Spectra Precision Introduces Additions to its Optical Survey Solutions and New Field Software Features

COLOGNE, Germany — October 13, 2010 — Spectra Precision introduced today several additions to the Spectra Precision® FOCUS® 30 line of optical survey solutions and new features for the Spectra Precision Survey Pro™ field software.

The announcement was made at INTERGEO 2010, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.

Spectra Precision FOCUS 30 Total Stations

Spectra Precision now offers two additional FOCUS 30 Total Stations—the new LockNGo™ and StepDrive™ models. The LockNGo instrument uses a passive tracking technique that constantly tracks the instrument to the range pole, improving efficiency by enabling the instrument to constantly lock onto the prism.

The speed of observation and precise positioning of all FOCUS 30 Total Station models is provided by StepDrive™ motion technology, which is used in the Robotic and LockNGo models and now available as a stand-alone instrument. StepDrive controls the horizontal and vertical motion of the motors, eliminating the need for traditional motion locks. Choosing the StepDrive solution can improve the user’s observational accuracy enabling more precise angle measurements or field staking to be performed.

The FOCUS 30 solutions in Robotic, LockNGo and StepDrive are all available in 2", 3" or 5" accuracies and are controlled by the Spectra Precision Survey Pro™ field software using an onboard Windows CE touchscreen interface. The FOCUS 30 is also designed to be controlled externally by Spectra Precision data collectors.

Survey and construction professionals using Spectra Precision FOCUS solutions now have a more robust set of tools to meet their job requirements.

Spectra Precision Survey Pro field Software

Spectra Precision Survey Pro field software provides surveyors with a complete set of capabilities for a wide variety of survey and construction projects. Survey Pro version 4.10 includes several new features:

  • LandXML Road schema support for laying out engineering and road profile elements to improve the dataflow and efficiency on the road or construction site.
  • External Data Streaming for the output of measurement and positional data from Survey Pro in an XML output that allows the ability to adapt the data to localized needs.
  • And finally in Survey Pro version 4.10, the Spectra Precision Solution Improvement Program enables a user to opt-in to provide information about how they are using their field software so that future enhancements and efficiencies can be identified and implemented.

Survey Pro software is offered in different modules so surveyors can begin with one module and easily add features as they need them. Advanced modules can be remotely installed via electronic upgrades. In addition, Survey Pro software is available in multiple languages and on a variety of data collector platforms.

Survey Pro is utilized by more than 40,000 customers worldwide and provides reliable and easy to use data collection, computation and field staking.


The Spectra Precision FOCUS 30 LocKNGo and StepDrive instruments and Survey Pro field software are expected to be available in October 2010 through the Spectra Precision global dealer network. For more information visit: www.spectraprecision.com or email: Email Contact.

About the Spectra Precision Brand

Spectra Precision has long been an established brand, known for delivering quality products to the construction market. Focusing on the specific needs of the conventional surveying market, the Spectra Precision brand offers a complete product portfolio including, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), optical total stations, data collection hardware, field and office software, as well as a wide range of construction tools.

Spectra Precision surveying equipment is an economical choice that utilizes technologies for optimal efficiency. With convenience and reliability as the foundation of the Spectra Precision brand, it is an ideal choice for value. The Spectra Precision brand is backed with the strong technical support that users have come to expect from a quality name in surveying and construction.


LeaAnn McNabb

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