Germany, October 7, 2014: On the first day of the Intergeo 2014 conference, Spectra Precision announced three new products under its FOCUS series of optical survey solutions.
The FOCUS 35 is a new range of motorised total stations providing high speed, accuracy and precision in measurement. Its robotic instrument moves the power of the observer from the instrument to the range pole, improving efficiency. The speed of observation and precise positioning of the FOCUS 35 Robotic Total Station is provided by patented StepDrive motion technology, which controls the horizontal and vertical motion of the motors, eliminating the need for traditional motion locks. The FOCUS 35 has a built-in tracking sensor that uses LockNGo FastTrack tracking technology, enabling the instrument to constantly lock onto the prism.
“The modern, stream-lined design, extremely light weight and very quick turning speed enhance the overall value-proposition of the FOCUS 35 and make this instrument a very compelling choice for a wide range of survey and construction applications,” said Olivier Casabianca, Spectra Precision’s Business Area Director.
Available in different models offering accuracy from 1 to 5 inches, FOCUS 35 is controlled by the Spectra Precision Survey Pro field software using an onboard Windows CE touchscreen interface. Spectra claims that the improved design allows the device to be controlled externally by Spectra Precision Ranger, Nomad or T41 data collectors running Spectra Precision Survey Pro field software or Spectra Precision Layout Pro.
Slew of new products and software
The company also launched two other total stations: Spectra Precision FOCUS 6+ and Spectra Precision FOCUS 8. FOCUS 6+ is a tough, water resistant, and ultra-portable mechanical total station offering a distance measurement accuracy of up to ±(2 + 2 ppm x D) mm and provides a reflectorless measurement range of 500 meters (1,640 ft.). FOCUS 8, on the other hand, is an updated version of Spectra Precision’s FOCUS 8 total station. It provides prism-based and reflectorless measurements, dual-face displays and a high-speed data transfer port. Both the series offer 2 and 5 inch models for a range of field applications.
In addition to total stations, the company also announced a series of updates and new additions to its software solutions portfolio. The company announced a new cloud competing service called Spectra Precision Central, and updated versions of its Survey Pro and Spectra Precision Survey Office software.
Spectra Precision Central is a dedicated cloud computing service for Spectra Precision survey applications. It offers survey teams in the field and office the ability to rapidly exchange survey and project data with team members on the go.
The latest version of Spectra Precision Survey Pro (version 5.5) now includes a new road module and integration with Spectra Precision Central. The new road module is used for importing, managing, and staking roads.
The updated version of Spectra Precision Survey Office (SPSO) now includes support for advanced Roading that allows for allows for the creation, import, export and edit of corridors and roads. The new Roading module allows users to create cross-sections, create points at intervals, add in material layers and the ability to create and edit templates. In addition to Roading, the SPSO software now includes Traverse adjustment, importing of Esri Shapefiles, additional Geoid modules, smooth curve feature code and import and export functionality for FAST survey job files.
Source: Our correspondent