For the second time in 2009, Topcon TierraTM, a world leader in remote asset management telematics solutions, has been honored with a major construction industry award. The latest award received was the highly regarded Constructech Magazine's Silver Vision Award. Earlier this year, Topcon Tierra also won the M2M (Machine to Machine) Value Chain Award for the construction category.
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Geospatial Holdings, Inc.
The purpose of the alliance is to jointly market Geospatial's Smart ProbeTM Pipeline Mapping Technologies with Topcon's IP-S2, 3D aboveground mobile mapping system. With the combined technologies, municipalities, engineers, pipeline operators and utilities are capable of gathering and managing 3D geo-referenced surface features along with 3D underground pipeline data.
Scott Langbein of Batavia, Ohio, rejoins Topcon Positioning Systems as product marketing manager for optical, scanning and imaging products.
For more than 10 years, Langbein has worked in the positioning technology business, where most recently he was with an independent survey software provider managing the integration of software and hardware.
Topcon Tierra Acquires Some of Qualcomm’s GlobalTRACS System Contracts
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, and Topcon Tierra have announced a transaction in which Topcon Tierra will acquire some of Qualcomm's customer contracts for the GlobalTRACS® Suite for fleet management.
Topcon has been selected by the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI), an affiliate of the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), to supply GPS reference stations.
Topcon will supply 360 GPS receivers as well as new software and database system for the GPS Earth Observation Network System (GEONET) operated by GSI. It is expected the new systems will be in operation by the end of March 2010.
Topcon Positioning Systems’ (TPS) new IP-S2 3D mobile mapping system will be on display at a special Ride & Drive exhibit at the annual ESRI User Conference in San Diego (Booth 1621), July 13-17.
Demonstrations of the new technology, which features dual-frequency GNSS tracking, high-accuracy IMU integration, odometry, and flexible vehicle mounting options, start at 9 a.m. and run on the half-hour throughout each day of the exhibit. The IP-S2 provides fast, safe GIS data collection at a cost well below conventional ground mapping methods.
Topcon Precision Agriculture (TPA) has opened its North American headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. The facility, located at 16950 W. 118th Terrace, will handle sales, support and training for TPA, a business unit of Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) of Livermore, California.
Topcon Tierra™, a world leader in remote asset management telematics solutions, has been awarded the coveted 2009 M2M (Machine to Machine) Value Chain Award in the Construction category.
“Topcon Tierra uses advanced GPS technology and a simple back-office, web-based communications system to reduce cost and increase productivity…. essential elements in today’s competitive construction environment,” according to Mark Bittner, senior vice president and general manager for Topcon’s Telematics Business Unit.