<![CDATA[Rss Feed]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:28:08 GMT Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:28:08 GMT LemonStand <![CDATA[Product of the week - XTIRPA Compact Davit Arm Trench System]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-xtirpa-compact-davit-arm-trench-system https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-xtirpa-compact-davit-arm-trench-system Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT The niche compact system offers a solution where other systems are not viable, offering users the ability to access confined spaces where space and height is particularly restricted. With the system’s built-in mast that provides a reach of up to 61cm and its different combination of components, the viable versatility of the XTIRPA Compact Davit Arm Trench System is unmatched, adapting for use in a wide diversity of confined spaces.

The perfect answer for work in areas that require regular set-up and tear-down and where a base can be affixed to an existing structure, the XTIRPA Compact Davit Arm Trench System is ideal for a vast range of applications including Water Treatment Works, Pump Houses, Filter Replacement and Works Waste. This personal protection equipment assists users by acting as a support structure or anchor for use in fall protection, work positioning and rescue within confined spaces.

Transportation and set-up of the system is extremely straight-forward and can even be built by one person. Its distinguishable design and colouring ensures greater visibility in the work area, and due to the unit’s compact size, the system can be easily stored. The systems comes complete with the   61 cm Fixed Davit Arm with built-in Mast, Adjustable Barrel Adaptor, Sala Fall Arrest and Sala Man Rider Brackets.


Davit Arm Specification

Maximum Working Capacity: 164 kg

Weight: 23 kg

Length: 61 cm

Width: 12 cm

Height: 152 cm

Material: Aluminium

Bearing Ring: Bronze

Hardware: Zinc Plated Steel / Stainless Steel

Pulley: Black Acetal

Lanyard: Nylon Covered Stainless Steel Cable

Finish: Security Yellow

Sala Fall Arrest Winch Length: 25 m

Man Riding Winch Length: 30 m

Man Riding Capacity: 136 kg

Adjustable Wall Adapter Specification

Maximum Working Capacity: 164 kg

Adjustable Reach: 5 cm - 27 cm

Weight: 23 kg

Structure: Aluminium

Sleeve Bearing: PVC Pipe

Hardwear: Zinc Plated Steel

Clamping Rod: Zinc Plated Steel

Reinforcement Plates: Zinc Plated Steel

Pin: Stainless Steel

Lanyard: Nylon Covered Stainless Steel Cable


To hire the XTIRPA Compact Davit Arm Trench System, or for more information click here.


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<![CDATA[Product of the week - Datum Cube Cross Line Laser]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-datum-cube-cross-line-laser https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-datum-cube-cross-line-laser Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT When a small and simple Cross Line Laser Level is what you need, the Datum Cube delivers. Whether you are a professional or a keen DIY-er looking to expand your toolbox, the Datum Cube is ideal for a variety of levelling and alignment work in all sorts of interior trades including builders, plumbers, decorators, kitchen fitters and electricians.


Accurate and robust, this innovative pocket laser is for setting out horizontal or vertical lines using the highly visible red laser beams. The impressive automatic levelling line laser also features an out of level warning alarm, with a slide switch on the side which releases the compensator to automatically level the beams and a beam lock switch for providing sloped lines if required. This cross line instrument also provides a working range of up to 20m diameter.


The Datum Cube is available in three packs to order from Survey Connection, with an abundance of features at an affordable price. The Standard edition comes in a Blister pack containing the laser together with a carry pouch and batteries. The Clamp and Tripod editions come in a presentation box containing the laser, with the Clamp Edition containing a universal clamp and the Tripod Edition including a height adjustable tripod.

All Datum Cube editions are now on sale, grab yourself a bargain today and get the most out of this versatile tool.


Top Features


   ±2mm + 2ppm accuracy


   635nm (class II) diode laser


   Up to 20m working range (diameter)


   3 X AAA batteries


   225g weight (excluding batteries)


   1 year warranty




To purchase the Datum Cube Cross Line Laser, or for more information click here.





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<![CDATA[Product of the week - Datum APL88 Smartliner Laser]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-datum-apl88-smartliner-laser https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-datum-apl88-smartliner-laser Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT The Datum APL88 Smartliner is a fully automatic electronic levelling laser that offers high accuracy red beam diode technology, in addition to the pulse beam capability that ensures visible lines when using the laser level outside. The APL88 is the perfect choice for all DIY enthusiasts and survey professionals alike owing to its cost-effective and high quality features. 


The Datum APL88 Smartliner Laser features four vertical and four horizontal smart shape laser beams with a slow motion adjustment for accurate alignment.  The supplied li- Ion rechargeable batteries provide the user with up to four hours continuous use, so operatives will never lose time on a job. The electronic self-levelling mechanism automatically compensates for the tool being slightly out of level; this precision eliminates costly errors due to incorrect line projection.

The APL88 is suitable for use on all internal and external applications and is the ideal tool for interior tasks including curtain, dry walling, partitioning, kitchen and bathroom fittings, raised access flooring and suspended ceilings.

The Datum APL88 Smartliner kit comes complete with the Smartliner laser level, a sturdy aluminium carry case, laser glasses, li-Ion batteries, battery charger and an operator’s manual. Now on sale, pick up the APL88 for just £175.00, saving you a huge £75.00! Save money, work better.

Top Features


  635nm class II laser diode

  Li-ion rechargeable battery life: 4 hours – Alkaline battery life: 20 hours

  Charge time: 3 hours

  Accuracy at 7m:  +/- 1mm

  Range: 10m – Range with detector: 80m

  IP54 protection

  Datum 2 Years Return to Base Type Warranty


To buy the Datum APL88 Smartliner Laser, or for more information click here. 

