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Topcon Further Expands MC-X Platform with All-New GNSS Option for Compact Equipment, Announces New Aquisition

Topcon Positioning Systems announced the availability of a new global navigation satellite system (GNSS) option for its MC-Mobile compact machine control solution. Rounding out the company’s compact solutions portfolio, this GNSS option allows contractors to easily integrate their compact machines into fleets already powered by GNSS technology. This expansion gives owners of skid steers, compact track loaders (CTL) and mini excavators the broadest offering of machine control options to date.

“We initially built MC-Mobile with the smaller or mid-size contractor in mind,” said Murray Lodge, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Topcon. “Working with a prism pole and our 3D robotic instrument, the LN-150, users easily measure, design and build right on-site, all with one three-in-one solution – expanding their capabilities and growing their business. Now, this new GNSS option allows fleet managers to easily integrate compact machines into much larger, more complex workflows, with the same machine-to-machine modularity and ease-of-use that has made MC-Mobile one of our most talked-about products of the last year. Both the local positioning system (LPS) and GNSS versions are made possible thanks to the MC-X platform.”

The MC-X architecture combines multiple communication technologies, such as the Sitelink3D connectivity platform, support for numerous elevation sensors, IMUs and GNSS receivers, to tailor solutions directly to a contractor’s workflow – maximizing return on investment (ROI) at every phase of an operation.

The entire MC-X powered portfolio is designed to make machine control easy to use and affordable for a variety of contractors. It ties together mixed fleets of earthmoving (both full-size and compact), asphalt and concrete paving equipment, and is designed to be as flexible as it is powerful, adapting across applications and machine types, improving performance and speed for operators of all skill levels.

The Acquisition of Digital Construction Works
Topcon also announced the purchase of construction software and data integrations and services company Digital Construction Works (DCW). DCW’s services and software integration platform will help customers navigate and maximize the use of construction data made available across multiple apps and software.

Today’s construction business owners have more critical data at their fingertips than ever before, but it is often a challenge to distill all of that information from so many sources. In order to make the most well-informed business decisions, contractors need an easy way to understand all of the data generated from multiple digital tools and software along every phase of a project – that’s where DCW fits into the equation.

“DCW enables the connection of the job site and the office,” said Jason Hallett, Vice President and General Manager, DCW. “Automation and the availability of integrated and aggregated data provide greater insights into project performance and status. Now, as part of Topcon, our integrations platform enhances the value of Topcon’s interoperability with third-party software typically used to execute machine-guided operations. This saves users time and money by automating report generation and eliminating manual data entry across a multi-vendor and multi-stakeholder project environment.”

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The DCW team continues to focus on integrations that connect a project’s planning and design phase with the construction and field completion phases. This office-to-site connection provides automated workflows and insightful visualization and reporting within a secure user-facing integration platform.

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