New Leica Zeno GIS Handheld and Software – Dataflow Made Simpler

Leica Zeno GIS provides a one-click automated workflow between the field and office

(Norcross, GA., 25 February 2010) – Leica Geosystems’ new Leica Zeno GIS series enters the U.S. GIS data collection market with rugged products offering the most multi-functional and easiest GNSS/GIS solution available today. Leica Zeno GIS is part of the Leica Viva family of products.

Leica Geosystems’ outstanding survey technology is now extended into the GIS market. With the new product introduction of the Leica Zeno GIS series, it is now simpler to manage and maintain assets, inspect infrastructure, respond to emergencies, ensure public safety, explore natural resources and conduct as-built and incident mapping with ease.

Rugged GNSS/GIS handhelds with productive field software
The Leica Zeno 10 provides a color graphic display in portrait format and a numeric keypad. Alternatively, users have the choice to select a full functioned model – the Leica Zeno 15 with a full QWERTY keyboard and a display in landscape format. Both GNSS/GIS devices support:
• First fully rugged GNSS/GIS handheld working in the most demanding environments
• Dual-constellation (GPS/GLONASS) and SBAS tracking
• Zeno Field software based on an OEM version of the popular ESRI ArcPad™ 8 software enhanced with GNSS functionality
• An integrated digital camera linking photos to feature locations
• High Performance: from sub-meter to decimeter accuracy

Dual-constellation tracking guarantees higher productivity with more satellites available – in particular in urban canyons and in areas where tree canopy blocks the number of visible GPS satellites.

The new Leica Zeno Field software is an OEM version of ESRI ArcPad 8 and provides a full range of functions to easily control the integrated GNSS receiver and to manage the data collection process such as GNSS raw data logging, easy handling of GNSS real-time configurations, feature accuracy management, and an automated workflow between the field and office.

EasyIn – Simplest dataflow between the field and office
With Leica Zeno, Leica Geosystems introduces EasyIn, the simplest dataflow between the field and office. EasyIn simultaneously checks in features and GNSS raw data, automatically post-processes GNSS observations and updates feature vertices to the most accurate location in one easy, automated step.

Together with Zeno Office, users can easily manage feature quality over time and benefit from automated import and export functions to a wide range of different formats such as ArcGIS™ geodatabase, shapefile, dxf, dgn, and dwg. Zeno Office is also available as an extension to ArcGIS Desktop.

More information
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