MINI Legacy

Carlson MINI data collector -- small, but mighty

It’s rugged, but lightweight — the Carlson MINI will be there for you and come back for more.

Carlson MINI

Check out the latest in this product series, the Carlson MINI2.

The Carlson MINI data collector is small, but mighty, and just what surveyors and contractors need in the field:

  • It’s compact: less than 4 x 6.5 inches
  • Runs on Windows Mobile 6.1
  • Get lightning-quick processing and wireless connectivity
  • Fits comfortably in one hand and weighs just less than a pound
  • Comes complete with Carlson SurvCE, the most powerful data collection software on the market today
  • MIL-STD-810F-rated for water, humidity, sand and dust, vibration, altitude, shock, high temperature, low temperature, and temperature shock;
  • Waterproof and dustproof rated IP67
  • Featuring a backlit, touch screen and a high contrast color displa

A field computer that is compact and lightweight, yet tough and resilient.

It’s truly RUGGED:

Leave it in a hot car or forget it overnight in the depth of winter. Accidentally drop it, get it wet, sit on it — go ahead, don’t be careful with it. The Carlson MINI is built to be used in the field with a long battery life, sunshine-readable screen, and operable in extreme temperatures.


View the Carlson MINI Brochure
  • IntelXScale PXA270, 520 MHz
  • 128 MB Low Power RAM
  • 512 MB flash storage
  • SD & CF slot, user accessible
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1
  • Includes standard Microsoft Windows Mobile Software
  • Comes with Carlson SurvCE built-in
  • Intelligent, lightweight Li-lon battery pack, 14.04 W-h (nom.)
  • Operates for up to 20 hours on one charge
  • Battery easily changed in the field without tools
  • 12 V vehicle power input connector for charging or direct power input
  • Charges in 4 to 6 hours
  • COM1, RS-232C 9-pin D connector with 5DVC power on DTR pin
  • USB host (Full A), USB Client (Mini B)
  • 12 VDC @ 800 mA, 10-18V unregulated
  • Compact flash: Type I or Type II
  • Secure Digital (SD, SDIO, SDHC) compatible with memory and peripheral cards
  • User accessible, fully sealed
  • Optional extended cap for GPS, Bluetooth, barcode, and RFID

  • Size: 6.5″ length x 3.5″ wide x 1.7″ thin (165 x 89 x 43 mm)
  • Weight: 17 ounces (482 grams)
  • Magnesium case with elastomer overmold
  • Active viewing area: 3.5″ diagonal (89mm) color QVGA (240 x 320)
  • High visibility TFT active matrix transflective LCD
  • Brilliant contrast in direct sunlight
  • Backlist LCD with pressure sensitive touchscreen
  • nSize: 6.5″ length x 3.5″ wide x 1.7″ thin (165 x 89 x 43 mm)
  • Weight: 17 ounces (482 grams)
  • Waterproof or dustproof, IP67
  • Operating temperature: -22 to 140 Farenheit (-30 to 60 C)
  • Shockproof: multiple drops from 5 feet (1.5 m)
  • MIL-STD-810F Test procedures: Method 500.4 Low Pressure; Method 501.4 High Temperature; Method 502.4 Low Temperature; Method 503.4 Temperature Shock; Method 506.4 Rain; Method 507.4 Humidity; Method 510.4 Sand and Dust; Method 512.4 Immersion; Method 514.5 Vibration; Method 516.5 Shock
  • Four-way directional navpad
  • Keys can be user-defined
  • LED backlit keys
  • Li-Ion battery
  • 100-240VAC power supply (Select US or International Adapters)
  • USB sync cable (mini to full)
  • Full-sized stylus, captured
  • Hand strap
  • Premium Screen protector
  • Documentation CD
  • Microsoft Getting Started CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
For repairs for the Carlson Surveyor, Carlson Surveyor+, and Carlson MINI contact:Carlson Software
102 West Second Street
Maysville, KY, USA, 41056
RMA Procedures

Additional Repair Centers

Note: Contact these centers directly for their repair policies

North America

(Surveyor only)
Laser Specialist
19879 West 156 St.
Olathe, KS 66062-3521

Johnny Appleseed GPS (Brisbane)
Ground Floor, Building 2
1311 Ipswich Road
Rocklea, QLD 4106
United Kingdom

(MINI only)
Hydro-Logic Ltd.
Old Grammar School
Church Street
Bromyard, Herefordshire, UK
+44 1885 483789


Carlson EMEA BV
Markerkant 1338
1314 AN Almere
The Netherlands
+31 36 750 1781 (p)

Check out the latest in this product series, Carlson MINI2.Contact your Carlson Software Representative or Certified Dealer for pricing as well as complete Hardware and Financing options.