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Field Controller

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The Trimble® TSC5 controller is an Android-based survey controller featuring a five-inch screen and full keyboard—ensuring fast, efficient operation, even while wearing gloves. Rugged yet lightweight, with all-day battery power, the TSC5 is easy to carry and easy to use.

Whether you’re using a total station or GNSS, Trimble controllers give you total control over on-site tasks.

Key Specifications

  • Camera – High resolution 13 MP
  • Trimble GNSS compatible – Supports external Trimble GNSS
  • Empower module – Empower module compatible for additional functionality
  • Fast processing – Fast and powerful 2.2 GHz processor
  • More storage – 4 GB memory and 64 GB storage



5-inch touchscreen

5-inch multi-touch screen for finger, stylus or glove and bright, anti-glare display that helps you get more done in sunlight and low light conditions.


Google Mobile Services

Google Mobile Services certified with access to Google Play™ store apps


Backlit alphanumeric keypad

Backlit alphanumeric keypad for effortless data entry, even in tough conditions.


Connectability for efficient data collection

Worldwide WWAN with hot spot capability, AT&T and Verizon certified.


Android™ 10 operating system

Optimized for Trimble Access 2021 field software


12 programmable function keys, Shift & AGR key combinations

12 physical function keys, plus additional Shift & AGr key combinations provide even more options to speed up common workflows.



Trimble EM100 EMPOWER Module

The Trimble EM100 EMPOWER Module offers accuracy and reliability for construction site positioning, stakeout and measurement in a compact design perfect for one-person operation.

Add the EM100 module to your controller to get integrated sub-meter positioning in the field without the added cost of a pole-mounted receiver, or achieve centimeter-level positioning with the Trimble EM100 EMPOWER Module Precise Rover Kit, which includes a supported external antenna.

Trimble EM120 EMPOWER Module

The Trimble EM120 EMPOWER Module is a rugged, lightweight 2.4 GHz radio module designed to enable communication between Trimble robotic-enabled total stations and compatible base devices, providing seamless integration to robotic total stations through a wider range of data collectors without compromising range or robotic functionality.

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