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Spectra Precision Introduces New Office Software Suite to Support Optical and GPS Survey Systems

Bremen, Germany-- Spectra Precision announced the release of its next generation office software solution-Spectra Precision Survey Office 2.0, software suite. With new total station, digital level as well as coding and description support, the new version is ideal for processing and analyzing Global Positioning System (GPS) and terrestrial survey data recorded in the field and exporting it to a CAD or GIS design package.

The announcement was made at INTERGEO 2008, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.

The Spectra Precision Survey Office software is powerful and configurable, yet easy-to-use. The user interface features options that are familiar to Microsoft Office users. Users can drag-and-drop compatible files from a computer directly into an open project and the office software analyzes the file to determine its type and how it needs to be processed. Visualization tools such as plan views, 3D views, time-based data views and session editors help users "see" the data in the context of the entire project. Survey data acquired in the field using a total station and contained in a data file can be imported into the software and integrated as necessary with other data collected as part of a survey project, for example, GPS or level data.

The new version of the office software suite provides surveyors with the ability to import both optical and GPS data from existing surveys collected by Spectra Precision Field Surveyor field software. User can also import data directly from a large variety of file formats and export point data as user definable CAD or extensibility XML formats. The new office software, designed for every day surveying tasks, also provides a secure and reliable desktop environment with built-in quality assurance and quality control features.

The Spectra Precision Survey Office software provides surveyors and engineers with advanced technology, integrating common tasks into a single system. Users can process and review Real Time Kinematic (RTK), Static, FastStatic, and stop-and-go kinematic data. Spectra Precision Survey Office also performs data reduction, computation, QA/QC and network adjustment. Control data can be exported to the field software for use in the field.

Three configurations of Spectra Precision Survey Office are available:
  • No Dongle configuration is designed for transferring and reviewing terrestrial and GPS survey data.
  • Basic configuration requires a dongle and is designed for transferring, processing, adjusting, and reviewing terrestrial and GPS (L1 frequency only) survey data.
  • Complete configuration requires a dongle and is designed for transferring, processing, and reviewing terrestrial and GPS survey data.
In addition to the new office software, Spectra Precision offers a complete product portfolio including, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), optical total stations with data collection hardware and field software such as the Spectra Precision EPOCH 25 GPS System and the FOCUS 10 Total Station Series.

Spectra Precision EPOCH 25 GPS System

The EPOCH 25 System provides surveyors with a rugged multi-purpose modular system. The system provides fast, reliable initializations resulting in high-quality RTK and Static results. Designed especially for tough surveying conditions, the compact and lightweight EPOCH 25 System handles drops, extreme temperatures, dirt and water. Back at the office, surveyors can utilize the user friendly Spectra Precision Office Software for postprocessing and quality control.

This multipurpose surveying tool has been designed to meet the everyday needs of surveyors. The EPOCH 25 System includes a Spectra Precision EPOCH 25 L1/L2 GPS base receiver; a Spectra Precision EPOCH 25 L1/L2 GPS rover including internal radio modem and battery. Application field software is designed to meet the survey applications specific to a geographical region, operating on either the Recon or the Nomad™ data collector.

Spectra Precision FOCUS 10 Total Station Series

Spectra Precision's FOCUS 10 Total Station Series features optical total stations that are fast, reliable and accurate. FOCUS 10 is a series of servomotor-driven total station models with three angle accuracies. Servomotor, Autolock or Robotic models are available, each with 1.5", 3" or 5" accuracy options. With the Autolock option, surveyors can focus on information being displayed. Autolock tracking technology eliminates the need to look through the telescope and no fine adjustments are needed to pin point the prism.

The robotic FOCUS 10 Total Station provides wireless communication between the rod and the instrument. This drives and manages measurements completely at the rod. With a FOCUS 10 Robotic Total Station, optical surveys can be performed with only one operator, again controlled by either the Recon or the Nomad data collector.


The Spectra Precision Survey Office 2.0 is expected to be available in October 2008 through the Spectra Precision global dealer network. For more information visit: or email: sales@spectraprecison. In the U.S., and Canada the Spectra Precision portfolio of products will be available through select Tripod Data Systems (TDS) dealers. For more information, email inquires to: sales@tdsway or call TDS at 541-753-9322.

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