Leica Geosystems introduces new Leica Spider Software Suite v4.1 – the professional business solution for GNSS Networks

(Heerbrugg, 2 September 2011) - Leica Geosystems is pleased to announce the new version 4.1 of its Leica Spider software suite including Leica GNSS Spider, Leica SpiderWeb and Leica SpiderQC.  The market leading software introduces full GPS & GLONASS satellite correction signals support in accordance with the recently amended RTCM v3 international standard for network RTK (MAC). 

Leica Spider software is an integrated suite of programs for GNSS networks that is modular and scalable.  It can be tailored to suit various GNSS surveying, machine control, GIS, seismic and structural monitoring applications. Professional service providers world-wide count on the Leica Spider infrastructure software.

Benefit from full GPS & GLONASS support - New RTCM v3 standard for network RTK
The RTCM organization recently published an amendment to the RTCM v3.1 standard for network RTK (Master Auxiliary Concept - MAC) covering the GLONASS correction signals. This is now fully supported by all current Leica Geosystems products, including Leica GNSS Spider. “The internationally accepted RTCM standard MAC is the only true standard for network RTK. It offers the most versatile solution for field systems to benefit from an RTK network infrastructure.  Now that this also applies to the GLONASS satellites constellation, no other method matches with this standard”, says Frank Pache, Senior Product Manager at Leica Geosystems. “Customers will truly benefit from increased positioning availability and quality when using Leica GNSS Spider and Leica Viva rover systems, that now both support this latest RTCM standard”, Mr. Pache continues.

Innovative, Efficient and Powerful - Leica Spider Software
Moreover, the new version introduces significant enhancements across all aspects of network RTK operation and services. 
The Spider Business Center web portal, an integrated secure solution for online subscription and management of all GNSS network services, offers unique value adding benefits to every service provider.  The new advanced sorting & filtering capabilities make the user and service administration even more efficient.  Full HTML email support allows for meaningful and accentuated customer information.
The Leica SpiderWeb features an enhanced network post-processing data service (Virtual RINEX). This also includes GPS & GLONASS and is based on the same proven standards as those applied in real-time network RTK. The Leica SpiderWeb unique Coordinate Computation Service for static and kinematic online post-processing offers enhanced user data validation.  Generally improved processing feedback enables the customers to better evaluate the delivered results.
Leica SpiderQC features the automatic and manual analysis and graphic representation of RINEX formatted meteorological and inclination data series.  In addition, an off-line mode for all real-time monitoring graphs now enables the user to directly investigate details for the complete online data history.

Clear benefits
With the Leica Spider software suite Leica Geosystems offers the most advanced and versatile, yet simple and efficient to use solution for GNSS Infrastructure and Network RTK.  It allows network service providers to fully focus on the business of reference stations and to optimize the scope of services they offer.

“All our customers can benefit from this new version, making Network RTK and GNSS monitoring services even easier and more reliable to use.  Unmatched Network RTK and unique GNSS service business solutions provide them with the tools needed to have the competitive advantage.  Those participating in our Active Customer Care program benefit from our continuous improvement program at no extra cost”, concludes Mr. Pache. 

For more detailed information about Leica GNSS Reference Network Solutions please visit
http://www.leica-geosystems.com/nrs or contact your nearest Leica Geosystems representative.

About Leica Geosystems GNSS Networks and Reference Stations
Whether providing corrections from just a single reference station, or an extensive range of services from a nationwide RTK network – innovative reference station solutions from Leica Geosystems offer tailor-made yet scalable systems, designed for minimum operator interaction whilst providing maximum user benefit. In full compliance with international standards, Leica Geosystems' proven and reliable infrastructure business solutions are based on the latest technology.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.


Alessandra Doëll
Director Marketing Communications
Leica Geosystems AG
CH-9435 Heerbrugg

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