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Spectra Precision Introduces Rugged Data Collector and New Field Software for its Optical and GPS Survey Systems

WESTMINSTER, Co, May 27, 2008 -- Spectra Precision announced today the addition of the Spectra Precision® Nomad™ data collector running its new Field Surveyor 2.0 field software for its FOCUS® 10 Total Stations and EPOCH® 25 GPS Systems. The rugged data collector and new field software solution provides increased functionality for surveying applications including topographic data collection, staking and layout, boundary and cadastre, and comprehensive COGO and roading routines.

"The introduction of the new Spectra Precision Field Surveyor 2.0 field software in combination with the new Nomad data collector is another significant step providing comprehensive solutions to meet our customer's needs," said Frank Dorenkamp, business area manager for the Spectra Precision brand. "The feature rich field software offers significantly increased functionality over previous software versions for a wide range of surveying applications."

The Nomad is one of the most powerful and advanced data collectors available today. The Nomad comes standard with an 806 MHz processor, 128 MB of memory and integrated Bluetooth technology. In addition, it includes an integrated navigation grade Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and 802.11g (WiFi).

With the Spectra Precision Nomad data collector, surveyors can take advantage of the Nomad's Secure Digital (SDIO) slots and USB host and client to add more devices such as SD memory cards. In addition to its standard built-in features and optional configurations, the Nomad data collector offers top-of-the-line performance with a 5200 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery, 1 GB of Flash storage and a daylight-visible full-VGA touch screen display. The battery provides surveyors with 15 hours or more of active use without a recharge. The Nomad's full-VGA display is sharp and clear in sunlight, presenting maps and other graphic-intensive files in better detail than a typical QVGA display. It also comes with Windows Mobile® 6, the latest version of Microsoft's operating system for mobile devices.

The Nomad series meets the MIL-STD-810F standard for drops, vibration and temperature extremes. It also comes with an IP67 rating, which means it is completely sealed against dust and can survive immersion in up to a meter of water. Weighing just 21 ounces (595 grams), the Nomad is shaped to fit comfortably in a user's hand.

Both the new Nomad and existing Spectra Precision Recon® data collectors run the new full-featured Spectra Precision Field Surveyor 2.0 field software. The software provides increased functionality for surveying activities in either a Standard or Advanced option. Standard application features built specifically for a wide range of surveying needs including topographic point, feature and description data collection, staking of points, lines, curves and spirals, Coordinate Geometry in-field calculations such as areas, intersections and inverses, Advanced optional features include Digital Terrain Models, support for Digital Leveling, and a powerful roading package for staking alignments and cross sections.

Spectra Precision EPOCH 25 GPS System

The EPOCH 25 System provides surveyors with a rugged multi-purpose modular system. The system provides fast, reliable initializations resulting in high-quality RTK and Static results. Designed especially for tough surveying conditions, the compact and lightweight EPOCH 25 System handles extreme temperatures, dirt and water. Back at the office, surveyors can utilize the user friendly Spectra Precision Office Software for postprocessing and quality control.

This multipurpose surveying tool has been designed to meet the everyday needs of surveyors. The EPOCH 25 System includes a Spectra Precision EPOCH 25 L1/L2 GPS base receiver; a Spectra Precision EPOCH 25 L1/L2 GPS rover including internal radio modem and battery. Application field software is designed to meet the survey applications specific to a geographical region, operating on either the Recon® or the Nomad data collector.

Spectra Precision FOCUS 10 Total Station Series

Spectra Precision's FOCUS 10 Total Station Series features optical total stations that are fast, reliable and accurate. FOCUS 10 is a series of servomotor-driven total station models with three angle accuracies. Servomotor, Autolock or Robotic models are available, each with 1.5", 3" or 5" accuracy options. With the Autolock option, surveyors can focus on information being displayed. Autolock tracking technology eliminates the need to look through the telescope and no fine adjustments are needed to pin point the prism.

The robotic FOCUS 10 Total Station provides wireless communication between the rod and the instrument. This drives and manages measurements completely at the rod. With a FOCUS 10 Robotic Total Station, optical surveys can be performed with only one operator, again controlled by either the Recon or the Nomad data collector.

Availability

The Nomad data collector and Field Surveyor 2.0 field software are expected to be available in June through the Spectra Precision global dealer network. For more information visit: www.spectraprecision.com or email: sales@spectraprecison.com. In the U.S., and Canada the Spectra Precision portfolio of products will be available through select Tripod Data Systems (TDS) dealers. For more information, email inquires to: sales@tdsway.com or call TDS at 541-753-9322.

About the Spectra Precision Brand

Spectra Precision has long been an established brand delivering quality products to the construction market. 2005 marks the launch of a new suite of Spectra Precision survey products.

With the specific needs of the conventional surveying market in mind, the Spectra Precision brand offers a complete product portfolio including, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), optical total stations, and data collection hardware, as well as field and office software.

Spectra Precision surveying equipment is an economical choice that utilizes established technology 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 strong technical support that surveyors would expect from a quality name in surveying.

Designed to meet the needs of surveyors around the world, Spectra Precision delivers maximum precision, reliability and affordability.

Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb 408-481-7808