Aus­tralian award for Le­ica

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THE LE­ICA GS18 T GNSS RTK

rover won an Aus­tralian En­gi­neer­ing Ex­cel­lence Award dur­ing the Aus­tralian En­gi­neer­ing Con­fer­ence in Syd­ney.

Un­der the cat­e­gory of Prod­ucts and Man­u­fac­tur­ing, the GS18 T took top hon­ours for in­no­va­tive fu­sion of GNSS and in­er­tial mi­cros unit (IMU) sen­sors. The event is hosted an­nu­ally by the pro­fes­sional as­so­ci­a­tion En­gi­neers Aus­tralia (EA), the largest and most di­verse or­gan­i­sa­tion serv­ing around 100,000 en­gi­neers in the coun­try.

The EA’s Aus­tralian En­gi­neer­ing Ex­cel­lence Awards judg­ing panel said it se­lected the GS18 T be­cause Le­ica Geosys­tems had de­vel­oped unique and in­no­va­tive soft­ware, pro­to­types and elec­tronic de­signs for a speedy and ac­cu­rate field data ac­qui­si­tion sys­tem – lead­ing to sig­nif­i­cant eco­nomic ben­e­fits world­wide for the de­sign and con­struc­tion in­dus­try.

De­vel­oped from global R&D for world­wide value

Im­mune to mag­netic dis­tur­bances and cal­i­bra­tion-free, the GS18 T is the first true tilt com­pen­sa­tion so­lu­tion, states Le­ica. De­vel­oped by a ‘renowned’ global R&D team, the GNSS RTK rover has been im­ple­mented around the world to re­alise 20 per­cent time sav­ings in the field over con­ven­tional sur­vey­ing prac­tices. In­spired by the aero­space in­dus­try, the team per­formed so­phis­ti­cated sen­sor fu­sion to en­sure users no longer needed to hold the pole ver­ti­cal to level the bub­ble.

In Aus­tralia, the GS18 T has proved valu­able for large to­po­graphic sur­veys where mass amounts of points and data are needed. Ac­cord­ing to Dy­lan Gather­cole of Veris, a mar­ket-lead­ing Aus­tralian sur­vey firm, the speed of the GS18T has en­abled the firm to bet­ter sup­port its cus­tomers.

“The abil­ity to turn the tilt func­tion on and get rid of the time it takes to level up the pole means we can be get­ting more points and get it done quicker,” said Gather­cole. “We can then pass those sav­ings on to our client. We’re also able to mea­sure points di­rectly that we were never able to be­fore with tra­di­tional meth­ods.”

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