Rock to Road

Equipment Pits & Quarries
Topcon makes improvements to IP-S2 mapping technology


October 11, 2012
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

Topics

ips2_compact_topconOctober
11, 2012, Livermore, Calif. – Topcon Positioning System (TPS) introduces the
new IP-S2 Compact+, an innovative mobile mapping system to accurately measure
objects even in adverse weather conditions and enclosed job sites such as
tunnels and mines.

ips2_compact_topconOctober
11, 2012, Livermore, Calif. – Topcon Positioning System (TPS) introduces the
new IP-S2 Compact+, an innovative mobile mapping system to accurately measure
objects even in adverse weather conditions and enclosed job sites such as
tunnels and mines.

 

Topcon’s
IP-S2, launched in 2009, introduced a vehicle-mounted mobile mapping system
incorporating high-precision GNSS receivers, IMU (inertial measurement unit),
vehicle wheel encoders, 360-degree camera and laser scanners. This new
vehicle-mounted system has improved scanner orientation to optimize visibility
of roadside assets and is packaged in an affordable, compact system that fits
on a car or truck.

 

Charles
Rihner, vice president of the Topcon Emerging Business Unit, said, “The
full-color, high-resolution, high-density point clouds dramatically increase
efficiencies for example in GIS asset management such as utilities, and
transportation work such as roads, highways, tunnels, and overpasses.”

 

The
Compact+ system is available in two configurations: a three-scanner standard
model or a five-scanner system. The three-scanner system gives a 360° vertical
field of view. The five-scanner system increases cloud density, minimizes
scanning shades, and collects 150,000 points per second with a range of 40-50m.
The IP-S2 Compact+ can be purchased with a high accuracy commercial grade or a
tactical grade IMU. The commercial grade IMU is a non-ITAR restricted device
without export control.

 

“Easy to
use, the Compact+ will be an effective solution for a variety of applications.
The IP-S2 Compact+ quickly provides high accuracy data and dynamic imaging for
any mapping project,” Rihner said.

 

The IP-S2
Compact+ is planned for release later in 2012.