Topcon Positioning System (TPS) announces a new security feature in the onboard software for its total stations.

LIVERMORE, CA – Topcon Positioning System (TPS) announced a new security feature in the onboard software for its total stations. Users will now have the option to require password entry for the GTS-100N, CTS-3000, GTS-230W, and GPT-3000W/LW series total stations.

“We listened to what many surveyors and contractors have shared about their experiences of equipment theft,” said Scott Langbein, TPS product marketing manager. “By requiring a password to power on and operate the instrument, owners will take a step toward protecting their equipment from being used if stolen. Thieves will learn that there is not a market for a Topcon total station made inoperable by password protection.”

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, July 18, 2007.