Find out all about the new MS60
Find the latest firmware updates, fixes and technical hints and tips here.
Our support team helps you to understand reference data in this blog, relating to ASCII.
Is the reference line program working, but the levels are wrong? Our support team can help.
Take care of your Total Station and it will take care of you. Find out how.
Our support team give you advice on what to consider when using Laser Scanning technology.
To keep your spirits up in these hard times let's talk about exciting tech and updates
It's time to reflect... and look forward to 2020!
Our support team took a quick trip to get aquainted with the Leica Pegasus:Backpack.
We're talking all about licensing your software in this blog.
You don't have a finished project yet, but your client wants to see some scan data? Our support team gives you their tips on sharing what you've got.
Opti-cal comes to the rescue in a potentially hazardous environment.
Leica announce that the Smartworx Viva has reached the end of its release cycle.
Training in a live site environment is a great way to learn - find out why, and how Constructionarium Scotland is helping.
How do the Leica GS16 GNSS antenna and CS20 fare when surveying an archaeological site? Read on to find out...
On the 6th of April the transmitted GPS week number will rollover from 1023 to 0000.
The final quarter of last year saw Leica Geosystems perform a little housekeeping on their range of total stations.
December is here, the weather is turning (wetter if not colder) and it’s time to look back at the past year and look forward into the year to come.
The planned upgrade to the OSNet network of GNSS receivers that it operates across the UK mainland has been completed
The international Geomatics trade show InterGeo was on again a few weeks ago and Leica Geosystems have used the platform to announce their new range of manual total stations.
At Opti-cal towers we’re in the privileged position of seeing how survey equipment is developing...
It’s always a little bit of a leap in the dark when you're using your laser scanner on site.
“What? And have it crash every few days?”
Here at Opti-cal towers we are always investing in what we can offer our customers, and this doesn’t stop at the brand new shiny equipment you will find turning up on your site.
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.
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.
Opti-cal Survey Equipment, in partnership with UK Plant Operators, have developed a unique simulator based training course designed to give practical skills and knowledge to both experienced operators and absolute beginners.
Here at Opti-cal towers we love a software update.
If you are running Leica’s Infinity processing software on a Windows 10 PC then you might have some problems.
The National Marine Electronics Association is the US based trade organisation which sets the standard for interfacing electronic devices.
Sometimes a feature will pass you by and it’s not mentioned in the release notes but there’s a couple of neat little options that cropped up in Infinity’s latest update.
Our goal is to increase your productivity and give your company the competitive edge.
The updates continue and Leica have released v2.3 of their Captivate software for their current instruments and controllers this week.
A new version just been released.
In an update Panasonic, have announced a voluntary recall for the affected batteries.
As Opti-cal grows as a company we are aware that our customers need the highest of care and support.
Panasonic, the manufacturer of the Leica CS35 Field Controller (FZ-G1), has issued an important safety notice.
The software developers at Leica have been busy again improving the functionality of Captivate.
In such a vibrant and fast changing industry keeping your knowledge and skills up to date is something you can’t neglect.
There's a few little tweaks to be found in the December release of Leica's SmartWorx Viva v6.13 and Captivate v2.13.
Tucked away is several centres across the globe are Leica Geosystems Software Development Centres
The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) in Paris has announced the introduction of a leap second to occur on 31 December 2016
This time Leica and Faro share the honours of a couple of minor software updates for Cyclone, Cloudworx, Scene and the Leica P series scanners.
The Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a warning of increased geomagnetic activity over the next three days.
Last month Leica released version 2.10 of their Captivate software.
In an exclusive agreement the Ordnance Survey have made their premiere MasterMap service exclusively available on Leica Geosystems Zeno 20.
The latest must have capability in the world of terrestrial laser scanners.
Nothing as significant as a shift in the Ordnance Survey GB coordinate system this time. Just a few little tweaks to the Leica Viva and Captivate operating system. 6.04 has been released for the Leica Viva range and 2.04 for Captivate.
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.
Sometimes it feels I only ever write about software updates from Leica... so here’s some more.
Leica have turned their attention to using the FlexLine series of instruments in tunnels.
There’s a few nifty little features in version 2.60 of Leica’s software for their P series Laser Scanners
The Format File is dead. Long live the Style Sheet.
When the GS16 was released last month I wrote that I’d go into a little more depth about SmartLink, what it is, where it came from and (I guess) whether it’s worth it.
I’ve been meaning to write a post about Leica’s Zeno 20 GIS data collector for a while, and since there’s a minor software update just been released, now I can.
June sees a couple of big releases for those of us interested in Leica’s software development. The second version of Captivate has dropped with a bundle of new features and bug fixes, as has the 6th release of the SmartWorx Viva interface for the CS10 and CS15 controllers.
Tweaks and improvements ahoy as we creep from SmartWorx Viva version 5 to version 6.
There’s a couple of software improvements (as opposed to bug fixes) which entirely relate to advances in GNSS technology
Leica Captivate has been the software to use for a while now. Indeed, we are now very close to the release date of Captivate V2.0.
To mark this occasion, I will be editing my existing guides and writing new ones to cover some of the less often used applications.
The GS16 has been released and all is well in the world of Leica GNSS... sort of. Its appearance has muddied the waters somewhat and I thought I’d write this blog to try and explain what is going on in the world of Leica GNSS antennas.
Leica have just released new firmware updates for the Leica DISTO D810 touch and the Leica DISTO S910.
The eagerly awaited release of version 1.3 of the new Leica Captivate has arrived, and it brings with it a couple of interesting new features as well as improvements to the stability of the program.
Hot off the press is the new version of the SmartWorx software for the Leica Viva range of Controllers, Total Stations and GNSS products.
Announced today were two important pieces of information for users of Leica Flexline instruments
During the time period of July 1st to August 12th, 2015, users of the SmartNet/SpiderWeb online Computation Service may have recognised that their uploaded baselines were not successfully computed with fixed ambiguities.