HC3 DATA COLLECTOR

Building on the success of the Champion HC1 and HC2, the HC3 comes with a 1 GHz CPU in addition to the external long range Bluetooth antenna and u-blox chip introduced with the HC2. The long range Bluetooth radios allow two HC3's to work as a base and rover pair to 3000' and beyond using external GNSS antennas. With the proper network correction, a single HC3 will operate as a network rover*! Static sessions are even supported. The long range Bluetooth radio in the HC3 is capable of operating the GeoMax Zoom90 robot (with GeoCom key) beyond 3000'.

*Requires RTCM3.2 MSM4 or MSM7 corrections

ACCESSORIES

Standard Accessories

• Belt clip with stylus
• USB connectivity cable
• DC charger with USB port
• Serial cable
• External Bluetooth antenna
• External GNSS antenna cable
• Champion HW-02 mounting bracket and claw
• Clear screen protector

Optional Accessories

• Champion AS1-S GNSS antenna
• Champion 2 meter GNSS pole
• Bipod

HC3 SPECIFICATIONS

Overview
Processor 1 GHz
Storage 1GB (expandable to 33GB using a MicroSD card)
RAM 512MB
Operating System Windows Embedded 6.5
Multi-Language Yes
Keypad 27 numeric + programmable keys
Mic Yes
Speaker Yes
Display 3.7" sunlight readable with integrated touchscreen
Display Resolution 480 x 640
Camera 5 megapixel
Dimension 7.87" (W) x 3.78" (H) x 1.26" (D)
Weight 1.2 lbs. with battery
Communications & Data Storage
Long Range Bluetooth HC3 Base to HC3 Rover: 3000 ft;
HC3 to Zoom90 (with GeoCom key): 3050 ft
GSM/3G 3G
WiFi Yes
USB Port Type B USB
Serial Port DB9 (RS232)
Voice Yes
Power
DC Input DC 5 V, 1 A
Detachable Li-ion Battery 6500 mA, 3.7 V
Environment
Operating Temperature -20 °C ~ +60 °C (-4 °F ~ 140 °F)
Storage Temperature -30 °C ~ +70 °C (-22 °F ~ +158 °F)
Limited Dust and Water IP54
Drop 1.2 m protection
NEO-M8P performance in different GNSS modes (default: concurrent reception of GPS and GLONASS)
Parameter Specification
Receiver Type 72 channel u-blox M8 engine
GPS L1 C/A, GLONASS L1OF, BeiDou B1L
GPS & GLONASS GPS & BeiDou GPS
Time-To-First-Fix1 Cold Start 26 s 28 s 29 s
Hot Start 1 s 1 s 1 s
Sensitivity2 Reacquisition -160 dBm -160 dBm -160 dBm
Cold Start -148 dBm -148 dBm -148 dBm
Hot Start -157 dBm -157 dBm -157 dBm
Convergence Time3 RTK 2 min4 2 min4 3.5 min4
Horizontal Position Accuracy Standalone5 2.5 m CEP
RTK3,6 0.025 m + 1 ppm CEP

1All satellites at -130 dBm
2Demonstrated with a good external LNA
3Depends on atmospheric conditions, baseline length, GNSS antenna, multipath conditions, satellite visibility and geometry
4Measured with 1 km baseline, patch antennas with ground planes; GPS+BeiDou measured in Singapore
5Circular Error Probability (CEP), 50%, 24 hours static, -130 dBm, > 6 SVs
6ppm limited to baselines up to 10 km

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