(PRESS RELEASE) HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, 19-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hexagon’s Leica Geosystems has unveiled its new version of Leica Nova MS60, the world’s first MultiStation. Leica Nova MS60’s newest version will allow its users to perform all surveying tasks with one instrument. It combines upgraded faster 3D laser scanning capabilities, GNSS connectivity and digital imaging with a highest-end total station to take sensor fusion to the next level.
As part of the new version of the MultiStation MS60 are a few laser scanning updates, including an incredibly fast scanning speed of up to 30,000 points per second, optimised scan area definitions, adapted scan managements, and an improved scanning path for zenith scans.
The new version of the MS60 also boasts a unique AutoHeight feature, which enables users to save time by automatically measuring the instrument’s height with a simple button press.
Decisions can now be made directly in the field by measurement professionals performing point cloud analysis, such as flatness analysis and as-built checks in the Inspect Surface app of the MS60.
Commenting on the Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation, Donald Smith, senior land surveyor and principal at BL Companies, said:
“Scan data combined with traditionally measured points, whether it’s from the total stations or the GPS receivers, is one of those immediate deliverables that help our clients see what we’re doing. With the scan data of the Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation, we can graphically show – the same day it is collecting – the locations in the field to any person. When you deliver on time and provide customers with a deliverable they can see, you’ve just got yourself a recurring client.”
The Leica Nova MS60 speeds up workflows by combining technologies in this all-in-one instrument. The Leica’s device is indeed a total station that offers advanced imaging, scanning capabilities and GNSS connectivity. Furthermore, by using Leica Captivate field software, all measurement and scanning data can be visualised in 3D for quality and completeness checks. Leica MS60 users can easily transfer all data into Leica Infinity software to further manage, process, analyse and perform a quality check.
Falko Henning, senior product manager at Leica Geosystems, on what MS60 offers:
“The MS60 merges data in a multi-level process – total station measurements are complemented by 3D point clouds, which are automatically registered and coloured by the image information. All data perfectly fits within the same coordinate system, globally referenced by GNSS measurements or by measuring known points. Unlike other measurement devices, the MS60 offers familiar total station capabilities and scanning functionality to fulfil job requirements on site. The operator can use the red laser pointer to perform reflectorless measurements for direct remedial work on-site or stakeout points and use the field controller even while a scan is performed.”
Leica Geosystems in brief
Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for 200 years, Leica Geosystems, creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing, trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions with approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately EUR 3.9 billion.
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