Topcon offers advanced AutoSteering technology with System 150

LIVERMORE, Calif. –
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The first G3-capable receiver for agricultural use

For today’s farmer seeking efficiency and value through precision ag technology, Topcon offers a new solution for AutoSteering. Topcon’s new System 150 provides fast, smooth Autosteering response and extreme flexibility.  System 150 features simple on-screen setup and operation plus automatic coverage mapping.  It is lightweight and portable, making it simple to move from vehicle to vehicle.

Rod Haarberg, North American Precision Ag sales manager, said, “System 150 provides the farmer with the latest satellite receiver technology available. As another world’s first for Topcon, System 150 incorporates the power of ‘G3’ technology, allowing users to receive signals from all available satellite systems.  System 150 accuracy provides the in-field precision that farmers need to control operations and protect crops.”

System 150’s boundary mapping feature enables operators to create an outline of fields that can be used for any application job performed.  “This really helps with application quantity and coverage route determinations, thus saving fuel, time and chemicals,” Haarberg said.  “The ‘dashboard’ screen provides indicators for area applied, speed, row number and satellite information while also building a color coverage map.”

Components of System 150 include the GX-45 control console and AGI-3 receiver. Features such as boundary and “U-turn” recognition make it easy for the operator to complete turns and “lock-on” to the next swath.

With optional Automatic Section Control (ASC), System 150 can automatically control up to ten sprayer sections as the operator crosses previously applied areas.

About Topcon Positioning Systems:  Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., (TPS) designs and manufactures precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. The company has worldwide employee operations and dealer networks. Topcon Corporation was founded in 1932. It is the parent company of TPS and is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).

Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (TPS). TPS designs and manufactures precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. TPS’ parent company, Topcon Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange – 7732), was founded in 1932.