Topcon has introduced the HiPer V receiver, which features Topcon’s Vanguard technology. The HiPer V provides users with the choice of GPS and GLONASS signals (as well as Galileo when operationally available), and also includes a variety of choices of internal radio, cellular and Bluetooth communication options and what Topcon calls a state-of-the-art power supply.
The core of the HiPer V is the new Vanguard GNSS technology, according to Ewout Korpershoek, Topcon senior vice president and chief marketing officer. With its 226 channels and Universal Tracking, the Vanguard chipset is future proof, as it will track signals from all available and currently planned GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellites.
“Topcon’s Universal Tracking provides a whole new definition of ‘channel technology.’ There is nothing available like it. Universal Tracking allows a single receiver channel to ‘automatically’ select and track any satellite signal,” Korpershoek said. “Because our channels are not pre-programmed to receive only one specific signal or a type of signal, Topcon users will always receive the maximum number of signals at any given time. In addition, Topcon’s Universal Tracking will automatically weigh the best combination of available signals based on health, geometry and application, providing unmatched accuracy, speed of initialization and fixing. HiPer V will work at places where other receivers will not, at highest accuracy, and with greatest ease of use.”
Other features include the rugged, durable magnesium alloy housing, the choice of communication options, “and longest life rechargeable battery while maintaining the lightest weight in its class,” Korpershoek said.