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  • Topcon Middle East Announces a new Digital Level DL-500 series Topcon Middle East  is pleased to announce DL-500 series as a successor for DL-100 series. Equipped with the World’s First “Wave-and-Read” Technology, DL-500 series ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2010, 6:57 AM by Philippe Akl
  • Topcon Middle East announces HiperII Topcon Middle East is pleased to announce HiperII. A Mid-Range GNSS solution suitable for a broad range of applications and fits the budgets of most users. The HiperII is ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2010, 10:18 PM by Philippe Akl
  • Topcon Middle East announces GRS-1 World’s first hand-held GNSS integrated rover systemDubai, UAE. – 9 Feb'10 – Topcon Middle East releases a  new GNSS solution. The GRS-1 is the world's first ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2010, 12:28 AM by Philippe Akl
  • Topcon FC-250: ‘Next-generation' field controller technology Dubai, UAE. - 9 Feb'10- Topcon Middle East introduces 'next-generation' field controller technology with its new FC-250. The FC-250 is designed to give users increased power ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2010, 12:29 AM by Philippe Akl
  • Topcon Celebrates the First Delivery of IP-S2 in Japan Dec. 7, 2009The IP-S2 mobile survey system was delivered to the first Japanese user, the Satellite Bridge Company Limited in Iwamizawa-city, Hokkaido. Topcon invited Mr. Toshiaki Takabatake ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2010, 12:29 AM by Philippe Akl
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Topcon Middle East Announces a new Digital Level DL-500 series

posted Apr 25, 2010, 6:54 AM by Philippe Akl

Topcon Middle East  is pleased to announce DL-500 series as a successor for DL-100 series. Equipped with the World’s First “Wave-and-Read” Technology, DL-500 series provides an additional survey technique that allows a rod person to wave the staff back and forth to attain highest possible accuracy.


THE DL-500  AT A GLANCE

  • One Button Triggers Measurement and data storage
  • 0.6mm/0.8mm Height Accuracy
  • Advanced RAB Code Technology
  • Pre-installed Measurement Programs
  • Height Difference Measurement
  • Inverse Staff Reading for Ceiling Height
  • Internal Memory

Topcon Middle East announces HiperII

posted Apr 12, 2010, 10:12 PM by Philippe Akl   [ updated Apr 12, 2010, 10:18 PM ]

Topcon Middle East is pleased to announce HiperII. A Mid-Range GNSS solution suitable for a broad range of applications and fits the budgets of most users. 

The HiperII is fully customizable providing our customers with maximum flexibility to choose the system options they need.
THE HiperII  AT A GLANCE
  • Integrated GPS+Glonass RTK & PP 
  • Rugged, Lightweight Magnesium Alloy 
  • Completely Cable-free BT wireless Operation 
  • TX/RX integrated UHF 
  • Optional Integrated cell phone (GSM) 
  • Voice Message for Receiver Status 
  • SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot 
  • Removable Li-Ion Battery

Topcon Middle East announces GRS-1

posted Feb 9, 2010, 12:22 AM by Philippe Akl   [ updated Feb 9, 2010, 12:28 AM ]

World’s first hand-held GNSS integrated rover system

Dubai, UAE. – 9 Feb'10 – Topcon Middle East releases a  new GNSS solution. The GRS-1 is the world's first fully integrated dual-constellation, network-enabled RTK rover system. It is an all-in-one handheld GNSS receiver and field controller with high-speed processor, increased memory, built-in camera, compass and bar code reading function. 

  

Features also integrated into the new system are an SD memory card slot, optional internal GSM or CDMA modem, and wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology.

The GRS-1 (Geodetic Rover System) was designed with two primary system design goals: Smaller size and weight, and lower-than-expected cost. 

The GRS-1 uses the Windows Mobile™ 6.1 operating system to run TopSURV, Topcon's popular surveying software.  TopSURV 7.2 adds new features and functions that are unique to the GRS-1. The receiver and field controller also has a 3.7 inch, touch screen display and its rugged construction is rated to stand a one meter drop.

In addition to the network rover configuration, the GRS-1 also has an optional RH-1 radio module that can be configured to work with existing Topcon GNSS receiver systems that are already in the market today.  The RH-1 is available in digital UHF, spread spectrum and frequency channel scan UHF varieties. 

All forms of radio correction that current and legacy Topcon GPS+ systems offer are supported within the RH-1 module of the GRS-1 system.  This means that if a customer purchased a previous system from Topcon they can be backwards compatible.

For more Information on GRS-1 www.topconpositioning.com/GRS1


Topcon FC-250: ‘Next-generation' field controller technology

posted Feb 9, 2010, 12:11 AM by Philippe Akl   [ updated Feb 9, 2010, 12:29 AM ]

Dubai, UAE. - 9 Feb'10- Topcon Middle East introduces 'next-generation' field controller technology with its new FC-250. The FC-250 is designed to give users increased power and performance in a rugged and compact unit.

