Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
Esri UK announces new Teach with GIS resources
Esri UK today announced a major refresh of its...
HP Revolutionizes Construction Layout Process With New SitePrint Robotic Solution
HP SitePrint gives construction professionals as much as ten...
New Leadership at Google Real Estate
Scott Foster,VP, Real Estate & Workplace Services   Dave...
Handheld releases new Nautiz X81: An ultra-rugged 5G Android 12 handheld with a familiar feel
Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers,...
OpenGov Makes Gains with Larger Governments and School Districts, Closes Cartegraph Deal, and Strengthens Leadership Team with Notable New Hires
SAN JOSE, Calif. - OpenGov, the leader in modern...
  • Feb 21, 2018
  • Comments Off on Topcon Acquires ClearEdge3D, a Technology Leader in 3D Modeling and Construction Verification Software
  • Business, News
  • 1242 Views

February 21, 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

Comments are closed.