Topcon Positioning Systems

On Nov. 13, Topcon Positioning Systems Inc. held a Field Day event at Benchmark Tool & Supply's Raleigh, N.C., branch location. The main purpose of the gathering was for customers to learn about Topcon's new X-53x automatic excavator system from the experts themselves.

Saltmarsh Industries, located in Southwick, Mass., serves the Springfield, Worcester, eastern New York and northern Connecticut region, specializing in site development, underground utilities, pavement management, water/sewer/drainage systems and other realms of total site development.

Topcon Positioning Group and Bentley Systems have announced the kick-off date of their collaborative Constructioneering Academy initiative. The first session is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2018 in Livermore, Calif. Topcon and Bentley have joined efforts to provide opportunities designed to allow construction industry professionals to learn best practices in constructioneering, a process of managing and integrating survey, engineering and construction data, to streamline construction workflows and improve project delivery.

Topcon Positioning Group presented an instructional session: “Adding Intelligence to Point Clouds for Near Real-Time Construction Management” at Autodesk University Las Vegas 2017, held Nov. 14-16. The session¬†featured a demonstration exploring how to best manage the flow of data immediately after a construction slab pour, optimizing point cloud data.

Topcon Positioning Group recently announced an update to its data collection software for the SmoothRide resurfacing workflow solution. RD-M1 Collect 2.0 includes updates designed to facilitate and optimize mapping of road conditions. The improvements feature an improved interface that is designed to simplify setup and automatically detect the position of the wheel sensor during data collection.

Topcon Positioning Group announced a new addition to the Topcon Solutions Store distribution network Sept. 13. PPI Group, now known as PPI Group, a Topcon Solutions Store, is the latest positioning distributor to join the network with two locations in Portland, Ore.

Automated grade control using GNSS signals has transformed how earthmoving contractors get work done. Through the engineering efforts of its innovators and developers, machine control technology has been improved and refined over the years. A development in the ongoing evolution of machine control technology, is Topcon Positioning Systems' introduction of its 3D-MCMAX integrated 3D dozer system.

Topcon Positioning Systems announced a “Roadshow” focused on stringless concrete paving is being held from June 22 to 23 in Belgrade, Mont. The sessions are designed to provide demonstrations of Millimeter GPS systems on GOMACO slipform pavers in a hands-on environment.

Topcon Positioning Group announces two new full constellation GNSS receivers for the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market. The new B111 and B125 boards are designed for use with a broad range of positioning applications. The boards utilize the GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo constellations with the B111 tracking signals in the L1 and L2 frequency band, while the B125 adds signals in the L5 band.

Palmer, Alaska, has just under 6,000 residents, but as a commercial and cultural center for the region it draws visitors from well beyond its city boundaries. Come the end of summer, the annual week-and-a-half long Alaska State Fair, located in Palmer, can draw more than 300,000 visitors.

Topcon Positioning Group announces the next generation of automated concrete paving — the ZPS system — with the new Z-Robot and Z-Stack sensor. Using enhanced Topcon Millimeter GPS technology, the ZPS system is designed to bring increased accuracy to concrete paving with a fraction of the hardware required for traditional LPS (local positioning system).