Topcon Positioning Group has announced a new suite featuring four integrated solutions — three hardware products ‘fused’ by a single software solution — designed to provide professionals with a powerful and complete survey system. The Topcon Elite Survey Suite — which includes the new GT series of robotic total stations, HiPer HR hybrid GNSS receiver, FC-5000 field computer and MAGNET® 4.0 software system — provides Topcon flagship geo-positioning products and technology in one system.
“The individual products of the Elite Survey Suite were designed from the ground up to work together seamlessly through one software solution,” explained Cameron Waters, Geospatial National Product Manager for Topcon’s Australian distributor, Position Partners.
“The suite derives its power from the fastest robotic motor total station technology in the market, the smallest and lightest GNSS rover in the industry, the latest advances in field computing and the pinnacle of software capabilities,” he said.
The Topcon Ultrasonic Direct Drive motors available within the new GT series total station have a turning speed of up to 180 degrees per second.
“It’s the fastest robot on the market. The advanced UltraTrac Technology engine efficiently and dramatically increases power for prism tracking.” – Cameron Waters
“The total station is thirty percent smaller and thirty percent lighter yet still provides the highest levels of accuracy and performance.
“Built on the foundation of Australia’s favourite GPS, the HiPer series of receivers, the new HiPer HR is the world’s smallest and lightest GNSS receiver. It is capable of tracking all constellations, all satellites, and all signals – available today and tomorrow.”
TILT (Topcon Integrated Levelling Technology) is an all-new GNSS technology augmentation that is integrated in the HiPer HR. TILT uses a 6-axis IMU (inertial measurement unit) and a 3-axis digital compass that together offer advanced corrections for mis-levelled measurements with a 9-axis MEMS (micro electromechanical systems).
The third hardware solution in the suite is the FC-5000 field computer with 15 hours battery life, two built-in cameras and a 7-inch sunlight-readable display. The high performance survey tablet has the industry’s highest level of environmental rating, which means it will work in any conditions.
Driving the productivity and power of these devices is the MAGNET software suite, Mr Waters explained. MAGNET 4.0 provides software support for the hardware through MAGNET Field, MAGNET Office and a significant update to MAGNET Enterprise web service. MAGNET 4.0 also offers a new level of direct communication with other systems, such as Bentley’s ProjectWise collaboration and content management system.
“Topcon set out to provide professionals with a cohesive system that is easy-to-use and powerful — delivering supersonic speed with the GT series, advanced connectivity with the HiPer HR, compact power with the FC-5000 and all-access field-to-office connectivity with MAGNET — all by design in one industry-leading solution,” Mr Waters added. “They’ve done just that with the Elite Survey Suite and Position Partners is thrilled to bring this solution to Australian surveyors, backed by comprehensive support, product maintenance and training services nationwide.”
Learn more about the Elite Survey Suite by calling Position Partners on 1300 867 266 or visiting www.positionpartners.com.au.