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Latest Generation of Leica iCON GPS 80 Machine Control Receiver Increases Productivity

Matt Ball on March 5, 2014 - in Construction, Products, Sensors, Transportation

Leica iCON gps 80 is a compact and rugged GNSS receiver especially developed for a wide range of machine control applications to increase positioning performance on all construction equipment. It easily and safely fits into any construction machine cabin, communicates seamlessly with all iCONtrol solutions on site and integrates iCON telematics fleet management software. Flexible communication provides smooth integration with equipment and solutions for OEM partners that require a reliable GNSS position.

Return on the investment of construction equipment depends on machine productivity and uptime, regardless of the application. The robust, accurate and reliable positioning of the new iCON gps 80 GNSS receiver helps operators complete jobs faster by saving material and fuel costs in many earth and road work activities.

All-in-one receiver solution for machine control

The future proof GNSS receiver using xRTK technology is designed to provide accurate positions, even in the harshest environments, and reliable guidance, where none was possible before. The new iCON gps 80 integrates components such as a built-in display requiring no separate controller, a built-in modem and radio requiring no additional radio devices and a robust GNSS-optimised CAN bus system resulting in faster communication between control system and machine. All iCON gps 80 models are extremely compact and fit in any machine cabin quickly and easily. Remote access via the web-based Leica iCON telematics software provides quick data transfer as well as service support thus increasing machine uptime.

“The focus of this receiver generation was on dynamic performance in typical and difficult GNSS environments. We increased equipment uptime and productivity because it’s extremely important to our customers on site,” says Valentin Fuchs, Program Manager at Leica Geosystems Machine Control Division.

Seamless communication and workflows with the Leica iCON portfolio

As a new member of the iCONtrol pillar, the iCON gps 80 delivers a flexible solution for on-machine applications using the iCONstruct sensor portfolio. This allows reliable and seamless sensor communication, streamlined workflows and data handling. In addition, the sensor can be used as a GPS base station to provide reliable GPS correction data.

Easy integration with construction machinery and OEM partners’ equipment solutions
The Leica iCON gps 80 fits perfectly with iCON solutions and brings maximum benefits as well as supporting open standards for a variety of systems. The receiver easily integrates into different platforms due to its flexible communication setup and brings higher return on investment. “The iCON gps 80 is the ideal solution for machine control software suppliers, who need a reliable GNSS on-machine receiver,” says Tommy Buch, OEM Manager from the Machine Control Division.

The new iCON gps 80 is available as of end of March. Ordering information and details on system integration for OEM partners are available from all authorised Leica Geosystems representatives.

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