip Jumper Cable
* Trimble 73840019 Cable
* Rubber Lens Shade
* QTY. 2 Battery Packs
* QTY. 2 AC Adapter/Chargers
* Stylus
* QTY. 4 Power Cord
* RS232 PC Interface Cable
* USB PC Interface Cable
* DC Car Charger
* Rain Cover For S3 Total Station
* User Manual On CD-ROM
* QTY. 2 Hard Carrying Cases


Trimble S3 2" Robotic Total Station [ID- X1637] Trimble TSC2 2.4GHz Survey Controller [ID- X1575]
- 2.4GHz Antenna
- Robotic
- Active Tracking
- Calibrated By  A Trimble Authorized Service Center
- Trimble Survey Controller Version 12.50
- GNSS Surveying
- TS Surveying
- Advanced Geodetic Support
- 2.4GHz Radio

Trimble S3 Total Station

All you need to perform efficient surveying campaigns is included in the Trimble® S3 Robotic Total Station solution: An accurate and reliable instrument, integrated robotic radio and popular Trimble TSC3 controller optimized for Trimble Access field software, integrated high capacity battery and dual charger. The Trimble TSC3 controller, included in the robotic solution, is a groundbreaking handheld field computing solution that streamlines the flow of everyday surveying work and the number of peripheral devices you need in the field.

The new Trimble S3 Total Station is backed by Trimble’s extensive and knowledgeable dealer network providing world-class training, service, and support to maintain your productivity. Whether you need to equip a new survey crew, replace older gear, or start a new office, the Trimble S3 Total Station can be depended on to get the job done well.

The Trimble S3 Total Station is built upon proven Trimble technologies. The instrument contains the reliable servo drives based on MagDrive™ electro-magnetic technology with fewer moving parts which reduce servicing requirements. It also includes intelligent battery and power management systems for 6 hours of operation on a single battery, and Trimble DR technology providing exceptional measurement performance and accuracy.

Direct Reflex (DR) technology from Trimble enables measurement without a prism on almost any type of surface. Operators in the field can capture information on hard-to-reach targets in dangerous/ unsafe locations. Measure quickly and safely without compromising accuracy. Overhead cables, tunnels, bridges, quarry faces, stockpiles, buildings, and elevations can all be measured quickly, easily, and safely.

The Trimble S3 Total Station optics by Carl Zeiss are fully coaxial for measurement confidence and reliability. With over 100 years of high accuracy optical instrument knowledge and expertise, Trimble builds the Trimble S3 system with the same high standards of quality that Trimble is known for.

The Trimble S3 runs for six hours in Robotic mode on one internal integrated lithium-ion battery, with no cable needed. With intelligent batteries, you can immediately check how much power each battery contains. The convenient, all-in-one battery charger included in the Trimble S3 package, allows you to simultaneously recharge your total station and GPS/GNSS system batteries in the same charger.

Servo and Auotkcokc
The Trimble S3 Total Stations are also available in servo or autolock only versions. The Trimble S3 Servo and Autolock versions contain a fixed Control Unit with Trimble Access on board for convenient, simple operation in any environment.

The Trimble S3 Total Station provides the foundation for Trimble’s Integrated Surveying™ solutions. With Integrated Surveying, you can seamlessly integrate complementary technologies on the job site, such as Trimble GPS/GNSS and optical measurements, which allows you to use the most appropriate tool for the jobsite conditions. Trimble’s field and office software combine and manage all the data, making it easy to take advantage of the best that each technology has to offer. Combine the Trimble S3 with Trimble’s GNSS receivers to create a Trimble I.S. Rover and start reaping the productivity gains from Integrated Surveying.


