Leica Geosystems Presents SP Technology – The Fastest, Most Precise Dozer Grading Solution

(Norcross, GA., 13 September 2010) One small step to install, one giant leap for the contractors’ productivity. Leica Geosystems releases its brand new technology for bulldozers revolutionizing the way contractors move dirt and fine-grade. The innovative SP technology opens new opportunities for dozers, combining ease-of-use, unrivalled flexibility, and the highest precision at the fastest speeds available in the market. Contractors can now boost their productivity and performance even more while benefiting from new ways to use existing equipment.

SP technology provides improved hydraulic control that allows faster grading with outstanding smoothness and precision at high speeds, dramatically increasing machine utilization and productivity. Bulldozers can now take on even more fine grading jobs, completing work with less heavy equipment on site and helping contractors to finish their projects ahead of schedule and under budget.

By using inertial guidance with the most responsive hydraulic control on the market, GPS performance is significantly enhanced. Machines equipped with SP technology reduce the need for rework and increase machine uptime during poor GPS/GLONASS coverage or temporary interruptions of correction signals. This allows for consistent and precise grading even under the most difficult conditions.

SP technology is an available upgrade or option to the Leica PowerGrade platform. Along with the unique PowerSnap concept, which allows easy and quick exchange of machine control panels, customers have unrivaled flexibility and speed. Contractors can simply upgrade from the 2D panel to a 3D panel as the job demands or easily move panels between sites rather than losing time and money transporting machines. The cable-free snap-on/snap-off system is easy and convenient for operators, helping them work more efficiently, and now with SP technology this work is faster than ever before starting with the very first inch.

All dozers equipped with Leica PowerGrade and GPS can be easily updated to get the full benefit of the unique SP technology. No additional complexity is added compared to a regular control system in regards to installation or operator usage. A simple sensor swap, upgrade of software, and recalibration of the machine and SP technology is ready to go!

SP technology is available now through all authorized Leica Geosystems’ Machine Control representatives.

For more information about Leica Geosystems’ SP Technology, go to http://www.leica-geosystems.us/machinecontrol

About Leica Geosystems
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions experience to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information. Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located throughout more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is a member of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.