Leica Geosystems announced the introduction of a new license-free spread-spectrum integrated radio module, which has been developed by Intuicom specifically to provide a high-performance RTK data link for the Leica System 1200 series of GPS surveying products.

This new low power radio module can be used as a transmitter, receiver or repeater. When serving as a repeater, the unit only needs antenna and power. Multiple repeaters can be used to extend RTK range when required. In the rover/repeater mode, the unit operates as a rover that receives GPS corrections, as well as a repeater that rebroadcasts corrections to other rovers. When operating in the base-station mode, the radio module does not require an external power supply.

An FCC license is not required for operating these radios in this frequency range in the United States, and the radio is also approved for use in Canada.

The Intuicom integrated radio module is designed for ruggedness and long-lasting performance, and is built to the same environmental standards as the GPS1200 products. It comes with a two-year warranty.

Source: Leica Geosystems, Sept. 9, 2004