Leica Geosystems Adds Multi-Lingual Capability for Builder-Series Instruments

(Norcross, Ga., 21 August 2006) Leica Geosystems today announced the release of new features for the Builder-series optical measuring instruments, featuring multi-lingual functions for enhanced convenience and efficiency on the job.

“With the multi-lingual capability, users can now choose between two different languages preloaded on the instrument, switching between them with a single keystroke,” said Carl Singleton, product marketing manager for Leica Geosystems. “This feature is particularly beneficial on construction sites where multi-lingual workforces are present.”

English, Spanish and French are just three of the 16 different languages supported in the Builder series. The new release also includes a number of other improvements to streamline the workflow of the instrument, as well as new features for the Construction Data Management office software to optimize its use with the Builder-series equipment.

Leica Geosystems introduced the Builder-series products in 2005 to provide modern, digital measuring capability for contractors in the building trades. The rugged, lightweight instruments are designed to be easy to learn, even for beginners with no experience in digital measuring tools.

The Builder series is available in three different performance/feature categories, offering a scalable family of solutions, all sharing a common user interface and software routines. This makes it easy to move up from one model to the next without having to learn new operating procedures.

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