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Leica Geosystems launches universal survey system

A new universal survey system, Leica System 1200, has been launched by Leica Geosystems. The system is claimed to be the world’s first universal survey system.

The new system enables quickly setting up a GPS receiver, rapidly defining the current position within the national coordinate network, and then continuing the work with a Total Station using the data generated with GPS.

Developed from the ground up, the Leica Systems 1200 enables the combined use of both terrestrial and satellite-based sensors with consistent operation and data management, and the possibility of graphic display directly in the field. Working together, it guarantees seamless data transfer between GPS and TPS instruments, and enables the instruments to be operated with uniform software, identical controls and a common database in addition to common hardware features such as power supply, says the company’s release.

Leica System 1200 combines the modern survey and software technology available. It consists of three newly developed and fully coordinated basic modules: the Leica GPS1200 family of receivers; the Total Stations in the Leica TPS1200 series; and the common Leica System 1200 database and software, including the Leica Geo Office package.