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Starting today, the 2007 Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) Technology Roadshow begins its fifth year of educational seminars and hands-on demonstrations for surveying, GPS, GIS, and machine control operations. From April to October, TPS representatives in conjunction with Topcon dealers, will host regional seminars in more than 100 cities across the United States and Canada. The presentations are designed to illustrate the following:

  • how new technology can increase job site productivity and profitability;
  • the impact of automation on the modern construction site;
  • breakthroughs in accuracy and job-site productivity using satellite systems;
  • robotic technology and how it is used on job sites; and
  • latest news on space-based navigation and multi-satellite signal technology.

The Technology Roadshow offers videos, informal education sessions, hands-on demonstrations, and open question-and-answer sessions. The three- to four-hour sessions can be customized to accommodate a majority of attendees’ schedules, according to Topcon, and specialized topics may be added to any Technology Roadshow presentation as requested.

"Outside of traditional industry magazines, there are few opportunities to get the latest information of the technology affecting how positioning work gets done," says Jamie Williamson, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Topcon. "Many people would have to wait for an annual trade show, which may involve traveling long distances to see the latest products and technology. With the Technology Roadshow, we bring the information to you locally."

The multi-media presentations are designed to educate engineering, survey, and construction professionals about the new technologies that are available to increase accuracy and productivity on a daily basis. Part of the show includes a question-and-answer session by Topcon technology experts. Show presentations include basic and advanced concepts of satellite navigation and positioning, as well as imaging, robotic, job site communications, and laser technology. Each show wraps up with hands-on demonstrations of products.

A complete listing of participating cities is available at www.topconroadshow.com.

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