Surveyor, Surveyor+

Surveyor / Surveyor+

Here’s the Carlson Surveyor 2 — the world’s most reliable data collector just got better!

Fast, Durable and Powerful

Powered with Carlson SurvCE

The speed you need!
The reliability you deserve!


Completely Ruggedized
  • IP67 water & dust resistant; magnesium housing “a full metal jacket”!
More Memory
  • Up to 1 gigabyte with option to expand
Compact & Convenient Connections
  • 2 styles of USB connections located on top for convenience
  • 2 9-pin serial connections located on top for legacy equipment
Easy to Hold and Control
  • Just 2 pounds! Key size & location optimized for precise handling
Back Lit Control Keys
  • Easily see when quick command keys are activated
Longer Battery Life
  • 8-10 hours standard with option to add second battery

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Surveyor / Surveyor+ Brochure

Surveyor / Surveyor+ Documentation

Surveyor+ Specs

Type: PXA270
Maximum Clock Speed:
520 Mhz/Surveyor; 624 Mhz/Surveyor+
Both include:

  • Real Time Clock
  • Battery Warm Swapping Ability
  • Microphone
  • Speaker

Type: TFT
Resolution (240×320 pixels): QVGA
Color/Mono: Color
Size: 3.5″ diagonal
Both also include:

  • Backlight (LCD)
  • Touchscreen
  • Ability to disable Touchscreen from keyboard

Languages: English, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish
Applications included: All standard WM6 applications (Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, Outlook Mobile, etc.)
Bluetooth Audio: A2DP supported
Speed Switch Utility: Sets processor clock speed to conserve battery

RS-232 9 pin D: Two DB-9
Bluetooth: 2.0 w EDR
802.11 b/g:
Yes for Surveyor+
No for Surveyor
USB Client: Mini-B connector
USB Host: Full-size USB connector

EXPANSION (Surveyor+ only)
MicroSD Card Slot
Expansion Packs for GPS, cell modem

Type: Elastomer
Navigation: 9-way (9) navigation pad with center enter
Numeric Keys: 0-9 (10)
Alpha Keys: A-Z (26)
Command/Modifier Keys: 10 – Shift, Tab, Control, 2nd, Escape, Alt, Space, Backspace, Delete
Enter Key: Large, easy to use both right- and left-handed
Left & Right Soft
Function Key: Left Soft Function key loads SurvCE
Windows Key: Displays the Start Menu
Power Key
Backlit Control Keys: Alt-Yellow, 2nd-Blue, Control-Green, Shift-Red
LED Enunciators/Notification: 2 “ One LED displays charging status and the second one can be programmed by the application software
Number of keys: 52
Battery Type: LiIon
Battery Packs: Come standard with one (1) battery pack; user can add a second battery pack
Battery Capacity: 3900 mAH (7800 mAH capacity reached when using two battery packs)
Battery Life: 8-10 hours standard (battery life is determined by the number of battery packs used, by the amount of time the backlight is on, the backlight brightness and the type of expansion pack installed)
Charging Plug: Included
Vehicle Charge Adapter: Optional
Warm Swapping: Included
Operating Temperature: -30C to +60C
Storage Temperature: -30C to +60C
Humidity: MIL-STD-810F (Designed to this standard)
Water Resistance: IP67
Shock Resistance: MILSTD 810F (Designed to withstand 5-foot drop onto concrete)
Dust Resistance: IP67
Dimensions: 10.2 x 5 x 1.5
Weight: ~ 2 lbs.
Both include:
  • Handstrap
  • Full-size Stylus
  • Stylus Storage
  • Tripod Hook
  • Magnesium enclosure with elastomer end caps
  • Electronics: 24 months
  • Battery & Chargers: 90 days
Wall Charger with choice of adapter,
Styli, Screen Protectors,
Battery Pack Standard, Vehicle Charger, External Battery Charger EXPANSION PACKS (For Surveyor+ only)
  • 2.5 Cellular Modem – GSM

Carlson Software (Carlson) warrants that

The Surveyor and Surveyor+ handheld computers shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship, under normal intended use, for a period of 24 months from the date of shipment from the factory.

Carlson Software warrants any expansion packs (RTK GPS or Other) shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship, under normal intended use, for a period of 12 months from the date of shipment from the factory.

Carlson warrants that the following items shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship, under normal intended use, for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of shipment from the factory:

  • battery packs,
  • media containing the handheld computer programs,
  • desktop computer programs,
  • expansion packs, and
  • any accessories.

Warranty exclusions

This warranty shall not apply if:

  1. the product has been set up improperly or has been improperly installed or calibrated,
  2. the product is operated in a manner that is not in accordance with the user documentation and/or users guide,
  3. the product is used for a purpose other than for which it was designed,
  4. the product has been used in environmental conditions outside of those specified for the product,
  5. the product has been subject to any modification, alteration, or change by or on behalf of customer (except and unless modified, changed or altered by Carlson or under direct supervision of Carlson),
  6. the defect or malfunction results from misuse or accident,
  7. the serial number on the product has been tampered with or removed, or
  8. the product has been opened or tampered with in any way.

Parts that are excessively worn are not covered under warranty. These may include, but are not limited to, the keyboard elastomer and switch matrix, hand straps and the touchscreen (if applicable).

This warranty is exclusive and Carlson will not assume and hereby expressly disclaims any further warranties, whether express or implied, including, without limitation, any warranty as to merchant-ability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or any warranties arising from the course of performance, dealing, or usage of trade.

Carlson makes no warranties that:

  • its products will meet your requirements or will work in combination with any hardware or applications software products provided by third parties,
  • the operation of its products will be uninterrupted or error free, or
  • all defects in the product will be corrected.

Carlson shall not be responsible for software, firmware, information, or memory data contained in, stored on, or integrated with any products returned to Carlson for repair, whether under warranty or not.


In the event a defect in materials or workmanship is discovered and reported to Carlson or a Carlson certified repair center within the specified warranty period, Carlson will, at its option, repair the defect or replace the defective product. Replacement products may be new or reconditioned. Carlson warrants any replaced or repaired product for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of return shipment, or through the end of the original warranty period, whichever is longer.

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent allowed by law, the obligation of Carlson shall be limited to the repair or replacement of the product. Carlson shall in no event be liable for special, incidental, or consequential, indirect, special or punitive damages of any kind, or for loss of revenue or profits, loss of business, loss of information or data, or other financial loss arising out of or in connection with the sale, installation, maintenance, use performance, failure, or interruption of any product. Any responsibility and/or liability of Carlson shall, in connection with a warranted product, be limited in the maximum amount to the original purchase price.

Governing Law

This warranty is governed by the laws of Kentucky, and excluding the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The courts of Kentucky shall have exclusive personal jurisdiction in case of any disputes arising out of or in connection with this warranty.

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


Laser and Survey Solutions
Kal Daley, Director
237 Montague Road
West End QLD 4101
Tel: 07 3846 3385
Fax: 07 3844 3907
Mobile: 0403 260 779

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)