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Topcon Roadshow off and running


April 9, 2014
By Andrew Macklin


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topconroadshowApril 9, 2014, Livermore, Calif. – Topcon has begun its
23-city, six-month tour of North America with the kick-off of its 2014
Technology Roadshow.

With the event getting underway in Livermore, California, in
the shadow of its corporate headquarters east of San Francisco, Topcon has
begun of the most ambitious product marketing tours seen in the construction
equipment industry.

topconroadshowApril 9, 2014, Livermore, Calif. – Topcon has begun its
23-city, six-month tour of North America with the kick-off of its 2014
Technology Roadshow.

  

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With the event getting underway in Livermore, California, in
the shadow of its corporate headquarters east of San Francisco, Topcon has
begun of the most ambitious product marketing tours seen in the construction
equipment industry.

The three-day event, which began with a day that gave their
own employees a first glance at the practical applications of the technology
they produce, is the most comprehensive showcase of Topcon’s entire jobsite
solutions portfolio.

 

The Roadshow offers several different stations with active
demonstrations and educational opportunities. A theatre presentation in the
company’s customized Roadshow tractor-trailer gives an overall picture of the
technology solutions offered by Topcon. From there, five additional stations provide
hands-on opportunities to experience each solution, with live demonstrations in
each product area.

 

For contractors who are unfamiliar with what Topcon
solutions are and how they work, the inside of the Roadshow truck includes
displays of the full suite of equipment solutions. Software solutions including
Tierra, SiteLink, Magnet, and Oculus demonstrations are also part of the
trailer experience. Oculus, which was recently purchased by Facebook for $2
billion, is a virtual reality jobsite experience, allowing a contractor to view
a jobsite while offsite thanks to the laser scanning technology used in the
Topcon equipment suites.

 

For operators, the live demonstration areas give a full
hands-on opportunity to experience the technology in action, whether it’s in
construction, agriculture, mapping or surveying applications. In the construction
and agriculture areas, operators have the chance to experience Topcon
technologies with the 3D-MC2 machine control system, on graders,
dozers, and excavators. In the surveying area, GNSS and robotic solutions are
on display, featuring Topcon’s Hybrid Positioning. Topcon also had their mobile
mapping solution, the IP-S2, available for live demonstrations. The IP-S2 reads
150,000 points per second to provide a detailed map on the entire jobsite.

 

The presentation from Topcon provides the most comprehensive
learning opportunity for contractors and operators looking to understand how
jobsite and software solutions are changing the aggregate and roadbuilding industry.

 

There are five opportunities for Canadians to see the Topcon
Technology Roadshow on home soil:

·     
May 14-15 in Regina, Sask.

·     
May 21-22 in Red Deer, Alta.

·     
June 11-12 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

·     
July 30-31 in Toronto, Ont.

·     
August 13-14 in Quebec City, Que.

 

Brandt Tractor will host the dates in Alberta and
Saskatchewan. For more information, or to register, visit: http://roadshow.brandt.ca.

 

Geoshack will host the Roadshow in both Toronto and Quebec
City. For more information, or to register, visit: http://topconroadshow.com/registration_form.php?show=29

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