An optional global navigation satellite system (GNSS) is now available on Topcon’s MC-Mobile for compact machines. The GNSS option allows users to integrate their compact machines into fleets already powered by GNSS technology.
“We initially built MC-Mobile with the smaller or mid-size contractor in mind,” said Murray Lodge, EVP and general manager, in a prepared statement. “Working with a prism pole and our 3D robotic instrument, the LN-150, users easily measure, design and build right on-site, all with one 3-in-1 solution—expanding their capabilities and growing their business.
“This new GNSS option allows fleet managers to easily integrate compact machines into much larger, more complex workflows, with the same machine-to-machine modularity and ease-of-use that has made MC-Mobile one of our most talked-about products of the last year. Both the local positioning system (LPS) and GNSS versions are made possible thanks to the MC-X platform.”
The MC-X architecture combines multiple communication technologies, such as the Sitelink3D connectivity platform, support for numerous elevation sensors, IMUs and GNSS receivers, to tailor solutions directly to a contractor’s workflow—maximizing return on investment (ROI) at every phase of an operation.
The entire MC-X powered portfolio is designed to make machine control easy to use and affordable for a variety of contractors. It ties together mixed fleets of earthmoving (both full-size and compact), asphalt and concrete paving equipment, and is designed to be as flexible as it is powerful, adapting across applications and machine types, improving performance and speed for operators of all skill levels.