Livermore, Calif. – May 16, 2023 – Topcon Positioning Systems and Fixposition announce an agreement for Fixposition to provide Topcon correction services to Fixposition customers in North America and Europe. Topcon is a leading GNSS OEM and correction services provider and operates the Topnet Live network, one of the largest GNSS base station networks in Europe and North America. Delivering high-quality RTK correction services, the network will complement the positioning capabilities of Fixposition’s Vision-RTK 2 solution.
In areas where there are reliable GNSS signals, Vision-RTK 2 uses Topcon RTK correction to initialize at centimeter accuracy. In areas with disrupted GNSS signals, the Fixposition vision fusion takes over to maintain the accuracy of global position and pose estimation. The technology has already been adopted by many autonomy solution providers and OEMs of lawnmowers, ag-tech vehicles and utility robots such as road sweepers. It helps them to extend precise operation into areas where it was not possible before.
Zhenzhong Su, CEO of Fixposition, said, “The agreement will provide Fixposition’s end customer with a one-stop solution to have centimeter accuracy with one of the highest quality RTK base station networks. Customers are now able to buy the Vision-RTK 2 bundled with a one-year Topcon correction services subscription.”
“We are excited to work with Fixposition to make stable and precise positioning accessible to the growing IoT and autonomy sectors,” said Ian Stilgoe, VP of Emerging Business at Topcon. “Our network services business gives us the flexibility to support truly innovative and unique offerings such as what Fixposition brings to market, and we are eager to contribute to their growing success.”
About Topcon Positioning Group
Topcon Positioning Group, always one step ahead in technology and customer benefits, is an industry leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction, geospatial and agriculture markets. Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, U.S. (topconpositioning.com, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook). Its European head office is in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands. Topcon Corporation (topcon.com), founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).
Fixposition AG is a Swiss company developing high-precision global positioning solutions, combing computer vision techniques and satellite navigation to deliver accuracy in open field and in GNSS challenging environments. The technology is a key enabler for the mass-market adoption of autonomous solutions. Fixposition provides “Precise Global Position EverywhereTM”. More at www.fixposition.com.