Topcon GIS Business Partner Program Creates Opportunities

Livermore, Calif. – November 20, 2008 – Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), through its Emerging Business Unit, has established a Topcon GIS Business Partner program.

The Topcon GIS program is available to companies involved in GIS business applications that create a solution or provide a service that complements Topcon’s mapping and GIS data collection products.

There are two categories for Topcon GIS Business Partners:
1) OEM partners – for third party software and application developers; and
2) GIS solution partners – for firms providing GIS services.

“There are several key benefits to being a Topcon GIS business partner,” Richard Rybka, Topcon’s GIS partner development manager, said.  

The benefits include:
• Direct purchase of GIS products from TPS;
• Obtain marketing/advertising/trade show support, and cost sharing;
• Access to Topcon developer resources;
• Network with other Topcon business partners;
• Presence on the TPS web site; and
• Special offers with Topcon products.

Rybka said, “This program is the perfect platform for companies to join with Topcon to build end-to-end solutions geared toward any specific GIS application.  As a result, the customer gets a GIS mobile data collection and management solution with an easy workflow and acquires the tools to solve their specific business challenges.  The opportunities available through this program provide a new revenue stream for the partner.  Their customers receive the benefits of TPS technology.”

Information on the new program is now available on the Topcon Positioning Systems website:

Inquiries may be made to Rybka at 925-337-7862 or

About Topcon Positioning Systems
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., (TPS) designs and manufactures precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. The company has worldwide employee operations and dealer networks. Topcon Corporation was founded in 1932. It is the parent company of TPS and is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).