Trimble TCU3

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Built for the way you work

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3
Operating System
8.9 cm / 3.5"
Screen Size

The Trimble® TCU3 controller is an attachable control unit designed to combine Trimble optical and GNSS surveying systems while keeping you hands-free behind the instrument.

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3
Operating System
8.9 cm / 3.5"
Screen Size

A Windows CE .NET device

  • Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 R3 operating system.
  • Designed to support the latest Trimble survey systems including the Trimble R10 GNSS system and the Trimble S7 and S9 total stations.
  • Runs your choice of powerful Trimble field software such as Trimble Access and Trimble Survey Controller, plus other specialized Windows software as needed.
  • View background maps and check work on the color graphic display for greater data control and confidence.

Integrated Bluetooth wireless technology

Eliminate the hassle of cables and expedite setup with integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology for speed, convenience and ease of use.

Trimble Access optimized

  • Trimble Access™ field software available on board the Trimble CU controller offers numerous features and capabilities to streamline the flow of everyday surveying work.
  • Collect GNSS and optical data in one job file by simply switching between sensors.
Devices, Software, and Accessories
Trimble TCU3 Works With...
Trimble S5
Robotic Total Stations
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S7 Total Station
Trimble S7
Robotic Total Stations
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Trimble S9
Robotic Total Stations
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R10 GNSS System
Trimble R10
Integrated GNSS Systems
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R8s GNSS receiver
Trimble R8s
Integrated GNSS Systems
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Operating System Windows 10 Android 10 Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 Android 7.1.1 Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 Android 10 --
Screen Size 17.8 cm / 7.0" 12.7 cm / 5.0” 10.7 cm / 4.2" 12.7cm/ 5.0" 8.9 cm / 3.5" 15.2 cm / 6" --
Screen Type Color multi-touch Color multi-touch Color touch screen Multi-touch Color touch Color multi-touch --
Internal GPS with SBAS Yes Yes Yes No No -- --
Processor Intel Apollo Lake-N4200, 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm® SDA660 (2.2 GHz) 800 MHz 800 MHz 624 MHz 2.2 GHz --
Memory 8 GB RAM 4 GB 256 MB RAM 2 GB RAM 128 MB SDRAM 4 GB --
Data Storage 64 GB 64 GB 8 GB 16 GB 1 GB 64 GB --
Internet Connection Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G Modem Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G 3.0G GSM via Wi-Fi via Bluetooth -- --
Camera Front and Rear Rear Yes No No -- --
Used With Trimble Access Trimble Access Trimble Access Trimble Access Trimble Access TerraFlex, Penmap for Android, Esri Collector, Access --
GNSS Accuracy -- -- -- -- -- 1.5 m --
Satellites -- -- -- -- -- GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, SBAS --
Environmental -- -- -- -- -- IP67 --
RTK Precision -- -- -- -- -- -- --