Trimble TCU5

Controller for Trimble S Series Total Stations
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Take control of the way you work.

Android 7.1.1
Operating System
12.7cm/ 5.0"
Screen Size

Powered by the latest Trimble Access 2020 the TCU5 controller elevates your productivity, together with the new robotic holder and docking station for best performance. 

Android 7.1.1
Operating System
12.7cm/ 5.0"
Screen Size

Key Features

  • Combines latest Trimble Access field software with Trimble Total Stations
  • WiFi connectivity, including Trimble Sync Manager support
  • Android operating system
  • 5-inch multi-touch screen
  • Portability for ease of data transfer in the office connecting via the docking station
  • In-the-field flexibility to be an integrated on-board control unit or robotic data collector


Our proven field software, Trimble® AccessTM, ensures quick data capture in the field.
Data processing is easier and faster using Trimble Business Center software to integrate all of your geospatial collected data.

Trimble Access

Designed to support your everyday work, including topographic surveys, staking, control, and more; Trimble® AccessTM offers a familiar, easy-to-use interface delivering increased productivity and saving you money.

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Trimble Business Center

Trimble Business Center brings all the data together in a desktop environment. In a single software package you can efficiently work with GNSS, total station, level, scanning, terrestrial and aerial data. Trimble Business Center offers topographic map creation workflow, earthwork operations, corridor operations, bringing the field environment to the office.

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Upgrade Path

We strive to continually advance the performance of our S Series Total Stations with tools like the new Trimble TCU5 controller. Designed to maximize productivity across the S5, S7, S9 and S9HP Total Stations, the TCU5 delivers exceptional workflows and flexibility. 

A controller for surveyors wanting to upgrade to a modern control unit, or from a mechanical station to an automatic tracking and focusing instrument. 

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Compare Controllers
Trimble TSC7 Trimble TSC5 Trimble TSC3 Trimble TCU5 Trimble TCU3 Trimble TDC600 Trimble Geo 7X for Survey
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- --