TAG: Topcon

Topcon invests in virtual reality company for construction, infrastructure

January 12, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired a significant share of holdings a company that assists customers in virtual design and construction (VDC). Viasys VDC — based in Espoo, Finland — has developed a suite of tools and services to assist customers in building virtual models for infrastructure and site-work projects. Using building information modeling (BIM) technologies, its solutions create VDC models that optimize... read more

Topcon and Agisoft sign partnership agreement for UAS photogrammetric software

December 8, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group announces a new partnership with digital photogrammetric solution provider Agisoft LLC. The agreement is designed to further expand the Topcon solutions portfolio for mass data collection (MDC). Agisoft is a world leader in the processing of digital imagery in order to generate high-accuracy 3D spatial data using photogrammetric and computer vision techniques, and has been developing imaging... read more

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Topcon and DAQRI collaborate on wearable tech for construction

November 30, 2015By
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Topcon Positioning Group is collaborating with DAQRI, an augmented reality company, on wearable technology designed to change the way construction and survey professionals interface with the job site. DAQRI is the creator of the DAQRI Smart Helmet, an industrial-grade wearable that seamlessly connects humans to their work environments by providing information about the world around them. Topcon and DAQRI will work together to create... read more

Topcon Secures FAA Exemption to Operate Rotary-Wing Aerial System in U.S. 

October 15, 2015By
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Topcon Positioning Group has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for operation of its Falcon 8 rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) in the United States. The Topcon Falcon 8 — powered by Ascending Technologies — is designed for inspection and monitoring, as well as survey and mapping applications. “Along with our exemption for... read more

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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
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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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