TAG: Topcon

Topcon Offers Rotary-Wing UAS for Data Collection

October 5, 2015By
The Topcon Falcon 8 rotary wing UAS.

Topcon Positioning Group has added a rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) to its mass data-collection solutions line. The Falcon 8 — powered by Ascending Technologies — is designed for inspection and monitoring, as well as survey and mapping applications. “Rotary-wing systems provide the perfect solutions for small-scale sites and projects for which flexibility of takeoff and landing or an oblique perspective is... read more

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Precision Ag’s New Frontier

October 3, 2015By
GPS Landforming enables growers to design field leveling, drainage and irrigation for water management (photo courtesy Trimble).

GPS landforming is the reshaping of a fields topography to predesigned 3D surfaces using high-accuracy GPS to control the blade height of the earth-moving machine. It is typically done to improve surface drainage and water infiltration uniformity. Davco Optisurface, the company that developed the 3D landform design software OptiSurface Designer, has seen strong adoption as the concept catches on. The... read more

Topcon Releases iOS Version of MAGNET Construct App

September 17, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group announces cross-platform support for the MAGNET Construct app. The no-cost app is purpose built to drive the LN-100 Layout Navigator system and was initially released for the Android market.  This “out of the box productivity” is now available for Apple devices as well. “Whether you prefer Android devices or the latest Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch... read more

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Topcon Partners with Ascending Technologies on UAS

August 3, 2015By
The AscTec Falcon 8 drone.

Topcon Positioning Group announces a worldwide distribution partnership with unmanned aerial system (UAS) provider Ascending Technologies. The agreement gives Topcon exclusivity for the global distribution of the AscTec Falcon 8 rotary-wing model, plus the GeoEXPERT and the InspectionPRO sensing and feature packages. “We are excited to add the brand new Topcon Falcon 8, powered by Ascending Technologies, to our scope of aerial... read more

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Topcon Acquires Agriculture Sensing Company NORAC

June 10, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired NORAC Systems International, a developer of ultrasonic sensing and boom control technology for agricultural equipment, in a private transaction. NORAC provides advanced automated boom height control technology for the global agricultural marketplace. Its current product line includes systems to precisely maintain a spray boom height above the top of the crop or the ground to ensure optimum... read more

Topcon GNSS Network Expands to Latin America

May 1, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group is expanding the TopNETlive GNSS reference station network into Latin America. In conjunction with hosting partners, new service will be provided in Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Guatemala, Colombia and Panama. TopNETlive is designed to deliver high-accuracy GNSS correction data to rovers for surveying, construction, GIS mapping and agricultural applications. Partners in the Latin America expansion include TTQ... read more

FAA Grants Topcon UAS Exemption for Sirius

April 27, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Systems has received a national exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for operation of its unmanned aerial system (UAS) in the United States. The exemption covers the operation of the Sirius Basic and Sirius Pro for aerial data collection. In early April, the FAA issued 30 more commercial exemptions, bringing the total to 99. That number... read more

Topcon Acquires Precision Ag Company Digi-Star

March 23, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired Digi-Star, an international provider of agricultural solutions involving weight sensors and control systems for feeding, planting, fertilizer and harvest equipment manufacturers. “After several years of working on development projects together, we are delighted with this acquisition,” said Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Group. “Digi-Star and Topcon Precision Agriculture are a perfect fit, bringing complementary... read more