The Origin software can be used with the following equipment.
To test, demonstrate, or deliver training with Origin using a simulated connection to a GNSS receiver, see To simulate a connection to a GNSS receiver. To simulate running the software on a supported controller, see To simulate a controller.
The Origin software runs on the following Windows devices:
- Spectra Geospatial Ranger 7 data collector
- Spectra Geospatial ST10 or ST100 tablet
The Origin software runs on the following Android devices:
- Spectra Geospatial Ranger 5 data collector
- Spectra Geospatial MobileMapper 60 handheld
Origin is designed to be used in Portrait mode or in Landscape mode on the MobileMapper 60 handheld. There are small differences in the UI to accommodate the portrait screen and the Android operating system. See Screen orientation.
A small number of features are not supported when running Origin on an Android device. See Tips for Android devices.
Conventional instruments that can be connected to the controller running Origin are:
- Spectra Geospatial FOCUS® 50 total stations
- Spectra Geospatial FOCUS 35/30 total stations
- Supported Nikon and third‑party total stations
The functionality available in the Origin software depends on the model and firmware version of the connected instrument. Spectra Geospatial recommends updating the instrument to the latest available firmware to use this version of Origin.
GNSS receivers that can be connected to the controller running Origin are:
- Spectra Geospatial integrated GNSS receivers: SP85, SP80, SP60
- Spectra Geospatial modular GNSS receivers: SP90m
If required, you can use additional devices when surveying, such as:
- laser rangefinders
- echo sounders
- barcode readers
If your controller supports a barcode reader you can use it to fill out the current field, for example a Code field. When using a Ranger 7 fitted with the EMPOWER barcode reader module, use the EMPOWER Asset settings application on the controller to enable the barcode reader and select the trigger button.
To use a laser rangefinder or echo sounder, you must configure the survey style. See Additional survey equipment.