Trimble SPS780 MAX Smart GPS Antenna w/ TSC2 Data Collector

Trimble SPS780 MAX Smart

Trimble SPS 780 Max 900MHz Receiver Installed Options
902-928 MHz Radio Module P/N: 53620-90
Trimble TSC2 Data Collector Installed Options
CMR Inputs
CMR Outputs
RTCM Inputs
RTCM Outputs
Data Collector
Binary Outputs
UHF Transmit
Hardware Version 2.0
GPS Surveying
TS Surveying
Advanced Geodetic Support
SCS900 Software v2.52
Firmware v5.0.3

Trimble SPS780 MAX GPS Receiver
The Trimble® SPS780 Smart GPS Antenna is the simple solution to all your site measurement and stakeout applications. The rugged smart antenna includes an integrated radio, GPS receiver, GPS antenna and battery in a single, lightweight housing designed for maximum portability, quick setup and optimal flexibility.

The SPS780 Smart GPS Antenna offers contractors an easy-to-use, wide area measurement system for a variety of site preparation and grade checking applications. It can be used as either a rover for site measurement and stakeout or as a base station for site measurement and machine control operations. As a base station, the SPS780 takes little or no setup time and only requires a single keystroke each day to start up.


  • Small, lightweight design – 1.31 kg (2.89 lb) (receiver only with battery) 3.7 kg (8.16 lb) complete system weight (Rover including controller and rod)
  • Quick setup, high mobility base and rover receiver system ideal for small to mid size jobsites and for working on multiple jobsites on a daily or weekly basis
  • 24-channel L1/L2 GPS receiver
  • Performs all site measurement and stakeout operations within >5 km (Max or Extreme)
  • Internal, removable, smart Li Ion battery provides up to 5.5 hrs GPS rover operation per battery. Batteries can be changed when flat, and returned to office or truck for charging leaving the receivers working in the field.
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology for cable free, no hassle base or rover operation
  • Simple keypad with on/off key and LED indicators for power, radio and satellite tracking
  • 10 Hz update rate
  • Allows measurement from a moving platform e.g. mounted on a vehicle, boat or ATV for increased efficiency on large jobsites.
  • Base station or base/rover receiver options
  • Rover option offers 10 Hz measurement update rate
  • Unrestricted rover operation range from the base station
  • Rover operates within a VRS network for base station-free rover capability

Trimble SPS780


General characteristics
Keyboard and display On / Off key for one button start up
LED indicators For satellite tracking, radio link reception and power monitoring
Receiver type Fully integrated “Smart” GPS antenna
Physical characteristics
Dimensions (WxH) 19 cm (7.5 in) x 10 cm (3.9 in) including connectors
Weight 1.28 kg (2.88 lb) receiver only with internal battery
3.70 kg (8.16 lbs) complete system weight (Rover including controller and pole)
–40 °C to +65 °C (–40 °F to +149 °F)
–40 °C to +75 °C (–40 °F to +167 °F)
Humidity 100%, condensing
Waterproof IPX7 for submersion to depth of 1 m (3.28 ft)
Shock and vibration
Shock – non operating
Shock – operating
Tested and meets the following environmental standards:
Designed to survive a 2m (6.6 ft) pole drop onto concrete
To 40 G, 10 msec, sawtooth
MIL-STD-810F, FIG.514.5C-1
Performance characteristics
Measurements Advanced Trimble Maxwell™ Custom GPS chip

  • High-precision multiple correlator for L1 and L2 pseudorange measurements
  • Unfiltered, unsmoothed pseudorange measurements data for low noise, low multi-path error, low time domain correlation and high dynamic response
  • Very low noise L1 and L2 carrier phase measurements with <1mm precision in a 1 Hz bandwidth
  • L1 and L2 Signal-to-Noise ratios reported in dB-Hz
  • Proven Trimble low elevation tracking technology
  • 24 Channels L1 C/A Code
  • L1/L2 Full Cycle Carrier
  • WAAS/EGNOS support
Code differential GPS positioning
Horizontal accuracy
Vertical accuracy
±(0.25 m + 1 ppm) RMS
±(0.5 m + 1 ppm) RMS
WAAS differential positioning accuracy Typically <5m 3D RMS
Real Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning
±(10 mm + 1 ppm) RMS, ±(0.032 ft +1 ppm) RMS
±(20 mm + 1 ppm) RMS, ±(0.065 ft +1 ppm) RMS
Initialization time
Regular RTK operation with base station
Single/Multi-base minimum 10 seconds + 0.5 times baseline length
in km, up to 30 km
RTK operation with Scalable GPS
<30 seconds typical anywhere within coverage area
Initialization reliability Typically >99.9%
Electrical characteristics
Power 11 to 28 VDC external power input with over-voltage protection on Port 1 (7-pin Lemo)
Battery Rechargeable, removable 7.4 V, 2.0 Ah Lithium–Ion battery in internal battery compartment.
Power consumption <2.5 W, in RTK mode with internal radio
Rover operation times on internal battery
450 MHz systems
900 MHz systems
Receive only 5.5 hrs; varies with temperature
Receive only 5.5 hrs: varies with temperature
Base station operation times on internal battery
450 MHz systems
900 MHz systems
Approximately 3.5 hrs; varies with temperature
Approximately 5.5 hrs; varies with temperature
Certification Class B Part 15, 22, 24 FCC certification, Canadian FCC, CE mark approval and C-tick approval
Communications characteristics
Communications Port 1 – 3-wire RS-232 (7-pin 0S Lemo)
Port 2 – Full RS-232 (Dsub 9-pin)
Fully integrated, fully sealed 2.4 GHz Bluetooth
Integrated Radios

450MHz Transmitter radio power output

Fully integrated, fully sealed internal 450 MHz, TX, RX or TXRX
Fully integrated, fully sealed internal 900 MHz, RX only

0.5 wReceiver position update rate
SPS780 Max1 Hz, 2 Hz, 5 Hz, and 10 Hz positioningData Input and OutputCMR II, CMR+, RTCM 2.1, RTCM 2.3, RTCM 3.0Outputs14 NMEA, GSOF and RT17CarrierSupports BINEX and smoothed carrier

Trimble TSC2 Controller Data Collector
The Trimble® TSC2® Controller is an advanced handheld computer especially designed for Trimble optical and GPS surveying systems.
With the Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ 5.0 software operating system, the TSC2 controller runs your choice of powerful Trimble field software. Add specialized applications to the standard Microsoft Outlook Mobile, Excel Mobile, Word Mobile, Power Point Mobile and Internet Explorer programs, and the TSC2 controller becomes a powerhouse of field and office functions on one rugged business device.

Every innovative feature on the TSC2 controller is designed to make your job easier. Clearly view background maps and check work on the vibrant color graphic display for greater data control and confidence. Use the full alphanumeric keyboard, or quickly select software options using the touch screen.The unique TSC2 controller changeable cap enables the use of removable memory or third-party media, such as GPRS, GPS, camera, and product scanner functions. Extend your data logging capabilities and experience a major leap in productivity.

Eliminate cable hassles and expedite setup with integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology. When the TSC2 controller is used with a Trimble R8 or 5800 GPS system, the rover is 100% cable free for unsurpassed convenience and ease of use. The internal 2.4 GHz radio option is ideal for use with a robotic system such as the Trimble S6 total station.
Using the expandable media function, a GSM/GPRS modem can add full wireless communication to the Internet in the field.Transfer data in your office over a wireless 802.11 LAN—again, no cables are required. You can also use hotspots to quickly and securely share data with your office from remote locations.

Choose the method of data transfer that suits your situation. Using an external modem such as a cell phone with Bluetooth, send and receive files over the Internet from the field: you don’t need to drive back to the office. In the office, internal 802.11 technology provides wireless connection to your network. The TSC2 controller also provides USB and serial RS232 communication options; data can be transferred to a PC or another TSC2 controller using a cable, Bluetooth, CompactFlash, or Secure Digital memory card media.

