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Machine control with marXact!

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Release Update – June 2022

This is a marXact monthly update for our clients!


As a UNI user, we want to help you to get the most out of your receiver. We hereby send you the Release Update mail for June, and tell you everything about the features and improvements that become available during this month.

We keep you informed about new functions and possibilities, conveniently collected in one comprehensive mailing, and on a monthly basis. In these mailings, we tell about what becomes possible and what improvements have already been implemented.

We combine the (start of) new features in monthly updates: these Release Updates blogs. This time, we look at the successful first tests for machine control and what benefit you get from starting up your UNI-GR1 faster. We also zoom in on the new UNI-Cloud app and steps we take to structurally improve your surveying experience.

Feel free to forward this e-mail to colleagues who survey with the UNI-GR1 and/or process data in the UNI-Cloud, so that they are also informed of what’s to come or could register for our upcoming Demo Drinks on July 21st.

Team marXact

marXact – marX your Xact position

+31 (0) 70 700 7917 – For more help, see the UNI-Support knowledge base

First tests for machine control

In an earlier Release Update, we already mentioned that we are working on machine control. You can easily create a height polygon and calculate how many cubic meters of sand you can dig away. You load a model into your surveying software and then excavate it using GIS support. This support is provided by 2 UNI-GR1s mounted on the machine, on both sides of the bucket. Centimetre accurate, with self-created data and therefore, exactly what you need.

This summer, we are organizing a Sneak Preview Event where we will tell you more about the possibilities that centimetre accurate surveying and machine control offer you! For this purpose, specific invitations are sent to organizations that have already shown interest. Would you also like to be there or do you have a specific question? Send an email to and we’ll get back to you!

Import preview

The import preview is coming! Thanks to this handy new function, you can see what the import of your data will look like before you start. Through this preview, you can immediately see whether your data can be loaded properly and completely, or you may see that you are missing a point or line to make it complete.

Thanks to this convenient new possibility, you can work more efficiently and productively from now on, because you already know whether your data is complete before you import! This feature is currently in the final part of our testing environment and will be released soon.

A quicker start

A few days ago, we released the latest UNI-Connect version. Thanks to this new version, your UNI-GR1 starts up to 60 seconds faster! 60, so a whole minute!

A quicker start is a huge improvement to your work process, you are able to survey sooner and therefore, become more efficient and productive than ever! Completely free of charge, just as you are used to from us.

New UI/UX UNI-Cloud

There will be a new user interface for the UNI-Cloud, so that you can become familiar with this software even faster and easier. A big task that we have divided into smaller parts. We have now arrived at adding the latest logic functions and functionalities to this interface.

We will also extensively test, adjust, and finalize these additions before you get access to them. That gives us the best chance of success and you a smooth transition. You can read more about the release date in a next Release Update edition.

Stability and structural improvements

We already wrote about it in the introduction to this Release Update: steps we take to structurally improve your surveying experience. Every month we spend time fixing bugs, improving stability, and adding small improvements. That can be a new coordinate system, a small addition to an existing function, but also something behind the scenes. All these activities and improvements are also intended to structurally offer you an even better experience.

What steps do you need to take?

Not a lot, if we are completely honest with you. All updates are done automatically and while you are out surveying in the field or preparing tasks in the office. You might need to turn your UNI-GR1 off and on again, but only when the update stops unexpectedly. After turning it on again, you are good to go.

More releases coming up

So many new releases are coming, including expanding the UNI-Cloud project measurement and editing capabilities, the previously announced UNI-Collect survey app, and machine control capabilities. More on this in new Release Updates!

We will send you a new email full of information about new functions and improvements next month, so that you are able to take full advantage of these new possibilities as well.


As always you can count on our help whenever you need to. Get in touch by telephone using +31 (0) 70 700 7917 whenever you use UNI-Support and/or see the extensive knowledge base for answers to frequently asked questions.

You can also sign up for our Demo Drinks! Our signature event is back and we are able to teach you all about these new features in person on July 21st

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