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Leica Viva GS16 GNSS Smart Antenna Receiver

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The Leica Viva GS16 is the most compact and powerful, self-learning GNSS smart antenna.

Item ID: STKGS16
Condition: Refurbished
Warranty: 90 Day Exchange


* Leica Viva GS16 GNSS Smart Antenna Receiver


Viva GS16 GNSS Smart Antenna

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.

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 Viva GS16 also delivers with:

Engaging software
The 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 software 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 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.



Leica Viva GS16 Specifications


Self-learning GNSS Leica RTKplus
SmartLink (worldwide correction service)
SmartLink fill (worldwide correction service)
Adaptive on-the-fly satellite selection
Remote precise point positioning (3 cm 2D)1
Initial convergence to full accuracy 20 - 40 min, Re-convergence < 1 min 
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), QZSS3, SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN), L-band
Number of channels   555 (more signals, fast acquisition, high sensitivity)



Time for initialisation   Typically 4 s
Real-time kinematic
(Compliant to ISO17123-8 standard)
Single baseline
Network RTK
Hz 8 mm + 1 ppm / V 15 mm + 1 ppm
Hz 8 mm + 0.5 ppm / V 15 mm + 0.5 ppm
Post processing Static (phase) with long observations
Static and rapid static (phase)
Hz 3 mm + 0.1 ppm / V 3.5 mm + 0.4 ppm
Hz 3 mm + 0.5 ppm / V 5 mm + 0.5 ppm
Code differential DGPS / RTCM Typically 25 cm



Communication ports Lemo
USB and RS232 serial
Bluetooth® v2.00 + EDR, class 2
Communication protocols RTK data protocols
NMEA output
Network RTK
Leica, Leica 4G, CMR, CMR+, RTCM 2.2, 2.3, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 MSM
NMEA 0183 V 4.00 and Leica proprietary
Built-in data links 3.75G GSM / UMTS / CDMA phone modem
Radio modem
Fully integrated, internal antenna
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
Web server
On / Off and Function button, 7 status LEDs
Full status information and configuration options
Data recording Storage
Data type and recording rate
Removable microSD card, 8 GB
Leica GNSS raw data and RINEX data at up to 20 Hz
Power management Internal power supply
External power supply
Operation time4
Exchangeable Li-Ion battery (2.6 Ah / 7.4 V)
Nominal 12 V DC, range 10.5 - 28 V DC
7 h receiving (Rx) data with internal radio, 5 h transmitting (Tx) data with internal
radio, 6 h Rx / Tx data with internal phone modem
Weight and dimensions Weight
Diameter x Height
0.93 kg / 2.90 kg standard RTK rover setup on pole
190 mm x 90 mm
Environmental Temperature -40 to 65°C operating, -40 to 80°C storage
Drop 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)
Vibration Withstands strong vibration (ISO9022-36-08 / MIL STD 810G 514.6 Cat.24)
Humidity 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)