Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 30 January 2007 – Leica Geosystems, a leader in laser scanning technology, has announced at the DaratechPLANT2007 conference in Houston, Texas a new enterprise software licensing programme called Leica EnterpriseElite.
Qualified companies would benefit from simplified software license management tools, flexibility to immediately react to changing project demands, significant software cost savings, and the ability to efficiently standardize an entire global organization with the most popular and complete laser scanning software solutions on the market.
Leica Geosystems’ laser scanning as-built documentation and analysis software products are used by professionals in a wide variety of industries, such as Industrial Plant, Civil/Survey, Transportation, Public and Private Infrastructure design and management, Forensics, etc.
Regardless of the industry, the new Leica EnterpriseElite program provides medium-to-large organizations the software license management control and flexibility, and cost structure they demand. Large Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies, medium-to-large size design firms and government agencies will all find their enterprise licensing pricing and technology requirements fulfilled, allowing them to take full advantage of the world’s leading family of HDS point cloud processing software.
– New Subscription Licensing Technology and Pricing
One important aspect of Leica EnterpriseElite is a new Subscription Licensing programme (SLP) for all the Leica Geosystems High-Definition Surveying (HDS) software products. In addition to a new volume discount pricing model, EnterpriseElite members also have access to new flexible licensing technologies. IT organizations will enjoy the ability to easily support local, wide area or globally distributed license servers in any configuration they may require. The new licensing technology also provides precise software utilization data, which can be used for trending and project billing.
– Terminal Server Capable
All Leica Geosystems HDS products are now Terminal Server Capable. This ability allows remote users and satellite offices to globally access and execute HDS applications using the company’s network or via VPN over the internet. Terminal Server increases a company’s ability to share and leverage its entire global software resource. Terminal Server configurations can be used to centralize the storage of the massive data sets commonly associated with HDS data, and greatly reduce the network load required to distribute the data to various workstations during daily work sessions. Organizations using large Plant Design software packages will find this a very familiar and even required type of configuration.
Leica EnterpriseElite customers would benefit in the following ways:
– Simplifying enterprise-wide deployment of Leica Geosystems HDS software
– Providing unlimited access to all Leica Geosystems HDS software products
– Providing immediate and unrestricted capability to react to unexpected increases in demand
– Providing an automated tool to compile, track and report local and global usage
– Leveraging volume discounts across an enterprise
– Avoiding costly software purchases, yearly maintenance, and short term rentals
– Additional Office Productivity & QA Benefits for Plant Revamp Design Projects
In addition to EnterpriseElite, Leica Geosystems has also announced new plant industry features in the Leica Cyclone and Leica CloudWorx software products. These increase and extend the office productivity gains plant customers can expect when using as-built point cloud data for retrofit design projects.
For instance, new Leica CloudWorx tools include a totally new Clash Management capability which systematically lists and identifies clashes for review, and a new set of intelligent picking capabilities which assists users in the critical and difficult task of locating exact pipe flange face work points. This has traditionally been a difficult, imprecise and often almost impractical task when working in point clouds.
programme details and unit pricing is available from authorized Leica Geosystems representatives. The new Leica Cyclone and Leica CloudWorx software capabilities are scheduled for release during Q1 of 2007.