Leica Geosystems Releases New GPS Reference Station Software

July 13, 2004 – Leica Geosystems has announced the release of Version 1.5 of the Spider software for control of GPS reference stations and networks.

Spider V1.5 is designed specifically to support Leica’s GRX1200 and GRX1200Pro reference station receivers, which are based on the next-generation System 1200 technology. 

“The Spider software is designed to support GPS services for local areas, such as cities, counties, communities, mines or construction sites, or entire regions, states or even countries,” said James Stowell, director, GPS networks and reference station systems.  “The software package fulfills all requirements for the management, operation and continuous monitoring of a network of GPS reference stations.”

Spider V1.5 handles all aspects of configuration and control for local and unattended remote GPS sensors, periodic data downloads from sensors, data archiving and distribution, system monitoring and data logging.

Leica Geosystems, with worldwide headquarters in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, develops, manufactures and markets systems for surveying, mapping and position determination.  The company has a turnover of almost 700 million Swiss francs and is listed on the Swiss Exchange.  Leica currently has 2,370 employees, with 600 located in the United States.  It is structured in six divisions:  Surveying and Engineering, GIS and Mapping, Metrology, Special Products, Consumer Products and New Businesses.  Along with the Swiss facilities, the company also has development and production subsidiaries in America and Asia.  Leica Geosystems has 20 wholly-owned sales subsidiaries worldwide and representation in more than 120 countries.

For sales inquiries contact Leica online at www.leica-geosystems.com or your local Leica dealer.