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Leica iCON gps sensors: four GNSS constellation and better tracking increase uptime on-site

23 November 2014

(Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 23 November 2014) - Leica Geosystems’ GNSS sensors for construction and machine control now support the latest SmartTrack and SmartCheck, including full BeiDou and Galileo support. With this launch, construction companies can make a safe investment in the future-proof iCON gps 80 GNSS receiver and the iCON gps 60 smart antenna. Additionally, the firmware v2.1 provides remote control for iCON telematics, enabling more productive workflows. Also, the new Plug & Play radio functionality for GNSS real-time correction reception allows the input of every key parameter, which increases uptime when moving to a new construction site. 

All new implemented features further optimise workflows of foremen and supervisors on-site, and increase up-time for machine control applications, helping them to improve productivity and efficiency.  

High productivity with four GNSS constellation and better availability in difficult environments
To ensure the most reliable results, Leica Geosystems’ proven Leica SmartTrack technology guarantees accurate signal tracking, while the unique SmartCheck technology evaluates and verifies RTK measurements. Through this implementation foremen, supervisors and operators of construction machines profit from increased signal availability in difficult environments for reliable results. Both SmartTrack and SmartCheck technologies have been extended to support the BeiDou and Galileo signals. With four or even more satellites available in 2015, on top of GPS and GLONASS, the Chinese BeiDou system will bring significant benefits by means of higher availability. This translates directly into increased uptime.

Leica iCON telematics: increased efficiency for machine control operations on-site and remote machinery fleet management
The Leica iCON gps 60 and 80 GNSS sensors support Leica iCON telematics services that provide fast and easy data transfer from office to site and to construction machines, remote support for the operators and basic fleet management functionality. iCON telematics seamlessly integrates with the workflow on construction projects and the Leica iCON solutions, simplifying work processes and enabling significant time and cost savings.  

No downtime with direct configuration Plug & Play Satel radio
The new Satel Plug & Play radios for data transfer allow the input of the required frequency, channel spacing and protocol directly into the radio, resulting in less downtime when the radio needs to be reconfigured for a new construction site. Preconfigured channel tables are no longer required.  

Further enhancements
The iCON gps firmware v2.1 provides various other new features that speed up productivity on-site:

  • Support of all 3rd party GNSS base station and rovers in RTCM v3 via MSM messages
  • Updated NMEA output for new satellite systems
  • Raw data logging – RINEX v3.01 support  

Availability
Updates for these iCON gps sensors are immediately available. Ordering information is available from all authorised Leica Geosystems representatives.

For more information about the Leica iCON – intelligent CONstruction portfolio, please visit:
http://www.leica-geosystems.com/icon .


About Leica iCON – intelligent CONstruction
Leica iCON is a pioneering, comprehensive portfolio of tailor-made positioning and measuring solutions for construction professionals. It changes the way construction tasks are performed on site by offering new technology that significantly optimises construction workflow efficiency.

 


Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for nearly 200 years, Leica Geosystems is the industry leader in measurement and information technologies. We create complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for innovative product and solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as surveying and engineering, building and heavy construction, safety and security, and power and plant trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.

Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.



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Communications Team
Leica Geosystems AG
CH-9435 Heerbrugg
Switzerland


Tel: +41 71 727 3534
E-Mail: media@leica-geosystems.com




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Leica Geosystems’ GNSS sensors for construction and machine control now support the latest SmartTrack and SmartCheck, including full BeiDou and Galileo support.
 

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The Leica iCON gps 60 and 80 GNSS sensors support Leica iCON telematics services that provide fast and easy data transfer from office to site and to construction machines, remote support for the operators and basic fleet management functionality.