LIVERMORE, Calif. (April 11, 2024) — Topcon Positioning Systems has announced strategic agreements with Bentley Systems and Worldsensing to integrate its advanced global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technology into the companies’ software and connectivity solutions.

As part of its agreement with Bentley Systems — an infrastructure engineering software company whose solutions are used by professionals and organizations of every size, for the design, construction and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings, mining and industrial facilities — Topcon will provide access to its web-based GNSS processing engine. Bentley has integrated this technology into their advanced iTwin Internet of Things (IoT) monitoring solution.

A global IoT pioneer in connectivity solutions for geotechnical, structural and environmental monitoring, Worldsensing has integrated the Topcon AGM-1 GNSS receiver with its Thread X3 broadband product. The result is a new Accurate Positioning System to monitor geohazards such as rock falls and landslides in pit mines, rail embankments and other ground structures.

“This will empower industry professionals to proactively identify potential risks of subsidence, heave, landslip, settlement and undertake preventive measures,” said Ian Stilgoe, vice president of Emerging Business for Topcon. “Mining operations and the rail industry will greatly benefit from this collaboration. Professionals in these fields can now access a comprehensive monitoring solution that ensures the safety of their operations while optimizing productivity, all at a much lower cost than before.”

This integration marks a significant milestone in geohazard monitoring technology, offering a connect-and-collect solution that enables real-time detection and analysis of potential risks. By leveraging GNSS technology as the core component, Topcon and Worldsensing bring cost-effectiveness and efficiency to ground-movements monitoring applications while reducing the initial investment required for GNSS monitoring.

Available for commercial use in the United States, Canada, Australia and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), the solution will expand its reach to South and Latin America.

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