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<![CDATA[Product of the week - Davit Arm Urban Manhole Barrier Davit System]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-davit-arm-urban-manhole-barrier-davit-system https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-davit-arm-urban-manhole-barrier-davit-system Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT The lightweight and innovative Davit Arm Urban Manhole Barrier System is one of the only systems of its kind, granting the user the ability to install a davit arm over a manhole for rescue purposes. This davit system offers unrelenting high quality, even for the most challenging fall protection requirements.

This personal protection equipment is remarkably ergonomic, and unlike a tripod, can be positioned next to the confined space entry or exit as opposed to on top of it owing to its expandable barrier. This provides operatives with much more accessibility to the work area, and reduces the risk of potential trip hazards.

Transportation and set-up of the system is extremely easy and can even be built by one person. The Davit Arm Urban Manhole Barrier System is one of the leading patented systems on the market, and has a distinguishable design and colouring which ensures greater visibility in the work area. Durable, versatile and lightweight, this system is the complete package. It comes with a comprehensive Davit Arm Kit, including the Davit Arm, Winches, Counterweight and Blockade equipment.


Manhole Guard Specification

  • Maximum Working Load with Davit Arm SPXTIN2210: 191kg
  • Maximum Capacity at Anchorage Point: 22.2kN
  • Weight: 15kg
  • Height: 113cm
  • Length: 92cm
  • Width: 95cm
  • Structural Tubes: Duralcan Aluminium
  • Levelling Screws: Stainless Steel Rubber
  • Hardware: Zinc Plated Steel
  • Finish: Security Yellow

Davit Arm Specification

  • Working Load Mass with Manhole Guard SPXTIN2108: 191kg
  • Maximum Capacity with Lifeline Winch & Barricade - Position 1 and 2: 19kN
  • Maximum Capacity with Material Handling - Position: 3 9.5kN
  • Maximum Capacity at Anchorage Point: 22kN
  • Weight: 15kg
  • Length: 143-188cm
  • Width: 15cm
  • Height: 25cm
  • Extension & Guide Tubes: Aluminium
  • Davit Arm Link: Aluminium
  • Anchorage Hooks: Stainless Steel
  • Hardware: Zinc Plated Steel
  • Guide Tube Sliders - Ultra High Molecular-weight / Polyethylene
  • Pulley: Black Acetal
  • Finish: Security Yellow


To hire the Davit Arm Urban Manhole Barrier System, or for more information click here.

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<![CDATA[Scotplant 2018]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/scotplant-2018-exhibition https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/scotplant-2018-exhibition Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Scotplant 2018 landed and Survey Connection delivered! Our stands at the popular trade event was a roaring success; our team were kept on their toes throughout the two-day period offering specialist knowledge, expertise and solutions to eager visitors.

Not only was Scotplant the ideal trade event to demonstrate the brand new Datum product range for 2018, visitors were also granted the unique opportunity to have a go in our affiliate ESS Safeforce’s state-of-the-art mobile training unit! Both proved to be a remarkable triumph, with product demonstrations proving incredibly popular for all survey and safety professionals alike.

Thank you to all those who visited our stand. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information on the exciting projects revealed at the event, or for any feedback that you would like to share. Our team is always ready to deliver an excellent service on the latest safety and equipment solutions. 

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2020!



Posted in: Customer News, General Information, Survey Connection News

<![CDATA[Product of the week - XTIRPA Extended Reach Davit Trench System]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-xtirpa-extended-reach-davit-trench-system https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-xtirpa-extended-reach-davit-trench-system Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Expect relentless safety and high quality with the XTIRPA Extended Reach Davit Trench System - its unrivalled flexibility and ergonomic design positions the system significantly ahead of the competition. This personal protection equipment is perfectly designed to act as a support structure or anchor for use in fall protection, work positioning and rescue within confined spaces.

Standing up to the harshest of environments, the XTRIPA Extended Reach Davit is incredibly durable; combined with the system’s great versatility, it can adapt for use in a diverse range of confined spaces. Owing to the system’s easy, safe and fast installation, users will be able to implement safe systems of work effortlessly – resulting in a solution that not only ensures protection in a wide range of confined spaces, but also increases time and productivity.

The XTIRPA system features a fully adjustable jib arm which grants the choice of three work positions ranging from 77cm-121cm, the versatility this offers is excellent for applications where greater reach is needed.


Features – Davit Arm Specification

  • Maximum working capacity: 164kg
  • Work positions: 77cm, 93cm & 121cm
  • Weight (including 1067mm mast): 33kg
  • Weight extended reach mast: 23kg
  • Weight mast base: 10kg
  • Length: 77cm – 121cm
  • Width: 17cm
  • Extension and guide tubes: aluminium
  • Anchorage hooks: stainless steel
  • Hardware: zinc plated steel / stainless steel
  • Pulley: black acetal
  • Finish: security yellow
  • Sala Fall Arrest Winch length: 25m
  • Man Riding Winch length: 30m
  • Man Riding capacity: 136kg


Adjustable Wall Adapter Specification

  • Maximum working capacity: 164kg
  • Weight: 49kg
  • Structure: aluminium
  • Sleeve bearing: PVC pipe
  • Hardwear: zinc plated steel
  • Screw plates: zinc plated steel
  • Sliding strips: ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene
  • Pin: stainless steel
  • Lanyard: nylon covered stainless steel cable

To hire the XTIRPA Extended Reach Davit Trench System, or for more information click here.

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<![CDATA[Product of the week – Leica Rugby CLH Laser]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-leica-rugby-clh-laser https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-leica-rugby-clh-laser Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT The Leica Rugby CLH is a straight-forward horizontal laser that is incredibly simple to use, giving users the confidence to accomplish an efficient project. The laser is best utilised with concrete and formwork levelling, height checking and transferring, and land levelling applications. The Leica Rugby CLH gives an effortless performance, every time. 


