Topcon DS Series

Compact Auto-Tracking Total Station

• Auto-Tracking Technology

• MAGNET™ On-board Software

• Ultra-powerful, Advanced EDM

• Exclusive LongLink™ Communications

• TSshield™ Advanced Security and Maintenance

• Rugged Waterproof Design

Powerful EDM and tracking performance even in crowded traffic or harsh environments.

A professional motorized total station, the DS is a mid-ranged positioning product for the construction professional who is looking for productivity enhancement from servo motors and XPointing Technology. The MAGNET™ on-board software has an intuitive interface to assist with
staking out complex structures. This rugged waterproof designed total station has the latest technology of TSshield™ advanced security and maintenance, and exclusive LongLink™ communications. 

You can work directly on the bright, color touchscreen or with the alpha-numeric keyboard, to achieve higher levels of production with MAGNET™ Field on-board software. The DS total station can be used on a wide variety of applications, from building layout to earthwork volumes, and land surveying.

A World’s First! New TSshield™

Topcon is proud to offer another World’s First technology in all DS Series total stations – TSshield™. Every instrument is equipped with a telematicsbased multi-function communications module providing the ultimate security and maintenance capabilities for your investment.

If your activated instrument is lost or stolen, you can send a coded signal to the instrument and disable it. This feature secures your total station anywhere in the world!

In the same module you have daily connectivity to cloud-based Topcon servers that can inform you of available software updates and firmware enhancements.

Ultra-Powerful, Advanced EDM

The 1,000m (3,280 ft.) reflectorless measurement can be achieved with a smaller beam spot size. Measurements can be as fast as 0.9 seconds.

LongLink™ Communications

LongLink™ is used to communicate wirelessly with a field controller at the prism pole location, up to 300m away. Upgrade to auto-tracking performance for an economical robotic system.

Advanced Angle Accuracy

Topcon’s advanced angle encoder technology with exclusive calibration system provides “Best in Class” angle accuracy, up to 1-second (DS 101).

Rugged, Waterproof Design

Provides protection from dust and driving rain as well as other inclement weather conditions. Operates in temperatures from -20ºC to +50ºC (-4ºF to 122ºF).

XPointing Technology with Optional Auto-Tracking Upgrade

The DS Series XPointing Technology automatically sights the center of a prism. This is faster and more consistent than manually aiming and focusing on a prism. In addition, the DS Series firmware can be upgraded to track a moving prism. The remote operator can control the DS Series from the prism pole. Automatic tracking of a prism makes the DS Series capable of being a one-man robotic system. This system is far more productive than a manual total station.

USB Upgrade Kit for Auto-Tracking

The DS Series firmware can be upgraded to automatically track a prism. This USB upgrade process is simple and will enhance productivity. The USB port can also be used to transfer data files.


 Resolving power 2.5”

 Magnification 30x

 Angle Measurement

Min. Resolution/Accuracy

 DS-101 1”

 DS-103 3”

 DS-105 5”

 Tilt Angle Compensation

 Compensation Dual-axis compensator

 Range ±6’

 Distance Measurement

 Prism EDM Range 6,000m

 Prism EDM Accuracy 1.5mm+2ppm

 Non-Prism Range 1,000m

 Non-Prism Accuracy 2mm+2ppm (0.3 to 200m)

 Measuring Time Fine: 0.9 sec

                            Rapid: 0.6 sec

                            Tracking: 0.4 sec

 Optional Auto-Tracking

360º Prism Range 2 to 600m (6.6 to 1,960 ft.)

Single Prism Range 1.3 to 1,000m (4.3 to 3,280 ft.)


 LongLink™ rover communications

 USB 2.0 Slot (Host + Slave)

 RS-232C Serial

 Display Color Touch TFT 240 x 320 QVGA Display (Dual Display)

 Keyboard 25 keys with illuminator (Single Keyboard)

 Battery Operation Up to 5 hours

 Dust/Water Protection IP65

 Wireless Connection Bluetooth® Class 1

 Operating Temperature -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to +122°F)

A family of software solutions that streamlines the workflow for surveyors, contractors, engineers and mapping professionals.

Modern User Interface

MAGNET Field provides a bright, graphical user interface with large touch icons, and bright readable text. The screens not only look good, but provide fast workflows.

Easy to Use

The icon and text field interface has been optimized to provide both text and images to indicate what data is needed on each screen. 

Advanced Calculations

MAGNET Field on-board not only controls the measurements of the DS, but also provides many COGO and adjustment calculations right on the instrument. 

MAGNET Office Tools

Directly integrates into Autodesk products utilizing their CAD engine, or as a standalone installation with Topcon’s MAGNET Office Site and MAGNET Office Topo. 

System Components

• DS Total Station

• Batteries and Charger

• Lens Cap and Hood

• Tool Kit

• Manual and USB Stick

• Carry Case with Straps

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