Spectra Precision Brand Broadened to Target the Survey Market

New Cost-effective Products to Address Conventional Survey Market

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Sept. 13, 2005 — Spectra Precision today introduced a new cost-effective suite of surveying products to address the conventional survey market. The new line of Spectra Precision® products are intended to bring more affordable, professional-grade survey instruments to a broader range of surveyors worldwide. The Spectra Precision survey product line will include Global Positioning Systems (GPS), optical total stations, and data collection hardware, as well as field and office software.

“For many years the Spectra Precision brand has offered an array of products that primarily address the construction market,” said Matt Delano, survey marketing manager. “This marks an exciting time as we have broadened the Spectra Precision portfolio to include survey products that are rugged, reliable, user-friendly and cost effective.”

The Spectra Precision survey brand includes two unique product lines developed for the everyday surveyor—the Spectra Precision FOCUS™ family of optical total stations that feature exceptional speed, accuracy and reliability; and the EPOCH™ family of GPS systems that are user-friendly and rugged. Initial products available from the Spectra Precision survey portfolio include the FOCUS 10 Total Station and the EPOCH 10 L1 GPS System.

FOCUS 10 Total Station – Fast, Reliable and Accurate
The advanced technology of the FOCUS 10 Total Station delivers improved speed, convenience and affordability to mechanical total station users. The FOCUS 10 Total Station is a servomotor-driven, reflectorless total station that allows surveyors to increase staking speed and measure objects with or without a prism.

The FOCUS 10 Total Station comes standard with long-range, reflectorless technology, allowing surveyors to measure remote objects without a prism. The accuracy of the FOCUS 10 assures the integrity of measurements taken to targets. By including sensor technology, the FOCUS 10 allows the operator to be confident that the signal is coming back from the reflector—not other reflective objects.

EPOCH 10 L1 GPS System — Simple Surveying in the Palm of Your Hands
The EPOCH 10 system integrates a survey-grade L1 GPS receiver with the Spectra Precision Recon® Data Collector, a proven, ultra-rugged product designed especially for tough surveying conditions. The compact and lightweight EPOCH 10 system handles drops, extreme temperatures, dirt, and water, making it one of the toughest L1 GPS solutions available. It also spares the surveyor the expense of a separate GPS receiver and data collector.
The EPOCH 10 GPS system includes highly accurate GPS technology for control work and other precision survey applications. The EPOCH 10 offers the performance and reliability of an advanced system, while remaining an extremely cost-effective investment.

The FOCUS 10 Total Station and EPOCH 10 L1 GPS system are expected to be available in October 2005. Live product demonstrations will be conducted at INTERGEO, the world’s largest conference and trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

About the Spectra Precision Brand
Spectra Precision has long been an established brand delivering quality products to the construction market. 2005 marks the launch of a new suite of Spectra Precision survey products.

With the specific needs of the conventional surveying market in mind, the Spectra Precision brand offers a complete product portfolio including, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), optical total stations, and data collection hardware, as well as field and office software.

Spectra Precision surveying equipment is an economical choice that utilizes established technology 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 strong technical support that surveyors would expect from a quality name in surveying.

Designed to meet the needs of surveyors around the world, Spectra Precision delivers maximum precision, reliability and affordability.

To learn more about Spectra Precision and our product lines please visit www.spectraprecision.com

Tripod Data Systems is the distributor in the US and Puerto Rico for Spectra Precision survey products. This new line of products will be available through TDS dealers in these markets. More information on Spectra Precision survey products is available at www.tdsway.com/Spectra.