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Spectra Precision Introduces Robotic FOCUS 10 Total Station

July 20, 2007

WESTMINSTER, CO -- Spectra Precision today introduced a Robotic model of the FOCUS 10 Total Station for the U.S. survey market. The Spectra Precision FOCUS 10 is an advanced, field-proven total station that delivers improved speed, convenience and affordability to mechanical total station users. The new Robotic model offer surveyors automatic target recognition and tracking as well as one-person robotic operation options that enable increased speed and efficiency.

The servomotor-driven FOCUS 10 Total Station comes standard with long-range, reflectorless technology, allowing surveyors to increase staking speed and measure remote objects without a prism. The accuracy of the FOCUS 10 assures the integrity of measurements taken to targets. By including sensor technology, the FOCUS 10 total station allows the operator to be confident that the signal is coming back from the reflector-not from other reflective objects.

The FOCUS 10 Total Station is highly versatile, offering four-speed servo motors with Servo and Robotic models that provide 3” and 5” accuracy, respectively.

The Robotic model offers full robotic operation, allowing one-person operation from the range-pole. With the surveyor at the point of observation, a Robotic total station instantly improves accuracy by reducing field errors. In addition, it can increase efficiency and reduce out of pocket costs by allowing survey companies to allocate their field crew resources more effectively.

The FOCUS 10 Total Station can be bundled with a TDS data collector and field software, radio and active target. Its easy-to-use and familiar TDS Survey Pro™ data collection software facilitates fast and accurate surveying without significant downtime for training.

Availability

The FOCUS 10 Robotic Total Station model is expected to be available late July of 2007 through select Tripod Data Systems (TDS) dealers in the U.S. For more information, email inquires to sales@tdsway.com or call TDS at 541-753-9322.

About the Spectra Precision Brand

Spectra Precision has long been an established brand delivering quality products. 2005 marked the launch of a new suite of Spectra Precision survey products.

With the specific needs of the conventional surveying market in mind, the Spectra Precision brand offers a complete product portfolio including, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), optical total stations, and data collection hardware, as well as field and office software.

Spectra Precision surveying equipment is an economical choice that utilizes established technology for optimal efficiency. With convenience and reliability as the foundation of the Spectra Precision brand, it is an ideal choice for value. The Spectra Precision brand is backed with strong technical support that surveyors would expect from a quality name in surveying.

Designed to meet the needs of surveyors around the world, Spectra Precision delivers maximum precision, reliability and affordability.

Source: Trimble, July 19, 2007.