Leica Geosystems announced the launch of a program for the academic and research community to facilitate the introduction of GPS reference station network technology into its teaching curriculum and scientific research activities.

The Affordable Technology for Higher-Education and Non-profit Associations program is designed to make it easier for universities, colleges, research organizations and the University NAVSTAR Consortium members to acquire GPS reference station technology. It provides a formalized discounted purchasing mechanism for bundled packages of GPS reference station hardware and software, including comprehensive training and technical support.