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Topcon Announces 3D Machine Control Compatibility Options for Caterpillar Excavators

Topcon Positioning Group announced a new option for Caterpillar Next Gen excavator users to leverage Topcon 3D machine control functionality together with Cat Assist features. As a result of new compatibility of the Topcon 3D excavator system with Caterpillar factory-installed NGH sensors, customers will experience simplified installation of the Topcon aftermarket system into Caterpillar's existing 2D excavator systems, in coordination with Topcon and Caterpillar dealers....


VIDEO: California Surveyor Turns Challenging Trail Expansion Into a Walk in the Park

As anyone in the survey industry will attest, success is defined not by the size of the job at hand but by the accuracies the surveyor brings to it. Truly a game of inches — rather, fractions thereof — the data provided is the foundation upon which the project is built....


Topcon Software Update Introduces Trials Plot Planting, Multiple Implement Control

Topcon Agriculture has released an update to its Horizon precision farming and crop production software which, as well as a new feature which enables automatic section and variable rate control on multiple implements simultaneously, also makes it quick and simple to lay out and drill trials plotsIn addition to various enhancements to the Topcon user interface, such as improved implement diagnostics, video screen capture and a plug-and-play upgrade which enables Topcon's X-series of consoles to communicate seamlessly with Claas's OEM yield monitoring system (thereby eliminating the need for an external yield monitoring ECU), the software update — to Horizon version 5.02 — also introduces two brand new features: "multiple implement support" and "plot planter"....


Topcon, James Roe Announce Multi-Year Extension

Topcon Positioning Group has announced a multi-year extension of its partnership with professional racing car driver James Roe. Beginning in 2019, the partnership has seen the continued success of the young racer as he advances to Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires in 2022 — the highest step on the Road to Indy....


Topcon Announces GTL-1200 Scanning Robotic Total Station

Topcon Positioning Group has announced its latest scanning robotic total station — the GTL-1200. The GTL-1200 solution combines the power of a robotic total station with a laser scanner, enabling users to perform digital layout and capture high-resolution 3D scans, all with a single setup....


Topcon Unveils MC-Mobile Portable Machine Control Solutions for Compact Equipment

Topcon Positioning Group has announced its all-new MC-Mobile portable machine control solution for compact equipment. Based on the Topcon MC-X machine control platform, MC-Mobile offers the user experience and competitive performance benefits of full-size machine control guidance solutions for compact excavators, skid steers and compact track loaders (CTL)....


Basics of Excavator Automation Technology

A growing area of opportunity for many companies lies in an exciting form of technology: excavator automation. One of the reasons excavator automation is becoming more popular is because excavators themselves continue to grow in popularity....


Topcon Positioning Group Expands Global Headquarters

Topcon Positioning Group announced the opening of the new John D. Dice Training Center at its global headquarters in Livermore, Calif. Seated on nearly 6 acres, this newly constructed facility marks the latest addition to a growing network of Topcon Training Centers around the world....


Topcon Announces MC-X Platform, MC-Max Machine Control Solution

Topcon Positioning Group has announced its MC-Max machine control solution. Based on its MC-X machine control platform, and backed by Sitelink3D — the company's real-time, cloud-based data management ecosystem — MC-Max is a scalable solution for mixed-fleet heavy equipment environments....


Kubota, Topcon Sign Collaborative Research Agreement for Smart Agriculture

Kubota Corporation, Topcon Corporation and Topcon Positioning Systems Inc. , have entered into a collaborative research agreement in the field of smart agriculture. These companies will work together to innovate for future commercialization through mutual research in the field of smart agriculture, bringing together the technologies and know-how developed by each company....







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