Livermore, Calif./Capelle a/d Ijssel, The Netherlands — Topcon Positioning Group announced an addition to its GM line of manual total stations designed to provide fast and accurate measurements in a cost-efficient package — the GM-50.

“In a compact and sleek design, the GM-50 offers high-end performance and exceptional functionality for jobs such as site layout or as-built survey,” said Ray Kerwin, director of global surveying products.

The beam is designed to offer a rapid distance measurement of 0.9 seconds regardless of the target. “The iM-50 EDM features a prism range of up to 4,000 meters and up to 500 meters in reflectorless mode with an incredible 1.5 mm/2 ppm accuracy for accurate measurements in most any entry-level survey or layout application,” said Kerwin.

The instrument has received an IP66 certification for operation in tough job site conditions.

“GM series total stations are thoroughly inspected with dust-proof and water-proof test

chambers. In addition, various tests against vibration, drop, temperature, and humidity were successfully passed to achieve the best environmental specifications,” said Kerwin.

Additional features include Bluetooth connectivity with the controller, as well as 50,000 points of internal memory, or up to 32GB USB flash drive external support.