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Topcon Acquires DynaRoad, Opens Technology Center

November 12, 2013By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired DynaRoad Oy, a construction software company in Helsinki, Finland. In conjunction with the acquisition, Topcon also announced the establishment of the Topcon Helsinki Technology Center. In 2011, Topcon acquired a significant share of DynaRoad, a company that develops project management software specifically designed for large-scale construction projects — highway, tunnel, railway, area development and harbor.... read more

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Navman Wireless Expands Construction/Mining Fleet Tracking Coverage with Satellite Communications Option

November 11, 2013By
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Navman Wireless USA today announced a new satellite communications option for its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking platform, enabling continuous visibility of both heavy equipment and on-road vehicles even when assets are out of cellular coverage. Designed for construction, surface mining, mining and oil and gas exploration, and other environments with remote location work, the new solution includes the ability to minimize... read more

Topcon Announces GR-5 with Vanguard Technology

October 10, 2013By
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Topcon Positioning Group has released the GR-5 receiver with Vanguard technology, designed to optimize tracking and performance. “The GR-5 is a next-generation GNSS receiver, built on multi-constellation integrated technology pioneered by Topcon,” said Scott Langbein, director of product marketing. “Now with the inclusion of Topcon’s exclusive 226-channel Vanguard technology with Universal Tracking, and the power of full-wave Fence Antenna technology... read more

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Spectra Precision Shows off New and Updated Products for Surveying

October 9, 2013By
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Spectra Precision introduced at Intergeo this week new and updated products to expand its portfolio of solutions addressing the needs of the mainstream surveying and construction markets. Intergeo 2013 is a geodesy, geoinformatics and land management trade event being held in Essen, Germany. “Earlier this year, we introduced a new reflectorless entry-level total station, the lightweight ProMark 700 RTK Network... read more

Trimble Offers New Version of Deformation Monitoring Software

October 8, 2013By
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Trimble introduced today the latest version of its deformation monitoring software, Trimble 4D Control version 4.2. The new version of the monitoring software delivers enhanced communications with the Trimble NetR9 and new NetR9 Ti-M GNSS receiver, REF TEK seismic sensors and the Trimble S8 total station. It also supports geotechnical sensors, weather stations, level data and it provides velocity and... read more

Topcon’s Hybrid Positioning Combines GNSS, Optical Measurement

October 7, 2013By
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Topcon Positioning Group announces a new technology — Hybrid Positioning — that increases efficiencies and improves productivity on job sites, regardless of conditions, terrain or location. Hybrid Positioning is enabled through the Topcon Magnet software suite, a Topcon enterprise solution for the geomatics industry. The new Topcon technology allows precise positioning professionals in the survey, construction, civil engineering and GIS... read more

Handheld Ships New Version of Algiz 7 Tablet

August 29, 2013By
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Handheld Group has announced the launch of the new version of its popular Algiz 7 rugged tablet computer. The updated Algiz 7 is considerably faster than its predecessor, with better storage capacity, improved security and quicker communication capabilities. According to the announcement, the ultra-rugged Algiz 7 tablet PC is small, light and fast, with multiple connectivity options and a wide... read more

Trimble Offers Site Positioning System for Small Construction Companies

August 29, 2013By

Trimble introduced today a Site Positioning System designed for owner operators, small site contractors or construction companies new to GPS. The Trimble Site Positioning System Essentials Kit is comprised of the new Trimble Site Mobile controller, Trimble SCS900 Site Controller Software and Trimble SPS985L GNSS Smart Antenna for a complete GPS positioning solution. Using GPS, a grade checker or site... read more

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