How ALPES TOPO monitors the construction of towers with wireless sensors

| April 6, 2020

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Faced with an unusual measurement scenario, ALPES TOPO, a survey company with expertise on large construction sites, engaged the technical assistance of Leica Geosystems in the setting up of an innovative monitoring system. Leica Geosystems monitoring experts provided a solution with wireless geotechnical sensors – WiSen wireless sensors, part of the portfolio of Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon.

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