Creating new values through combining technologies

Technology contributing to the business

Since the company's foundation, Topcon's core technologies are optics and sensing technology . Topcon has continually evolved its unique core technologies by aggressively incorporating peripheral and applied technology according to the time and needs.
Furthermore, we have acquired high-end technology through M&A and Alliances of more than 35 tech ventures. By combining them with our core technology, unique products and solutions that no one ever imagined have been created.
This is how the company has stimulated potential customer demand and opened up the blue ocean market.
In addition to R&D and product development, we have worked on strengthening intellectual property, production and manufacturing technology, and technology management systems, establishing the solutions that can offer and respond to future global needs.
In order to solve societal challenges in "healthcare, agriculture and infrastructure," we will continue to work on developing solutions through digital transformation with a human touch.

Technology contributing to the field of Healthcare Creating a system for eye disease screening Helping people live a healthy, comfortable life

By applying our original optical design and interference measurement, the 3D structure of the posterior part of the eye is visualized in vivo.
In addition, by combining the profound knowledge of ophthalmological optics and real-time image processing technology, the complicated fundus imaging process can be fully automated, enabling a simple and unified fundus measurement.

Technology contributing to the field of Agriculture Automation of farm operations Helping feed a growing world

By applying the laser spectrometry technology and the auto-steering system of agricultural machinery using GNSS (global navigation satellite system) antenna technology, a non-contact sensor that measures the growth status of crops has been developed.
Then, agricultural data can be easily managed by combining these solutions, enabling the maximization of yield and product quality improvement.

Technology contributing to the field of Infrastructure Automation of construction process Helping build a strong, sustainable future

By combining 3D position measurement technology with IMU (inertial measurement unit) and hydraulic control technology, a high speed and high accurate automated construction system has been established in IT construction.
In addition, by using the remote monitoring system with IoT devices, it enables streamlined work at the construction site, improving the efficiency and management of daily processes at the remote office.

Topcon's Technology

Core technology Optical technology
  • Ophthalmological optics
  • Laser technology
  • Thin film
  • Color optics
  • Lens・Optical design
Sensing technology
  • Interferometric measurement
  • Ranging・Angle measurement
  • GNSS antenna
  • Optical sensor
Applied technology Image Processing
  • Point-cloud processing
  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D imaging measurement
  • Object tracking
Machine Learning
  • Object recognition
  • High-precision sensing
  • Diagnosis support
  • Optimization
  • IMU
  • Hydraulic control
  • Motor・Actuator control
  • Auto-Steering
Remote Operation
  • Edge computing
  • IoT
  • Wireless network
  • Cloud computing

Global Development Network

Solving societal challenges in healthcare, agriculture, and infrastructure with diverse colleagues around the world.