Topcon’s GM-Series and OS-Series total stations operate with or without prisms (reflectorless), and feature powerful electronic distance measuring devices (EDMs), strong battery lives, and ample memory. They are also designed for rugged use and water resistance.
Choosing the right total station for your application involves considerations such as range, accuracy requirements, software functionality, and other factors. The following chart outlines key specification differences in Topcon’s manual total station line-up. If you are looking for solutions for one-person surveying jobs, machine control, or setting out large numbers of points, you may want to look at robotic total stations.