Magnet Cloud-Based Software Management

Posted on October 31, 2011

The Topcon Group has introduced the Magnet cloud-based software solution for all precise positioning projects. The new software is designed to makes it possible for real-time collaboration between project manager, field crews, office personnel, engineers or consultants.

Magnet is designed to combines every facet of managing a company’s projects, data and assets. This allows management, communication and collaboration across multiple projects as the software was engineered to consider everything from data collection to CAD, data manipulation and reporting, to data exchange and cloud-based project management.

The Magnet family includes four basic products: Field, Tools, Office and Enterprise. Theses products can be purchased outright, Topcon said, or be activated as a subscription by picking from one of the Magnet Solution packages.

At the heart of Magnet is a cloud-based web environment that connects every user within a company to each other, within the productivity application used, or by logging in using a web browser. This provides access to all company projects, job files, equipment asset, plot job points, lines and areas on a map interface.

Key features of Magnet include Enterprise which stores and provides access to all company and project data from a cloud environment. It also track assets, manages projects, exchange data, and communicates it in real-time. Field connects field users to the cloud and enables real-time communication, cloud storage and data exchange, and includes field software for staking, roads and calculations. The Tools feature processes and exchanges data between the enterprise cloud and provides favorite desktop applications such as Autodesk Civil 3D. The Office function exchanges design files, survey jobs and surfaces through the enterprise cloud for project revisions and real-time survey data from the field. Cloud provides cloud storage plans that are secure and safe with enough room to keep data in one location. The Store feature allows access to the online store with secure credit card transactions for additional Magnet applications.

According to Topcon, Magnet will be available by the end of the year.