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Leica Viva GS16 GNSS Smart Antenna

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Leica Viva GS16 GNSS Smart Antenna
GS16 3.75G & UHF Self-Learning GNSS SmartAntenna (NAFTA)

The Leica Viva GS16 is the most compact and powerful, self-learning GNSS smart antenna. Working with the leading RTK technology, the Viva GS16 meets the highest standards in measurement excellence with RTKplus and SmartLink. The growing number of signals from an ever increasing satellite constellation demands a GNSS receiver to be smarter than ever before. RTKplus intelligently adapts to changing conditions by selecting the optimal signals to deliver the most accurate positions. Work more efficiently and in more challenging environments than you’ve ever worked in before.

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Save thousands today and upgrade to the latest GNSS technology when you trade in your antenna or controller.  $2,500 credit towards a new CS20 controller.  $5,000 credit towards a new GS16 antenna.

Product Brochures:
  • Leica GS16 Data Sheet [pdf]
  • Leica GS16 Brochure [pdf]
  • Leica CS16 Equipment List [pdf]

    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 fully remotely with SmartLink.

    The Leica Viva GS16 also delivers with:

    • Engaging software
      The Leica Viva GS16 GNSS smart antenna comes with the revolutionary Leica 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.
    • Infinite possibilities
      While Captivate captures and models data in the field, Leica Infinity processes the information back in the office. A smooth data transfer ensures the project stays on track. Captivate and Infinity work in conjunction to join previous survey data and edit projects faster and more efficiently.
    • Customer care at a click
      Through Active Customer Care, a global network of experienced professionals is only a click away to expertly guide you through any problem:
        • Eliminate delays with superior technical service
        • Finish jobs faster with excellent consultancy support
        • Avoid costly site revisits with online service to send and receive data directly from the field.

      Control your costs with a tailored Customer Care Package, giving you peace of mind you’re covered anywhere, anytime.
    • Powerful handheld devices
      In a controller or a tablet, take your entire office on the go when you discover the power to overcome any environment from the palm of your hand. The Leica CS20 Controller and Leica CS35 Controller Tablet provide the ultimate in control and convenience with complete mobility. Touch-screen technology allows for comfortable and quick data processing while a stunning 3D view transforms your Viva GNSS experience.

  • Specifications

    Leica Viva GS16




    Self-learning GNSS

    Leica RTKplus

    Adaptive on-the-fly satellite selection


    SmartLink (worldwide correction service)

    Remote precise point positioning (3 cm 2D)1



    Initial convergence to full accuracy 20 - 40 min, Re-convergence < 1 min


    SmartLink fill (worldwide correction service)

    Bridging of RTK outages up to 10 min (3 cm 2D)1

    Leica SmartCheck

    Continuous check of RTK solution

    Reliability 99.99%

    Signal tracking


    GPS (L1, L2, L2C, L5), Glonass (L1, L2),



    BeiDou (B1, B2, B32), Galileo (E1, E5a, E5b, Alt-BOC, E62),




    Number of channels

    More signals, faster acquisition,

    555 (more signals, fast acquisition, high sensitivity)


    improved sensitivity




    Time for initialization


    Typically 4 s

    Real-time kinematic

    Single baseline

    Hz 8 mm + 1 ppm / V 15 mm + 1 ppm

    (Compliant to ISO17123-8 standard)

    Network RTK

    Hz 8 mm + 0.5 ppm / V 15 mm + 0.5 ppm

    Post processing

    Static (phase) with long observations

    Hz 3 mm + 0.1 ppm / V 3.5 mm + 0.4 ppm


    Static and rapid static (phase)

    Hz 3 mm + 0.5 ppm / V 5 mm + 0.5 ppm

    Code differential


    Typically 25 cm




    Communication ports


    USB and RS232 serial



    Bluetooth® v2.00 + EDR, class 2

    Communication protocols

    RTK data protocols

    Leica, Leica 4G, CMR, CMR+, RTCM 2.2, 2.3, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 MSM


    NMEA output

    NMEA 0183 V 4.00 and Leica proprietary


    Network RTK

    VRS, FKP, iMAX, MAC (RTCM SC 104)

    Built-in data links

    3.75G GSM / UMTS / CDMA phone modem

    Fully integrated, internal antenna


    Radio modem

    Fully integrated, receive and transmit, external antenna



    403 - 470 MHz, 1 W output power, up to 28800 bps over air

    External data links


    GSM / GPRS / UMTS / CDMA and UHF / VHF modem




    Field controller and software

    Leica Captivate software

    Leica CS20 field controller, Leica CS35 tablet

    User interface

    Buttons and LEDs

    On / Off and Function button, 7 status LEDs


    Web server

    Full status information and configuration options

    Data recording


    Removable microSD card, 8 GB


    Data type and recording rate

    Leica GNSS raw data and RINEX data at up to 20 Hz

    Power management

    Internal power supply

    Exchangeable Li-Ion battery (2.6 Ah / 7.4 V)


    External power supply

    Nominal 12 V DC, range 10.5 - 28 V DC


    Operation time4

    7 h receiving RTK data with internal UHF radio, 5 h transmitting RTK data with internal



    UHF radio (1W), 6 h receiving/ transmitting RTK data with internal phone modem

    Weight and dimensions


    0.93 kg / 2.90 kg standard RTK rover setup on pole


    Diameter x Height

    190 mm x 90 mm



    -40 to 65°C operating, -40 to 80°C storage



    Withstands topple over from a 2 m survey pole onto hard surfaces


    Proof against water, sand and dust

    IP68 (IEC60529 / MIL STD 810G 506.5 I / MIL STD 810G 510.5 I / MIL STD 810G



    512.5 I)



    Withstands strong vibration (ISO9022-36-08 / MIL STD 810G 514.6 Cat.24)



    100% (ISO9022-13-06 / ISO9022-12-04 / MIL STD 810G 507.5 I)


    Functional shock

    40 g / 15 to 23 msec (MIL STD 810G 516.6 I)

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