Topcon Announces New Reference Stations Added to Network Service

Livermore, Calif. – March 29, 2016 – Topcon Positioning Group announces expanded reference stations in its GNSS network service in North America. CN railway has installed more than 40 Topcon reference stations along its rail lines from the Canada and Minnesota border to New Orleans. The stations are the newest additions to the TopNETlive network.

TopNETlive is designed to deliver high-accuracy GNSS correction data to rovers for surveying, construction, mapping and agricultural applications.

“CN is primarily using the TopNETlive network to support its survey and engineering operations,” said¬Charles Rihner, vice president of the Topcon GeoPositioning Group. “The network presents additional opportunities for application expansion in the future.”

The TopNETlive stations were installed in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota — with plans for more along the CN lines in Iowa in the upcoming summer.

For additional information about the Topcon network service, visit TopNETlive.
About Topcon Positioning Group
Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA ( Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands ( Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star, RDS Technology, NORAC and 2LS. Topcon Corporation (, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).