Field controllers, simply put, are handheld data controllers. Whatever surveying equipment you are working with, field controllers are an excellent means of controlling, storing and working with your collected data from the convenience of a handheld device.
Effective Communication and Data Handling
Most modern surveying equipment comes with built in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities, among others. With field controller devices that can match this, you are better able to connect to your survey instruments and transfer or work with your data. What’s more, the better your connectivity capabilities, the faster and more reliable your data delivery will be, allowing you to work accurately and efficiently in real-time.
The cornerstone of survey, construction and related industries is efficiency and productivity. The communication and data handling capabilities of field controllers helps with this, and these are promoted through the use of effective operating systems. Our range of field controllers at Afgen mainly make use of Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 as the operating system, and this has proven highly effective, especially when combined with powerful processors to ensure optimal data processing speed.
Surveyors tend to work in harsh, demanding conditions that bring equipment into contact with dust, water, vibrations and other hazards. That is why Afgen supplies field controllers that have been tested and certified to handle these conditions (IP67/68/86). Some of our products have also passed military testing which includes being dropped from as high as 1.5m and handling temperatures of -30°C to 60°C.