Topcon Introduces the MC-i4 GNSS Receiver for Machine Control Applications

OVERVIEW

Topcon’s latest GNSS Receiver, the MC-i4 offers expanded and improved configurations for indicate-only machine control systems. These configurations will support the new LPS Excavator and i-53 Dozer in addition to the i-33 Dozer, X-33 Excavator and X-63i indicate-only systems.

FEATURES

VERSATILE SL-R4 BOARD WITH BLUETOOTH LongLinkTM - This new receiver features internal SL-R4 board which contains an integrated digital UHF radio, LongLinkTMBluetooth, and a GSM/CDMA modem.

The universal modem is both GSM & CDMA compatible making it Sitelink3D ready for almost all network connections. We are awaiting Verizon & Sprint certification and will send out a dealer announcement as soon as we receive approval. Once this occurs we will be able to activate the GSM/CDMA modems on board the MC-i4 for Sitelink3D connectivity.

EXTREMELY RUGGED - The new MC-i4 also has a more rugged design for ultra reliability in even the harshest site conditions. The MC-i4 was subjected to IP67 testing specifications which require the hardware to have extreme protection against moisture and dust as well as stringent drop and vibration requirements.

 

TOPCON LPS EXCAVATOR - The internal LongLinkTM capability allows seamless communication between the MC-i4 and LongLinkTM equipped PS-AS Topcon Total Stations. See the separate dealer announcement for the LPS Excavator for details on the features and benefits of this new system.

i-53 DOZER - This new indicate-only dozer system will use GX-55, MC-i4, single or dual GNSS configuration options and the TS-i3 slope sensors. See separate i-53 Dozer dealer announcement for details.

3D-MC v12.0.5 - The recent release of 3D-MC v.12.0.5 offers MC-i4 as an option in the receiver type drop down bar. Be sure to update to this latest version of 3D-MC to ensure proper MC-i4 performance.

FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS - An internal FH915 radio will also be available later this year once certification is complete. The SL-R4 board includes Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication for future MC-i4