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Topcon PI-3000 Image Modeler Software

August 21, 2007

LIVERMORE, CA -- The new Topcon PI-3000 Image Modeler Software from Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) allows users to generate 3D models quickly from digital images.

Models can be used for measuring, mapping, ortho images, and interpretation in a wide variety of applications.

Combining an easy-to-use interface and advanced mathematical processing, PI-3000 software allows creation of extremely accurate 3D models with a minimum of preparation, special knowledge or training. Using digital camera images, the PI-3000 software produces photogrammetry models with accuracies up to 0.4 mm. The software produces three-dimensional coordinate points and surfaces by measurements made in two or more digital photographic images taken from different positions.

Topcon’s PI-3000 can be used for a wide variety of applications, including:

-- Close-range photogrammetric applications;
-- Mining;
-- Aerial Photogrammetry;
-- Architecture;
-- Archeology;
-- Disaster monitoring/mapping;
-- As-built civil and industrial applications;
-- Accident investigation;
-- 3D modeling and visualization; and
-- Civil engineering and survey deliverables.

Scott Langbein, TPS product marketing manager, said, “Topcon PI-3000 Image Modeler Software not only provides unique data capturing and 3D modeling functionality, it offers advanced features for interpolating and handling the models and model data.

“Combining this powerful software with total stations and GPS receivers provides a system solution for 3D modeling,” he said.

The advanced features of the software includes:

-- Calculation and display of model cross sections;
-- Calculation and display of contour lines;
-- Area and volume calculations;
-- Distance measurements, point to point, or point to line;
-- TIN model generation;
-- 3D model rendering;
-- Ortho image support; and
-- A variety of export forms, including DXF, ASCII, VRML.

About Topcon Positioning Systems: Topcon Positioning Systems, a developer and manufacturer of positioning equipment, offers the world’s leading selection of innovating precision GPS, GIS, laser, agriculture, optical surveying, and machine control products, software, and applications. Topcon Corporation is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).

Source: Topcon, August 21, 2007.