Our Performance Standards Team carries out a vitally important task in administering audits at our service centres to ensure each location...
A-Plant, Britain's leading plant, tool and equipment hire company, recognised some of the industry’s brightest rising stars at its annual Apprentice Awards.
HS2 is currently one of the largest infrastructure opportunities in the UK. Phase One is valued at £55.7bn and will link London Euston to Birmingham by 2026.
We are pleased to invite you to celebrate with us the opening of our new Exeter Service Centre.
Our Livingston Service Centre is the 4th Service Centre to have passed the Leica Workshop Audit with a 100% pass.
Our 12th Service Centre located in Exeter is now fully open.
After taking delivery of the latest surveying equipment and enjoying a nice bit of cake, thanks Leica! We are now all set to provide you with the latest in Mobile Mapping.
Demonstrations are taking place up and down the country, but this time round it’s the Opti-cal team who are learning and getting hands-on with the latest equipment from Leica Geosystems.
Nine brand new Leica GS07 NetRovers are now in the hands of the team at Wessex Archaeology.
Our team based in Park Royal, London have exceptional knowledge in the Survey Industry, and will be able to provide the whole of London.
Rather than work coming to a stand still at the RH Irving Industrial site in Luton, our Technical Support Team went above and beyond to help.
I was invited to undertake a very rapid 3D survey of the large Schneller orphanage in Jerusalem using a handheld ZEB-REVO laser scanner manufactured by GeoSLAM, which I had hired from Opti-cal Survey Equipment.
The new mid-range GNSS Smart Antenna replacing the GS08.
A team of leading archaeologists, veterans and serving personnel from the armed forces will be returning to the battlefield of Waterloo in Belgium to excavate for evidence of the fierce fighting that took place there in the battle of 1815
Thanks to some sterling work from Becky Thorne, Account Manager for Opti-cal and National Account Manager Tim Leitch, we have had the opportunity to showcase our products and expertise to Costain.
Mark Hannaford from Opti-cal’s Technical Support and Training Team was called upon recently to help course lecturer, Jag Sihre at South and City College Birmingham.
Our Bristol Service Centre is now third in a-row to have passed a Leica Workshop Audit with a 100% pass.
March saw the first of Opti-cal’s service centres receive a 100% pass in an audit carried out by Leica Geosystems. Two months later and we are now 2 x 100% Leica Approved!
The brand NEW and FIRST upgradeable Rugby Lasers from Leica can match your appliaction needs effortlessly.
Our Gatwick Service Centre has received a full glowing report, having recently been through the Workshop Auditing process by Leica Geosystems, achieving a pass of 100%.
We are currently recruiting for a wide range of jobs across the UK. Think you have what it takes, then apply now.
UK Land and Engineering Survey company, Warner Surveys, has received delivery of a huge stock of brand new equipment worth more than £500,000.
Midland Survey Limited, one of the UK’s largest independent surveyors, has invested in utility detection radars (DS2000) from Leica Geosystems.
Britannia Bridge is the sole rail link for passengers travelling between Anglesey and mainland UK across the Menai Strait. Stuart Cadge from GeoSLAM recounts a unique survey of the bridge structure.
To Deliver Rapid 3D Results in Half the Time
Introducing the world’s fastest and easiest-to-use GNSS RTK Rover, the Leica GS18 T, immune to magnetic disturbances and is totally calibration-free
The fast-paced development at GeoSLAM has led to the second revision of the highly popular ZEB-REVO.
Omega Geomatics took on the task of producing 2D floor plans of a nursing home.
Henry Boot’s team of engineers and CAD technicians recently met up with Ben Carruthers our Support and Training Manager at the Wakefield Service Centre to get hands-on with the TS16.
Ellam Land Surveys established over 30 years ago, based in Dewsbury, invest a lot of time and capital on keeping up with the ever-changing world of survey.
Jamie Quartermaine from Oxford Archaeology was determined to find out.
Opti-cal have been providing Airborne Surveying for just over a year and this surveying method has really taken off.
Investing in Reconditioned Equipment
Opti-cal are to exclusively supply all Churgold’s construction survey requirements for the foreseeable future after signing a new contract.
High Quality Positioning Data
Our goal is to increase your productivity and give your company the competitive edge.
Veterans and Archaeologist come together for a third year, as part of the great work Waterloo Uncovered are doing on the battle field of Waterloo.
Opti-cal was approached by Henry Boot to present on BIM Information and Workflow to boost their engineers and CAD technician’s knowledge.
Simulator-based learning for Plant Operators
Still located in Bristol the team can be found just off junction 16 of the M5.
Turnkey 3D scan-to-CAD solution for product development
As Opti-cal grows as a company we are aware that our customers need the highest of care and support.
Rogers Geotechnical Services GPS open day.
The Inspire 2 is the third UAV to join our range of Airborne Surveying equipment.
Introducing the newest member to the FARO family… the Focus S.
The popular GeoSLAM ZEB-REVO laser scanner is now available with a HD colour camera module.
Purchase an Inspire 1 Pro and Pix4D software, and save £500
Day two in the new Wakefield office and Stephen Hall is busy yet again making more sales.
