All Surveying Equipment Articles

Topcon includes graders
The 3D-MC2 technology from Topcon Positioning Systems now available for motor graders.
Wireless network raises US GPS concerns
Multi-industry group fears new wireless network could create up to 40000 GPS ‘dead spots’ across the US.
Surveying equipment - Tough customers
The latest generation of surveying instruments are not just more efficient, they are also more rugged than ever before.
Sokkia appoints HKL as laser dealer in Germany
Rental company HKL Baumaschinen has been appointed exclusive dealer in Germany for the Sokkia range of lasers. The deal covers the Sokkia and Triax branded models.
Topcon introduces new software
Topcon has introduced the Layout and LayoutMaster software designed to help contractors with construction staking and layout tasks regardless of terrain, weather and job site restrictions.
Galileo operational by 2014
Key procurment contracts awarded for European satellite navigation system.
Streamlined surveying: An in-depth look at the surveying equipment sector.
Surveying equipment manufacturers are developing easier-to-use, more productive instruments using the latest technologies. Becca Wilkins reports on the improvements being made in this specialised sector.
CE reports on developments to aid speed and efficiency in surveying
Surveying is a high-tech area, but in recognition of how complex it has become, manufacturers are working on making their instruments easier to use.
Leica unveils new laser scanner
Leica has introduced the ScanStation C10, the company's newest 3D laser scanner for as-built and topographic surveying.
Topcon's new versatile GNSS receiver
The new GRS-1 dual-frequency, dual-constellation, network-enabled RTK rover system from Topcon features an internal GSM modem, high-speed processor, built-in camera, compass and bar code reader.
Trimble's tablet enhances construction workflow
Trimble's new Tablet handheld computer with built-in cellular and WiFi connections allows construction workers to quickly receive design changes or updates in the field and to deliver measurement or stakeout results to the office for on-the-spot approval.
New laser level from Trimble
Trimble has introduced the Spectra Precision LL100 horizontal laser level for use in a variety of construction elevation control applications, the company said.
JV for Caterpillar and Trimble
Caterpillar and Trimble have announced a new joint venture (JV) company and distribution agreement that will focus on applications for road construction, paving, heavy construction and quarry/aggregates worksites.
Fan beam laser
In order to obtain better accuracy and improved flexibility, Topcon introduced what it calls a bar code transmitter for its mm GPS.
Livelink telematics for JCB
In January 2009, JCB will introduce a new Livelink satellite monitoring system across its full range of machines.
Enigma Security
Enigma vehicle systems has launched a new Version 6 of its skyline GPS advanced tracking, security and telematics system.
Global connectivity: the impact of GNSS on construction equipment development
With new satellites being launched, Steve Skinner looks at connectivity across the expanded GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) network, how it will influence applications in construction and where it could take the industry.
Surveying simplicity - developments in equipment and technology
Surveying equipment manufacturers are continuing to simplify the instruments used in the construction industry as skilled surveyors in the sector are becoming increasingly rare.
Boels enters surveying market with POL acquisition
Boels Verhuur BV in the Netherlands has acquired POL Geotechniek BV, a surveying equipment sales company based in Andelst, The Netherlands. POL is dealer for Leica Geosystems and sells other surveying and GPS equipment brands such Mikrolaser, 3D-win and Motorola.
Record educational order
The Polish Ministry of Education has agreed to buy more than 860 surveying instruments from Topcon. The order, comprising 430 total stations and 430 optical levels is thought to be a world record.
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