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May 31, 2013

New Topcon total stations target construction, surveying pros

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TPS’ GTS-250 series boast rugged, water resistant design; eco-rating of IP-54

Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (TPS) Thursday introduced its GTS-250 line of total stations for the construction industry, combining rugged, field-ready quality and accuracy with an economical, compact design for measuring and positioning applications such as topo surveys and construction layout.

The Livermore, Calif.-based firm is a subsidiary of Japan-based, $1 billion Topcon Corporation and the world’s largest manufacturer of precision GPS and GNSS systems, commercial lasers, and optical instruments for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets.

The GTS-250 series has a single-prism range of 2,000m (6,560 feet) and a rugged, durable and water resistant design with an environmental rating of IP-54.

The total stations are available in two- and five-second models with dual-axis compensation as a standard feature, and include optical plummet, battery, battery charger and two displays as standard equipment.

The GTS-250 uses a standard interface cable allowing it to connect to data collectors or a computer. It also features onboard programs and 24,000-point data storage.

On-board software can be used to layout points in the field or use any of Topcon’s field controllers running MAGNET software for more complex construction projects, the company said.

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