New Leica ScanStation C10 Gives Surveyors a Competitive Edge with High-Def Laser Scanning

September 1, 2009 — Leica Geosystems introduced today its fastest and most versatile laser scanning system, the Leica ScanStation C10. This new High-Definition Surveying (HDS) scanner is designed to increase surveying productivity and accuracy in both routine surveys and large, complex projects.

The Leica ScanStation C10s Smart X-Mirror, which can operate in either oscillating or rotating mode, eliminates the need for double window scans. Capable of scanning up to 50,000 data points per second, the ScanStation C10 can scan sites and structures up to 10 times faster than the Leica ScanStation 2. By using the ScanStation C10, surveyors can cut field time by 50% or more, enabling them to bid more competitively and increase profit margins, says Michael Harvey, Product Marketing Manager, Scanning at Leica Geosystems.

In addition, the Leica ScanStation C10 enables surveyors to produce a more accurate and detailed survey: The ScanStation C10 captures overhead, vertical, horizontal, and sub-level geometry over a full field of view (360 X 270 degrees), with a pointing accuracy of as little as 1mm. By eliminating the need for reflectors, HDS increases worker safety when scanning structures such as towers, bridges, and tunnels that have dangerous or difficult-to-reach areas.

The Leica ScanStation C10 is a fully integrated, cordless system with onboard batteries for extended field usage. The scanner has an easy-to-learn, surveyor-friendly onboard interface with high-resolution, color touch-screen and integrated, high-resolution zoom camera/video. A 5M-pixel CMOS digital image sensor captures both single frames and continuous video.

The ScanStation C10 features a dual-axis compensator, laser plummet, and rotating horizontal turret for quick setup over a known point. It can interface with standard survey accessories such as TPS batteries, total station prisms, and even the Leica GPS SmartAntenna. The ScanStation C10s onboard software makes users even more efficient, and the internal hard disk eliminates the need to attach a laptop.

The Leica ScanStation C10 is the type of laser scanner that can drastically improve the business models of both new and existing customers, says Harvey. By investing in HDS with the Leica ScanStation C10, you can save time and labor, eliminate the need to add staff, and complete jobs better and faster.

To arrange a free on-site demonstration of the Leica ScanStation C10 at your office or job site, call your local Leica HDS representative at 925-790-2455 or visit Customers who purchase a new Leica ScanStation C10 within 90 days of the demo and get a free software package (list price up to: $16,000) included with the system purchase.

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