Total Survey Systems Pty Ltd





December 2017 - Total Survey Systems merges with Position Partners!
Click here for the merger announcement

April 2017 - Sokkia release the GCX3. This receiver adds Galileo and Beidou tracking capability as well as an even better antenna design. The GCX3 supercedes the GCX2 receiver.

October 2016 - Sokkia announces the B30a and B40A levels, to replace the B30 and B40 models

March 2016 - Sokkia unveils the SHC5000, a tablet PC with superb qualities for in the field

March 2016 - Hemisphere launches the S321, an integrated GNSS receiver, featuring GPS, Glonass, Beidou and pathway to Galileo tracking. It also includes aRTK, Suretrack and the new Athena RTK software engine. And comes with 6 months H10 Atlas correction service

June 2015 - Hemisphere introduces the ATLAS global correction service as well as the AtlasLink GNSS and/or correction receiver .

January 2015 - Sokkia introduces the GCX2, a ridiculously compact RTK receiver. Configured as a rover with CORSnet NSW, its 226 channels  use dual frequency, multi-constellation observations for big boy performance from a tiny rugged mini unit. Or use is as a local base with a maximum of 3 directly connected rovers, via Long Link Bluetooth.

October 2014 - Sokkia launches the NET AXII series. Designed for highly detailed engineering projects such as monitoring and bridge construction, the NET AXII series is a fully robotic total station solution. The series includes the NET1 AXII and the NET05 AXII with 1 angle accuracy and 0.5 angle accuracy, respectively.

January 2014 - The DX series is now expanded to the DX 200 models which offer an upgrade path to include the RCPR5 on-demand search. From a motorised Auto Pointing total station you can now grow all the way to a full robot with on demand search.

March 2013 - Sokkia launches the DX series. In the line-up of Sokkia Total Stations, the DX series of Total Stations is positioned between the FX and the robotic SX series. Using the compact chassis of the FX plus the superb EDM and Auto-Pointing functionality of the SX, the DX makes an attractive proposition for surveyors looking to increase productivity and ease of operation with a top notch specification instrument without going to the expense of a full robotic system.

January 2013 - Sokkia introduces the GSX2 and GRX-2 GNSS receivers. Both models use the new 226 channel Vanguard GNSS and Fence antenna technologies.
The GSX2 is a very compact site receiver, meant to be used for short range RTK or as a Corsnet rover. The GRX-2 is the new full blown GNSS receiver for surveyors featuring a new built-in digital radio and Next G compatible cellular modem.

October 2012 - Sokkia quietly presents the Gyro Xii. The power of automated gyro operation is now available on the chassis from the SX series of robotic total stations.

June 2012 - Sokkia introduces the SX robotic total station with yet again improved tracking,on board Magnet software and TSshield.

January 2012 - Sokkia introduces the CX series of Total Stations with, faster REDtech EDM, direct access functions and a whopping 36 hours of battery life

June 2011 - Sokkia introduces the world's most automated gyro station, the GYRO-X. Available in GYRO1X, GYRO2X and GYRO3X models, the GYRO X stations take the sting out of gyro observations using its image sensor. Even unskilled operators can get consistent accurate results - 15" True North azimuth within 20 minutes.

November 2010 - The new SHC25A datalogger becomes available. This powerhouse features Windows Mobile .5, on board electronic compass, camera, SIRF GPS all with a 533MHz processor. It is rugged and waterproof for field use too. One of the lightest handhelds available.
Time to upgrade your instrument to Bluetooth, as this economy controller does not have a 9 pin serial connector.

October 2010 - Sokkia announces the new SRX, now even more confusing model name than before: SRXX.  Available in SRX1X, SRX2X, SRX3X and the 5" SRX5X.
New motors with higher speed and reliability, tracking, more on-board memory, bigger screen and a stunning 1.5mm accuracy to 360 degree prism.

January 2010 - Sokkia releases the 50RX series of Total Stations, to take the place of the 30R series. GuideLight, SD card slot, USB port are now standard. The narrow RedTech II laserbeam now measures up to 400m in reflectorless mode.

January 2010 - Sokkia releases a new series of GNSS receivers, the GRX1. This scalable model can have 72 GPS+ Glonass channels on both L1 and L2 frequencies, on-board GSM as well as Digital UHF radio which can be used as base as well as rover . Long range Bluetooth, voice messages, SD memory card storage and user swappable batteries

April 2009 - SOKKIA releases the New "GYRO STATIONS" GP1X, GP2X, GP3X and GP5X, all incorporating the GP1 manual gyroscope and SET X total stations.

March 2009 - Sokkia releases new self levelling leveling lasers LP415, LP415s with single slope and more range and accuracy with  LP410.

March 2009 - Sokkia release new pipelaser SP1 and dual grade laser SDG1. Both use Sokkia's absolute encoding system for setting slopes with the highest accuracy and reliability.

October 2008 - Sokkia launches the GSR1700 CSX, a compact GNSS system to make static satellite surveys easier than ever before. Using GPS and Glonass, you have more satellites available, to get great results in difficult environments.

February 2008 - Sokkia releases the NET05, the most accurate total station in the world. It's main usage is in industrial type application, where the combination of incredible specs and motorised automatic target recognition leads to a dramatic improvement in performance.

December 2007 - 3 more Glonass satellites have been launched on Boxing day, making it 6 in total for 2007. When the going gets tough for GPS alone, the additional Glonass satellites can make a world of difference. A system with Sokkia's GSR2700ISX  provides you with an RTK position using both GPS and Glonass.

December 2007 - Dept of Lands announces SydNET to go out of beta test stage. SydNET, providing reference data for real-time as well as post-processed surveys, promises an interesting addition to the positioning tools available to surveyors in the greater Sydney.

December 2007 - Cooperation between Sokkia and Topcon is finally blessed by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission. The approval now opens the gate for an increase of economy of scale of R&D and manufacturing efforts for future products of both companies. The official statement is here.

Nov 2007 -  Sokkia announces the X series of classic total stations. The X series features many of the great technology we saw first in the highly successful SRX robotic total stations. The X series will replace the great classic SET030R series.

June 2007 - Sokkia announces the GSR2700 RSX, a GNSS receiver system for permanent reference stations. The GSR2700RSX logs GPS as well as Glonass data and replaces the GPS-only GSR2700RS reference station.

May 2007 - Carlson releases version 2 of SurvCE, the handheld datalogger software of choice with the Sokkia SRX Robotic Total Station. SurvCE also provides a great interface with the new GSR2700ISX  GNSS receiver.

Jan 2007 - While Australia sees its first delivery of the SRX instruments, a new GPS receiver is released: the GSR2700 ISX. This model also tracks the Glonass satellites and is therefore classified as 'GNSS' rather than 'GPS' receiver. The GSR2700ISX includes numerous other new features, long range RTK

Jan 2007 - Quickclose training announced for Sydney (7 March 2007)

Sept 2006 - Sokkia unveils the long awaited fully robotic instrument. The SRX model range has been designed from the ground up and the state-of-the-art range includes many new features.

May 2006 - Version 3 of Quickclose is released, this nifty software for the HP graphing calculators has been re-worked to suit the increased functionality offered by later models calculators. The manual has been completely re-written too.

May 2006 - Quickclose version 3 released
This re-written version has many new features and is better geared towards the new calculators. Click here for a pdf with technical specifications.

Mar 2006 - Point Inc announces the release of SDR level 5, version 5.55.
This version now supports the GSR2700 IS receiver, features enhanced Bluetooth operation and Roading stake-out can now be done in XFM jobs, i.e. in projected coordinate systems. This version is available free of charge for owners of version 5.51 or later.

Mar 2006 - Point Inc announces the release of IMap asset capture software version 3.5
This version fully supports the GSR2650 GPS receiver including an updated OmniStar frequency table for Axis3 and GSR2650. This version also features enhanced JPG and TIF image support and feature coding

Nov 2005 - Point Inc announces the release of the GSR2700 IS, a no-compromise rugged, fully integrated cable-free system for RTK GPS as well as very precise Static surveys

Nov 2005 - Sokkia releases the 30RK series, a compact Total Station with full numeric keypad  EDM and the low cost digital level SDL50

The SETx130R features new software with many existing functions revised and new functions added : Stake-out arc (with offset), Intersections, Traverse adjustment, SFX, slope area  calculation. As a factory option Bluetooth wireless connectivity is now available, fully integrated,  for this instrument.

