Sokkia is introducing an addition to its line of field controllers for construction and surveying applications — the SHC500. It is designed to provide operators with a compact handheld option with features and benefits including a 4.3-inch touchscreen display and optional 5 MP camera with a built-in LED flash.

“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,” says Ray Kerwin, director of global surveying products.

The SHC500 is designed for the professional operating MAGNET Field, Site and Layout software. The data controller 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,” Kerwin says. 

Additional features include standard Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, 23 control buttons with numeric input and a capacitive-touch interface.

About Sokkia

Sokkia is part of the Topcon Positioning Group, headquartered in Livermore, Calif. Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets.  Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star, RDS Technology, NORAC and 2LS.