US: Trimble introduced its Trimble TDC100 handheld data collector. An entry-level Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) device for a variety of Geographic Information System (GIS) applications, the Trimble TDC100 combines both smartphone and ruggedized data collection capabilities in a single, mobile device. The Android-based TDC100 is flexible and can run commercially available or in-house developed applications on a professional, IP-67 ruggedized platform with a sunlight readable display and user replaceable batteries. The built-in GNSS receiver also provides real-time accuracy.
The announcement was made at the Esri User Conference.The Trimble TDC100 is available in two models for the budget-conscious GIS professional. Both models are available with an Android operating system and Wi-Fi, with an optional 4G LTE cellular version. Outfitted with a bright, high-resolution 5.3 inch display, an 8 MP (Wi-Fi model) or 13 MP (4G LTE model) camera, and Li-Ion batteries in standard (3100mAh) or enhanced (4800mAh) capacity, the TDC100 supports GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou as well as Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) capabilities to leverage improved real-time accuracy.
“GIS professionals using GNSS handheld devices for a wide range of data collection applications are expressing a desire for smartphone like capabilities in a built-to-last form factor,” said Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble‘s Geospatial Division.
“We believe the TDC100 will be a workhorse. It has been designed for mobile workers who need a functional field computer that is tougher than a consumer-grade device, while providing easy-to-use features and convenience that people have come to expect. Users can collect and retrieve highly accurate spatial data anytime, and from virtually any place, while remaining in touch with the office—with a single device.”