This one-button laser is simple yet impressively accurate. The Rugby CLH increases time and productivity owing to its uncomplicated design, saving money on the project as a result. The laser’s rugged design ensures stable accuracy and measurements during any task, and features a sturdy handle that is secured to the base.

Upgrade options 
CLX 200 – with manual slope function, slope catch and slope lock, this upgrade makes slope applications, such as ramps and driveways a simple and efficient task.
CLX 300 – adding +-8% semi-automatic grade functionality in single axis with a dial-in option, the upgrade delivers a solid performance in single slope applications.
CLX 400 – adding +-8% semi-automatic grade functionality in second axis with a dial-in option, the upgrade delivers a solid performance in dual slope applications.


Top Features

  • Warranty: 5Y/2Y knockdown
  • Grade capability (X/Y Axes): 8%
  • Grade capability with adapter: 45°
  • Self-levelling accuracy*: ± 1.5 mm at 30 m (± 1/16" at 100 ft)
  • Self-levelling range: ± 6°
  • Operating range with Combo, RE 140/160: 1350 m diameter
  • Remote range: 600 m diameter
  • Laser class: 1
  • Environmental standard: IP68/MIL-STD-810G
  • Operating temperature: -20°C to +50°
  • Storage temperature: -40°C to +70°
  • Rotation speed: 10, 15, 20 RPS
  • Batteries: Li-Ion
  • Battery operating time*: 50 h
  • Battery charging: 5 h (full charge) 1 h fast charge = 8 h operating time
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 230mm / 296mm / 212mm
  • Weight (with batteries): 3.8kg

*Accuracy defined at 25°C (77°F) battery life depending upon environmental conditions. All specifications are depending on activated functionality. 

To buy the Leica Rugby CLH Laser, or for more information click here.

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<![CDATA[Scotplant 2018]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/scotplant-2018 https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/scotplant-2018 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Come and visit us at Scotland’s largest construction equipment trade show, Scotplant 2018. A construction equipment exhibition for the trade.

The popular two day event attracts some of the biggest names in the industry and is free for those who work in the construction industry, including parking! With global brands, local favourites and the chance to meet thousands of other likewise construction trade professionals, this is the construction exhibition of the year.

Survey Connection will be demonstrating our new Leica Total Station and GPS ranges, Cat, Genny and GPR products, Datum Survey and our full accessory range. Visit us on stand 15, avenue B and meet our knowledgeable team, we look forward to meeting both existing and future customers to discuss any project or enquiries – we’re always here to assist!

Stand No: 15, avenue B

Venue: Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Dates: Friday 20th & Saturday 21st February 2018

Times: Friday -9am – 5pm

             Saturday - 9am – 4pm


For further information, click here. To register to visit the show, click here.



Posted in: General Information, Survey Connection News

<![CDATA[Product of the week - Noggin GPR System Range]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-noggin-gpr-system-range https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-noggin-gpr-system-range Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT The Noggin GPR systems are extremely adaptable and perform to a high quality, so you’ll be assured workers can detect underground utilities before you begin to dig quickly and effectively. For accurate GPR data, Noggin systems have an outstanding record, performing to a great standard even in the most challenging conditions.

The Noggin is available in four frequencies – 100250500 and 1000 – and four configurations – SmartCartSmartTowSmartHandle and SmartChariot – meaning Noggin Systems can support any application in any location. The differing combinations of the centre frequencies and configurations ensure the user can adapt their Noggin System to a particular environment and application, collecting appropriate data from subsurface surveys.

Noggin Sensors

Noggin sensors integrate patented antennas that utilise differing frequencies. The lower the frequency, the deeper the penetration. High frequencies result in high resolution surveys of shallow terrain.

The low frequency of the Noggin 100 Antenna provides GPR proficiency with a centre frequency of 100 MHz. The system is easily transportable with its removable antennas and is remarkably simple to use, making it one of the most popular sensors of the Noggin systems.

Top Features

  • Dimension: 91 x 76 x  17cm
  • Weight: 9.5kg
  • Centre frequency – 3dB bandwidth: 100MHz – 50-150 MHz
  • Sheilding front to back: ground coupled focusing
  • Maximum time window: 4,000 ns @0.8 ns/pt
  • Maximum depth setting: 200m (565ft)

To buy the Noggin 100 Antenna, or for more information click here.


The Noggin 250 Antenna has a centre frequency of 250 MHz, making the system ideal for subsurface mapping. This durable antenna is an incredibly popular system, offering an excellent balance between resolution and depth of penetration. 

Top Features

  • Dimensions: 38 x 23 x 15cm
  • Weight: 7.3kg
  • Centre frequency – 3dB bandwidth: 250MHz – 125-375MHz
  • Shielding front to back: >20dB
  • Maximum time window: 2,000 ns @ 0.4 ns/pt
  • Maximum depth setting: 100m (328ft)

To hire or buy the Noggin 250 Antenna, or for more information click here.


Featuring a centre frequency of 500 MHz, the Noggin 500 Antenna is ideal for use with applications that need high resolution from a moderate level of survey depth.

Top Features

  • Dimensions: 38 x 23 x 15cm
  • Weight: 3kg
  • Centre Frequency – 3dB bandwidth: 500MHz – 250-750MHz
  • Shielding front to back: >20dB
  • Maximum time window: 1,000 ns @ 0.2 ns/pt
  • Maximum depth setting: 50m (164ft)

To hire or buy the Noggin 500 Antenna, or for more information click here.


With a centre frequency of 1000 MHz, the Noggin 1000 Antenna is a crucial piece of equipment for shallow applications that require quality resolution, such as infrastructure assessment, military UXO, security, forensics and archaeology.

