Survey Data Collector

Bench-Mark Equipment and supply has been supporting engineers and surveyors with cutting-edge products since 2002. We focus on providing our customers with the highest level of customer service. We want to develop a personal relationship with our clients, this helps us identify which equipment is best suited for your needs. We offer a five minute up and running guarantee for all the equipment we sell. If you experience configuration issues in the field, we will have you up and running in five minutes over the phone.


Survey Data Collector – Canada GPS Data Collector
Canada & USA
1-888-286-3204
We manufacture (in-house) all the accessories necessary for your data collector
Two Year Warranty & Telephone Support
15+ years of technical experience
Calgary, Alberta Canada


All data collector’s that Bench Mark carries are IP68 rated, we know that you care about your data. Not only are our data collectors the most rugged available, but they are all capable of continuous backups, either through their built in USB out ports, or through micro and SD card slots. If your data collector crashes, Bench Mark will work with you to recover the data, and help you transition to a replacement. After all, a data collector isn’t rugged just to protect itself, it’s rugged to protect your data. Bench Mark stocks repair parts and accessories for all the Carlson Software Data Collectors we sell. Our staff have over 20 years of experience supporting and repairing these collectors, and we to support many Data Collector’s even after they reach the manufacturer’s end of life.

Why take chances with your data?

A Data Collector is an important part of the surveying process. You need your data collector to be functional, rugged, and compatible with the software and survey equipment you are using, so Bench Mark sells Carlson Software handhelds; integrated with Carlson SurvCE and built to the IP-68 standard. We carry the Carlson Mini 2 (based on the Juniper Systems Archer 2) and the Carlson Surveyor 2 (based on the Juniper Systems Allegro 2). These data collectors are compatible with your Survey Instruments, whether a Robotic Total Station or a GNSS RTK kit, and are packaged with Carlson SurvCE, world-leading survey software.

Carlson Surveyor 2

The Carlson Surveyor 2 rugged handheld, based on the Juniper Systems Allegro 2, continues the Allegro CX, CE and MX tradition of durability, reliability, and customer satisfaction. With the same features of the original Carlson Surveyor series such as the full-size keypad and number pad, the Surveyor 2 builds on the success of the Surveyor by importing some of the best new features of the tested and proven Carlson Mini 2. These include the 20 hr. life overtime battery system and the sun to shade Illumiview touchscreen, designed to withstand the harshest environments without ever needing a screen protector. The Surveyor 2 is the new BenchMark in Survey Data collection including surveyor specific enhancements. Featuring the same keyboard that made the original Surveyor+ so popular, the Surveyor 2 combines everything that Surveyors loved about the Surveyor+ with the game-changing new design of the Allegro 2. Simply the toughest and best survey instrument available for data collection.

Based on the Juniper Systems Allegro 2 rugged handheld, the Carlson Surveyor2 is the ultimate land surveyor’s data collector. Integrated with Carlson SurvCE, the world leading survey software, the Surveyor2 data collector built surveyor tough, rated IP68 for water and dust protection and built with a magnesium shell to ensure that it will keep working after you drop it. With a full alpha-numeric keyboard and a modular design, the Surveyor2 is easily expandable and upgradeable, allowing it to meet every challenge. Featuring Carlson’s world-leading support, and Juniper System’s legendary ruggedness, the Carlson Surveyor2 is one of the most capable data collector’s available.

Juniper Systems Mini 2

Featuring the new IllumiView high-visibility display, the Carlson Mini 2 continues Juniper System’s legacy of innovation by removing the need for a screen protector. Available in several different configurations, the Mini 2 is one of the most capable data collectors on the market today. The Standard model comes equipped with everything needed for a survey data collector, including Bluetooth, serial ports, USB out and in and Wi-Fi. Options include a 5 megapixel camera, a 3G cellular modem and built-in GPS capability. In addition, the Mini 2 features Juniper System’s exclusive Overtime Battery Technology, enabling you to go up to 20 hours on a charge. Finally, in the best Juniper tradition, the Archer 2 is rated to IP-68 and MIL-STD-810-G, meaning you never worry about your environmental conditions.

Bench-Mark also offers the Hemisphere CW400 data collector. A more budget-conscious option, the CW400 does not include many of the features that make the Mini2 and Surveyor2 so popular, but the CW400 is still capable of getting the job done. Rated to IP-65, the CW400 includes a number pad and 5 MP digital camera.

What is the best survey data collector?

Different surveyors need different features in their data collectors. The Carlson Surveyor 2 has all the features surveyors need on a day to day basis, such as a full keyboard with survey specific functions, as well as some additional features that make a surveyor’s life much easier. These “nice to haves” include a hardened gorilla glass capacitive touch screen (no more screen protectors) with a Juniper’s Illumiview technology for viewing in bright sunlight.

Where can I buy Carlson Software data collectors?

Bench-Mark stocks all current Carlson Software data collectors. These are the Carlson Mini2 and Carlson Surveyor2. Both come with Carlson SurvCE software.

What do I need a data collector for?

A data collector is an integral part of the surveyor’s tool kit. Essential for GNSS surveying, the data collector configures your GNSS equipment and stores your data. With a robotic total station, the data collector allows you to operate your equipment with a one-man crew. With a standard total station, your data collector includes advanced features which greatly simplify the surveying process.

