Company Spotlight: Sokkia
With Customers Since Day One
Sokkia is a world-leading manufacturer of precision measuring systems. Sokkia’s diverse product line provides complete measurement solutions for surveying, mapping and GIS, industrial measurement and construction applications.
Sokkia provides turnkey solutions for surveyors worldwide, including total stations, data collectors, digital levels, and a full complement of field accessories through its extensive nationwide independent distribution network.
For more than 85 years, Sokkia’s complete line of surveying instruments, GPS products and accessories have provided its customers with quality. With Sokkia’s products, you will be sure to have long-lasting, precise instruments for many years to come. You will continue to see this rugged and reliable quality with innovations in the GNSS product line and continued enhancements in Sokkia’s fully-tracking robotic total stations.
Introducing 'The Bullet’
Most recently, Sokkia introduced its latest GNSS integrated receiver designed for lightweight and convenient field operation — the GCX2.
“Nicknamed ‘the bullet,’ the GCX2 exemplifies a completely reimagined approach to receiver design that offers an ultra-lightweight and ergonomic solution at a low cost,” said Eduardo Falcon, executive vice president and general manager of the GeoPositioning Solutions Group. “This is the smallest and lightest integrated receiver Sokkia has ever offered. The innovative POST (Precision Orbital Satellite Technology) antenna element allows for a form that is both ergonomic and extremely lightweight, which fully differentiates it from existing receivers in the market. The unique ‘bullet’ shape appears as a small extension of the range pole — almost as if it’s not even there.”
The multi-constellation and dual-frequency receiver is designed to offer affordable high-quality results for traditional applications in the surveying and construction fields, as well as unconventional utilizations such as in landscape architecture, GIS, BIM and forensic mapping. The receiver connects via Bluetooth to the Sokkia S-10 or GHX2 field controller, enabling ease-of-operation within the MAGNET suite of software. The GXC2 utilizes 226 channels — each one optimized to constantly track any currently available satellite signals.
The receiver features radio-free RTK operation via interference-free data communication technology, which eliminates licensing issues. When used as a base station, it may support up to three concurrent GCX2 rovers at a range of up to 300 meters. Each receiver may be used as a base or as a rover. For network operation, the GCX2 may be paired with a cellular-enabled data controller to provide RTK network corrections and connectivity with MAGNET Enterprise. “The GCX2 delivers a high level of performance and efficient workflow,” said Falcon, “and it’s offered with a substantial pricing advantage over competitive systems.”
Measure Easily and Accurately
New to the line of total stations, the DX series is ideally suited for jobs that require the highest accuracy with simple operation. Its Direct Aiming technology, featuring a new intelligent algorithm that automatically aims to the prisms, ensures precision readings and layout are achieved. Sokkia also recently released the NET AXII — the latest in its line of high-accuracy measuring stations — for precision-intensive tasks such as monitoring, bridge construction and other highly detailed engineering projects.
Sokkia backs its products with the most complete service and support capabilities, including regionally-located sales managers, technical support, online help, product training and a factory-trained repair staff and service facility.
16900 W. 118th Terrace
Olathe, KS 66061
925-245-8500 • us.sokkia.com