Top Features

  • Dimensions: 30 x 15 x 11cm
  • Weight: 2.3kg
  • Centre frequency – 3dB bandwidth: 1000MHz – 500-1500MHz
  • Shielding front to back: >20dB
  • Maximum time window: 500 ns @ 0.1 ns/pt
  • Maximum depth setting: 25m (82ft)

To hire or buy the Noggin 1000 Antenna, or for more information click here.


Noggin Configurations

Take your GPR into any environment and terrain with the diverse range of Noggin configurations, each intricately designed to meet the right specifications of varying applications. With the integrated durable skin plate located towards the bottom of each Noggin, users can be rest assured that their system won’t be damaged on rough surfaces and will smoothly transverse across any surface, sustaining ground-coupling for the ultimate signal penetration. 

Designed for hand-tow surveying, the Noggin SmartTow configuration is suitable to be used on smooth to rough terrain, such as grassy, brush covered or rocky surfaces.

Top Features

  • A wheel odometer to trigger data acquisition at default or user-defined intervals (step size) to provide uniform data coverage
  • A bi-directional odometer that triggers data acquisition in one direction and, in the other direction, provides a back-up arrow to easily pinpoint the location of objects found on the survey line
  • Sensors & Software’s unique DynaQ feature automatically adjusts data acquisition rates to the survey speed; providing dynamic stacking to maximize data quality
  • Fibreglass handle to eliminate interference
  • Rugged treaded tire for challenging terrains
  • Noggin sensor
  • Optical odometer for precise positioning


  • GPS to provide geo-referenced coordinates linked to the data
  • Longer cables to enable the DVL to be set in a fixed position while the GPR sensor is moved
  • Batteries of different sizes and capacities depending on field time or portability requirements
  • Brackets to quickly swap between the Noggin 100, 250, 500 and 1000 systems

To hire or buy the Noggin SmartTow, or for more information click here.


Perfectly designed for pushing or pulling over a smooth terrain, the Noggin SmartHandle is extremely light and compact, making it the best configuration for surveys either in confined spaces, or for vertical or overhead surveys.

Top Features

  • A small wheel odometer to trigger data acquisition at default or user-defined intervals (step size) to provide uniform data coverage
  • A bi-directional odometer that triggers data acquisition in one direction and, in the other direction, provides a back-up arrow to easily pinpoint the location of objects found on the survey line
  • Sensors & Software’s unique DynaQ® feature automatically adjusts data acquisition rates to the survey speed; providing dynamic stacking to maximize data quality
  • A 2 piece handle that can be assembled to full length handle (0.9m, 35”) or a shorter handle (0.4m, 16”)
  • Durable fibreglass to eliminate signal interference
  • Spring-loaded wheel to ensure constant contact on walls and ceilings
  • Optical odometer for precise positioning
  • Noggin sensor


  • GPS to provide geo-referenced coordinates linked to the data
  • Brackets to quickly swap between the Noggin® 500 and Noggin® 1000 sensors

To hire or buy the Noggin SmartHandle, or for more information click here.


The Noggin SmartCart is suitable for use over smooth to moderately rough terrain, this adaptable ground penetrating radar provides a self-contained, mobile platform that acquires fast, efficient data of the environment.

Top Features

  • A wheel odometer to trigger data acquisition at default or user-defined intervals (step size) to provide uniform data coverage
  • A bi-directional odometer that triggers data acquisition in one direction and, in the other direction, provides a back-up arrow to easily pinpoint the location of objects found on the survey line
  • Sensors & Software’s unique DynaQ® feature automatically adjusts data acquisition rates to the survey speed; providing dynamic stacking to maximize data quality
  • Integrated cable system for signal, power and odometer
  • Optional GPS and mount for geo-referencing data
  • Interchangeable brackets allowing for any Noggin sensor to be attached
  • Touch fibreglass cart to eliminate signal interference
  • Digital Video Logger (DVL)
  • Quick release and angle adjustable screen mount
  • Foldable cart for easy transport
  • 12 Volt battery in case
  • Optical odometer for precise positioning
  • Noggin sensor


  • GPS to provide geo-referenced coordinates linked to the data
  • Brackets to quickly swap between the Noggin® 100, 250, 500 and 1000 sensors

 To hire or buy the Noggin SmartCart, or for more information click here.


The Noggin SmartChariot is ideal for surveys covering large, smooth, open areas that can be performed using a vehicle, such as roads, bridges and highways that need a fast assessment, and also parking lots, garages and open fields. The SmartChariot provides vehicle-towed deployment of Noggin® 250, 500 or 1000 systems.

Top Features

  • The SmartChariot attaches to a common trailer hitch on any vehicle: cars, trucks and vans, but also ATV’s (all-terrain vehicles), tractors and even bicycles and motorcycles can be used.
  • A wheel odometer to trigger data acquisition at default or user-defined intervals (step size) to provide uniform data coverage
  • Sensors & Software’s unique DynaQ feature automatically adjusts data acquisition rates to the survey speed; providing dynamic stacking to maximize data quality
  • A mount for a GPS receiver (GPS optional)
  • Brackets to quickly swap between the Noggin® 250, 500 and 1000 systems
  • The ability to deploy two Noggins simultaneously: a Noggin® 500 and a Noggin® 1000
  • High and low tow hitch positions for any vehicle
  • Optional GPS for geo-referencing data
  • Durable fibreglass to eliminate signal interference
  • Ground coupled for maximum penetration
  • One or two Noggin sensor deployment
  • Optical odometer for precise positioning


  • GPS to provide geo-referenced coordinates linked to the data
  • Smaller or longer-life batteries depending on the time duration of measurements or portability requirements

To hire or buy the Noggin SmartChariot, or for more information click here.

