Vivax vLoc3-Pro Precision 3D Utility Mapping Locator

£1,931.40 Ex. VAT






The vLoc3-Pro from Vivax-Metrotech is the new industry bench mark for utility locating. The vLoc3-Pro is built on a new Triaxial 3D architecture that provides "must have" features and offers powerful best-in-class performance. It's bold stance, curved silhouette and its class leading 4.3" color LCD high visibility display provides a locating refinement that has never been seen before in the marketplace. It's class exclusive 3D antenna technology is optimized to deliver an immense level of performance, allowing the technician to be in complete command on every challenging locate. The vLoc3-Pro is as smart as it is tough, making it the perfect locator for the locating professional who wants to perform at their best.

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Classic Locate Mode
The classic mode with Peak (bar-graph & numeric indication) and Null (left/right arrows) with automatic depth & signal current and Compass (line orientation). Distortion is indicated by bar-graph color.

Green - good locate signal
Blue - some distortion detected
Red - very high distortion
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Vector Mode
Vector mode locks onto the utility itself and displays orientation of the locator in relation to the utility. This mode provides lateral offset locating. An ideal mode for joint trench scenarios.

  • Automatic gain control
  • Continuous depth & signal current
  • Lateral offset locating
  • Distortion indication - Color change & size change
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Plan View Mode
Plan View mode allows for the utility to be located by following the actual path displayed on screen. This mode is the simplest mode for locating any utility.

  • Simple to use - perfect for inexperienced technicians
  • Displays relative orientation of the utility at any angle
  • Automatic gain control
  • Continuous depth & signal current
  • Distortion indication via two adjacent lines (spacing) and color change
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Transverse Graph Mode
Transverse Graph Mode provides a perfect screen for troubleshooting a difficult locate. 

  • Plots real time peak & null responses simultaneously
  • Provides immediate measurement of signal distortion when two responses do not align
  • Real-time visual antenna comparison
  • Perfect for training
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Directional Sonde Mode
Sonde Mode on the vLoc3 allows technicians to approach the sonde from any direction. An arrow will guide users to the sonde and allow easy pinpointing.


  • Guidance arrow targets sonde axis
  • Red/Green color indicates sonde position
  • "Ghost" or leading and aft peaks are indicated by simple blue icon
  • Sondes can be located from any direction
  • This mode revolutionizes sonde locating
Warning / Alerts
Warnings and Alerts provide users with instant feedback when something is wrong. These events will cause the handle to vibrate as well as display a visual notification indicating type of alert. All events are logged onto an internal SD card for future reference.
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Shallow Depth Warning
This warning occurs when the utility detected is less than (6) six inches deep. This can prevent damage from occurring to the utility and provide user safety.
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Overhead Cable Warning
This warning indicates that signal is being detected from above. This alert can prevent inaccurate utility marking.
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Swing Alert
This alert activates when the locator is being used improperly. This alert allows users to learn how to swing the locator properly.
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Overload Alert
The alert indicates excessive amounts of electromagnetic signal detected. E.g., near power transformers, etc. This alert can prevent inaccurate utility marking.
Standard Features
  • Two 3D Triaxial antenna design (class leading & industry exclusive)
  • Built-in accelerometer and gyroscope providing continuous correction of depth
  • Light sensor automatically controls display backlight for longer battery life
  • Vibration motor in handle provides user feedback during alerts & warnings
  • On-board Calibration / Self-Test (eliminates cal timer and PC plug-in and its associated costs)
  • Rugged high impact thermoplastic ABS construction for strength and light weight design
  • Weighs only 4.6 lbs. (2.1kg)
  • Alkaline (typically 12-hours intermittent use)
  • Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (typically 27-hours intermittent use) (both Alkaline & Li-Ion are standard)
  • Mini USB socket for data transfer/software updates
  • Bluetooth enabled using optional "Plug-and-Play" Bluetooth module
  • GPS ready (easy push-button mapping) w/external GPS receiver or VMMAP
  • VMMAP App for mapping utilities (FREE for iOS & Android download)
  • Built-In locate data logging (stores 50 Million records) - depth, current, frequency, mode, gain setting, signal strength, GPS coordinate, date and time (if Bluetooth active)
  • Ultra Fast Multi-Core processor engine for fast, reliable, and accurate results
  • 4.3" Color backlit high visibility display provides a best in class user experience, night or day
  • Very simple intuitive menu configuration for easy customized set-up
  • Over 50+ receiver frequencies (16Hz to 200kHz) and all available passive modes
  • Multiple Locating modes: Classic, Vector, Plan View, Transverse Graph & Directional Sonde
  • Multiple Antenna modes in Classic Locate Mode (peak, peak-arrows, null, broad, delta null, omni directional peak, omni directional broad)
  • Directional Sonde mode (512Hz/640Hz/8kHz/33kHz)
  • Line Orientation Compass (360 degrees)
  • Automatic continuous depth and current measurement
  • Fault-Find mode ready (requires optional accessory)
  • EM Marker Ball mode ready (requires optional accessory)
Construction High impact thermoplastic (ABS) injection molded housing
Weight / Dimensions 4.6lbs. / 12.6"(L) x 4.9"(W) x 26.6"(H)
Display Transmissive 480 x 272 Pixel, 16-bit Color, High Visibility, LCD, 4.3"
Antenna(s) 2-sets of 3D Triaxial antennas
Battery Life @ +70°F 12-Hrs (Alkaline-6AA) / 27-Hrs (Custom Li-Ion Rechargeable)
Internal Data Logging All parameter stored onboard. 50 Million records storage capacity
Operating Frequencies Configurable frequencies range from 16Hz to 200kHz
Locate Modes Classic Locate Mode / Plan View Mode / Vector Mode / Transverse Graph Mode / Sonde Mode
Temperature Range (optimum) -4°F to +122°F
Weather Proof IP65 and NEMA 4
Warranty - Standard 2-Year (additional years are optional)