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.”
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 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."
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.
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.
GR-3, NET-G3 receive new GPS satellite signal
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) engineers have successfully tracked the new L5 signal transmitted from a U.S.-based GPS satellite.
More than four years ago, Topcon announced it had receivers capable of tracking L5 signals. Topcon’s current GR-3 and NET-G3 receivers are L5-capable.
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has been selected by the Beijing Meteorological Bureau (BJMB) to supply continuously operating reference stations (CORS). The stations will be used in the Beijing ground-based GPS-PWV (Precipitable Water Vapor) detection system project.
Topcon will supply 14 sets of Net-G3 CORS receivers and CR-G3 GNSS choke ring antennas.
Expanded GIS sales and support for Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas
Topcon has partnered with Applied Field Data Systems (AFDS) in Houston to sell and support Topcon GIS solutions in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Since 1995, AFDS has specialized in supplying GPS/GIS mapping systems and services to the natural resource, utility, infrastructure, transportation, municipality and environmental services markets.
The PPI Group, Inc., a Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) distributor located in Portland, Oregon and in Washington state, will exhibit at the Washington State GIS Conference on May 4-6, 2009 in Bellevue, WA.
The event will be held at the Meydenbauer Center.
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has been selected to supply GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) receivers and software for Shandong Province Continuously Operating Reference Station Network (SDCORS).