A generic, ‘no frills’ robotic TST is not something you’d necessarily associate with Leica but the parent company Hexagon has provided just that with the GeoMax Zoom 80, a TCRA 1200 in all but name supplied as a current product as opposed to the ‘legacy’ instrument now replaced by a Flexline/Nova/Viva equivalent from Leica Geosystems.
I was lucky to get a chance to get a good look at the ‘back catalog re-issue’ 1200 and test out the interface with TheoLt.
Which box is coming to work with me today? I have to say I’m averse to the yellow one, the yellow kit has always been a bit awkward ..the Trimble TST has always been a poor second, not to mention Topcon…don’t get me wrong I’ll work with anything that has a serial port, but I have a strong preference for the Heerbrug line having cut my teeth on T2s way back when it was one between 2 at Vauxhall College.
Take a look inside the yellow box and we have a 1200. Ok so the colour is a bit off but it’s all there, ATR, RL mode, Lemo port, Smart handle, Bluetoof, GeoCom and GSI coms: the lot. They are alike as 2 peas in a pod!
Here is the routine for setting up the coms, first remove the data card:
The sequence is repeated for the GeoCOM port so that you end up with: