Leica Geosystems simplifies utility detection and increases site safety with new intuitive locator technology

(Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 18 January 2023) — Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, today announced its latest solution for utility and excavation professionals. The new Leica DD175 utility locator and Leica DA175 signal transmitter complement the existing Leica DD100 series and help operators easily detect underground utilities to ensure site workers’ safety.

Locating the position of underground cables and pipes before excavation is paramount for site workers’ safety. The Leica DD175 and Leica DA175 feature an intuitive design that enhance the user experience and advance automatic controls for simplified utility detection.

The DD175 is a smart utility locator that connects to the Leica DX Field Shield/DX Manager Shield software to enable users to connect the site to the office in real time with fast and stable data transfer. The DD175’s automated pinpointing technology and clear display helps users discover buried utilities with confidence. The built-in self-check verifies that the tool is functioning properly, ensuring the dependability of the information and thus enhancing operator safety. The tool’s data-logging and GPS features allow managers to see how and where the locator is used.

The new DD175 cable locator and DA175 signal transmitter are designed for construction, civil engineering, utility and general site workers who need to clearly and intuitively understand what assets are located beneath their sites. "Our portfolio ranges from basic entry-level utility locators to sophisticated, high-end, fully featured locators,” says Federico Bertolucci, GPR Product Manager at Hexagon. “The new Leica DD175’s advanced automatic controls decrease the likelihood of human error even for less skilled professionals, enabling easier and more efficient cable and pipe locating for improved workplace safety.”

For more information about the new Leica DD175 and DA175, please visit: https://leica-geosystems.com/products/detection-systems/cable-locators/leica-dd100-series

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The new Leica DD175 with built-in GPS positioning and data logging for on-site tracking. 

For further information, please contact:

Francesca Guerra
Leica Geosystems AG
CH-9435 Heerbrugg
Switzerland
www.leica-geosystems.com

Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.2bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.


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