Trimble S6 DR 300+ 3" Robotic Total Station w/ TSC3 2.4 GHz Data Collector

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Trimble S6 DR 300+ 3in 2.4 GHz Robotic Total Station w/ Trimble TSC3 2.4 GHz Data Collector w/ Options...
Item ID: X2453-L/T* X2455-L/T* X2431-L/T*
Condition: Refurbished
Warranty: 90 Day Exchange


* Trimble S6 DR Plus 3" Robotic Total Station [ID- X2453-L/T*]
         - 2.4 GHz Radio
         - Robotic
         - Autolock
* Trimble TSC3 Data Collector w/ Options.. [ID- X2455-L/T*]
         - Trimble Access Version 1.8.0
         - General Survey
         - Settings
         - 2.4 GHz Radio
* Trimble 109000 Battery Charger
* Trimble Style 360 Degree Robotic Total Station Prism w/ Case
* Prism Pole [ID- X2431-L/T*]
* Prism Pole Mount For Data Collector
* Total Station Tripod
* Stylus
* QTY. 2 Antennas
* QTY. 2 AC Adapter/Chargers
* QTY. 2  Power Cords
* RS232 PC Interface Cable
* USB PC Interface Cable
* User Manual On CD-ROM
* Hard Carrying Case (G)


Trimble S6 DR Plus 3" Robotic Total Station [ID- X2453-L/T*] Trimble TSC3 Data Collector [ID- X2455-L/T*]
- 2.4 GHz Radio
- Robotic
- Autolock
- Trimble Access Version 1.8.0
- General Survey
- Settings
- 2.4 GHz Radio

Trimble S6 Total Station

Powerful And Flexible
The Trimble® S6 Total Station provides the power and flexibility required by today’s Surveying Professionals. With the industry’s most advanced technology and available feature set, the Trimble S6 Total Station will meet the changing needs of your business, allowing your investment to go further.

Trimble Vision Technology
Now available with optional Trimble VISION™ technology, the Trimble S6 gives you the power to see everything the instrument sees without a trip back to the tripod. Direct your survey with live video images on the controller. Now you are free to capture measurements, to prism or reflectorless surfaces, remotely, and with point-and-click efficiency.

The on-board camera integrates surveyed data with the live scene images, so you can verify the work that you’ve done before leaving the job site. Calibrated photo documentation provides customers with deliverables they know they can trust.

Trimble DR Plus Technology
Trimble DR Plus™ range measurement technology provides extended range of Direct Reflex measurement without a prism to exceptionally long range distances. Hard-to-reach or unsafe targets are no obstacle to the Trimble S6. Trimble DR Plus, combined with MagDrive™, creates unmatched capability for quick and safe measurements, without compromising on accuracy.

Magdrive Servo Technology
The Trimble S6 Total Station redefines surveying instrument performance with unsurpassed integration of servos, angle sensors and measurement technology. The instrument’s advanced error compensation provides fast, accurate measurement every time. With smooth, silent MagDrive servo motors, the Trimble S6 offers exceptional speed.

Trimble Surepoint Accuracy Assurance
The Trimble S6 Total Station aims and stays on target through windy weather, vibrations, handling, and sinkage. Trimble SurePoint™ technology enables the Trimble S6 to actively correct for unwanted movement ensuring accurate pointing and measurement every time. Reduce aiming error, avoid costly re-measurement and be confident in your results with Trimble SurePoint.

With its exclusive MultiTrack™ technology and Target ID capabilities, surveyors can choose the type of target, passive or active, that best suits the jobsite conditions and be confident that they will find and lock to the correct target.

Eliminate Search Time With GPS Search
With GPS Search the Trimble S6 locks onto a prism in just seconds. Using a consumer grade GPS card with Bluetooth receiver or your survey grade GNSS in a Trimble I.S. rover configuration, GPS Search uses GPS positioning at the robotic rod to locate or reacquire targets rapidly. With GPS Search, waiting for target search becomes a thing of the past.

