Livermore, Calif.-based Topcon Positioning Group announced a new web portal – Sitelink3D.net – designed specifically for general construction and engineering companies.

Using Bauma 2013, a large trade show aimed at the construction market, as a backdrop for its announcement, Topcon focused on the web site’s features, which include giving end-users an intuitive way to manage and control every aspect of Topcon 3D machine control systems anywhere in the world.

The subscription web-based service – accessed via computer, tablet or smartphone – is a user-friendly, real-time visualization and communications tool that allows users to access jobsite status and create new or update jobsite parameters, and view movement of machines on the job.

Primary features and benefits of Sitelink3D include file transfers, messaging, machine tracking, remote support and training, real-time cut/fill mapping, and acquiring and storing real-time survey data.

Richard Jackson, vice president of machine control applications, says, “While Sitelink3D is a complete site communications systems providing data control, machine tracking and a reporting system in one solution, Sitelink3D.net gives complete site management power in real time and provides remote information access to and from any piece of enabled equipment regardless of location.

“The web portal provides simple, effective tools for monitoring machine efficiencies and site progress,” he says. Through Sitelink3D.net, “companies can now better manage onsite progress, maintain data integrity, optimize production and minimize downtime. The ability to be able to send and receive job data and make instantaneous decisions or corrections saves time, fuel and money,” Jackson says.

Most machines currently equipped with a Topcon 3D-MC system can be included in the Sitelink3D network by simply adding the SL-100 radio modem. Topcon 3D-MC systems can be ordered with the modem pre-installed. Users of Topcon Pocket3D and 3D Office software can also be included in the Sitelink3D network.