US: In addition to its line of field controllers, Sokkia introduced the SHC500 on Friday. The SHC500 will be used for construction and surveying applications. Designed to provide operators a compact handheld option with numerous features and benefits, the SHC500 comes with a 4.3-inch touch screen display and optional 5MP camera with in-built LED flash. In additional features, it has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, 23 control buttons with numeric input, and a capacitive-touch interface.
The device is designed for professional operating MAGNET Field, Site and Layout software. Director of global surveying products, Ray Kerwin said, “With a sunlight-readable screen, even in bright conditions the controller is perfect for modern project sites. It is built rugged — waterproof up to one meter with an IP68 rating — securing the unit and optional built-in LED flash camera and 8GB flash storage.
The data controller of SHC500 works with all Sokkia GNSS receivers and total stations, and meets or exceeds all field application requirements. “The SHC500’s optional internal cellular modem allows operators to send and receive data through the MAGNET suite of software solutions. Field crews can easily communicate when projects need to be changed or if important data is required back in the office,” said Kerwin.
Source: American Surveyor