  • Everything you need to perform efficient surveying jobs
  • Built on proven, reliable, Trimble technology
  • Dependability backed by world-class training, service, and support
  • Foundation for Integrated Surveying


Angle measurement
Accuracy (Standard deviation based on DIN 18723) 2" (0.6 mgon)
Angle reading (least count)
Standard 1" (0.3 mgon)
Tracking 2" (0.6 mgon)
Averaged observations 0.1" (0.03 mgon)
Automatic level compensator
Type Centered dual-axis
Accuracy 0.5" (0.15 mgon)
Range 5' (±100 mgon)
Distance measurement
Accuracy (RMSE)
Prism mode

Standard 2 mm + 2 ppm (0.0065 ft + 2 ppm)
Standard deviation according to ISO17123-4 1.5 mm + 2 ppm (0.0049 ft + 2 ppm)
Tracking 5 mm + 2 ppm (0.016 ft + 2 ppm)
DR mode Standard measurement: 3 mm + 2 ppm (0.01 ft + 2 ppm)
Tracking 10 mm + 2 ppm (0.032 ft + 2 ppm)
Measuring time
Prism mode
Standard: 2 sec
Tracking: 0.4 sec
DR mode Standard: 3–15 sec
Tracking: 0.4 sec
Range (under standard clear conditions)
Prism mode
1 prism: 2,500 m (8,202 ft)
3 prism: 5,000 m (16,404 ft)
Shortest possible range: 1.5 m (4.92 ft)
DR mode Reflective foil 20 mm: >200 m (656 ft)
Reflective foil 60 mm: >500 m (1,640 ft)
Shortest possible range: 1.5 m (4.9 ft)
Light source Laser diode 660 nm; Laser class 1 in Prism mode, Laser class 3R in DR mode
Laser pointer coaxial (standard)  Laser class 3R
Beam divergence Prism mode Horizontal: 4 cm/100 m (0.13 ft/328 ft)
Vertical: 4 cm/100 m (0.13 ft/328 ft)
Beam divergence DR mode Horizontal: 2 cm/50 m (0.066 ft/164 ft)
Vertical: 2 cm/50 m (0.066 ft/164 ft)
Atmospheric correction –130 ppm to 160 ppm continuously
Leveling Circular level in tribrach: 8'/2 mm (8'/0.007 ft)
Electronic 2-axis level in the LC-display with a resolution of: 0.3" (0.1 mgon)
Servo system MagDrive servo technology, integrated servo/angle sensor electromagnetic direct drive
Rotation speed 86 degrees/sec
Rotation time Face 1 to Face 2 3.2 sec
Positioning speed 3.2 sec
Clamps and slow motions: Servo-driven, endless fine adjustment
Centering Centering system: Trimble 3-pin
Optical plummet: In Tribrach
Magnification/shortest focusing distance: 2.3×/0.5 m to infinity (1.6 ft to infinity)
Telescope Magnification: 30×
Aperture: 40 mm (1.57 in)
Field of view at 100 m (328 ft): 2.6 m at 100 m (8.5 ft at 328 ft)
Shortest focusing distance: 1.5 m (4.92 ft to infinity
Illuminated crosshair: Variable (10 steps)
Tracklight built in Standard
Operating temperature –20 ºC to +50 ºC (–4 ºF to +122 ºF)
Dust and water proofing IP55
Humidity` 100% condensing
Power supply Internal battery: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery 11.1 V, 4.4 Ah
Operating time One internal battery: Approx. 6 hours
Weight Instrument (Servo & Autolock): 5.6 kg (12.35 lb)
Instrument (Robotic): 5.25 kg (11.57 lb)
Tribrach: 0.7 kg (1.54 lb)
Internal battery: 0.35 kg (0.77 lb)
Trunnion axis height: 196 mm (7.71 in)
Communication USB, Serial
Robotic Range Passive prisms (Active prisms optional): 300–500 m (984–1,640 ft)
Shortest search distance 0.2 m (0.65 ft)
Type of radio internal/external: 2.4 GHz frequency-hopping, spread-spectrum radio
Search time (typical) 2–10 sec
Servo & Autolock Control PAn
Display QVGA,16 bit color, TFT LCD, backlit (320x240 pixel)
Keyboard 19-key alpha-numeric + 4-way arrow key, dedicated navigation and instrument control key(s)
Audio Integrated speaker for audio systems events, warnings and notifications
Operating system Windows Embedded CE 6.0
Memory 128 MB SDRAM, 128 MB Flash Memory
Processor 624 MHz Marvell ARM920T-PXA300 CPU

Trimble TSC2 Controller Data Collector

The Trimble® TSC2® Controller is an advanced handheld computer especially designed for Trimble optical and GPS surveying systems.
With the Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ 5.0 software operating system, the TSC2 controller runs your choice of powerful Trimble field software. Add specialized applications to the standard Microsoft Outlook Mobile, Excel Mobile, Word Mobile, Power Point Mobile and Internet Explorer programs, and the TSC2 controller becomes a powerhouse of field and office functions on one rugged business device.

