Using Network RTK Systems.
Network RTK solutions for use with GPS Surveying Equipment in Britain have been around since Leica launched their Spider Net back in 2006. Since then Trimble (VRS System) and most recently Topcon with their Topcon TopNET service have entered the market of Network RTK Systems.
The main advantage of the using the Network RTK systems is the amount of time saving that can be achieved. There is no need to set up a base station (potentially leaving it vulnerable too) and the co-ordinates are to OS Co-ordinates too.
Getting the Best Results.
Topcon’s New FC-250 Field Controller.
Topcon has released their latest Field Controller, the Topcon FC-250. Topcon say the FC-250 is a next generation field controller designed to give users increased power and performance whilst still being rugged and compact.
The Topcon FC-250 runs the latest Windows Mobile® Versi
How to set the Radio Channel on a Topcon GPS RTK System.
Once you have identified the radio channel you want to use with your GPS RTK System it is likely that your GPS Rover unit is not set to the desired radio frequency. The following will guide you through the configuration process for setting your GPS Rover Unit to your Base Station. This guide is
Topcon have just released a new robotic total station for engineers and surveyors. The new Topcon Quick Station is the most advanced system on the market today takes over from the GPT-9000 series Robotic Total Station.
The Topcon Quick Station series robotic system features
Topcon GRS-1 Review.
The Topcon GRS-1 has been on the market for a couple of years now. I have in the past been using the Topcon Hiper GPS System, but for a job on the M42 there was a need for surveying to OS Grid co-ordinate system.
The purchase price for a new Topcon GRS-1 is £9995.00+VAT and this includes your first year's subscription to the TopNET correction service.
Topcon DL-500 Series Digital Levels.
Topcon have released their new DL-500 Series Digital Levels. And it's packed with new features and programmes.
The new DL-500 series Digital Levels have "wave and read" technology, a world's first. This technology allows the staff to be rocked back and forth by the chainman and the Topcon DL-500 will automatically read the lowest value. Thus eliminating errors in reading waved staffs.
Topcon has released a Software and Firmware upgrade to their GTS-900, GPT-9000, and Imaging Stations X-TRAC 7 is an advancement that provides them with the latest and most reliable tracking technology available.
Improved Prism Tracking. The new X-TRAC 7 prism-tracking strength and allowable prism movement speed is increased. X-TRAC 7 uses a tracking beam sequence that keeps the instrument cross hairs focused on the moving prism pole. In
Topcon AT-B3 Review.
The Topcon AT-B3 Automatic Level sits in the middle of the new Topcon AT-B Series of Levels. It is described by Topcon as the versatile model for Surveying, Engineering and Construction.