Topcon Introduces the HiPer II – the Next Generation GNSS ReceiverFeaturing Dramatically Enhanced Agility, Performance, Flexibility and Affordability
Topcon Corporation (TOKYO:7732)(ISIN:JP3630400004) announces the release of the new HiPer II, a dual-frequency, fully customizable GPS+GLONASS receiver in Asian and Middle Eastern markets.
“The HiPer II is a successor of our best-selling HiPer series receivers,” said Kazuhisa Okamoto, senior manager of Topcon Corporation’s Land Survey Instruments Planning Group. “Topcon HiPer receivers revolutionized the GNSS positioning technologies in the early 2000s. Its fully integrated design gave the highest agility to RTK rovers ahead of its time, by eliminating extra equipment such as backpacks and cables.”
“Now Topcon raises the industry standard once again by presenting the next-generation GNSS receiver,” said Okamoto. “The new HiPer II receiver is designed on clear-cut concepts: smaller, lighter, faster, and more affordable.”
Three wireless technologies such as UHF radio, cellular modem and Bluetooth® wireless modem can be integrated into compact and water-tight magnesium alloy housing. Despite the increased functionality and durability, the receiver’s weight is reduced by 20 percent compared to the former models.
The newly incorporated multi-lingual voice messages notify the users of critical receiver information such as satellite signal interruption, radio interference, low battery, low memory and other status necessary for GNSS observation.
“Integrated wireless technologies, reduced weight and new voice messages provide dramatic enhancement in agility and reliability of RTK and network RTK rover systems,” said Okamoto. “Receiving and transmitting capability of an internal radio offers completely cable-free solution even when the HiPer II is used as an RTK base receiver.”
In addition, “the HiPer II system features fully customizable functionality as well as a wide variety of options. Our customers have the maximum flexibility to tailor the HiPer II system to their own requirement,” said Okamoto.
The HiPer II features include:
- Choice of static, RTK and/or network RTK system
- Choice of GPS or GPS+GLONASS signal tracking
- Choice of L1 or L1/L2 signal tracking
- Standard SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS) signal tracking
- Choice of internal UHF radio or digital UHF radio
- Choice of GSM or CDMA cellular modem
- Choice of SD or SDHC memory card
- Standard Bluetooth wireless technology
- Voice messages
- Removable Li-ion battery
- Single-button operation
- 22 LED status indicators
- IP67 dust and water protection
The HiPer II receivers will be introduced in other global markets later this year.