Leica Geosystems launches its first Machine Smart Antenna at Intermat 2024

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced the launch of Leica iCON gps 120 — a smart antenna designed with scalable and flexible machine control solutions at the France-based construction trade show Intermat.

Leica Geosystems showcasing its first Machine Smart Antenna at Intermat 2024.
iCG120 The company says that it offers flexibility, scalability and modularity, thus enhancing the machine control solution by offering more applications and machine types (Photo: Leica Geosystems)

The Leica iCON 120 Machine Smart Antenna is a new addition to the existing Leica MC1 solution platform.

The company says that it offers flexibility, scalability and modularity, thus enhancing the machine control solution by offering more applications and machine types.

Leica Geosystems has designed a solution with tailored accuracy for construction machines like compaction rollers allowing them to be fitted with the Leica MC1 machine control solution.This ensures streamlined operations and consistent workflows between heavy construction equipment that vary in application requirements. 

Users can begin with a single GNSS solution using a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) or HxGN SmartNet PPP service. Leica Geosystems says that they can easily upgrade to an RTK solution with low or high accuracy by adding the communication unit Leica CR50 when they need to advance their systems to higher specifications.

With a second iCON gps 120 Machine Smart Antenna, users are said to get a full high-accuracy dual GNSS solution with heading. The iCON gps 120 customisable solutions can be tailored to their requirements, regardless of machine control accuracy or specifications. Additionally, the antennas can be easily switched between Leica MC1 prepared machines, thanks to the quick disconnect system.

“Leica Geosystems’ innovative and flexible solutions are robust enablers of digital construction workflows,” says Tommi Kauppinen, Vice President of Heavy Construction and Machine Control Field Solutions at Leica Geosystems.

“The iCON gps 120 Machine Smart Antenna expands the machine control technology possibilities on the construction site by offering scalable solutions to even more machines and applications.”

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