Strategic agreements integrate Topcon technology into solutions from Bentley Systems and Worldsensing

Strategic agreements integrate Topcon technology into solutions from Bentley Systems and Worldsensing


Topcon Positioning Systems has announced strategic agreements with Bentley Systems and Worldsensing to integrate its advanced GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) technology into the companies’ innovative software and connectivity solutions.

This series of agreements is an example of the innovation and collaboration that is driving technology adoption in our industries,” said Ian Stilgoe, vice president of Emerging Business for Topcon. “Not only are we improving workflows and operational gains for end users, but we are also expanding Topcon GNSS technology into exciting new markets and use cases.


Bentley Systems

As part of its agreement with Bentley Systems — an industry-leading infrastructure engineering software company whose solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings, mining and industrial facilities — Topcon will provide access to its powerful web-based GNSS processing engine. Bentley has integrated this technology into their advanced iTwin IoT monitoring solution. 

Combining our expertise in GNSS technology with Bentley’s world-class software platforms will allow users to leverage accurate and real-time geospatial information for improved decision-making and operational effectiveness,” Stilgoe said. 

 “We’re excited to announce this integration of Topcon’s GNSS technology into our suite of IoT-based monitoring solutions,” said Steve Bentley, Senior Director of Infrastructure IoT for Bentley Systems. “This integration will enable our users to combine cost-effective geospatial monitoring data with the wide range of geotechnical, environmental, and structural sensor data that we already support — providing real-time asset intelligence that can be combined with engineering data to advance infrastructure digital twins.



A global IoT pioneer in connectivity tools for geotechnical, structural and environmental monitoring, Worldsensing has integrated the Topcon AGM-1 GNSS receiver with its Thread X3 broadband sensor, used to monitor geohazards such as rock falls and landslides in pit mines, rail embankments and other ground structures.

This will empower industry professionals to proactively identify potential risks for subsidence, heave, landslip, settlement and undertake preventive measures,” Stilgoe said. “Mining operations and the rail industry will greatly benefit from this collaboration. Professionals in these fields can now access a comprehensive monitoring solution that ensures the safety of their operations while optimizing productivity, all at a much lower cost than before.

This integration marks a significant milestone in geohazard monitoring technology, offering a plug-and-play sensor solution that enables real-time detection and analysis of potential risks. By leveraging GNSS technology as the core component, Topcon and Worldsensing bring cost-effectiveness and efficiency to ground-movements monitoring applications while reducing the initial investment required for GNSS monitoring.

“This new offering aims to address the common challenges facing IoT deployments today, namely access to end-to-end, scalable, and flexible solutions”, said David Deprez, Managing Director of Worldsensing. “We are facilitating IoT mass deployment for GNSS monitoring in collaboration with leading technology providers in the field. Customers will quickly recognize the value of this game-changing offer.” 


A trilateral collaboration to boost static GNSS cost-efficiency

That is why Worldsensing, Topcon and Bentley Infrastructure IoT join forces to offer the most cost-effective accurate positioning system for ground movements monitoring in the market. 

A Topcon AGM-1 GNSS receiver connected to a Worldsensing ThreadX3 will collect positioning data with 2-3mm precision to assess vertical and horizontal movements on the ground in real-time. The connection of the positioning system to Sensemetrics, Bentley Infrastructure IoT’s software, will allow engineering companies to configure and manage GNSS data and act upon the evolution of ground movements on-site.

The trilateral collaboration offers the possibility to deploy the most cost-effective, end-to-end accurate positioning system for ground stability monitoring, including:

  • A competitive technological solution reducing the initial investment required for GNSS monitoring
  • An easy setup solution, taking on average half as much time to install as other available solutions, ensuring competitiveness and increasing project throughput
  • Flexibility in configuration and ultimately precision, thanks to dynamic processing intervals

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About Worldsensing

Worldsensing is a global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the infrastructure monitoring expert serves customers in more than 70 countries, with a network of global partners to jointly drive safety in mining, construction, rail and structural health.

Worldsensing is headquartered in Barcelona and has a local presence in the UK, North and South America, Singapore, Australia and Poland. Investors include Cisco Systems, McRock Capital, ETF, Kibo Ventures, JME Ventures and Bentley Systems.


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