The FC-250 has the operating system power of the latest Windows Mobile® Version 6.5. The PC performance with 806MHz processor and 256MB SDRAM is designed to significantly speed up data collection in the field. The FC-250 also has a built-in Bluetooth® modem and wireless LAN capability as standard features.

While the FC-250 is extremely compact, it is truly ‘heavy duty.' Rated at an IP66, inclement weather is not a deterrent to using the FC-250

Additional features of the FC-250 include:

-- 3.7" touch-screen display;

-- Optional Spread Spectrum Radio (RS-1) can be attached;

-- Optional long-range Bluetooth modem (RS-1B) can be attached;

-- Quick access to swap the battery;

-- SD and CF card slots; and

-- USB, and DE-9 com ports.

The FC-250is a very rugged, advanced, affordable and powerful field controller for today's market. The FC-250's easy-to-navigate, intuitive user interface is another definite benefit that allows every user, including new Topcon users, to easily utilize full functionality of all Topcon GNSS receivers, total stations and Imaging Station.

Topcon Celebrates the First Delivery of IP-S2 in Japan

posted Dec 7, 2009, 2:23 AM by Philippe Akl   [ updated Feb 9, 2010, 12:29 AM ]

Dec. 7, 2009
The IP-S2 mobile survey system was delivered to the first Japanese user, the Satellite Bridge Company Limited in Iwamizawa-city, Hokkaido. Topcon invited Mr. Toshiaki Takabatake, president, as well as Mr. Shigeo Sawaya, corporate auditor, to the Topcon headquarters in Tokyo to celebrate this memorable delivery. 

Mr. Takabatake said in a speech, “The Satellite Bridge is a joint venture established by five surveying companies in our region. Since its foundation, all of us keep sharing the same vision that we create new values by pursuing and implementing the best available technologies.” 

“I believe the IP-S2 is the technology we need. We can add images along with 3D positional data to the digital maps. This feature will enable us to make completely new proposals to our clients, and to create new businesses.”

Mr. Sawaya said, “Using the IP-S2, we are planning to create new business models in several surveying fields that used to be unprofitable because of excessive labor and cost involved. We have several challenging projects such as data capture for road surface repair, digital mapping of forest roads, and creating hazard maps of dangerous regions.”

“The IP-S2 can solve problems that currently we are facing by its capability to acquire spatial data and imagery wherever we can drive a car. I am confident that this new solution will expand our business area.” 

Norio Uchida, director and managing executive officer of Topcon Corporation, said, “The IP-S2 is designed to revolutionize the surveying and mapping workflow that exponentially improves productivity. There is clear indication that on a global scale, mobile data collection solutions will become one of the core technologies in the survey business in the short term.”

“We have set up the sales and support workforces dedicated to this technology, aiming to establish strong foundation in this new business field. I believe the technological breakthrough is one of the most powerful driving forces behind the creation of a better world. Topcon will keep supporting your innovative approaches,” Uchida said.
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Topcon to provide 90 additional GPS Reference Stations for the Japanese CORS GEONET

posted Nov 9, 2009, 10:22 PM by Philippe Akl

Nov. 10, 2009
Topcon has received an order for 90 GPS receivers from the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI), an affiliate of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). This is in addition to the 360 receivers ordered in July.

Topcon will provide a total of 450 receivers for the GPS Earth Observation Network System (GEONET) operated by the GSI. It is expected the new systems, including additional 90 receivers, will be in operation by the end of March 2010.

In 1992, GSI initiated the introduction of Global Positioning System (GPS) Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) known as GEONET. As of November 2009, over 1,200 stations nationwide are in place providing precise positioning data to the public. 

“With this addition of 90 new receivers, more than 35 percent of the GEONET stations will implement Topcon NET-G3 series receivers,” said Takashi Eto, senior manager of the Global Business Planning Group and the Asia & Middle East Marketing Group. 

Topcon will also provide GPS observation/control software as well as a database management system exclusively designed for the GEONET.

“The NET-G3 has an ability to track currently planned L2C and L5 GPS signals. Upgrading the GEONET system with our technology and expertise will certainly benefit the users as soon as the new GPS signals will become available,” Eto said.


NET-G3 Series GPS ReceiverGEONET Reference Station

Osamu Murao General Manager for Topcon Middle East & Africa

posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:21 AM by Philippe Akl   [ updated Oct 15, 2009, 1:32 AM ]



Dubai, UAE, -15 oct’09- Mr. Osamu Murao has been appointed General Manager of Topcon Middle East & Africa as a successor of Mr. Katsuhiro Umino as of 1st of Oct’09.

Mr. Murao has a rich history in the positioning industry stretching back to 1982 and a wide managerial scope covering sales, planning and finance.  He held various management positions in Japan, Singapore, USA and Europe. At the announcement of his new posting Mr. Muro said:” The global economic downturn that we are witnessing is no doubt the most significant crisis of our times. Its effects on most industries have been devastating, as have been its impacts on our field, however  the Middle Easter and African markets are still potentially promising and there is huge room for expansions …Indeed, our positioning equipment and solutions are expected to contribute to the development of the economy in this region. I am delighted working in this exciting region and looking forward to what’s coming next”.