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<![CDATA[Product of the week - LMX Systems]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-lmx-systems https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-lmx-systems Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Safety search underground to discover and pinpoint utilities before you start to dig – our range of ground penetrating radars will do the trick and save workers the hassle of a costly redo. The LMX system range comprises of the LMX 100 GPR Cart, LMX 100HR High Resolution Cart, LMX 200 GPR Cart and the LMX 200 Enhanced GPR Cart, all of which grant the benefit of metallic and non-metallic utility detection in the field.

LMX 100

The LMX 100 GPR Cart is the ideal tool to detect and mark metallic and non-metallic utilities in the field, delivering a comprehensive depiction of the infrastructure underground. This innovative GPR system will reliably provide the location of utilities such as non-conductive pipes, cables and ducts.

Easy and cost-effective, the LMX 100 provides a perfect harmony between resolution and depth penetration, resulting in highly accurate locating every time. When utilised in the field, the integrated ‘Locate & Mark’ mode offers a real-time image which displays the varying utilities and mark their location.


Top Features of the LMX 100

  • Field-proof display – rugged, weatherproof and sun-light visible data logger allowing data acquisition, data display and processing, ‘whatever the weather’
  • Multi-language menu – more than 10 language options
  • Lightweight cart- robust fibreglass cart eliminating metallic structure interference
  • GPR sensor – high-resolution, ultra-wideband GPR technology, ground coupled for maximum signal penetration
  • Fully enclosed odometer – enables precision data collection even in poor terrain
  • Memory: 64GB (10,000 graphic data images)
  • Dimensions: 100 x 70 x 115cm
  • Weight: 22kg
  • Screen size: 21cm diagonal
  • Battery life: 4-6 hours
  • Environmental: IP65
  • Depth: collects data to 8m (26ft)

To hire or buy the LMX 100 GPR Cart, or for more information click here.

The LMX 100HR High Resolution GPR Cart obtains all the same features of the LMX 100, but with some impressive added extras. The GPR system exhibits the bonus feature of a high resolution screen which facilitates a variety of premium features including:

  • Resistive touchscreen that works with your gloves on
  • Data markers to highlight features on your data
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to send mini-reports from the field
  • Mini-reports
  • Internal GPS for geo-tagging screen captures
  • Geo-tagging
  • System usage report
  • USB for quick data transfer
  • Full collection review
  • Digital hyperbola calibration
  • Horizontal scaling to optimise target visibility

To hire or buy the LMX 100HR High Resolution GPR Cart, or for more information click here.

LMX 200

For unparalleled accuracy, the leading LMX 200 Ground Penetrating Radar is the confident choice for utility detection underground. With the LMX 200, users can secure geo-reference data, generate depth slices on-site, and then export all the information wirelessly in formatted reports.

This pioneering system incorporates an advanced 3D depth feature, which allows the user to discover the position and alignment of cables and pipes at different depths. Identify conventionally non-locatable utilities, including non-metallic pipes, concrete storm, sewer systems and non-utility structures such as vaults, foundation walls and concrete pads.


Top Features of the LMX 200

  • Map view on-site display
  • Screen captures
  • Geo-referencing output
  • USB data transfer
  • Internal GPS
  • On-site reports
  • High resolution touch screen
  • Optional external GPS
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Data analysis: in-field analysis
  • Signal enhancement: DynaQ stacking, DynaT spatial filtering
  • Data storage: 350km (>200 miles) of line data in internal memory
  • Size: 100 x 70 x 115cm
  • Weight: 22kg
  • Screen size: 21cm diagonal
  • Environmental: IP65
  • Depth: collects data to 8m (26ft)
  • Available in multiple languages
  • Field Interpretations

To hire or buy the LMX 200 GPR Cart, or for more information click here.

The LMX 200 Enhanced GPR Cart includes all of the features of the LMX 200, but with an additional bonus extra. This innovative GPR system incorporates the modern EKKO Project software – providing the user with unprecedented access to data for advanced processing, analysis and reporting.

For the latest GPR technology, our LMX systems are hard to beat. Work safer, more efficiently and collect the data you need to assure a successful project.

In addition, the LMX 200 Enhanced GPR Cart also features:

  • Enhanced upgrade package
  • EKKO Project Software

To hire or buy the LMX Enhanced GPR Cart, or for more information click here.

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<![CDATA[Product of the week - PowerCap® Infinity® Respirator]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-powercap-infinity-respirator https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-powercap-infinity-respirator Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT With 4-in-1 protection, the modern PowerCap® Infinity® Respirator delivers for the ultimate safety solution. The very latest in PAPR technology, this innovative head mounted unit combines years of research and development to provide the user with reliable Rail RPE and PPE protection.

The PowerCap® Infinity® Respirator covers protection in the fields of respiratory, head, eye and face protection. Users can also implement Sonis® ear defenders for complete security above the neck, ensuring advanced defence in harsh environments. This high quality 4-in-1 respirator also offers an incredibly high respiratory protection to TH3, with a Nominal Protection Factor of 500 (UK APF 40) – the highest rating possible – so the wearer can always be perfectly assured of their safety.


Through the combination of the high capacity HEPA filters and the aerodynamically optimised pre-filter covers, the PowerCap® Infinity® delivers 160 litres per minute of clean air to the user with maximum battery efficiency. As an added bonus, filters can be effortlessly replaced using an intuitive quick-change bayonet system, and the key elements of the PowerCap® Infinity® – such as visor, peel-off visors, helmet, harness strap, turbo drive unit and carrier – are user-replaceable, allowing easy maintenance and cleaning.


Accurate, dynamic feedback is a must when working within hazardous environments. The PowerCap® Infinity® safeguards the user, delivering real time diagnostics that monitor the system and the wearer twice per second. The unit is remarkably user-responsive, and reacts accordingly to periods of high respiratory demand – which is monitored and tailored for by continuously sustaining a positive pressure inside the respirator.


Incorporating the high performance JSP EVO®5 Olympus® industrial safety helmet and optical class 1 visor, the PowerCap® Infinity® offers great impact protection at speeds of up to 270 mph (tested using a 6mm steel ball bearing). The visor is ideal for any element with its k rated anti-scratch coating and replaceable peel-off visor – ultimately improving its lifespan. The integrated airflow system ensures misting does not occur and increases user comfort, certifying the PowerCap® Infinity® Respirator as the upmost preeminent safety solution ever created. 

To hire the PowerCap® Infinity® Respirator, or for more information click here.

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<![CDATA[Tailored Cable Avoidance Training]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/tailored-cable-avoidance-training https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/tailored-cable-avoidance-training Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Whether you work in construction, engineering or utilities industries, cable avoidance tools are essential in order to carry out a safe and efficient project. With Survey Connection, delegates are taught in a structured environment to operate cable avoidance equipment in an accurate and safe manner.

Our experienced team of manufacturer certified trainers deliver on comprehensive and structured training courses that are tailored around your staff requirements. The course can be held on site, your premises or on our own training facility. Alternatively, we run open courses from our training centres once a month to cater for individuals and smaller groups.

All course materials are provided along with sufficient equipment for practical training. The course content covers the potential costs and dangers of cable strikes, an overview of cable avoidance equipment, the various modes, limitations and location techniques of the locator tools, along with an overview of depth locators and location accessories such as sondes.

Contact Jim MacLeod on 07471 032177 for more information, or alternatively click here to read more about the courses we offer.

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<![CDATA[Product of the week - Survey Consumables]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-survey-consumables https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-survey-consumables Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Having the right instruments on site is important, having the right equipment to accompany your kit is essential. Our survey consumables range from marking products and survey books to tapes and two-way radios. Ensure operatives are prepared for any site challenge on the project! 

Marking Products

Marking products provide temporary or permanent marking solutions. On site or in the field, there comes a time when personnel have to identify certain points or features; make the job quicker and easier by investing in our quality products that will increase productivity and efficiency. 

Our self-adhesive targets have a sticky back which is essential for monitoring work where the target must remain in a fixed position for a long time. These targets come in a variety of sizes to cater to all requirements, and they are compatible with most EDMs.

We also supply and stock a wide range of spray paints that are suitable for permanently marking virtually all types of surface. The paint is a blend of resins solvents and colour pigment designed to cover with one application, and they are perfectly ideal for either hand spot marking or applicator use for line marking. Use the paint both indoors and out, it is surface dry in 20 - 30 minutes and completely cured in 24 hours!

For the more permanent solution, try out our Tornado Hilti Nails which come in a variety of sizes to suit the necessary task. The nails are Ideal for road, steel, concrete and sandstone surfaces, the domed 26mm Tornado Hilti Nails come complete with a steel support washer and can be driven into hard surfaces by hand or with a nail gun quickly and conveniently.

Survey Books

Chartwell Survey Books are an essential site accessory and are created to the highest specification. Manufactured by Tollit & Harvey, Chartwell produce a range of survey books including field books, dimension books, level books and mining transit books. Containing around 50% rag bond paper with high cotton linters content, they are tough providing good strength and tear resistance, even when wet. It retains this strength and its writing surface when dried after being subjected to adverse site or weather conditions.


Designed for on-site conditions, our measuring tapes are sturdy and water resistant. The range includes pocket tapes, doughnut tapes, open frame tapes and closed case tapes with options for either fibreglass tape or steel nylon coated tape depending upon product.

The fiberglass tape is waterproof, dirt resistant and washable. Made of non-woven PVC coated fibreglass, the tape is graduated in cm with a sturdy hook ring forming part of the measure and 13mm blade width.

The steel pocket tape is ideal for all measuring jobs, with simple and clear printing that makes this tape very easy to read. With varying lengths, the option of metric or imperial measurement, and a rubber gripped case, our steel tapes are well-suited to all site conditions.

Two-way Radios

Good communication on site is paramount. Work gets done faster, efficiently, and most importantly – safely.  Thanks to their compact design, these robust radio transceivers are ideally suited for use in facility management, hospitality, production area, retail trade, education system and construction.

The HYT TC-446S License Free Portable Radio combines state-of-the-art technology with user-friendly design, providing you with an ideal choice for management efficiency. Hyteria is a leading provider of professional wireless communication equipment, and the HYT TC-446S is no exception.  Offering an excellent performance at an affordable price, this is the perfect solution for quality radio communication.

The ProTalkTK-3301 offers abundant capacity for multiple channels or radio systems with clear and crisp enhanced audio and keeps on going for as long as 20 hours per charge. With its compact dimensions and light yet robust aluminium die-cast chassis, this powerful transceiver is effortless to carry and operate making it among the top choices for building sites and small scale radio communications networks.


For more information on our survey consumables range, click here

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<![CDATA[Product of the week - Pearpoint P340 Flexiprobe Drain Camera]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-pearpoint-p340-flexiprobe-drain-camera https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-pearpoint-p340-flexiprobe-drain-camera Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT The Pearpoint P340 Flexiprobe Drain Camera has been expertly designed to deliver on exceptional video inspection. High control, high quality - the P340 is ideal for any situation, from residential and commercial use through to specialist plant and municipal applications. For rugged design, high resolution sensors and a precise digital controller system, choose the Pearpoint P340 Flexiprobe Drain Camera.


