Leica introduces new version of GPS-based machine guidance

Leica introduces new version of GPS-based machine guidance

Staff Reporter

LAS VEGAS: Leica Geosystems has unveiled a new, improved version of the successful Dozer 2000 GPS-based machine guidance system at MINExpo in Las Vegas.

Major enhancements to the Dozer 2000 product are a new high-accuracy GPS sensor, ruggedised flat-panel computer display, upgraded operating software, wireless data transfer and tilt sensor interface.

The Dozer 2000 is one of the first Leica products to take advantage of the high-precision MC500, a new ruggedised dual-frequency GPS receiver, incorporating the high acclaimed ClearTrak signal processing technology.

The enhancements now being released reflect the operational experience gained in field applications during the past two years. Dozer 2000 systems are now in service in numerous mining and construction sites in North America, with an excellent record for reliable performance in the field.

Leica has just sold one of the GPS systems to the Bengalla mine in New South Wales and hopes to install an evaluation system in the Bowen Basin in Queensland.

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