REDtech II is available in all new Sokkia Total Stations, giving even shorter measurement time, better measuring through shrubs, lower power consumption and longer range for the class 2 version.

Oct 2005 - We're moving!
It's only 500m up the road to our new building at No 7 South Street, on the corner with Euston Street.
The great views from the second floor give us baselines from Homebush to Parramatta

Sept 2005 - Sokkia releases the x230RM, a motorised Total Station series with RedTech II reflectorless EDM mode as well as Auto Target Pointing

29 June 2005 - Version 2.14 of Quickclose released - This version suits the HP48Gii calculator with its limited memory better than before as the Astro module is only loaded when it's needed. Also features a bugfix in the area calculation and keyboard mapping geared towards the 48Gii and 49G+

28 Feb 2005 - Point Inc releases Stratus receiver firmware, v004.
This new version streamlines firmware update procedures as well as improved satellite tracking and loss-of-lock alarms in kinematic applications. Download free from

23 Feb 2005 - Point releases GSR2700 RS Reference Station and web based Software

4 Feb 2005 - Point Inc announces the release of SDR datacollector software version 5.53.
This new version incorporates amongst others, enhancements of the graphic screens in the SDR software, notably drawing of linework.

7 Dec 2004 - Sokkia Co announces release of new shares. Due to the success of the RedTech EDM in Sokkia's Total Stations, Sokkia has seen a marked increase in profitability. This has opened up the way to attract extra capital for further strengthening of product development

8 Nov 2004 - Point Inc announces the availability of a Bluetooth kit for the Axis3 GPS system. The kit is integrated in the power system of the GPS receiver and can be used with existing equipment as well as new Axis3 systems.

November 2004 - Sokkia announces SFX, software for SETx030R for email/ FTP support directly from the Total Station, using a mobile phone

27 Sept 2004 - Axis3 now comes with a newly designed antenna.

9 August 2004 - Firmware update for Radian IS GPS receiver available: GPS 2.111 PDC 1.1115s

6 August 2004 - Version 2.13 of Quickclose is released.

19 July 2004 - Point Inc. announces the release of IMap field Asset Management software version 3.40

9 July 2004 - Point Inc. pre-announces the release of  SDR+ 
The first version of the new generation of SDR survey datacollection software.
Graphic manipulation, Total Stations observations in ISG and MGA, runs on Windows Mobile 2003

22 June 2004 - SDR8100 discontinued.
Continuing the movement towards off-the-shelf controller hardware, the Sokkia SDR8100 controller has been discontinued. A broad range of alternatives are available.

16 June 2004  - Sokkia BV announces the release of the MP400 and EL400 rotating lasers and pre-announces the following products:
LT50 Cross line laser, UL300 Universal laser, DG200 Dual grade laser, MC500 Machine control receiver.

1 June 2004  - Sokkia Co (Japan) presents the updates model Gyro Theodolite, the GP3130R3
which is based on the GP1 Gyro and the new SET3130R3.

11 February 2004 - Sokkia Co releases a new range of Digital Theodolites, models DT210, DT310, DT510 and DT610. This new range is based on the compact chassis developed for the 00/10/30 series of Total Stations and feature absolute encoders and significantly reduced battery consumption.

12 January 2004 - Sokkia Pty introduces the 130R series of Total Stations. This series shares it chassis with the PowerSET series and features a numerical keypad as well as extra direct access keys. This series takes its position between the compact 30R series and the lavish 030R series.

24 December 2003 - Sokkia Co (Japan) reports that the reflectorless range of all 30R Total Stations is now specified to 150m for Class 2 laser models and 350m for Class 3 lasers. The only exception is the entry model SET630R, which is specified to 100m, as before.  
20 November 2003 - Sokkia Pty releases a guide-light retro-fit kit. The Guide-light can now be installed in existing 30R and 030R machines.


1920 - Sokkia Co., Ltd. was founded as Sokkisha in Tokyo, Japan in 1920. The company name was changed to Sokkia Co., Ltd. in 1992.