Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments
Line Locator features integrated Bluetooth® and GPS.
Press Release Summary:
July 15, 2014 - With SeekTech SR-24, users can locate and create accurate maps of underground utilities to protect critical assets. Unit uses Bluetooth® communications to transmit locating data to third-party survey grade GPS or mobile device such as tablet or smartphone. Using data logging capabilities, GPS and locating data can be recorded to onboard micro SD card. In addition to OmniSeek® passive locating capabilities, SR-24 can be programmed to detect any active frequency from 10 Hz to 35 kHz.
Original Press Release
RIDGID® SeekTech SR-24 Line Locator with Integrated Bluetooth® and GPS
Press release date: July 9, 2014
ELYRIA, OHIO – With the introduction of the SeekTech SR-24 Line Locator, RIDGID® is proud to continue its tradition of combining advanced technology with innovation to create products that assist in making locating jobs easier. The SR-24 Line Locator is a locating receiver that streamlines creating accurate maps of underground utilities in order to protect critical assets.
The SR-24 uses integrated Bluetooth® communications to transmit locating data to either a third-party survey grade GPS or a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone. Data logging capabilities allow recording GPS and locating data to an onboard micro SD card. In addition to impressive OmniSeek® passive locating capabilities, the SR-24 can be programmed to detect any active frequency from 10 Hz to 35 kHz. Its omnidirectional antennas capture the complete signal field making it easy to locate a line and follow its path.
“The SR-24 Line Locator builds on the popular SR-20 feature set, adding GPS and wireless communication to unlock a variety of user benefits,” said Eric Huber, RIDGID Senior Product Manager. “The new features of the SR-24 allow a user to streamline the process of integrating underground utility information with GPS data.”
The free RIDGIDtrax app, for use on iPhone, iPad or Android, provides basic utility mapping on a mobile device. When paired with the SR-24 Line Locator, the RIDGIDtrax app will display GPS position and depth of the target utility on a real-time map. A user can identify the type of utility (water, gas electric, etc.) and display multiple utilities on the same map. A completed map can be saved and viewed inside the app or exported to a universal file format for use with popular GIS programs such as Google Earth™.
For additional information about the new RIDGID SeekTech SR-24 Line Locator, please visit www.RIDGID.com, call toll free: 1-800-769-7743, or contact RIDGID, 400 Clark St., Elyria, Ohio 44035 U.S.A.
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