Looking your opinion for a Leica robotic total station
After many years of using a Leica Ts02, I would like to move to a robotic total station, as I am a Leica user I would like something like ts16 in the same brand?
What is your opinion?
I made many stakeout job and single topography plans.
I can't really comment on those particular models of instrument, but I can say that:
- working robotic is the obvious way to go.
- robotic doesn't necessarily mean working solo if you don't want it to. It just frees up that the 2nd crew member to do other things.
You haven't mentioned what data collection software you might be moving to, and how the inputs/outputs to it affect your work flow. To a very large degree you should be shopping for data collection software first, and only then considering what hardware it comes with.
In 17 years I can attest to 1 thing, you can always rely on surveyors providing a snarky response, even when someone is doing the right thing and asking for assistance.
The TS16 is a great piece of equipment, with nice accuracy (experience using one), it runs formidably well using Carlson software on a controller, that being said, don't expect a huge amount of support from a Lecia dealer if there are issues between Carlson and Lecia components.
One basic thing until now I am using for controller TSC3 with field software carlson survce so I would like to stay in the same platform.
External radio is Bluetooth or WIFI?
In case of bluettoth if we did not buy the handle of Leica and use parani sd1000?
I would like someone that uses the similar configuration Leica+survce in a data collector to tell us his thoughts.
You might want to check out the Geomax brand, which is basically Leica hardware paired with Carlson SurvCE data collection software.