Taking centre stage in the Flexiprobe system is the tough and weatherproof P340 flexiprobe controller, which displays colour footage in digital quality on an ultra-bright 8" TFT screen. This controller system architecture provides precise control over inspections and recordings, allowing the user control over rotation, panning and zooming functions – ultimately granting full access to problem areas during live or recorded inspections.

Video and still images are recorded directly onto tough and high speed USB memory sticks or compact flash cards, which are available in a variety of sizes to suit your requirements. Data is protected against impact, which results in a safe and convenient way to transfer the records. Fast PC connectivity provides flexible data storage and comprehensive reporting capabilities, so you can choose the right option for your needs.

The P340 is incredibly user-friendly, requiring only a single press of a key on the keypad to record high quality, full digital video; and capture still images at any point to inspect and file. With two camera options, both cameras come with a manual focus tool which allows you to adjust the focus of your camera to the correct pipe size ensuring you do not miss the smallest defect. Packaged in tough 303 stainless steel cases, they can withstand 11 bar of pressure – ensuring you can the job done with less hassle and in good time. 




  8” Industrial TFT display

  Weight (P340+): 5.5kg (P340): 6.2kg 

  IP67 rated for outdoor use

  USB or CF card storage

  Operating temperature: -10°C to 50°C 

  Battery Capacity (P340+): 14.8V, 6.6Ah 



To buy the Pearpoint P340 Flexiprobe Drain Camera, or for more information click here.

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<![CDATA[Product of the week - Leica LMR360R Machine Receiver]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-leica-lmr360r-machine-receiver https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-leica-lmr360r-machine-receiver Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT The Leica LMR360R Machine Receiver is ideal for all visual machine control applications with its built-in vertical indicator and 360° reception. The LMR360R will detect any rotating laser, from any angle – making it the perfect solution for construction use.


With a plumb LED indicator, seven coarse or nine fine display channels, and rugged, waterproof protection – the Leica LMR360R is superbly designed for digging applications. This machine receiver also offers the option between clamps or magnetic mount, and the supplied rechargeable battery provides up to 30 hours running time, so users can expect an increase in efficiency and productivity!

Placing the machine receiver in vertical position ensures consistent and accurate grade readings, which ultimately saves money owing to the reduced over or under-cutting. The built-in vertical indicator signals if the plumb is under or over-extended, so you can rest assured the angle of the dipper stick is always monitored and the receiver is in vertical position.

 The LMR360R has LED indicators which can be turned off for simpler display or longer battery life. The indicators show the position of the cutting edge in relation to the laser reference beam. The robust, waterproof construction and built-in shock mounts minimize machine vibrations, which makes the machine receiver ideal for use in tough site conditions.



  Operating radius: 200m

  IP67 protection

  Rechargeable NiMH battery: 30 hours

  Charging time: 12 hours

  Weight (without clamps): 1.8kg

  Clamps or magnetic brackets

  360° reception

  LED Indicators for clear display


To buy the Leica LMR360R Machine receiver, or for more information click here

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<![CDATA[Product of the week - Radiodetection RD8100 PTLG]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-radiodetection-rd8100-ptlg https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-radiodetection-rd8100-ptlg Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT This advanced underground utility locator offers powerful performance, high quality results and extreme durability. The Radiodetection RD8100 PTLG contains a unique arrangement of five antennas, allowing the user to select the optimum level of precision for the job in hand. At the heart of each of Radiodetection’s locating antennas is a custom manufactured, precision-ground ferrite to ensure the absolute best in accuracy for all measurements.


With locating operations becoming more complex, professionals require more powerful, flexible tools. The integrated GPS and usage-logging options automatically capture key locate parameters, which in turn provides a comprehensive picture of individual locates and usage patterns for the user. This recorded data can be used to identify training needs before poor work habits develop. The additional features such as Current Direction and iLOC on the cable locator deliver high-precision locates – even in adverse conditions.

The differing locating operations need to meet any and all requirements of the customer, so a high quality instrument is essential in order to deliver exceptional performance in good time. The RD8100 PTLG exceeds expectation with its abundance of features such as StrikeAlert, which delivers visual and audio warnings of shallow cables reducing the risk of accidents, and TruDepth, which ensures the locator can only give depth readings when it is correctly orientated. 

Top Features



  On-board GPS

  Usage logging

  Depth locate accuracy: +/-5%

  IP65 protection

  2x D-cell alkaline batteries or li-Ion battery pack

  35 hours li-Ion battery time

  Weight (Including Li-Ion Battery Pack): 1.8kg


To hire or buy the Radiodetection RD8100 PTLG, or for more information click here.

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<![CDATA[Product of the week - Crowcon Tetra 4 Gas Detector]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-crowcon-tetra-4-gas-detector https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-crowcon-tetra-4-gas-detector Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT The Crowcon Tetra 4 Gas Detector integrates advanced safety features and an intuitive, rugged design to provide advanced protection for those working in harsh environments. When lives are at risk, the most reliable protection is a must. The T4 is known for its reliability and technical innovation, so you will be confident with your gas safety.  


The Crowcon T4 alerts against the four most prevalent gas hazards including oxygen depletion, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide and flammable gases. The built-in positive safety indicator has a 'traffic light' indicator to tell the user whether the monitor is safe to use or not, and it also includes a unique feature called TWA (Time Weighted Average) which ensures the gas exposure is calculated accurately over an entire shift - even if the gas monitor is switched off for a break or moved to another site. The Crowcon T4 ensures peace of mind with safety at all times.

With an 18 hour battery life, personnel can safely work for double or longer shifts between charges – so expect an increase in productivity on site. The T4 is incredibly dependable owing to its thick, anti-shock rubber casing and the simple ‘traffic light’ status indicator that provides visual assurance of operational and compliance status. The clear display, single button operation and intuitive menu system helps minimise training and allows for easy operation - even whilst wearing gloves.

