Topcon and NVision Solutions partner for web-based emergency management solution

LIVERMORE, Calif. – March 19, 2009 – NVision Solutions is partnering with Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) to offer a unique, rugged solution to obtain precise data in the aftermath of earthquakes, forest fires, tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters.

The mobile software for NVision’s web-based HazNet system will be used on Topcon's industry-leading GNSS GIS hand-held products with an integrated digital camera and dual-constellation tracking.

The HazNet application on the hand-held unit is a web-based emergency management tool for crisis planning, response and recovery. Police, fire and other emergency services personnel will use the mapping solution in the field to display maps, record event locations, times and detailed attribute data, as well as take photographs for storage and display.

Joel Lawhead, CIO of NVision Solutions, said, “Disaster response requires that field operations are conducted accurately and in a timely manner. Partnering with Topcon finally gives us a rugged field device that helps our customers acquire the necessary data without the headache of any hardware complications. With the Topcon and HazNet solution, users can transmit real-time information from the field to the office so data is acquired and utilized immediately.”

Examples of critical data that can be immediately recorded include weather, environmental factors and traffic conditions. Additionally, the NVision and Topcon solution can be used for reporting criminal activity and affected infrastructure.

Richard Rybka, Topcon’s GIS partner development manager, said, “The opportunity to partner with NVision Solutions is an exciting one for us. The HazNet Mobile software running on our GPS devices keeps us on the cutting edge and enables us to, together, bring the best total solution to our customers in the emergency management space.”

About NVision Solutions:

NVision is a young company building a solid portfolio of customer success by creating unique, innovative geospatial solutions for small and large organizations. Based in Mississippi at the NASA Stennis Space Center, NVision provides a full range of GIS, remote sensing, and database services and application development.

About Topcon Positioning Systems:

Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., (TPS) designs and manufactures precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. The company has worldwide employee operations and dealer networks. Topcon Corporation was founded in 1932. It is the parent company of TPS and is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).

For more information about Topcon’s GIS OEM Developer and Solution Partner Programs, contact: Richard Rybka, 925-337-7862. Email Contact


Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
7400 National Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
Phone: 925-245-8300
Fax: 925-245-8599

George Smith
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
Director of Communications Services
Phone: 925-245-8603, Cell: 501-259-8545
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NVision Solutions, Inc.
13131 Highway 603, Suite 301
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Phone: 228-242-0010

Joel Lawhead, CIO
NVision Solutions, Inc.
Phone 228-242-0014, Cell: 228-342-1891
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