March 31st, 2003, 5:00 p.m., Central Standard Time (CST), will mark the end of Sokkia's 0% financing program for its RTK systems — a special offer available to its U.S.customers.

While March 31st signals the end of this specific financing program,it does not signal the end of our dedi- cation to continue moving forward with special programs for our GPS and GIS products and services, said Charles Bryan, American sales manager, Sokkia GPS division. Still on the price bundle table — Sokkia's Axis GPS system with SDR8100 data collector for $4,995.00, and buy two Stratus receivers and receive the third for free. Also included in that deal, $6,990.00 for a GPS Stratus system.

"The 0%financing program — designed to appeal to companies struggling to manage the bottom line war — did generate interest for dual-frequency GPS and enabled efforts within our local markets," Bryan said. "Our goal is to always help small-to mid-sized companies to compete by making high-technology more affordable. This effort is maintained in our existing price package programs and will continue as we move forward with future price package offers and equipment specials."

The Sokkia Radian ($25,740.00), Radian/Radian IS ($28,740.00), GSR2600 ($29,740.00), GSR2600/Radian IS ($30,740.00), and Radian IS ($31,740.00), make up the RTK price program. Spectrum Survey Suite post- processing and adjustment software is also available (additional $3,995.00).