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
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
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
January 2013 -
Sokkia introduces the
GRX-2 GNSS receivers.
Both models use the new 226 channel Vanguard GNSS and Fence
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
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
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
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
Time to upgrade your instrument to Bluetooth, as
this economy controller does not have a 9 pin serial
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
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
April 2009 -
the New "GYRO STATIONS" GP1X, GP2X, GP3X and GP5X,
all incorporating the GP1 manual gyroscope and SET X
March 2009 - Sokkia
releases new self levelling leveling lasers LP415,
LP415s with single slope and more range and accuracy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mar 2006 - Point Inc
announces the release of IMap asset capture software
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
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
Nov 2005 -
releases the 30RK series, a compact Total Station
with full numeric keypad EDM and the low cost
digital level SDL50
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.
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
x230RM, a motorised Total Station
series with RedTech II reflectorless EDM mode as well as Auto Target
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
GSR2700 RS Reference Station and web based
4 Feb 2005 - Point Inc
announces the release of SDR datacollector software
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
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
2004 - Point Inc. pre-announces the release of SDR+
The first version of the new generation of SDR survey
Graphic manipulation, Total Stations observations in ISG
and MGA, runs on Windows Mobile 2003
22 June 2004 - SDR8100
Continuing the movement towards off-the-shelf controller
hardware, the Sokkia SDR8100 controller has been
discontinued. A broad range of alternatives are
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.