Heerbrugg, Switzerland: Leica Geosystems announced its new Robotic Imaging Total Station, the Leica Viva TS15; and Manual Total Station, the Leica Viva TS11. They provide advanced imaging functionality combined with dynamic tracking capabilities for one-person surveying. Both incorporate the Leica SmartWorx Viva onboard software bringing ease-of-use to a new level.
Thanks to live streaming of the Leica Viva TS15 total station view on the robotic controller, remote points can be easily measured with the new tap, turn and measure functionality without returning to the total station. Similarly, the company has enhanced manual operation in Leica Viva TS11 total station.
With the new Image Capture functionality in both total stations, users can take high-resolution images of the surveying scene or even capture any screen shown on the display at the push of a button. The exact photo documentation of site conditions helps to further optimise productivity and to minimise paper field-notes and avoid costly re-visits.
Unlike, the manual total station, the robotic total station includes new grid scanning functionality. It is now possible for users to graphically define an area to be scanned on the total station view shown on the display. The total station will then rapidly scan the object to measure a true grid with survey accuracy.