About Topcon: Since 1932, Topcon has remained focused on a vision of technological innovation to provide the world’s greatest precise positioning solutions. As the sole proprietor of optomechatronics--a unique, synergistic blend of optics, mechanics, and electronics technologies-- the Topcon name carries a reputation of integrity and products of the highest quality receiving industry leading certifications.

TOPCON Selected to Provide GPS Reference Stations for the Japanese CORS GEONET

posted Jul 29, 2009, 2:19 PM by Topcon Gulf Admin   [ updated Aug 10, 2009, 7:25 AM ]

TOPCON has been selected by the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI), an affiliate of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), to provide 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.

In 1992, GSI initiated the introduction of Global Positioning System (GPS) Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) known as GEONET. As of March 2009, nationwide 1,236 stations are in place providing precise positioning data to the public.

Today the GEONET is a vital infrastructure of the country that provides GPS data for diverse applications such as surveying, construction, GIS, weather forecasting, among others. It also provides the real-time observation data of earth’s crustal movement for the purpose of researches in earthquake and volcanic activities.

In this project, GSI will replace a total of 360 old receivers with the TOPCON NET-G3 series that incorporates the latest tracking technology for currently planned L2C and L5 GPS signals. TOPCON will also develop GPS observation/control software as well as a database management system exclusively designed for the GEONET.


NET-G3 Series GPS Receive     GEONET Reference Station
NET-G3 Series GPS Receiver     GEONET Reference Station
Topcon Press Release

Topcon Middle East Partnering With 12d Solutions

posted Jul 29, 2009, 2:17 PM by Topcon Gulf Admin   [ updated Aug 10, 2009, 7:23 AM ]

Dubai, UAE. – 22nd July, 2009 – Topcon Middle East is partnering with 12d Solutions to offer to the Middle East market an ultimate solution that drives the entire project lifecycle, from field data collection and layout to office terrain modeling and civil engineering.

 
Philippe Akl, Sales & Marketing Manager, said, “Coupling Topcon's field solutions with 12d’s office software offers unparalleled professional and versatile value for our users. Surveyors and engineers are only interested in having a full solution rather than numerous sensors. We are offering the Middle East market a wider technological scope and more choices to meet the diverse needs in this region. Our alliance with 12d serves this objective”.

12d Model is a powerful terrain modeling, surveying and civil engineering package. It allows quick and high quality production in a wide variety of projects including roads, rail, channels, storage tanks, sub-divisions, landscaping, major pipelines, waste water reticulation, site layouts, flood modeling, and Environmental Impact studies.

The major benefits of 12d Model are that it is easy to use, it will work with all Topcon instruments, and it provides unparalleled functionality for the surveying and construction industries.
“12d Model has been growing internationally since coming on the market 20 years ago and today both the Middle East and Africa play an important role in our growth strategy,” said Dr Lee Gregory, CEO of 12d Solutions. He added, “This is an exciting opportunity to build upon our existing international relationship with Topcon and deliver a high quality solution to our clients which is aligned with our company values.”


About Topcon: Since 1932, Topcon has remained focused on a vision of technological innovation to provide the world’s greatest precise positioning solutions. As the sole proprietor of optomechatronics--a unique, synergistic blend of optics, mechanics, and electronics technologies-- the Topcon name carries a reputation of integrity and products of the highest quality receiving industry leading certifications.


About 12d: 12d Solutions Pty Ltd is an Australian software developer specializing in civil engineering and surveying applications.Established in 1988, 12d Solutions sells and supports its principal product suite, 12d Model, direct and through distributors around the world.12d Solutions clients include civil and water engineering consultants; environmental consultants; surveyors; local, state and national government departments and authorities; research institutes; construction companies; and mining consultants.

Topcon & Almourad strongly present at at the Arab Union of Surveyors Conference

posted Jul 29, 2009, 2:07 PM by Topcon Gulf Admin   [ updated Jul 29, 2009, 2:18 PM ]

The Arab Union of Surveyors organized an International Scientific Conference on surveying and topography at Bustan Grand Hotel in Beirut from 29 June to 1st of July 2009. The conference attracted totally about 400 participants from most Arab countries and some European countries in addition to FIG and other prestigious governmental representatives.

 

 

 


Topcon and Almourad (Topcon’s dealer in Lebanon) were strongly present as key players. Philippe Akl, Topcon’s Sales & Marketing Manager said:” The cooperation with the Arab Union of Surveyors is a natural outcome of the mutual respect and appreciation of each other’s role in the development of the positioning industry in the region. We congratulate the Union for the successful event and look forward to further strengthening communication and cooperation in the future.” 

Visitors at Topcon & Almourad booth

Visitors at Topcon & Almourad booth 


 Topcon' s presentation by Philippe AKl


  Event award presented to Arab and international delegates


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