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Carlson RT3 Tablet Data Collector


The Carlson RT3 is designed for surveying, stake out, construction layout and GIS mapping and is bundled with Carlson SurvPC – the Windows-based data collection program – with the option of running with the Esri® OEM program for use in the field. Because it’s a full-Windows PC, the Carlson RT3 can also be used in the office with any Carlson office software.

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Size: 5.40″W x 8.48″L x 1.36″D (137 x 215 x 35mm)
Weight: 1.5-2 pounds (680–907 g) depending on battery configuration
Lightweight and ergonomic design
Durable, chemical- and shock-resistant design
Easy-to-grip, impact-absorbing, over molded bumpers

Durability: Juniper™ Rugged

IP68 waterproof and dust-proof
Operating temperature: -4 F to 122 F (-20 C to 50 C)
Storage temperature: -22 F to 158 F (-30 C to 70 C)
Shockproof: multiple drops from 4′ (1.2 –1.5 m) onto concrete
Designed for MIL-STD-810G test procedures: Method 500.5 Low Pressure (Altitude); Method 501.5 High Temperature; Method 502.5 Low Temperature; Method 503.5 Temperature Shock; Method 506.5 Rain; Method 507.5 Humidity; Method 510.5 Sand and Dust; Method 512.5 Immersion; Method 514.6 Vibration; Method 516.6 Shock


Active viewing area: 7″ (178 mm)
Resolution: WXGA (1280 x 800)
High-visibility backlit LCD for best-in-class sunlight view-ability
Portrait or landscape orientation with automatic screen rotation


3.5 mm audio jack
12 VDC power input jack
Docking port connections (Pwr, USB 2.0, & HDMI)
Loud output speaker for noisy environments
Dual digital microphone input for improved clarity
Optional RS-232 9-Pin D-Sub connector with 5VDC power output

Keyboard and Input

Adjustable LED backlit keys
Four-way directional navpad
Windows/home key
Power key
Enter key
Three user-programmable function keys
OEM configurable/customizable

Cameras (GEO Models)

720p webcam with mic
8MP rear camera with LED illumination
Juniper GeotaggingTM: embed photo with 
date, time, and GNSS position


Long-range Bluetooth® Smart Ready wireless technology, v4.0 +EDR, Class 1.5, BLE support
Wi-Fi® 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
4G LTE, support for GSM or Verizon Networks


2 to 5 meter typical accuracy
uBlox NEO-M8N GNSS receiver and integrated antenna
Integrated real-time SBAS receiver (WAAS, EGNOS, etc.)
72 GNSS tracking channels
Optional: uBlox NEO-M8T w/post-processing capability and external GNSS antenna pass- through connection for sub-meter accuracy

Barcode 1D/2D Imager (Barcode models)

Optional built-in barcode imager and decoder
Symbologies: all common 1D and 2D (PDF 417, MicroPDF417, Composite, RSS, TLC-39, Data matrix, QR code, Micro QR code, Aztec, MaxiCode, Postal codes, etc.)
Programmable trigger buttons
Visible aiming bullseye with low-light illumination
Barcode ConnectorTM Utility, wedge and configuration, SDK support available


Optional built-in UHF RFID module and internal antenna
Region-specific frequency configurations (859–873 MHz & 915–930 MHz)
EPCglobal Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) protocol support
Wide output range (0 dBm to +27 dBm)


Standard removable battery
AC wall charger with international plug kit
Capacitive small-tip stylus w/tether
Quick Start Guide
Hand strap
Connector port dust cover

Additional information

Select Model

RT3 Standard (BT/Wi-Fi) with SurvPC Total Station, RT3 Standard (BT/Wi-Fi) with SurvPC GPS Only, RT3 GEO with SurvPC Total Station, RT3 GEO with SurvPC GPS Only, RT3 GEO Cell with SurvPC Total Station, RT3 GEO Cell with SurvPC GPS Only


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