Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
China’s Sci&Tech Report Card 2018: Aerospace Ambitions Take Flight
2018 has proven to be another eventful year for...
Syria to Develop Space Programme and Build Satellite
Syria is looking to develop its space programme and...
ArabiaWeather and Raymetrics SA to Revolutionize Dust Forecasting in MENA
ArabiaWeather Inc. - the largest private weather company in...
India’s IDRSS to be Satellite Communication Hub in Sky
As part of its proposed manned space mission, India...
Singapore Startup Umitron Secures US$2 Million in Project Funding to Deliver IoT and AI Technology to Drive Growth of Sustainable Aquaculture in Lake Titicaca, Peru
Back in September we wrote about Umitron, a tech startup...
China welcome to Join EU’s Research Initiative: Official
BEIJING - China and other international partners are welcome...
Brazil keeps eye on Amazon deforestation with satellites
The vast Amazon forest may be hard to penetrate,...
China to Build Platform for Arctic Environment Remote Sensing
BEIJING: China has launched a project to build a...
Canadian Military to Launch 3-Satellite System to Track Vessels
WASHINGTON - Canada is preparing to launch a group...
Australian Army Conducts Exercise with Schiebel Camcopter S-100 UAS
Austria-based Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) has...

February 21st, 2018
Topcon Acquires ClearEdge3D, a Technology Leader in 3D Modeling and Construction Verification Software

TOKYO, Japan  – Topcon Corporation, a world leader in positioning instruments for survey and construction, through its American subsidiary, has acquired all the outstanding shares of ClearEdge3D, Inc., a recognized technology leader in the engineering and construction software industry.

ClearEdge3D’s EdgeWise software dramatically speeds as-built modeling workflows by utilizing automated feature extraction algorithms and other patented technologies. Its Verity construction verification software compares laser scan point cloud data of recently completed construction work against design or fabrication models, flagging out-of-tolerance or poorly installed elements. Terms for the deal were not announced.

“ClearEdge3D has established itself as the frontrunner in applying computer vision, object recognition and other advanced technologies to solve major problems in the AEC industry,” said Satoshi Hirano, president and CEO of Topcon. “Their technological prowess combined with Topcon’s leadership in the survey and precision instrument market will make for a very powerful combination.”

“We’re excited to join the Topcon family,” said Kevin Williams, founder and CTO of ClearEdge3D. “It’s a great opportunity to combine the EdgeWise and Verity software platforms with the Topcon sales and financial resources to better serve all of our customers.

“We’ve spent the last few months with the Topcon technical team harmonizing and honing our joint product roadmap. We are thrilled to be bringing these technological advances to the AEC industry as part of the Topcon team,” said Williams.

About Topcon Corporation
Topcon Corporation is headquartered in Tokyo Japan (topcon.co.jp). The company’s main operations are divided into three segments: Smart Infrastructure, Positioning and Eye Care. Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Digi-Star, RDS Technology, and NORAC. Topcon Corporation (topcon.co.jp), founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).

About ClearEdge3D
ClearEdge3D is a global technology leader in the Architectural/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry, offering advanced software solutions that help firms model existing conditions and verify that recently completed work has been constructed correctly. The company’s EdgeWise software dramatically speeds labor-intensive 3D modeling workflows by utilizing advanced automated feature extraction and assistive modeling technology. Its Verity construction verification software compares point cloud data of recently completed work against a design or fabrication model, flagging any out-of-tolerance or poorly installed elements. For more information, please visit www.clearedge3d.com