Leica Geosystems Wins Major Order for GPS Surveying Systems in Mexico

Leica Geosystems has completed deliveries of 132 high-precision GPS surveying systems to the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Geografia e Informática (INEGI) in Mexico.

The systems include Leica GX1220 GPS surveying instruments, with AX1202 antennas and post-processing software.  They will be used for a variety of surveying applications in Mexico, including densification of the geodetic network, cadastral surveys, hydrographic surveys and bench-level surveys for update of geographical and topographical maps.

“The new-generation System 1200 products have been very well received in the North and South American markets since their introduction last year,” said Bob Williams, president of Leica Geosystems’ Surveying and Engineering Division for the Americas.  “This is the latest in a series of very large orders for this new-technology family of surveying instruments.”

“This important order from a prestigious customer was received through our valued partner in Mexico, Grupo Requiez S.A. de C.V., who managed all aspects of winning the order, configuring and delivering the products, providing technical support and training,” said Williams.

The GX1220 receivers are designed with Leica Geosystems’ new SmartTrack GPS measurement engine, and incorporate fast self-checking RTK algorithms and a comprehensive self-explanatory graphical user interface.  The rugged GPS instruments, with magnesium allow construction, are built to the toughest MIL specifications to withstand extreme field conditions.  The SmartTrack technology ensures reliable centimeter-accuracy solutions at distances of 30 km or more. 

Victor González, sub-director of field operations at INEGI, said, “We selected Leica Geosystems because the products offered the best productivity, user interface, functionality, flexibility and easiness to operate.  We have been very satisfied with the service and support provided by Leica Geosystems and Grupo Requiez.”

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.

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