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Critical Update: Leap Second Firmware Update

Critical Update: Leap Second Firmware Update

TopCon customers using a GNSS receiver; we would like to inform you of a critical firmware update to your GNSS receiver. The systems routinely correct for a Leap Second event that impacts all GNSS products around the world. The next almanac update for Leap Second is anticipated in July. As a result the GNSS receivers need to be updated to address the Leap Second so that they perform...

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July 10, 2017  |  Category:
RDO Integrated Controls Grows Coverage of TopNETlive Network

RDO Integrated Controls Grows Coverage of TopNETlive Network

RDO Integrated Controls expands the Topcon TopNETlive network to 100% coverage of Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN. Full coverage of the F-M metro area was completed with the installation and activation of three network receiver stations.

Just over a year ago, the initial expansion of the TopNETlive network brought coverage into Minnesota and North Dakota for the first time. Since then, RDO...

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April 27, 2017  |  Category: News
RDO Integrated Controls Named Topcon  Emerging Business Unit Dealer of the Year

RDO Integrated Controls Named Topcon Emerging Business Unit Dealer of the Year

RDO Integrated Controls was honored with four awards at Topcon’s annual sales meeting, Topcon Xperience. Among the awards, RDO Integrated Controls received one of the top honors, being named Emerging Business Unit Dealer of the Year.

The Emerging Business Unit is part of the Geo Positioning Solutions Group at Topcon, and includes areas such as mass data collection, mobile mapping,...

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February 9, 2017  |  Category:
Leap Second effect on Topcon GNSS Products

Leap Second effect on Topcon GNSS Products

International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) announced there will be an extra second added to the end of this year, so clocks will read 23:59:60 on December 31, 2016. Such leap seconds are occasionally needed to ensure Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the official measure of time, stays in sync with changes in the Earth’s rotation.

Topcon has been working hard to...

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December 20, 2016  |  Category: News
RDO Integrated Controls Continues Growth of TopNETlive Network in Minnesota

RDO Integrated Controls Continues Growth of TopNETlive Network in Minnesota

RDO Integrated Controls has completed its fourth Topcon TopNETlive network station in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, increasing coverage to 80% of the Twin Cities metro area. Additionally, RDO Integrated Controls expanded the network to Duluth, International Falls, Mankato, Marshall, Moorhead, Rochester, and Virginia, MN.

Since the initial expansion of the TopNETlive Network into...

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FAA Issues Part 107 Waivers, Airspace Authorizations

October 25- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began issuing Part 107 waivers and airspace authorizations to drone operators starting August 29, 2016, the effective date of the new rule. As of October 24, 2016, the agency has approved 81 authorizations for flights in Class D and E airspace, and has issued 36 waivers of Part 107 provisions to drone operators who applied after the...

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October 26, 2016  |  Category: News
RDO Integrated Controls Expands Partnership with Topcon

RDO Integrated Controls Expands Partnership with Topcon

FARGO, ND (August 3, 2016) – RDO Integrated Controls has been named an Authorized OEM Machine Control Dealer by Topcon Positioning Systems. The new agreement goes into effect immediately and affects RDO Integrated Controls’ stores in the state of Arizona

A division of RDO Equipment Co., RDO Integrated Controls is already an established Topcon dealer in California, Minnesota, Montana,...

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August 22, 2016  |  Category: News

Skyward and senseFly Join Forces

Skyward and senseFly, global leaders in the UAV industry, are partnering to deliver a custom operations management software and consulting services package for senseFly aircraft.

The package, available for customers in North America through the senseFly distribution network, gives operators a preconfigured Skyward account with senseFly flight log import, senseFly manuals, customized...

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July 5, 2016  |  Category:

Keep Your Drones Away from Wildfires

There are lots of great places to fly your drones, but over or near a wildfire isn’t one of them. In fact, drone operators who interfere with wildfire suppression efforts are subject to civil penalties of up to $27,500 and possible criminal prosecution.

Here’s why it’s important: Aerial firefighting aircraft, such as airtankers and helicopters, fly at very low altitudes, just a couple...

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June 29, 2016  |  Category:

RDO Integrated Controls Expands Topcon TopNet Live Network

Industry leader in Topcon solutions and support adds five states to coverage network

FARGO, ND (April 15, 2016) – RDO Integrated Controls, a division of RDO Equipment Co., brings Topcon’s TopNet live network to Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. This expands RDO Integrated Controls’ footprint from California, and builds on the existing network coverage already...

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April 15, 2016  |  Category: News

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