Switzerland: Leica Geosystems introduced three new products in it Viva series: Viva GS12 GNSS, Viva NetRover and the latest version 3.00 of the Leica SmartWorx Viva onboard software.
Leica Viva GS12 is a lightweight receiver that ergonomically combines GNSS and TPS for a Viva SmartPole setup, an integrated ‘All-on-the Pole’ system for productive one-person surveying. The new Leica Viva CS10 3.5G and CS15 3.5G field controllers supplement the GNSS receiver. The new controllers include a fully integrated high-speed 3.5G modem to connect to RTK reference networks and allow mobile broadband internet connectivity for field-to-office data transfer.
Leica Viva NetRover using the new Leica Viva GS08 GNSS receiver has been designed to create an ideal RTK network rover. Furthermore, the new Leica Viva CS10 3.5G field controller supplements the Leica Viva series. The field controller has a fully integrated high-speed 3.5G modem to connect to RTK reference networks and allow mobile broadband internet connectivity for field-to-office data transfer.
The latest version 3.00 of the Leica SmartWorx Viva onboard software runs on the newly released Leica Viva Total Stations – the TS15 and TS11 – and on the Leica Viva CS15 and CS10 Field Controllers. Among many new features the software now supports Image Assisted Surveying and Documentation. Leica SmartWorx Viva software was designed with simplicity in mind by using clear graphics, logical menu structures, non technical terminology and simplified workflows.
One of the main new features within SmartWorx Viva v3.00 is image assisted surveying – a three step process – Capture, Sketch and Link.
– Capture: With a single button press, users can capture a high-resolution image of exactly what the total station wide-angle camera or the camera of the controller sees. Or even capture any screen currently shown on the display.
– Sketch: The captured image can be enhanced through sketching with any colour, line style and thickness.
– Link: The final image can be stored and if desired, linked to any object of interest (point, line or area).
Alastair Green, Program Manager at Leica Geosystems said, “With Image Assisted Surveying, productivity is optimised with exact photo documentation of what was seen and measured on site and a user never again needs to struggle with paper and wet field notes. We really think what we have introduced with regards to Image Assisted Surveying will revolutionise data collection in the field. The only limit as to what is possible with Image Assisted Surveying is the user’s imagination.”
Additionally to the Image Assisted Surveying, Leica Viva SmartWorx v3.00 supports the ‘Tap & Turn’ feature that allows to measure remote points without returning to the total station. The Grid Scan application enables a predefined area to be scanned rapidly with survey accuracy. Furthermore, shape files, the import of dxf heights and many other new features are available.