The TSC2 controller is central to Integrated Surveying™ from Trimble. With an application such as the Trimble Survey Controller™ software onboard, collect and manage both GPS and optical data in one Job file simply by switching the TSC2 controller between sensors. Standardize on one flexible controller for maximized investment. And your survey team only needs to know one interface. When field work is complete, simply transfer the Job file to your office using the communication method that suits your needs.


  • Advanced handheld field computer for exceptional versatility, efficiency, and freedom
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system 5.0 software
  • Highest flexibility for optical and GPS surveying
  • Wireless operations in both the field and office

Trimble SPS780 GNSS GPS


Size 266 mm × 131 mm × 48 mm (10.5 in × 5.2 in × 1.9 in);
76 mm (3.0 in) at handgrip
Weight 0.95 kg (2.1 lb) including battery;
1.09 kg (2.4 lb) including battery and
optional internal radio
Memory 128 MB SDRAM, 512 MB internal non-volatile storage memory
Expandable Memory CompactFlash (CF) card
Secure Digital (SD) card
Processor 520 MHz Intel® PXA 270 XScale CPU
Wireless Integrated Wireless LAN 802.11b
Power Li-Ion rechargeable pack, 6600 mAh, battery life
of 30 hours under normal operating conditions
Fast charge to 80% in 2 hours; full charge in 4.5 hours.
Battery charge status LED indicator
Software The Trimble TSC2 controller runs the
Trimble Survey Controller field software. In addition, a number of
regional solutions are available. For more information on the field
software that’s best for you, contact your local
Trimble authorized distribution partner.
Operating Temperature
–30 °C to +60 °C (–22 °F to +140 °F)
Storage Temperature –40 °C to +70 °C (–40 °F to +158 °F)
Humidity 100% condensing, MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.4
Sand & Dust Protection against wind-driven according
to MIL-STD-810F, and IP6X
Water Waterproof IPX7
Drops 26 drops from 1.22 m (4.0 ft) onto hard surface
Vibration MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.5, Procedure I, Fig. 17 & 18
Altitude MIL-STD-810F, Method 500.4, Procedures I, II & III,
4572 m (15,000 ft) at +23 °C (+73 °F)
Display Color, illuminated TFT, daylight-readable touch screen
displayed at 320 × 240 pixels
Keyboard 53 key alphanumeric keypad, 8-position spider key
Audio Integrated speaker and microphone for audio system events, warnings and notifications.
Operating system Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0
Ports RS232 9-pin serial port
USB Client
USB Host
DC Power Port
Expansion 1 × Type I CompactFlash (CF) slot
1 × Type II CompactFlash (CF) slot
1 × Secure Data (SD) memory card slot

Trimble SPS780 Max 900MHz L1 L2 GPS Base or Rover w/ TSC2 Data Collector Firmware v5.0.3 w/ SCS900 Controller Software

* Trimble SPS780 MAX Receiver 57305-90 [ID- X1088] w/ Options…
– CMR Inputs
– CMR Outputs
– RTCM Inputs
– RTCM Outputs
– Data Collector
– Binary Outputs
– Bluetooth
– UHF Transmit
– Hardware Version 2.0
– 902-928 MHz Radio Module P/N: 53620-90
* Trimble TSC2 Data Collector [ID- X1090] w/ Options…
– GPS Surveying
– TS Surveying
– Advanced Geodetic Support
– Bluetooth
– SCS900 Software v2.52
– Firmware v5.0.3
* Trimble P/N: 41114-00 Dual Charger w/…
– AC Adapter
– Power Cord
– International Adapter
* Stylus
* Trimble Clamp
* Antenna
* Trimble RS232 Interface Cable
* QTY. 2 Battery Packs
* AC Adapter/Charger For TSC2 Data Collector
* USB PC Interface Cable
* User Manual On CD-ROM
* Hard Carrying Case

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