Now available: XWatch Safety Solutions including movement restriction and roll over monitoring for plant machinery.
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We've officially rebranded as Sunbelt Rentals Survey from today!
GeoMax are the newest addition to our portfolio of geomatics equipment, read all about them.
We're talking all about licensing your software in this blog.
Opti-cal are pleased to announce that we are now a UK dealer for Wingtra, the Swiss drone company that develops the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone, the WingtraOne.
Art Graphique & Patrimoine uses FARO’s Focus S Laser Scanner series to perform emergency 3D digital mapping of the Notre-Dame cathedral on 20th April 2019
Following A-Plant’s acquisition of Precision Geomatics Ltd in November, both PGL service centres have now been fully integrated into Opti-cal Survey Equipment.
On the 6th of April the transmitted GPS week number will rollover from 1023 to 0000.
Opti-cal’s Machine Control Division have been busy installing the FIRST dual GNSS Leica iCON Compaction system in the UK, for L.Lynch.
Theft of surveying equipment is a major problem for those in the industry, costing millions of pounds each year and causing delays for companies. There are a number of steps you can take to reduce the chances of this theft occurring.
Trade-up any SLAM DEVICE and save £10,000 when you purchase a new ZEB-Horizon or ZEB-REVO RT.
Not 1, but 4 Casella Guardian 2 systems delivered and installed, to a London based demolition company, demolishing an old DIY superstore in West London.
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.
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.
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.
Last week, in amongst a flurry of new product releases from Leica Geosystems, came the quiet news that the GS08+ GNSS receiver has been phased out of production.
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.
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.
We will be holding monthly based Machine Control training courses at our Coalville Service Centre on the 3rd Saturday of every month.
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.
MSA the Safety Company, developers and award winners of the most rugged multi-gas diffusion detector in the industry.
If you are running Leica’s Infinity processing software on a Windows 10 PC then you might have some problems.
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.
Opti-cal received their first shipment of the much anticipated DJI M210 UAV’s this week.
A major solar storm is due to hit the Earth today and will continue to intensify across the next few days.
High Quality Positioning Data
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.
Simulator-based learning for Plant Operators
Revolutionise the way you collect as-built updates of your site with the Pix4D Crane Camera
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
Real-time, Rugged, Reliable.
Smart Ground Control Points for Drone Surveying
Laser Scanner for fast exact indoor and outdoor measurments in three dimensions.
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
We are pleased to announce that we have relocated our Huddersfield branch to Wakefield
Combining powers to become super heroes of 360 image capture.
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.
It’s always the way isn’t it. You go away for a few weeks for some well-earned R&R and someone goes and updates the OS grid.
OSGM15 and OSTN15: Updated transformations for UK and Ireland.
The DS2000 is a first-class ground penetrating radar unit for utility locations and mapping from Leica Geosystems.
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.
Leica Viva GS16 is the most compact and powerful, self-learning GNSS Smart Antenna.
Opti-cal Survey Equipment has further expanded their state-of-the-art hire fleet with a recent procurement of Leica Geosystems instruments worth £2.5 million.
The Leica iCON robot 60 is the perfect one-person Total Station for construction and 3D machine control.
Automatic Levels for daily levelling tasks.
The highest of accuracies is required on today’s complex infrastructure when setting out and defining reference heights.
The popular GPR unit from Radarteam has been upgraded to include a new patent pending CBD Penta Frequency Antenna which has frequencies ranging from 300 to 700 MHz which allows the user to see further below the ground with no dead zones or blind spots data due to the blended frequencies.
A 360 degree imagining system capable of delivering high resolution still images and videos to enhance FARO, Leica and other terrestrial laser scanner deliverables.
Following on from the success of the ZEB1, GeoSLAM have released the ZEB-REVO.
The use of laser scanners on the London Bridge Station redevelopment.
The ground penetrating radar (GPR) system designed for utility locating professionals.
With the popularity of GPR growing within the industry, MALÅ a new offering from Opti-cal offers a solution for not only everyday use, but for the use on rough terrain.
ESRI the international supplier of Geographic Information System (GIS) software has granted Opti-cal Survey Equipment Partnership status.
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.