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new¬able LEICA GEOSYSTEMS introduced the Leica ScanStation C10. Its Smart X-Mirror, which can operate in either oscillating or rotating mode, eliminates the need for double window scans. Capable of scanning up to 50,000 data points per second, the ScanStation C10 can scan sites and structures up to 10 times faster than the Leica ScanStation 2. Overhead, vertical, horizontal and sublevel geometry are captured over a full field of view (360 X 270 degrees) with a pointing accuracy of as little as 1mm. It is a fully integrated, cordless system with onboard batteries for extended field usage. The scanner has an easy-to-learn onboard interface with high-resolution color touchscreen and integrated, high-resolution zoom camera/video. A 5M-pixel CMOS digital image sensor captures both single frames and continuous video. (www.leica-geosystems.us) SOKKIA CORP. released the DT220, DT520, DT520A and DT620 digital theodolite series featuring power-saving technology. Major improvements include doubled operating time, new angle calibration technology and an improved user interface. According to the company, the DT620 7" model set a world record for a continuous operating time of 220 hours with two R14 (C) alkaline batteries. The DT520A operates up to 200 hours, the longest among 5" models; 2" DT220 and 5" DT520 models, equipped with dual-axis compensators, can be operated for 130 continuous hours. DT620 and DT520A models employ the new IACS-SD system (independent angle calibration system with single detection). This technology makes it possible to reduce the number of angle detectors from two to one without compromising measurement precision, and it also drastically reduces power consumption. DT220 incorporates the IACS technology with diametrical angle detection to further improve reliability. Also, SOKKIA introduced the SDL1X digital level. The SDL1X features eight industry firsts, the company reports, including 0.2mm precision (ISO17123-2), auto focus capabilities, a view finder for quick sighting, a remote trigger for wireless operation, a dual-axis tilt sensor that ensures precision, an SD card slot for data storage, 320-ft Bluetooth wireless communication and a staff with a ±0.1ppm/°C linear expansion coefficient. (www.sokkia.com) TOPCON POSITIONING SYSTEMS (TPS) introduced the LC-4X Crossline Laser. The new laser emits a high-visibility level and plumb laser beam. Additional features include automatic self-leveling, one-button cycle operation, variable beam options, angle lock and universal mounts. The LC-4X projects one horizontal and three vertical lines as well as a plumb (up and down) beam. It comes standard with the L5-VHX laser receiver to expand the working range to up to 130 feet. (www.topconpositioning.com) TRIMBLE introduced Trimble Access for Spatial Imaging software, a new addition to Trimble’s Connected Site solutions. Trimble Access is a streamlined field and office solution for surveyors and geospatial professionals that expedites spatial imaging data collection, processing, analysis and project information delivery. Trimble’s solution enables these advancements through improved workflows, the ability to create in-field deliverables, and more efficient collaboration and connectivity between project team members. Trimble Access for Spatial Imaging is designed to complement the intelligent scanning capabilities of the Trimble GX 3D scanner. Trimble Access for Spatial Imaging suite of software consists of three components: base software for typical scanning activities, specialized application modules, and the Trimble Connected Community. (www.trimble.com) APPLANIX introduced RapidOrtho 2.0, a significant software enhancement for the Digital Sensor System (DSS). RapidOrtho 2.0 is optimized for high-speed, high-accuracy orthophoto production. Images can now be developed and orthorectified as much as three times faster than the previous version. Released as part of POSPac MMS software update 5.3, the new RapidOrtho also offers better Digital Elevation Model (DEM) management. A new utility allows users to import and convert readily available DEM datasets, including LiDAR data, into the RapidOrtho format. Also, APPLANIX launched POSPac Mobile Mapping Suite (MMS) 5.3, the latest version of its GNSS-aided inertial postprocessing software for mobile mapping applications. New functionality includes the ability to generate trajectories for synthetic aperture radar (SAR) processing as well as the automatic import of POSTrack flight plans for improved SmartBase planning. The SmartBase database within POSPac MMS is also now automatically updated, and a world map showing the current location of all available ground-based reference stations is displayed visually. POSPac MMS 5.3 includes the next generation of DSS RapidOrtho. (www.applanix.com) KUBIT released PhoToPlan Version 5. PhoToPlan supports trueto-scale image rectification for digital photos and scanned maps/ plans directly inside AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT and all verticals such www.rpls.com | Point of Beginning | OCTOBER 2009 http://www.topconpositioning.com http://www.leica-geosystems.us http://www.trimble.com http://www.sokkia.com http://www.applanix.com http://www.rpls.com

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Web Site/Digital Edition Contents
Editor’s Points
Control on the Edge
Hurricane Watch
The Need for Speed
A Digital Desert
31 Degrees of Latitude
Taming the Wild GIS
The Magic Bullet
From the Ground Up
Professional Topography
Safety Sense
The Business Side
New & Notable
Classified Ads
Fun & Games
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