LIVERMORE, Calif. – August 29, 2008 – Topcon Corporation of Tokyo has announced the acquisition of Voxis, Inc., a United States-based company acknowledged as a global leader in laser scanner technology and high resolution motion systems.
The acquisition of Voxis
of Point Richmond, California, culminates a development relationship with Topcon
of more than two years, which resulted in the recent announcement of the
company’s GLS-1000 laser scanner.
Topcon developed Precise Scan
Technology for the GLS-1000. The new technology not only uses “time of flight”
measurement but also combines the innovative phase-based analysis technology,
which results in unparalleled stable and precision accuracy measurement. The
technological innovation also allows measurement over a wide area (up to 150
Norio (Nick) Uchida, General Manager of Topcon Corporation’s
Positioning Business Unit, said, “The Voxis agreement will strengthen the
extremely positive working relationship we have had with the company for the
past three years. Jerry Dimsdale (president) and Joe West (vice president of
engineering) have assembled a great team of research and development engineers.
“Combining the resources of Voxis with the expertise and experience of
Topcon’s global engineering teams will enhance Topcon’s position in the
marketplace,” Uchida said.
“The expertise of the Voxis team and its
innovative laser scanning technology is a perfect combination for Topcon.
Joining forces with Voxis is the right move with the right company at the right
time. It’s an agreement that maximizes the strengths of both companies,” he
About Voxis joining Topcon, Dimsdale said, “For more than two years
our engineers have been working with Topcon to develop an exciting new laser
scanner – Topcon’s GLS-1000. The technology developed by our engineers perfectly
meshes with Topcon’s goal to provide the best precise positioning systems in the
“The working relationship between our engineering team
(which has more than 180 years in engineering experience) and the Topcon design
teams could not have been better.”
Dimsdale said, “Our company’s focus is
in industrial and commercial metrology (measurement) and control in a wide range
of applications. We have focused a lot of our efforts into developing and
improving laser scanning technology.
“Combining the two companies will
only enhance the ability to work together in discovering the next generation of
laser scanning and motion sensor technologies,” he said. “There are massive
changes coming in what we call ‘reality capture’ and we’re proud and excited to
be a part of this technological revolution by assisting in accelerating Topcon’s
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