Barnet – 23 April 2010 – Users of Topcon’s laser scanning solutions can now benefit from the most advanced processing and visualisation technology following the addition of Topcon Europe Positioning to the Pointools European Reseller Network.
Pointools is a suite of software specifically designed for the processing, visualisation, drawing and modelling of point cloud data – the millions of 3D measurements captured by laser scanning instruments, while Topcon offers a wide range of laser scanning solutions for a number of markets including surveying and construction. It is hoped that the partnership will further secure the dominant position of each party.
“Pointools makes sense of point cloud data and makes the delivery and presentation of information for a wide range of projects a simple process. As the leading manufacturer-independent software Pointools was therefore a ‘perfect partner’ for the outstanding data quality produced by our scanners,” commented Andrew Evans, Topcon Europe Product Specialist. “The fact that Pointools is ‘independent’ goes a long way towards ensuring maximum data interoperability for the Topcon user base.”
“As one of the world’s largest and leading manufacturers of positioning solutions and instruments, offering a complete line up of high tech products for survey and construction industries, Topcon was a natural partner for our continued expansion into the European market,” commented Tony Rogers, co-founder and Director of Pointools Ltd.
Pointools is an independent technology company focussed on developing state of the art software solutions to maximise the potential of point cloud data – the millions of 3D measurements usually collected by laser scanning devices. With applications in a wide range of markets including design, manufacturing, construction, engineering, heritage and surveying to name but a few the Pointools software portfolio includes the market leading manufacturer independent point cloud visualisation and presentation solution.
The Pointools product suite includes Pointools Edit, Pointools View Pro, Pointools 4 Rhino, Pointools Model and Pointools Vortex API – recently selected by Bentley as the engine for their portfolio of solutions including Bentley MicroStation.
About Topcon Europe Positioning
Topcon Europe Positioning, located in The Netherlands, is the European headquarters of Topcon Corporation Tokyo. Topcon Europe Positioning is responsible for the distribution, sales, technical and service support, development of the sales network and provides a vital flow of information from the European market to the factory. Topcon 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.