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Topcon total stations for London Crossrail project

Livermore, US: Topcon Europe Positioning B.V. received an order for more than 100 high precision robotic total stations for the Crossrail project in London, UK. The order is one of the single largest orders for total stations ever recorded. The order for 105 instruments is also believed to be the single largest order globally for 0.5” total stations from any manufacturer. 
The Crossrail project is to provide new east-west rail connections underneath Central London. The project is to provide rail services that will complement the Thameslink Programme, the north-south route through London. Work on the Crossrail project started in 2009, with the first trains expected to be operating by 2018.
Ian Stilgoe, Topcon’s European geomatics business manager said, “Matrix detection is Topcon’s latest technological feature designed to save time and increase efficiency whilst setting up complex arrays of prisms for monitoring systems. Using intelligent algorithms and high accuracy imaging sensors, the total station series is able to detect and locate all established prisms, even in low light or dark conditions.  Once located, it then measures the prisms quickly and reliably, virtually eliminating any sources of human error.”
Source: Topcon