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Topcon launches three new technology updates for the built environment

By [email protected] - 16th October 2017 - 12:17

Following an official launch at Intergeo 2017 in September, Topcon GB & Ireland has announced three new software system updates designed to simplify and streamline monitoring, road and mass data applications.

This includes the unveiling of a new web-based service, MAGNET Collage Web. Offering a sleek platform that is accessible through a web browser, the service integrates with the existing MAGNET Collage Office software to give professionals an easy and quick way of sharing their mass data maps in a 3D web-based environment. MAGNET Collage Web also features fast loading point cloud visualisation as well as unique rendering capabilities so that users can view precision data on demand.

Topcon also announced an upgrade to its cutting-edge data collection software, RD-M1 Collect 2.0, for the SmoothRide™ road resurfacing workflow system. The updates include a new-look interface for more straight forward use as well as a status bar that indicates the recommended speed for collecting road information based on the specific project in hand. In addition, users will now be able to add messages onto their data maps by using the software’s new memo feature, as well as import predetermined routes for more thorough surveying.

Rounding up Topcon’s product announcements is the update to the Delta Deformation Monitoring System. Launched at Intergeo’s 2016 show, the Delta Deformation Monitoring System combines powerful hardware and intuitive software under one complete workflow. This latest update brings new configuration options to the system’s Delta Watch monitoring software, meaning that users can now collect data from levelling sensors as well as GNSS and robotic total stations and process this under one network. The system also now includes a new optional rail monitoring module to visually show rail height measurements as well as track alignment and displacement.

The three product announcements at Intergeo 2017 supported Topcon’s overarching concept of ‘The Intersection of Infrastructure and Technology’. Across the three day event, Topcon explored the current and future demands on the infrastructure sector and how pioneering technology can help increase productivity on these projects.

Topcon GB & Ireland’s business manager, Dave Bennett, commented: “Infrastructure management and aging infrastructure across the globe are placing huge demands on construction professionals.

“It’s an issue that needs to be addressed by increasing productivity and reducing waste in global construction processes, something that’s increasingly difficult with the tight budgets available. The Intersection of Infrastructure and Technology showcase at Intergeo demonstrated how incorporating the latest smart technology into construction applications can help meet this need.

“Our latest products have been designed with this in mind, helping construction professionals to adopt smarter and more integrated workflows.”

As part of its launch, Topcon is currently providing free access to its MAGNET Collage Web service and inviting users to try their hand at flying a 3D point cloud model directly from their desktop browser.

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