Trimble SPS780 MAX Rover Receiver 902 - 928 MHz w/ TDS Ranger Controller

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Trimble SPS780 Max L1 L2 GPS Base or Rover w/ TDS Ranger Data Collector w/ SCS900 Software Version 2.92
Item ID: X1850-L/T* X1849-L/T*
Condition: Refurbished
Warranty: 90 Day Exchange


* Trimble SPS780 MAX Rover Receiver 57305-90 [ID- X1850-L/T*] w/ Options...
          - CMR Inputs
          - CMR Outputs
          - RTCM Inputs
          - RTCM Outputs
          - Data Collector
          - Binary Outputs
          - Bluetooth
          - UHF Transmit
          - 902 - 928 MHz Radio P/N: 53620-90
* TDS Ranger Data Collector [ID- X1849-L/T*]
          - WLAN
          - Bluetooth
          - SCS900 Software Version 2.92 Build 8
* Trimble P/N: 41114-00 Battery Charger
* Bracket For Data Collector
* Antenna
* Stylus
* QTY. 2 Battery Packs
* QTY. 2 AC Adapter/Chargers
* Power Cord
* RS232 PC Interface Cable
* USB PC Interface Cable
* Case For TDS Ranger
* Hard Carrying Case


Trimble SPS 780 Max Receiver Installed Options
902-928 MHz Radio Module P/N: 53620-90
TDS Ranger Data Collector Installed Options
- CMR Inputs
- CMR Outputs
- RTCM Inputs
- RTCM Outputs
- Data Collector
- Binary Outputs
- Bluetooth
- UHF Transmit
- 902 - 928 MHz Radio P/N:
- Serviced By A Trimble Authorized Service Center
- Bluetooth
- SCS900 Software Version 2.92 Build 8



Trimble SPS780 MAX GPS Receiver
The Trimble® SPS780 Smart GPS Antenna is the simple solution to all your site measurement and stakeout applications. The rugged smart antenna includes an integrated radio, GPS receiver, GPS antenna and battery in a single, lightweight housing designed for maximum portability, quick setup and optimal flexibility.

The SPS780 Smart GPS Antenna offers contractors an easy-to-use, wide area measurement system for a variety of site preparation and grade checking applications. It can be used as either a rover for site measurement and stakeout or as a base station for site measurement and machine control operations. As a base station, the SPS780 takes little or no setup time and only requires a single keystroke each day to start up.


  • Small, lightweight design – 1.31 kg (2.89 lb) (receiver only with battery) 3.7 kg (8.16 lb) complete system weight (Rover including controller and rod) 
  • Quick setup, high mobility base and rover receiver system ideal for small to mid size jobsites and for working on multiple jobsites on a daily or weekly basis
  • 24-channel L1/L2 GPS receiver 
  • Performs all site measurement and stakeout operations within >5 km (Max or Extreme)
  • Internal, removable, smart Li Ion battery provides up to 5.5 hrs GPS rover operation per battery. Batteries can be changed when flat, and returned to office or truck for charging leaving the receivers working in the field. 
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology for cable free, no hassle base or rover operation
  • Simple keypad with on/off key and LED indicators for power, radio and satellite tracking
  • 10 Hz update rate
  • Allows measurement from a moving platform e.g. mounted on a vehicle, boat or ATV for increased efficiency on large jobsites.
  • Base station or base/rover receiver options
  • Rover option offers 10 Hz measurement update rate
  • Unrestricted rover operation range from the base station 
  • Rover operates within a VRS network for base station-free rover capability


General characteristics
Keyboard and display On / Off key for one button start up
LED indicators For satellite tracking, radio link reception and power monitoring
Receiver type Fully integrated “Smart” GPS antenna
Physical characteristics
Dimensions (WxH) 19 cm (7.5 in) x 10 cm (3.9 in) including connectors
Weight 1.28 kg (2.88 lb) receiver only with internal battery
3.70 kg (8.16 lbs) complete system weight (Rover including controller and pole)

–40 °C to +65 °C (–40 °F to +149 °F)
–40 °C to +75 °C (–40 °F to +167 °F)
Humidity 100%, condensing
Waterproof IPX7 for submersion to depth of 1 m (3.28 ft)
Shock and vibration
Shock - non operating
Shock – operating
Tested and meets the following environmental standards:
Designed to survive a 2m (6.6 ft) pole drop onto concrete
To 40 G, 10 msec, sawtooth
MIL-STD-810F, FIG.514.5C-1
Performance characteristics
Measurements Advanced Trimble Maxwell™ Custom GPS chip
  • High-precision multiple correlator for L1 and L2 pseudorange measurements
  • Unfiltered, unsmoothed pseudorange measurements data for low noise, low multi-path error, low time domain correlation and high dynamic response
  • Very low noise L1 and L2 carrier phase measurements with <1mm precision in a 1 Hz bandwidth
  • L1 and L2 Signal-to-Noise ratios reported in dB-Hz
  • Proven Trimble low elevation tracking technology
  • 24 Channels L1 C/A Code
  • L1/L2 Full Cycle Carrier
  • WAAS/EGNOS support
Code differential GPS positioning
Horizontal accuracy
Vertical accuracy

