Meet Leica TPS1200+, The Fastest One-Person Total Station in the World

Sept. 28, 2010

Leica Geosystems introduces the most advanced Survey Grade total Station with leading edge enhancements in accuracy, productivity, and scalability.

Leica Geosystems introduces the most advanced Survey Grade total Station with leading edge enhancements in accuracy, productivity, and scalability.


The new Leica TPS1200+ Total Station introduces the most precise automatic positioning ever seen in this class of instruments along with several other accuracy improvements. Users no longer have to trade pointing accuracy to gain the convenience of robotic instruments. In combination with the new positioning camera, the PinPoint reflectorless EDM range and accuracy has increased two fold. The improved features of the telescope and the new high contrast color display make this instrument the best in its class. Through continued reaserch and development, Leica's PinPoint reflectorless technology has once again been improved. PinPoint reflectorless EDM's can now measure to distances to over 3000 feet. You can have the assurance of accurate measurements at maximum range from the industries most precise reflectorless EDM. The combination of range, accuracy and laser spot size make this the best reflectorless EDM on the market today. To improve instrument performance to reflectors, a new CMOS camera system has been developed. This camera now makes pointing accuracies of 1 sec (ISO 17-123-3) possible. To improve the overall instrument distance accuracy, a new red-diode EDM has been designed to bring the base EDM accuracy to 1mm. This type of quality has always been reserved for special application instruments, but now is available in all Leica 1200+ instruments.

Increased Speed and Productivity

A new color display allows users to see and interact with their instruments in vivid detail. Drawing colors can now imported directly to the instrument with data. The brilliant color map screen allows users to select items and use them for real working functions. Map screens are now a tool in the field to be used, not just for pretty pictures. Built in DXF file support makes sure that all drawing programs are supported both in the field and in the office. Improved Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) sensors in the TPS 1200+ follow the prism with unmatched speed and precision. If lock is interrupted, then the PowerSearch sensor quickly relocks onto the prism either automatically or with the push of a single button. TPS 1200+ can position itself in seconds to accuracy levels never before achieved by robotic surveying instruments. You no longer have to trade speed for quality in your work.

Flexibility and scalability

Leica Geosystems' scalable system philosophy allows the Leica TPS1200+ to be fully GNSS compatible. With Leica's SmartStation, SmartRover and SmartPole options, the user can customize their surveying equipment to their specific tasks, crew's needs and budget. Leica System 1200 combines TPS and GNSS in the most efficient and complete way. System 1200 is a complete solution that is ready to be expanded when you are.