Countrywide workshops showcase latest technology offering

August 1st, 2014, Published in Articles: PositionIT


Leica Geosystems and their South African distribution partner Aciel Geomatics held a Gauteng regional workshop for current and prospective clients on 29 July 2014. 140 people attended the workshop, which was one of three national workshops – the other two took place in Durban on 30 July and Cape Town on 1 August.

The morning session comprised presentations, followed by a demonstration session of the products in the afternoon. Aciel Geomatics, an authorised Leica reseller and service centre, also announced that they have moved to a new office building, opposite their old offices in the same office park.



Leica Geosystems’s Christopher Byren introduced the Leica Geosystems and Aciel Geomatics staff. Byren said Leica has had a presence in South Africa for more than 100 years, and that the company has for the last two years concentrated their investment efforts in South Africa and Africa more broadly. Lawrence Dixon, Leica’s after-sales business manager for EMEA, spoke about the company’s customer care services, which include product advice, technical support, maintenance, and firmware updates, as well as workflow services such as cloud-based Leica Exchange, a service for hosting scan data.

Richard Ostridge, Leica TPS/GNSS product specialist, gave an overview of Leica’s product portfolio, focusing on the ScanStation P20, and the new Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation. He spoke about the technology in each, and about Leica’s “future proof” design approach, which allows for chip upgrades. Simon Mears concluded the presentations with Leica’s mobile scanning portfolio, concentrating on the Leica Pegasus: Two mobile scanner, a vehicle agnostic standalone solution, and the company’s Aibot X6 lightweight drone. Demonstrations of products took place in the afternoon session, offering attendees the chance to ask questions and test the products.

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