Every innovative feature on the TSC2 controller is designed to make your job easier. Clearly view background maps and check work on the vibrant color graphic display for greater data control and confidence. Use the full alphanumeric keyboard, or quickly select software options using the touch screen.The unique TSC2 controller changeable cap enables the use of removable memory or third-party media, such as GPRS, GPS, camera, and product scanner functions. Extend your data logging capabilities and experience a major leap in productivity.

Eliminate cable hassles and expedite setup with integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology. When the TSC2 controller is used with a Trimble R8 or 5800 GPS system, the rover is 100% cable free for unsurpassed convenience and ease of use. The internal 2.4 GHz radio option is ideal for use with a robotic system such as the Trimble S6 total station.
Using the expandable media function, a GSM/GPRS modem can add full wireless communication to the Internet in the field.Transfer data in your office over a wireless 802.11 LAN—again, no cables are required. You can also use hotspots to quickly and securely share data with your office from remote locations.

Choose the method of data transfer that suits your situation. Using an external modem such as a cell phone with Bluetooth, send and receive files over the Internet from the field: you don’t need to drive back to the office. In the office, internal 802.11 technology provides wireless connection to your network. The TSC2 controller also provides USB and serial RS232 communication options; data can be transferred to a PC or another TSC2 controller using a cable, Bluetooth, CompactFlash, or Secure Digital memory card media.

The TSC2 controller is central to Integrated Surveying™ from Trimble. With an application such as the Trimble Survey Controller™ software onboard, collect and manage both GPS and optical data in one Job file simply by switching the TSC2 controller between sensors. Standardize on one flexible controller for maximized investment. And your survey team only needs to know one interface. When field work is complete, simply transfer the Job file to your office using the communication method that suits your needs.


  • Advanced handheld field computer for exceptional versatility, efficiency, and freedom
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system 5.0 software
  • Highest flexibility for optical and GPS surveying
  • Wireless operations in both the field and office


Size 266 mm × 131 mm × 48 mm (10.5 in × 5.2 in × 1.9 in);
 76 mm (3.0 in) at handgrip
Weight 0.95 kg (2.1 lb) including battery;
 1.09 kg (2.4 lb) including battery and
 optional internal radio
Memory 128 MB SDRAM, 512 MB internal non-volatile storage memory
Expandable Memory CompactFlash (CF) card
 Secure Digital (SD) card
Processor 520 MHz Intel® PXA 270 XScale CPU
Wireless Integrated Wireless LAN 802.11b
Power Li-Ion rechargeable pack, 6600 mAh, battery life
 of 30 hours under normal operating conditions
 Fast charge to 80% in 2 hours; full charge in 4.5 hours.
 Battery charge status LED indicator
Software The Trimble TSC2 controller runs the
 Trimble Survey Controller field software. In addition, a number of
 regional solutions are available. For more information on the field
 software that’s best for you, contact your local
 Trimble authorized distribution partner.
Operating Temperature

–30 °C to +60 °C (–22 °F to +140 °F)
Storage Temperature –40 °C to +70 °C (–40 °F to +158 °F)
Humidity 100% condensing, MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.4
Sand & Dust Protection against wind-driven according
 to MIL-STD-810F, and IP6X
Water Waterproof IPX7
Drops 26 drops from 1.22 m (4.0 ft) onto hard surface
Vibration MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.5, Procedure I, Fig. 17 & 18
Altitude MIL-STD-810F, Method 500.4, Procedures I, II & III,
 4572 m (15,000 ft) at +23 °C (+73 °F)
Display Color, illuminated TFT, daylight-readable touch screen
 displayed at 320 × 240 pixels
Keyboard 53 key alphanumeric keypad, 8-position spider key
Audio Integrated speaker and microphone for audio system events, warnings and notifications.
Operating system Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0
Ports RS232 9-pin serial port
 USB Client
 USB Host
 DC Power Port
Expansion 1 × Type I CompactFlash (CF) slot
 1 × Type II CompactFlash (CF) slot
 1 × Secure Data (SD) memory card slot