Carlson Introduces Hybrid+ as a Module for SurvCE/SurvPC 6.0

Carlson Introduces Hybrid+ as a Module for SurvCE/SurvPC 6.0

MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (October 2018) —Carlson Software introduces Hybrid+, a new paid module for SurvCE/SurvPC 6.0 that allows users to survey using both GPS and Total Station at the same time with all SurvCE compatible drivers. The Hybrid+ module incorporates a series of specially designed features to take advantage of the new multi-sensor setup and add speed and efficiency to the data collection process.

Included in the module is a setup wizard which guides users through instrument setup, synchronizing positions using auto-localization, hybrid resection, or hybrid localization, then finishes with a Cross Check. Measurements from the GNSS receiver and the total station are time-synchronized for a one-tap resection measurement.

“Carlson has one of most expansive lists of compatible drivers on the market,” says Sarah Winter, lead developer SurvCE/PC. “Hybrid+ allows users to use what they have and gives them the freedom to choose how they want to survey.”

Hybrid+ offers single button switching allowing users to switch instantly to GNSS when behind an obstruction or to the total station. An instrument status icon is available on the top menu bar at all times, showing the status of the RTS and GNSS receiver and allowing a switch between surveying modes.

Other features include:

Follow Me – The Total Station will use the GPS position to continuously turn in the direction of the prism so that it is always pointed at the prism and ready to measure.

Smart Lock – The Total Station will track the movement of the GPS receiver, auto-detect when the user is slowing to take a measurement, and automatically turn and lock on the prism.

Smart Staking – SurvCE will use the position of the GPS receiver to maintain stakeout directions even when the prism is lost. When the software detects that the user is in close proximity to the target, the total station will automatically turn and lock on the prism, shifting the user back to high-precision total station stakeout.

Cross Check – SurvCE will compare the position of the GPS receiver and Total Station on each measurement, protecting the user against false fixes and stray reflectors.

View the extensive list of instruments and data collectors compatible with SurvCE/SurvPC at SurvCE 6.0 is available in more than two dozen languages: English, Spanish, German, French, French (Canadian), Russian, Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Swedish, Latvian and more.

Founded in 1983, Carlson Software Inc. specializes in CAD design software, field data collection, laser measurement and machine control products for the civil engineering, surveying, GIS, construction, and mining industries worldwide, providing one-source technology solutions for the entire project cycle. Carlson Software is headquartered in Maysville, KY., U.S.A., with branch offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Almere, The Netherlands; Brisbane, Australia; Ottawa, Canada; and York, England.

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