Amongst the chaos that occurs when moving offices, Stephen Hall found the time to assist his customer.
Combining powers to become super heroes of 360 image capture.
In Focus - High Flying
Our new Aerial Survey offerings wouldn’t be complete without offering you a choice of two drones from DJI.
Most affordable drones are pretty straightforward, but when combined with photogrammetry software and flight planning apps they become powerful site survey tools.
David Clinch a Lead Engineer for Dong Energy recently purchased a Leica Geosystems TS16i 1” Total Station and CS20 Field Controller.
OSGM15 and OSTN15: Updated transformations for UK and Ireland.
When it comes to ensuring the success of your projects
The FARO Focus 3D X330 can scan large and distant objects up to 330 meters away in direct sunlight.
One of the very first blog pieces I composed when joining Opti-cal was, about the great work that Waterloo Uncovered are doing on exploring the battlefields of Waterloo.
The ZEB-REVO is an incredibly versatile hand-held laser scanner.
The Leica Viva GS16 is the most compact and powerful, self-learning GNSS Smart Antenna.
Laser Scanning is an increasingly popular tool for collecting vast amounts of spatial data within surveying, film, and archaeology where on site time may be restricted.
M IGOE Ltd undertakes Civil Engineering Works, incorporating roads and sewers, groundworks and reclamation works.
The Leica Viva TS16 automatically adjusts to any environmental condition such as rain, fog and bright lights.
At Opti-cal, we believe that finance shouldn't get in the way of making the right choices about your precision instruments.
In Focus - The Show Must Go On
Leica Viva GS16 is the most compact and powerful, self-learning GNSS Smart Antenna.
1 iSTAR Camera, 3 days, 22 miles, 6,000 360˚ images
At the end of 2015, Wessex Archaeology decided to upgrade their geophysics capabilities by acquiring some really interesting new devices.
The most recent introduction of the LS Digital Levels from Leica Geosystems sees both the LS10 and LS15 being added to our extensive range of surveying levels.
Airlander 10 Airship: World’s biggest aircraft took to the skies in March.
Ash Deighton, a 'freelance' builder and surveyor, has been hard at work for several months on the M.Lambe, Doxey Road Construction Site.
Splinter Scenery is a production workshop based on the outskirts of Manchester, specialising in the manufacture of high standard touring theatre scenery. Founded 20 years ago they have the expertise to get your show on budget, on time and on stage.
The Leica iCON robot 60 is the perfect one-person Total Station for construction and 3D machine control.
Professional Construction Services purchases new Leica equipment.
Automatic Levels for daily levelling tasks.
The highest of accuracies is required on today’s complex infrastructure when setting out and defining reference heights.
Following on from the success of the ZEB1, GeoSLAM have released the ZEB-REVO.
In Focus - Technology reaching places we can't see
The use of laser scanners on the London Bridge Station redevelopment.
Alfa Site Services, a Groundworks and Civil Engineering Company based in Doncaster, which have seen rapid growth over the last 3 years have taken delivery from Opti-cal Survey Equipment of a brand new Leica TS16 and CS20 Field Controller.
In Focus - Achievements and more
The Leica Zeno 20 is so much more than just GPS - it is a fusion of great technologies. Powerful and easy to use, it's the ultimate geospatial workhorse. Capable and fast, it will change the way you work and bring more to your day.
Our latest UK office is an important move to continue to help grow not only as a business but to provide a greater quality of service to our customers in Scotland.
In Focus - Summer of Change
Waterloo uncovered is a uniquely designed project to transform our understanding of the Battle through archaeology. The project commenced in April 2015 which marks the Bicentenary year, with Geo-Physical Studies of the field being first on the agenda.
Opti-cal Survey Equipment and GeoSLAM combine to offer you the latest in 3D laser scanning. The ZEB1 is the first truley mobile lightweight hand-held scanner which captures data of previously difficult surveying locations.
Opti-cal Survey Equipment adds Hilti Ferroscan PS 250 to the Hire Fleet, bringing you the industry’s easiest-to-use tool for self-performing concrete inspections.
The Leica Captivate experience, allows professionals to create accurate 3d Models, while capturing and manage complex data accurately.
It is two hundred years since the battle of Waterloo and a ground breaking project is taking place to discover more about this momentous event in European history.
Whilst the battle is one of the most written about events in European history and has inspired numerous works of popular fiction, very little archaeology has been carried out on the battlefield itself.
In Focus - Bury Associates and Beyond
Unless you’ve been living resolutely under a rock for the past year, it’s impossible not to have missed the latest industry buzzword – BIM. But with countless publications, articles, groups and events dedicated to assigning some sense to the hype, what does it all mean for the surveyor? Here, we give you a preview of our forthcoming report ‘Elucidating BIM: A Surveyor’s Shot in the Dark’:
In Focus - The Laser Scanning Issue. One year of Opti-cal News
The year ahead and more. New Year; New Leaf
Originally posted as part of Opti-cal Newsletter Issue #002 - Autumn 2013: A quick look at the shape of things to come
In Focus: Portus Project and beyond. Bring on the Customer Stories
A Bright Start: Optical this year at a glance