Integrated Surveying
Put the equipment in your truck or van to the best possible use by combining your GNSS with your robotic rod into a Trimble I.S. Rover™. In clear sky, enjoy the high productivity of GNSS measurements. In obstructed areas, Trimble Access seamlessly switches to optical measurements. Or collect both GNSS and optical data simultaneously for redundant results. With the Trimble I.S. Rover, you have the freedom to use the best tool for the jobsite conditions, optimizing your productivity.


  • Powerful and flexible, ready for anything
  • Trimble DR Plus technology for long range and superior accuracy
  • Unmatched fast and smooth performance with MagDrive servo technology
  • Trimble SurePoint accuracy assurance automatically corrects instrument pointing


Angle measurement
Sensor type Absolute encoder with diametrical reading
Accuracy (Standard deviation based on DIN 18723) 3" (1.0 mgon)
Angle Display (least count)
0.1" (0.01 mgon)
Automatic level compensator
Type Centered dual-axis
Accuracy 0.5" (0.15 mgon)
Range ± 5.4' (±100 mgon)
Distance measurement
Accuracy (RMSE)
Prism mode

2 mm + 2 ppm (0.0065 ft + 2 ppm)
Standard deviation according to ISO17123-4 1 mm + 2 ppm (0.003 ft + 2 ppm)
Tracking 4 mm + 2 ppm (0.013 ft + 2 ppm)
DR mode
2 mm + 2 ppm (0.0065 ft + 2 ppm)
Tracking 4 mm + 2 ppm (0.013 ft + 2 ppm)
Measuring time
Prism mode
Standard 1.2 sec
Tracking 0.4 sec
DR mode
Standard 1–5 sec
0.4 sec
Prism mode (under standard clear conditions)
1 prism
2500 m (8202 ft)
1 prism Long Range mode 5500 m (18,044 ft) (max. range)
Shortest range 0.2 m (0.65 ft)
DR mode
(Good visibility, low ambient light)
(Normal visibility, moderate sunlight, some heat shimmer)
(Haze, object in direct sunlight, turbulence)
white card (90% reflective)
1,300 m (4,265 ft) 1,300 m (4,265 ft) 1,200 m (3,937 ft)
Gray card (18% reflective) 600 m (1,969 ft) 600 m (1,969 ft) 550 m (1,804 ft)
Shortest range 1 m (3.28 ft)
DR Ranges (typically)
Concrete 600 m–800 m (1968–2624 ft)
Wood construction
400 m–800 m (1312–2624 ft)
Metal construction
400 m–500 m (1312–1640 ft)
Light rock 400 m–600 m (1312–1968 ft)
Dark rock 300 m–400 m (984–1312 ft)
Reflective foil 20 mm 1000 m (3280 ft)
DR Extended Range Mode
White Card (90% reflective) 2000 m–2200 m
Gray Card (18% reflective) 900 m–1000 m
Accuracy 10 mm + 2 ppm (0.033 ft + 2 ppm)
Chip Color Digital Image Sensor
2048 x 1536 pixels
Focal length 23 mm (0.07 ft)
Depth of field
3 m to infinity (9.84 ft to infinity)
Field of view
16.5° x 12.3° (18.3 gon x 13.7 gon)
Digital zoom 4-step (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x)
Brightness User-definable
Image storage Up to 2048 x 1536 pixels
File format JPEG
EDM Specifications
Light source Pulsed laserdiode 905 nm, Laser class 1
Laser pointer coaxial (standard) Laser class 2
Beam divergence
Horizontal 4 cm/100 m (0.13 ft/328 ft)
Vertical 8 cm/100 m (0.26 ft/328 ft)
Atmospheric correction –130 ppm to 160 ppm continuously
Circular level in tribrach
8'/2 mm (8'/0.007 ft)
Servo system MagDrive servo technology, integrated servo/angle sensor electromagnetic direct drive
Rotation speed
115 degrees/sec (128 gon/sec)
Rotation time Face 1 to Face 2 2.6 sec
Positioning time 180 degrees (200 gon)
2.6 sec
Clamps and slow motions Servo-driven, endless fine adjustment
Centering system Trimble 3-pin
Optical plummet Built-in optical plummet
Magnification/shortest focusing distance 2.3×/0.5 m–infinity (1.6 ft–infinity)
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)–infinity
Illuminated crosshair
Variable (10 steps)
Tracklight built in Not available in all models
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, 5.0 Ah
Operating time
One internal battery
Approx. 6.5 hours
Three internal batteries in multi-battery adapter
Approx. 20 hours
Robotic holder with one internal battery 13.5 hours
Operating time for video robotic
One battery
5.5 hours
Three batteries in multi-battery adapter
17 hours
Instrument (servo/Autolock)
5.15 kg (11.35 lb)
Instrument (Robotic) 5.25 kg (11.57 lb)
Trimble CU controller 0.4 kg (0.88 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, Bluetooth®
Robotic Surveying
Autolock and Robotic Range
Passive prisms
500 m–700 m (1,640–2,297 ft)
Trimble MultiTrack Target 800 m (2,625 ft)
Autolock pointing precision at 200 m (656 ft) (Standard deviation)
Passive prisms <2 mm (0.007 ft)
Trimble MultiTrack Target
800 m (2,625 ft)
Autolock pointing precision at 200 m (656 ft) (Standard deviation)
Passive prisms <2 mm (0.007 ft)
Trimble MultiTrack Target <2 mm (0.007 ft)
Shortest search distance 0.2 m (0.65 ft)
Type of radio internal/external 2.4 GHz frequency-hopping, spread-sprectrum radios
Search time (typical)
2–10 sec




