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  • Automated Motorized Total Station (AMTS) units are used for remote, optical survey monitoring and we provide new or certified pre-owned AMTS units for purchase and/or rent to suit the duration of your project.

AMTS Total Stations from Specto Technology

Specto Technology is your one source for Geotechnical, Environmental and Structural Monitoring and is proud to provide you with:

  • AMTS Total Stations are available for both Sales and Rentals.
  • Customized training for you and/or your subcontractors. Click here to view a list of training classes.
  • Best-in-class hosted data solutions to keep your data moving wirelessly from the field to your fingertips.
  • Exceptional customer service and support.

Automated Motorized Total Station (AMTS) units are used for remote, optical survey monitoring. Hardware required includes the Total station, mounting accessories and an internet connection (e.g. a wireless cellular modem). Once configured, the unit may then be controlled remotely and programmed to collect and transmit survey data at regular intervals.

Specto Technology provides new or certified pre-owned AMTS units for purchase and/or rent to suit the duration of your project. All hardware packages include a Total Station unit, tribrach mounting bracket and communication cable. Wireless cellular modems are also available upon request.

Product Features

  • Built specifically for remote monitoring applications
  • 1-second or 0.5 second accuracy
  • Proven reliability
  • Automatic Target Recognition
  • May be automated using AMTS Software Hosting

Check out our Blog: AMTS – Common Issues and How to Correct Them HERE.


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  • With the most powerful, accurate EDM in the industry, the Topcon MS Series Total Stations return consistent results every time.
  • Topcon’s MS Series Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS) provide the highest precision angular and distance measurements available in the modern surveying equipment market.
  • The best total stations for construction, the MS Series (MS05AXII and MS1AXII) Automated Total Stations are perfect for Geospatial Monitoring, Civil Engineering & Design, Utilities, Mining and Monitoring.
  • The MS AXII Series advanced surveying equipment features enforced durability that enables long term deformation and monitoring applications.
  • These advanced surveying instruments guarantee performance with precise angle accuracies of 0.5” (MS05AXII) and 1” (MS1AXII); reliable distance accuracy at 0.5 mm; auto-aiming accuracy of 1”; customizable 2D monitoring and Automated Matrix Detection and Target Acquisition.
    • The MS05AXII uses reflective sheet targets to provide sub-millimeter accuracy (0.5 mm + 1 ppm) in a range of up to 200 m.
    • The MS1AXII is doubled to 400 m with Kodak white side.
  • The MS Series Total Station Instruments are equipped with environmental protection and functions necessary in monitoring applications, allowing them to be utilized in a high-precision monitoring solutions.
  • The MS05AXII, when using reflective sheet targets, can achieve sub-millimeter accuracy allowing for measuring the shape and alignment of large-scale structures such as plants and bridges.
  • Equipped with an automatic tracking system, the high-precision robotic measuring station can be configured with a remote control system.
  • Patented, best-in-class robotic prism tracking technology from Topcon rejects false positives and remains locked onto the prism so you can focus on the job at hand.
  • Specto Technology's unique Hybrid Technology delivers the ultimate in non-stop productivity by combining GNSS positioning to quickly regain lock and maintain profit.
  • The MS Series Automated Total Station with Prism features an advanced auto-pointing algorithm which enables it to automatically sight the prism closest to the telescope center regardless of the distance from the instrument. This works even if multiple prisms or other reflective objects are in the field of view, dramatically enhancing he reliability in periodic monitoring of predetermined prism locations.
  • The MS Series performs a reflector prescan in which it automatically searches within the predetermined area to quickly measure the reflectors as initial positions for subsequent routine measurements, greatly improving efficiency.
  • The reflector prescan function works in low light or dark conditions where the reflectors cannot be clearly seen by the human eye.
    • Can operate in tempeatures ranging from -10 to +50° C.
  • When using these advanced surveying instruments, you can get support whenever you need it, even on your mobile device.
  • Specto, along with Topcon, provides training, materials, product updates and troubleshooting guides as well as professional support.
  • The AMTS works with The Topcon Delta Solution, a complete monitoring package for construction, tunnel convergence, mining, dams and asset management.
    • Delta Link provides hardware support for autonomous operation in the field.
    • DELTA WATCH (data reduction software) imports raw data from the Delta Link and converts measured angles and distances captured by the total station in a system of coordinates then runs a least squares network adjustment on the data to improve positions and minimize measurement errors, to a reasonable extent.
    • GeoExplorer (Control + Reduction Software) is a Remote AMTS control software that uses a PC or server- based software application to send commands to the AMTS over the internet. The AMTS responds to the commands makes measurements and sends the results back to the software for storage and processing.
  • The Automated Total Station should be mounted on a rigid structure using a rigid bracket. The ideal location will be a large, heavy concrete structure with a deep foundation.
    • Easy to set up: simple steps to level, target and set coordinates.
    • The AMTS features a roof which provides shade for the unit and also preventing the accumulation of snow or leaves on top of the AMTS.
    • The AMTS is designed for use in the rain.