TWA Resume

TWA Resume ensures time weighted average (TWA) toxic gas exposure is calculated accurately over an entire work shift. The red line on the graph shows workers with other detectors risking overexposure to hydrogen sulphide (H2S) by switching their detector off for a lunch break. Only T4 provides the option to include previous measurements in the calculation when you switch your detector back on again and so prevent you exceeding your exposure limit. Because of TWA Resume (green line), T4 alarms at 14:00 when their 8 hour TWA reaches 5pm.



Top Features


   One button operation

   Positive safety indicator

  Rechargeable li-ion 18 hour battery

   Recharge time: 5.5 hours

   Dimensions: W135 x H80 x D35mm

   Weight: 282g

   4 Sensors - one sensor for each gas

   Alarms: audible>95dB, bright red/blue visual LEDs, integrated vibrating alert

   IP65 & IP67 protection


To buy the Crowcon Tetra 4 Gas Detector, or for more information click here.

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<![CDATA[Product of the week - Leica Viva GNSS GS16 Receiver]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-leica-viva-gnss-gs16-receiver https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-leica-viva-gnss-gs16-receiver Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT The Leica Viva GS16 is a self-learning GNSS smart antenna, providing a high-class performance with its adaptive measurement engine and integrated RTKplus. The RTKplus provides the best position by automatically selecting the optimal signal combination. The GS16 has 555 channels, so it can track all signals from all major GNSS systems worldwide.

Enjoy uninterrupted accurate positioning even when your local correction service is unavailable due to obstructions or lack of cellular coverage with the global SmartLink service. Even when no reference data is available, work remotely with SmartLink. RTKplus technology combined with SmartLink ensures you can work more efficiently and in more challenging environments than you’ve ever worked in before.

The Leica GS16 is accompanied with the revolutionary Captivate software, turning complex data into the most realistic and workable 3D models. With easy-to-use apps and familiar touch technology, all forms of measured and design data can be viewed in all dimensions. Leica Captivate spans industries and applications with little more than a simple swipe, regardless of whether you work with GNSS, total stations or both.

Your project will always stay on track whilst the Leica Captivate seamlessly captures data in the field and processes the information back in the office. Expect efficiency as Leica Captivate and Leica infinity work harmoniously to smoothly join previous survey data and edit projects fast and effectively. 



  IP68 protection

  Weight (GS16): 0.93kg 

  Operating temperature: -40 to +65°C 

  Bluetooth & USB communication

  MicroSD card storage

  7 status LEDs

  RTKplus technology 


To buy the Leica Viva GNSS GS16 Receiver, or for more information click here.


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<![CDATA[Product of the week – Draeger PP10 Escape Set]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-drger-pp10-escape-set https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-drger-pp10-escape-set Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT In areas where the maximum levels of protection are required, time is of the essence. Workers need a solution that allows for a safe and simple escape; that’s where the Draeger PP10 Escape Set comes in. The PP10 is quick and easy to put on and features automatic operation and an integrated full-face mask. This positive-pressure breathing device is the perfect protection for workers venturing into confined spaces.


In an emergency situation, workers have to think fast. Conditions can become very dangerous at alarming speeds, with smoke or toxic gases consuming the space. When the only option available is a hasty escape, workers need an escape set they can rely on. The Draeger PP10 Escape Set not only fits the bill, it is also made from highly resistant materials, is flame retardant and allows water to drain freely – so no matter the emergency, the PP10 has you covered.

The Draeger PP10 is designed for use by trained personnel. When opened, it is automatically activated and begins feeding a continuous supply of compressed air, granting the user precious additional time needed to exit the area safely. The PP10 can be equipped with cylinders which can hold either a 10 or 15 minute supply of air, and the unit can easily be reset following a false alarm.

This breathing apparatus comes with a reliable Panorama Nova full-face mask which features low exhalation resistance, provides excellent peripheral vision and is self-defogging. The elastic head harness holds the mask securely in place, even under strenuous conditions. The mask can be worn together with ear protectors and helmets.



    Weight: 4.9kg

    Cylinder charging pressure: 200 bar

    Operating temperature: -15°C to +60°C

    Soft bag

    Reflective strips

    10 minute compressed air supply


To buy the Draeger PP10 Escape Set, or for more information click here

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<![CDATA[Product of the week - Leica Lino ML180]]> https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-leica-lino-ml180 https://www.surveyconnection.co.uk/blog/post/product-of-the-week-leica-lino-ml180 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT The Leica Lino ML180 is a 90 degree cross line laser level. It has four laser lines, four cross points and a plumb down point that is conveniently set to the outside of the tool for easy access. The ML180 features electronic self-levelling and remote adjustment of +/- 4 degrees using the laser receiver as a remote control. Choose the ML180 for high accuracy, every time. 


Jobs can be completed quickly and efficiently with the smart targeting function. The laser auto-aligns to the position of the XCR catch receiver, measuring with highest precision and over distances up to 50 metres. The electronic self-levelling automatically compensates for the tool being slightly out of level. This precision eliminates costly errors due to incorrect line projection, which is especially imperative at longer distances and increases productivity.

The laser has a flexible power supply and can be ran by either rechargeable or alkaline batteries. This provides maximum flexibility and ensures that the Leica Lino ML180 is always ready for use. The tool can also be used while being charged, meaning you are never left waiting on an important project. 




  Smart targeting range: up to 50m

  Levelling accuracy: +/-0.7mm at 10m

  Rechargeable battery life: 12 hours 

  Weight (with batteries): 2200g

  IP54 Protection


To buy the Leica Lino ML180 Line Laser, or for more information click here.

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