Trimble TSC3 Field Controller Data Collector
The Trimble® TSC3 controller with Trimble Access™ software is a groundbreaking handheld field computing solution that streamlines the flow of everyday surveying work and the number of devices you need in the field. 

A Powerful engine for Driving Trimble Access Software
Part of a trusted line of field controllers, the Trimble TSC3 controller is rugged and designed for surveyor’s workflows. It performs Trimble Access operations fast and delivers ample power to run third-party applications on the Windows® platform.

Make Pictures an essential part of your workflow
With a built-in 5 MP Autofocus camera and LED flash, you can take digital photographs of your job site right from the controller. No extra devices, batteries, or file transfers are required, and images are automatically geotagged for easy identification.

Easily record the qualitative information that survey data alone can miss, such as site conditions or work progress. The benefits of including images as part of your workflow are almost limitless: from easy data handover to in-field quality assurance.

Communications that bridge field and office in real-time
The TSC3 controller enables wireless Internet connectivity through an integrated GSM/GPRS modem. This allows Trimble Access software to facilitate a constant flow of information between field and office, including real-time synchronization of field and office data with Trimble AccessSync software. You can download and upload important files any time and from anywhere, as needed. Data collection, processing, analysis, and delivery are faster and more efficient.

A wealth of communication options let you transfer critical information no matter the environment: Connect with VRS™ connections using the internal modem. Access your office network through 802.11 LAN, or USB and serial RS232 communication options.

For all of your surveying applications
The rugged TSC3 controller is purpose-built to make both Integrated Surveying and Spatial Imaging jobs easier, more efficient, and more flexible:

  • Easy-to-use interface
    • Control your survey and verify your work on the large, bright, high-resolution LCD touchscreen. With the option of a QWERTY or conventional alphanumeric keyboard, data entry is quick and easy.
  • An internal compass
    • Receive direction cues even when you are stationary or moving backwards.
  • Integrated GPS
    • Employ GPS Search on a conventional survey without an external GPS receiver. You can also navigate and find control points and other assets quickly.
  • Cables eliminated
    • Bluetooth® wireless technology eliminates cables in surveying systems. An internal 2.4 GHz radio option is also ideal for controlling Trimble robotic systems.

Designed to Support your daily workflow
Trimble Access field software available on the TSC3 controller offers numerous features and capabilities to streamline the flow of everyday surveying work. Streamlined workflows – such as Roads, Monitoring, Mines, and Tunnels —guide crews through common project types and allows crews to get the job done faster with less distractions.

