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Spectra Precision Introduces EPOCH 50 GNSS System

New GPS Plus GLONASS System Includes Universal Base and Rover with Optional Data Collectors and Radio Data Links

WESTMINSTER, Colo., March 22, 2011 — Spectra Precision today introduced the EPOCH® 50 GNSS system. The system uses highly accurate Global Positioning System (GPS) and GLONASS technology for cadastral, topographic, control, stakeout and other precision survey applications. The Spectra Precision® EPOCH 50 GNSS system offers quality performance and reliability, while remaining a cost-effective investment.

The EPOCH 50 GNSS system features a 220 channel multi-constellation GNSS receiver that supports a wide range of satellite signals, including GPS L2C and L5 and GLONASS L1/L2 signals. The universal GNSS receiver can perform either as a base, rover or network rover for Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) or Static field solutions. The system integrates several wireless features including Bluetooth® and an internal transmit radio modem that enables users to transmit without the need for an external radio. The system operates with the popular Spectra Precision Survey Pro™ field software. This premiere Survey Pro software solution runs on all the Spectra Precision Ranger® 3, Nomad™ and Recon® data collector models.

For RTK surveying, the base may also include a choice of external radio modems that provide either a long- or short-range data link from the base to the rover. In addition, network RTK is also supported by connecting to an external data-capable cellular modem. Back at the office, surveyors may use the Spectra Precision Office Software for post-processing and quality control.

"The EPOCH 50 GNSS system is designed for the mainstream everyday measurement professional," said Joe Denniston, vice president of Spectra Precision. "This multi-constellation solution once again reinforces our commitment to meet the needs of our customers enabling them to grow their businesses economically today, while planning for tomorrow."

With fast, reliable initialization, the EPOCH 50 GNSS system is a measurement solution that provides high-quality results. Designed as a multi-purpose, integrated system, the EPOCH 50 GNSS system provides surveyors with total flexibility. Built especially for tough surveying conditions, the compact and lightweight EPOCH 50 GNSS system can handle drops, extreme temperatures, dirt, and water.

Availability

The EPOCH 50 GNSS system is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2011 through the Spectra Precision global dealer network.. For more information visit: www.spectraprecision.com or email: sales@spectraprecison.com.

About the Spectra Precision Brand

Spectra Precision has long been an established brand, known for delivering quality products to the construction market. Focusing on the specific needs of the conventional surveying market, the Spectra Precision brand offers a complete product portfolio including, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), optical total stations, data collection hardware, field and office software, as well as a wide range of construction tools.

Spectra Precision surveying equipment is an economical choice that utilizes technologies for optimal efficiency. With convenience and reliability as the foundation of the Spectra Precision brand, it is an ideal choice for value. The Spectra Precision brand is backed with the strong technical support that users have come to expect from a quality name in surveying and construction.

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