Bench-Mark’s mission is to provide our clients with the best equipment, at the best price, with the best support. We sell and support a range of data collector options for surveyors, from the budget CW400 to Carlson Software’s flagship Surveyor 2. With all data collectors we sell, we offer our five minute up and running guarantee, we will resolve any configuration issues you experience with five minutes over the phone.


Survey Data Collector – Canada GPS Data Collector
Canada & USA
1-888-286-3204/strong>
We manufacture (in-house) all the accessories necessary for your data collector
Two Year Warranty & Telephone Support
15+ years of technical experience
Calgary, Alberta Canada


(0.0) Hemisphere GNSS IronView CW400

Product Details
  • Incredibly Light (483g)
  • Up to 10 Hours Operating Time
  • Large, Easy to Press Buttons
  • IP65 Dust and Waterproof
  • Internal 5 MP Camera
Package Includes:
  • IronView CW400 Data Collector
  • Charger
  • Download Cable
  • Screen Protector
  • Stylus

(1.0) Juniper Systems Mesa 2, Wi-Fi, BT

Product Details
  • Windows 10
  • Long Range Bluetooth® 4.0
  • Front and Rear Cameras
  • 4 GB RAM (LPDDR3)
  • 64 – 128 GB flash storage
  • 7″ high visibility colour viewing area
  • Portrait or landscape orientation
  • IP67 waterproof and dustproof
Package Includes:
  • Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet
  • Li-Ion battery
  • Hand strap
  • USB download cable
  • Stylus
  • 100-240VAC power supply
  • Screen protector

(2.0) Carlson Surveyor2

Product Details
  • 8 GB storage space
  • Long-Range Bluetooth
  • Up to 20 hours of battery life
  • IP68 water & dust proof; shock resistant
  • 4.3″ VGA LCD TFT landscape display
  • Full numeric and QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 MP resolution autofocus and LED illuminator camera with video capture
  • 3G modem
  • GNSS receiver
Package Includes:
  • 10600 mAh battery
  • AC wall charger with international plug kit
  • Micro USB client sync cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Adjustable hand strap
  • Screwdriver
  • Stylus with tether
  • 2-year warranty

(2.1) Carlson Surveyor2 with SurvCE 4 GPS only

Product Details
  • 8 GB storage space
  • Long-Range Bluetooth
  • Up to 20 hours of battery life
  • IP68 water & dust proof; shock resistant
  • 4.3″ VGA LCD TFT landscape display
  • Full numeric and QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 MP resolution autofocus and LED illuminator camera with video capture
  • 3G modem
  • GNSS receiver
Package Includes:
  • 10600 mAh battery
  • AC wall charger with international plug kit
  • Micro USB client sync cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Adjustable hand strap
  • Screwdriver
  • Stylus with tether
  • 2-year warranty
  • SurvCE 4 GPS Only

(2.2) Carlson Surveyor2 with SurvCE 4 Basic (TS)

Product Details
  • 8 GB storage space
  • Long-Range Bluetooth
  • Up to 20 hours of battery life
  • IP68 water & dust proof; shock resistant
  • 4.3″ VGA LCD TFT landscape display
  • Full numeric and QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 MP resolution autofocus and LED illuminator camera with video capture
  • 3G modem
  • GNSS receiver
Package Includes:
  • 10600 mAh battery
  • AC wall charger with international plug kit
  • Micro USB client sync cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Adjustable hand strap
  • Screwdriver
  • Stylus with tether
  • 2-year warranty
  • SurvCE 4 Basic (TS)

(2.3) Carlson Surveyor2 with SurvCE 4 Robotic

Product Details
  • 8 GB storage space
  • Long-Range Bluetooth
  • Up to 20 hours of battery life
  • IP68 water & dust proof; shock resistant
  • 4.3″ VGA LCD TFT landscape display
  • Full numeric and QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 MP resolution autofocus and LED illuminator camera with video capture
  • 3G modem
  • GNSS receiver
Package Includes:
  • 10600 mAh battery
  • AC wall charger with international plug kit
  • Micro USB client sync cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Adjustable hand strap
  • Screwdriver
  • Stylus with tether
  • 2-year warranty
  • SurvCE 4 Robotic (TS)

(2.4) Carlson Surveyor2 with SurvCE 4 GPS, TS, Robotic and Roads

Product Details
  • 8 GB storage space
  • Long-Range Bluetooth
  • Up to 20 hours of battery life
  • IP68 water & dust proof; shock resistant
  • 4.3″ VGA LCD TFT landscape display
  • Full numeric and QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 MP resolution autofocus and LED illuminator camera with video capture
  • 3G modem
  • GNSS receiver
Package Includes:
  • 10600 mAh battery
  • AC wall charger with international plug kit
  • Micro USB client sync cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Adjustable hand strap
  • Screwdriver
  • Stylus with tether
  • 2-year warranty
  • SurvCE 4 Basic (TS)

(2.5) Juniper Systems Allegro 2

Product Details
  • 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8 GB flash storage
  • 4.3″ LCD Landscape Display
  • Touch Interface with scratch-resistant screen
  • Full numeric and QWERTY keypad
  • Intelligent Li-Ion Battery – 20 hours of operation on one charge
  • IP68 waterproof and dustproof
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • 5 MP Camera with autofocus and LED illuminator + video capture
Package Includes:
  • 10600 mAh battery
  • AC wall charger with international plug kit
  • Micro USB client sync cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Adjustable handstrap
  • Shipping Box
  • Screwdriver
  • Stylus with tether
  • 2-year warranty