Leica SP Technology Receives "Top 100" Product Award from Construction Equipment Magazine

(Norcross, Ga., 30 November 2011) Construction Equipment Magazine presents Leica SP Technology with its "Top 100" product award.

"Our Top 100 Products Award was conceived to call special attention to the most significant new products announced each year.  These awards serve to emphasize innovation, highlighting manufacturers who are investing in research and development," states Rod Sutton, Editorial Director of Construction Equipment magazine. Furthermore, these selections are made independently, drawing upon input from readers and our own experience with equipment technology and the equipment marketplace".

The innovative SP technology for bulldozers is revolutionizing the way contractors move dirt and fine-grade. Using an inertial system, SP Technology significantly enhances grading performance, resulting in higher productivity even on challenging job sites

"We are committed to developing technologies and solutions that will give our customers enhanced flexibility and greater productivity. SP Technology does just that." says Mike Reed, business manager – Machine Control at Leica Geosystems. "It is an honor to receive this award and to know that users of all types of equipment recognize the excellence of this technology."

The Next Generation SP Technology now supports machine control with total stations, providing high precision and increased grading speed in environments where GPS is not useable. This additional functionality allows users to choose the positioning sensor for their machine control system and to achieve excellent results in any environment.

The December 2011 issue of Construction Equipment magazine will highlight all of the winning products as part of their feature package. 

For more information about SP Technology from Leica Geosystems, please visit http://portal.leicaus.com/e-Marketing/MachineControl/leica_powergrade_SP.cfm

About the Award
The Top 100 from Construction Equipment magazine is the first awards program in the industry designed to annually recognize the top equipment based on these criteria: advances in technology, new product lines, significant improvements to existing products, or a product that increases competition in its field.  The editors of the magazine review every single product that ran in print for the past year and make a case for why it should be chosen. It is a group effort, and outside companies have no input in the selections.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions 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 in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.