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October 16, 2018

Topcon Introduces Versatile Addition to HiPer Integrated Receiver Series at INTERGEO

Topcon Positioning Group announced today at INTERGEO the latest addition to its HiPer series of integrated receivers — the HiPer VR is designed to provide a versatile solution with the most advanced GNSS technology available.

“The HiPer VR is packed with the most powerful GNSS technology in a housing built to withstand the harshest field environments,” said Alok Srivastava, director of GNSS Product Management. “The Topcon advanced GNSS chipset with Universal Tracking Channels™ technology allows the HiPer VR to automatically track signals from all available constellations — including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, IRNSS (NavIC), QZSS, SBAS — now and into the future.”

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By Inside GNSS
October 10, 2018

Topcon Technology Roadshow Provides Unique Interactive Opportunities for Attendees

The Topcon Technology Roadshow rolled into Denver, Colorado for three days of technology-driven infrastructure demonstrations and hands-on operations. Co-hosted by GeoShack and Honnen Equipment Company at the Honnen Equipment facility in Commerce City, the event brought together more than 140 owners, project managers and operators from transportation agencies, contractor firms and surveying companies throughout the Denver metropolitan area.

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By Inside GNSS
June 6, 2018

Topcon Positioning Group Releases Data Controller with Advanced Speed and Power Functionality

The Topcon Positioning Group today introduced the new T-18 handheld controller designed to drive geopositioning, construction, mapping and vertical construction applications.

The controller includes a 3.7-inch sunlight-readable display with a 1gigihertz processor, 1GB of internal storage, and up to 10 hours of battery life.

“For MAGNET® Field data collection, the T-18 controller offers a durable ergonomic solution with faster processing, a larger screen, better connectivity and longer battery life than previously available comparable systems,” said Ray Kerwin, director of global surveying products.

The T-18 features a 3.5G cellular modem for connectivity with Topcon MAGNET solutions for sending and receiving data to the cloud company account.

“The cellular option makes it easy to communicate with field crews when projects need to be changed or if important data is required back in the office. Additionally, the modem can be used for RTK (real-time kinematic) correction services,” said Kerwin.

Additional key features include standard Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as an IP65 rating for dust and water protection in demanding job site conditions.

By Inside GNSS
May 3, 2018

Topcon Technology Roadshow Report

On the Road

Welcome to the first Topcon Technology Roadshow newsletter, highlighting the local happenings from tour stops all along Topcon’s 25+ multi-city adventure.

The 2018 Topcon Technology Roadshow features a 53-foot expandable traveling truck, which includes a theater and showcase room, packed with the latest technologies—all with a focus on the Intersection of Infrastructure and Technology theme.

We all know that in today’s environment, it takes more than business as usual to win and build today’s smart infrastructure. Those companies that are investing in technology and connected workflows are winning more bids, meeting and beating federal/state requirements and generating higher returns. That’s why every roadshow stop includes a demonstration of the latest construction, survey, civil engineering, architecture and design technologies designed to improve workflows and maximize productivity. These solutions include 3D machine control systems, UAVs, and Topcon’s Elite Survey suite.

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By Inside GNSS
October 23, 2017

Topcon Announces Upgrade to Smooth Ride Data Collection Software

RD-M1 Collect 2.0 includes updates designed to facilitate and optimize mapping of road conditions. Photo: Topcon.

Topcon Positioning Group recently announced an update to its data collection software for the Smooth Ride resurfacing workflow solution. RD-M1 Collect 2.0 includes updates designed to facilitate and optimize mapping of road conditions.  

The improvements feature an improved interface that is designed to simplify setup and automatically detect the position of the wheel sensor during data collection.

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By Inside GNSS
February 8, 2017

Topcon Launches MR-2 GNSS Modular Receiver System

MR-2 GNSS modular receiver system. Photo source: Topcon Positioning Group.

Topcon Positioning Group has announced the launch of the MR-2, a new modular GNSS receiver system. According to the company, the system combines all current and planned constellation tracking with a comprehensive set of communication interfaces to service any precision application requiring high performance RTK (real-time kinematic) positioning and heading determination.

The MR-2 can perform as a mobile RTK base station, marine navigation receiver, mobile mapping device and as a GNSS receiver for agricultural, industrial, military, or construction applications.

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By Inside GNSS