Spectra Precision Introduces EPOCH 35 RTK GNSS System

New GPS Plus GLONASS System Includes Base and Rover with Optional Data Collectors and Radio Data Links

Westminster, Colo., Dec. 30, 2008 — Spectra Precision today introduced the EPOCH® 35 GNSS system. The Spectra Precision® EPOCH 35 system uses highly accurate Global Positioning System (GPS) and GLONASS technology for cadastral, topographic, control, stakeout and other precision survey applications. The EPOCH 35 GNSS system offers quality performance and reliability, while remaining a cost-effective investment. 

The EPOCH 35 is a complete GNSS system that includes a base, rover, field software, data collector, and radio. The EPOCH 35 GNSS rover features integrated Bluetooth capability, an internal radio modem and battery. In North America, the system operates with the popular TDS Survey Pro™ field software. Outside the U.S., the system runs Spectra Precision Field Surveyor. These premiere field software solutions operate on the Spectra Precision Recon® or Nomad™ data collectors.

For RTK surveying, the base system may include a choice of radio modems that provide either a long- or short-range data link from the base to the rover. In addition, Network RTK is also supported by simply connecting to an external data capable cellular modem. Back at the office, surveyors can use the Spectra Precision Office Software for post-processing and quality control.

“The EPOCH 35 GNSS is an easy-to-use, yet powerful solution for everyday surveying applications,” said Frank Dorenkamp, general manager of Spectra Precision. "The new GPS plus GLONASS solution reinforces our commitment to create an outstanding product portfolio to meet the needs of our customers."

With fast, reliable initialization, the EPOCH 35 GNSS system is a measurement solution that provides high-quality results in several survey modes including RTK and Static. The system operates without line-of-sight between points, and can be used in any weather. Designed as a multi-purpose, integrated system, the EPOCH 35 GNSS system provides surveyors with total flexibility. Built especially for tough surveying conditions, the compact and lightweight EPOCH 35 GNSS system can handle drops, extreme temperatures, dirt, and water.

The EPOCH 35 GNSS system is available now through the Spectra Precision global dealer network. For more information visit: www.spectraprecision.com or email: sales@spectraprecison.com. In the U.S., and Canada the Spectra Precision portfolio of products will be available through select Tripod Data Systems (TDS) dealers. For more information, email inquires to: sales@tdsway.com or call TDS at 541-753-9322.

About the Spectra Precision Brand
2005 marked the launch of a new suite of Spectra Precision survey products, based on the Spectra Precision brand. Spectra Precision has long been an established brand, known for delivering quality products to the construction market. Focusing now on the specific needs of the conventional surveying market, the Spectra Precision brand offers a complete product portfolio including, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), 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 the strong technical support that surveyors have come to 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.