±(0.25 m + 1 ppm) RMS
±(0.5 m + 1 ppm) RMS
WAAS differential positioning accuracy Typically <5m 3D RMS
Real Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning

±(10 mm + 1 ppm) RMS, ±(0.032 ft +1 ppm) RMS
±(20 mm + 1 ppm) RMS, ±(0.065 ft +1 ppm) RMS
Initialization time
Regular RTK operation with base station
Single/Multi-base minimum 10 seconds + 0.5 times baseline length
in km, up to 30 km
RTK operation with Scalable GPS

<30 seconds typical anywhere within coverage area
Initialization reliability Typically >99.9%
Electrical characteristics
Power 11 to 28 VDC external power input with over-voltage protection on Port 1 (7-pin Lemo)
Battery Rechargeable, removable 7.4 V, 2.0 Ah Lithium–Ion battery in internal battery compartment.
Power consumption <2.5 W, in RTK mode with internal radio
Rover operation times on internal battery
450 MHz systems
900 MHz systems

Receive only 5.5 hrs; varies with temperature
Receive only 5.5 hrs: varies with temperature
Base station operation times on internal battery
450 MHz systems
900 MHz systems

Approximately 3.5 hrs; varies with temperature
Approximately 5.5 hrs; varies with temperature
Certification Class B Part 15, 22, 24 FCC certification, Canadian FCC, CE mark approval and C-tick approval
Communications characteristics
Communications Port 1 - 3-wire RS-232 (7-pin 0S Lemo)
Port 2 - Full RS-232 (Dsub 9-pin)
Fully integrated, fully sealed 2.4 GHz Bluetooth
Integrated Radios

450MHz Transmitter radio power output
Fully integrated, fully sealed internal 450 MHz, TX, RX or TXRX
Fully integrated, fully sealed internal 900 MHz, RX only

0.5 w
Receiver position update rate
SPS780 Max

1 Hz, 2 Hz, 5 Hz, and 10 Hz positioning
Data Input and Output CMR II, CMR+, RTCM 2.1, RTCM 2.3, RTCM 3.0
Outputs 14 NMEA, GSOF and RT17
Carrier Supports BINEX and smoothed carrier





TDS Ranger Data Collector

Smart, tough and loaded with additional features
Featuring Windows Mobile 5.0, the next-generation TDS Ranger possesses features that field professionals depend on, like field-ready ruggedness, 30-hour battery and an easy to use keypad and touchscreen. The Ranger grows more versatile as technology evolves, integrating more and more capabilities designed to improve your work life.

These rugged handheld devices have the advanced features that provide incredible performance with a wide touchscreen and an alphanumeric keypad. The TDS ranger has an advanced processor with the enormous assemble features that allows data to be transmitted at a faster speed as the mobile forces work together to assemble the data efficiently. Also the manageable drop and vibration and being dust free because of IP67 rating counts a lot in data security and reliability. Also, underwater seal is an good option with a touchscreen display of bright visibility.

Integrated features of these ranger devices includes GPS receiver that captures location data, where compass uses bearing data and the accelerometer utilizes the motion data. These functionalities are generally present in the Ranger specifications. The other specifications those are present in the other configurations of the ranger are LED flashlight, GPRS, GSM modem, barcode scanner.

The multiple options available for the Ranger devices to deliver expandability include Memory card slot, USB port and also the Serial port with the 1 year warranty feature. They have 128 MB flash storage that makes them really rugged and economical storage device. The SD slot is the main reason for the extra storage. The wireless adaptability includes both the WIFI and the Bluetooth for quick connection the other network, devices and the internet. The most appealing part is that there is no need of extra attachments or coding work.

The Operating system used in the TDS ranger is Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 which has the capability to offer much software to the users and a nice platform for the business purposes. You can use the MS office suite including the Power point with so much ease at your home. Also the less weight lithium ion battery usage with long hour battery backup with the ranger extends its usability.



OS Windows Mobile 5.0
CPU Intel® PXA 270 XScale CPU
DISPLAY Landscape 3.8” Color ¼ VGA display, sunlight readable, backlit
BATTERY LIFE 30 hours continuous room temperature operation with default settings and no backlight
BATTERY CHARGING ~4.5 hours to full charge; 80% charge in 2 hours
BATTERY CAPACITY 6600 mAh Lithium-Ion
SOUND Integrated sealed speaker and microphone
EXPANSION PORTS Optional 2 CF slots 1xType I and 1xType II, 1 SDIO slot
ENVIRONMENTAL Submersible, drop-resistant, dust-proof (see Environmental section)
INTEGRATED CAPABILITIES Optional Integrated Bluetooth and 802.11g (Wireless LAN) capability
TEMPERATURE Operation: -30°C to +60°C (-22°F to +140°F)
Storage: -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
WATER Submersible to 1 meter for 30 minutes, IP67, MIL-STD 810F, Method 512.4, Procedure 1
DROP 1.22 m (4.0 ft.) onto concrete
SAND AND DUST Sealed against dust, IP67, MIL-STD 810F, Method 510.4, Procedures I and II
VIBRATION Mil-STD 810F Method 514.5
ALTITUDE To 4572 m (15,000 ft) at a nominal temperature of +23°C (+73°F) Mil-STD 810F Method 500.4, Procedures I, II, & III
EMI Meets FCC class B requirements