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  • Topcon 3D mobile mapping Ride & Drive at ESRI conference

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009
    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 announces US headquarters

    Monday, July 13, 2009
    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 awarded 2009 M2M Value Chain Award

    Friday, July 10, 2009
    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.
  • Topcon, three partners are ESRI conference exhibitors

    Friday, July 10, 2009
    Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), along with three of its strategic partners, will be exhibiting its advanced suite of GIS and mapping solutions at the annual ESRI User Conference in San Diego (Booth 1621). The conference is scheduled for July 13-17. Presenting their joint mapping solutions with Topcon in the TPS booth will be GeoAge, James W. Sewall Company and Nvision Solutions.
  • Topcon Australian dealer Position Partners opens new national headquarters

    Thursday, July 9, 2009
    Topcon Positioning Systems’ (TPS) dealer, Position Partners – Australia’s largest distributor of precision positioning systems – has opened its new national headquarters in Melbourne. The company’s new facilities at 7 Transit Drive, Campbellfield, Victoria were opened by Nobuo Ichiki, Topcon Corporation’s senior manager Positioning Business Unit, and Mark Contino, TPS vice president of product marketing. 
  • Topcon creates new construction business unit for the Americas

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009
    Ray O’Connor, executive officer of Topcon Corporation and president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), announced the formation of a new business unit created to focus exclusively on the construction market. Topcon’s survey instrument division also becomes a separate business unit.  O’Connor said, “We are taking the two premier brands in the survey global marketplace – Topcon and Sokkia – and building an organization to maximize our opportunities in every segment of the survey business.”
  • Topcon, Sokkia create new survey business unit for Americas

    Monday, June 15, 2009
    Ray O’Connor, executive officer of Topcon Corporation and president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), today announced the formation of a new business unit created to focus exclusively on the survey market. O’Connor also announced that Denny Welch will be the new senior vice president and general manager of the survey business unit. Welch is a 10-year Sokkia veteran and former vice president for Sokkia Corporation.
  • Topcon adds FLT Geosystems as new GIS dealer in Florida

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009
    Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has added FLT Geosystems as a distributor and technical service center for its GIS line of products. Dave Henderson, TPS GIS sales manager, said, “We are pleased to have such an expert team bring Topcon’s GIS products to the Florida area. Florida is a state that has been very active in GIS for many years. The FLT team is comprised of the right people to service an advanced customer base that will benefit from Topcon technology."
  • Topcon makes initial purchase of Italian software, hardware company

    Friday, June 5, 2009
    Destura major Topcon mobile navigation system supplier Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has purchased a significant ownership interest of Destura, s.r.l, a software and hardware technology company located in Concordia Sulla Secchia, Modena, Italy.  TPS has committed to buying the remaining ownership interest by 2014.
  • Topcon GRS-1 and GeoAge FASTXchange

    Friday, May 22, 2009
    Faster access to GIS field data Topcon has partnered with GeoAge to create a real-time, field-to-office data exchange for GIS.  Combining the new hand-held GRS-1 with GeoAge’s FASTXchange server, users can connect to a server, download data forms and upload information, including photos, from the field. No additional hardware is required. The Topcon GRS-1 features a dual-frequency GNSS receiver, Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, high-speed processor, digital camera and integrated cellular modem.