Leica Geosystems – GS16 GNSS Receiver – PXS8 CDMA Cellular Modem Setup for Verizon Wireless, Internet Connection for Network RTK Rover Surveying.
Author: Bob LeMoine – Technical Support Specialist
Activate, Register the Verizon Wireless Internet the GS- Internal CDMA modem inside the GS16 GNSS Receiver.
Turn on the GS16 GNSS Receiver and CS20 Data Controller, make sure you have an active Bluetooth connection between the GS16 GNSS Receiver and the CS20 Data Controller; from the Leica Captivate Software,
On the CS20 Data Controller, Select/tap > Fn Instrument,
Select (•) Use GS only, then Select/tap F1 OK button,
User is return to Captivate Home screen,
Panasonic, the manufacturer of the Leica CS35 tablet mainly used in conjunction with Leica Viva TPS & GNSS solutions, Leica Nova TS/MS Solutions and Leica Captivate Software, has issued an important safety notice in relation to the tablet’s battery pack. Under certain scenarios and for certain production lots, this pack can overheat and ignite.
Panasonic provides how to proceed on their official website. Panasonic outlines the risk scenarios, gives detailed instructions on how customers can identify affected units, and provides a step by step guides on how to proceed. Find detailed steps here: Panasonic Support Information
Good news for users of Leica Captivate who cooperate with Carlson Office users: The Carlson Office Field-to-Finish routine now supports the import of LandXML files. This facilitates the import of Leica Captivate field drawings.
Leica Captivate automatically creates drawings in the field by using modern coding and linework functionalities. So far these drawings could not directly be imported to Carlson Office without one or more time consuming conversion steps.
This issue affects only GLONASS-enabled receivers. GLONASS tracking will be temporarily interrupted on receivers operating during the introduction of the leap second on December 31st, 2016. GPS tracking will not be impacted, and receivers will continue to compute a position using the GPS constellation. OEM6 receivers may report a solution integrity warning during this period. GLONASS tracking will return to normal once a new GPS almanac is automatically downloaded from the satellites by the receiver. Receivers powered-up after the introduction of the leap second that do not have a current almanac will also temporarily have difficulty tracking GLONASS satellites. An almanac will not be available on start-up if the receiver has not been used in 90 days or if the almanac has been cleared manually by the user. GPS tracking will not be impacted, and receivers will continue to compute a position using the GPS constellation. OEM6 receivers may report a solution integrity warning during this period. GLONASS tracking will return to normal once a new GPS almanac is automatically downloaded from the satellites by the receiver.
Earth is entering a stream of high-speed solar wind, and this is causing G1-class geomagnetic storms on February 16th. This is not the CME we have been waiting for since Valentine’s Day. Instead, the solar wind is flowing from a coronal hole on the sun. Visit www.spaceweather.com for photos and more information.
This generally means GPS RTK will not fix as quickly or render as high precision. Spend more time on each point to improve precision.