Survey companies can also implement their unique workflows by taking advantage of the customization capabilities available in the Trimble Access Software Development Kit (SDK). The Trimble Access SDK provides software developers with the tools to customize and extend Trimble Access.

With a bright, daylight readable display, integrated communications, and integrated survey workflows, the fully integrated TSC3 controller will make your field work more efficient.


  • Large, bright, high-resolution screen makes instrument control easy
  • Optimized for Trimble Access field software
  • Fully-integrated camera, GPS navigation, and communications
  • Improved collaboration and control through constant connectivity


Physical Specifications
Size 141 mm x 278 mm x 64 mm (5.6 in x 10.9 in x 2.5 in)
 80 mm (3.2 in) at handgrip
Weight 1.04 kg (2.3 lb) including rechargeable battery
 1.10 kg (2.4 lb) including rechargeable battery
 and optional internal 2.4 GHz radio-modem
Housing Polycarbonate (case), Hytrel® (overmold)
Environmental Specifications
Meets or exceeds
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature

–30 °C to 60 °C (–22 °F to 140 °F)
–40 °C to 70 °C (–40 °F to 158 °F)
Temperature shock –35 °C/65 °C (–31 °F/149 °F)
 MIL-STD-810G, Method 503.5, Procedure I
Humidity 90%RH temp cycle –20 °C/60 °C (–4 °F/140 °F)
 MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5
Sand & dust IP6x: 8 hours of operation with blowing talcum powder (IEC-529)
Water IPx7: Immersed in 1 m of water for 30 minutes (IEC-529)
Drop 26 drops at room temperature from 1.22 m (4 ft) onto plywood over concrete
MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6, Procedure IV
Vibration. General Minimum Integrity and Loose Cargo test
 MIL-STD 810G, Method 514.6, Procedures I, II
Altitude 4,572 m (15,000 ft) at 23 °C (73 °F)
 and 12,192m (40,000 ft.) at –30 °C (–22 °F)
 MIL-STD-810G, Method 500.5, Procedures I, II, III
Electrical Specifications
Processor: Texas Instrument Sitara™ 3715 series ARM® Cortex™–A8 Processor (800 MHz)
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Storage: 8 GB non-volatile NAND Flash onboard
Expansion: SDHC memory slot, USB host internal embedded expansion slot (for future use)
Batteries: 11.1 V, 2600 mAh, 28.9 Wh Li-Ion rechargeable pack
– Battery life of 34 hours under normal operating conditions1.
– Full charge in 3.0 hours.
Notification LEDs: 3 x tri-colored notification LEDs
Display: – 4.2 in (107 mm) landscape VGA display, 640 x 480 pixels
– Sunlight-readable color TFT with LED backlight, resistive touchscreen
Keyboard: – Full QWERTY keypad with 10-key number pad, directional buttons, and
4 programmable buttons
– “ABCD” style keypad option with 10-key number pad, directional buttons, and
4 programmable buttons available
Audio: Integrated speaker and microphone with 3.5 mm stereo headset connection for audio system events, warnings, and notifications.
I/O: USB Host (full speed), USB Client (high speed), DC power port, 9-pin serial RS-232
Wireless: – Integrated Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
– Integrated quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
– 2/6 Mbit/s 3G HSDPA GSM WWAN
– Integrated 2.4 GHz frequency-hopping spread-spectrum radio modem (optional)
Camera / GPS / Compass / Accelerometer: – 5 MP auto focus camera with dual white light LED flash, LED flashlight function
– Integrated GPS (WAAS enabled)
– Integrated compass
– Integrated accelerometer
Class B Part 15 FCC certification, CE Mark approval and C-tick approval. RoHS compliant. Bluetooth type approvals and regulations are country specific.
MIL-STD-810G, IP 67, MIL-STD-461, PTCRB, GCF compliant, Wi-Fi Alliance certified, AT&T Network Compatible.
Country type certifications: USA, Canada, EU, New Zealand, Australia. Pending certifications: Brazil, China (PRC), India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE