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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.

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.


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


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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