Robotic Total Station
If you like Leica you'll love GeoMax, especially when it's time to write the check.
And what about the Leica 1203+...is less money...
If you are not fussy about the brand, then try to look at a japanese brand like topcon or sokkia (now under topcon). They are no frills-get the job done type of equipment that would cost less than half of a Leica. Quality of a brand is really partly perception. I really hate to buy an expensive Leica TS and see it get muddy & wet.
Hasn't the Leica 1200 series been discontinued and is now unsupported?
I have the TS 12 and am very happy, the TS15 would be awesome.
I rented a Geomax reflector-less robotic total station a few weeks back for a project. Great total station. The Geomax is basically the Chinese knock-off of the Leica 1203 (like most Geomax products, the Chinese version of an old style unit, with some newer bells and whistles it should be said). I'm thinking about getting one for the department soon.