Leica Geosystems Introduces Leica GPS Spider Version 2.3.0 for GNSS Networks and Reference Stations

Strengthening communications with greater redundancy, reliability and availability, Leica GPS Spider software for GNSS networks and reference stations, supports the new RTCM V3.1 standard for Network RTK and now supports fully redundant site set-up to satisfy the highest demands of reliability.

(Norcross, Ga., 23 March 2007) Leica Geosystems, Inc. has introduced updated GPS Spider software for GNSS networks and reference stations.

The new software provides an option to either operate with a secondary backup communication line (channel) that can be automatically used as fallback in case a primary line fails; or set up a secondary receiver with independent communication, allowing for maximum redundancy, reliability and availability.  An enhanced communication channel status reporting complements this feature. Furthermore, the raw data quality control has been expanded to now fully support quality checking of all incoming raw data streams and also to independently apply limit checks for GLONASS data, an attribute already available for GPS. 

"The GPS Spider was the first solution in the market to fully support the new RTCM V3.1 standard for Network RTK," said Gerard Manley, vice president of engineered solutions, Leica Geosystems, Inc. "Version 2.3.0 adds exciting new functionality that significantly increases the software usability and performance. Amongst software optimizations, GPS Spider now supports fully redundant site set-up to satisfy the highest demands of reliability."

Further improvements in the software architecture and performance allow a 100 percent increase in the number of stations the software can manage and process using a single computer. In addition, the updated software licensing concept makes it even easier for the customer to always stay up-to-date with the latest developments for Leica GPS Spider. "With this new update, Leica Geosystems continues its constant product development and improvement of the GPS reference station solutions. Backed by Leica Geosystems’ comprehensive Customer Care Package (CCP program), GPS Spider is the first choice solution in networked reference stations," added Manley.

For detailed information about Leica GPS Spider and its functionality please visit our website (http://www.leica-geosystems.com/us/en/lgs_4229.htm) or contact your nearest Leica Geosystems, Inc. representative.

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