The vLoc3-ML by Vivax-Metrotech with built-in transceiver is designed for contractors and utility companies to accurately detect and pinpoint major brands of buried passive electronic markers. This new series 3 version of the vLocML2 combines Vivax-Metrotech’s advanced line locating technology and electronic marker system (EMS) detection in a single instrument capable of detecting and measuring the depth of commercially available EMS markers.

With the intuitive operational display, the user can access the vLoc3-ML’s line locating or marker detection mode with one press of the receiver’s softkey. In fact, frequency selection, marker selection, dedicated or dual marker modes and access to the main menu for other advanced features are all intuitive and readily accessible from the main screen. The optional Tx-Link (radio link between receiver and transmitter) allows remote operation of the transmitter’s functions at distances over 900’/270m.

Built on the vLoc3 digital signal processing platform, the vLoc3-ML is equipped with advanced line locating features such as Signal Direction, Vector mode, Transverse Graph mode, Plan View, Guidance Compass, Distortion Alerts, and Left/Right Guidance Arrows that make locating conductive lines and cables more intuitive.

Using the VMMap application for Vivax-Metrotech’s free MyLocator3 app, the user can download logged data and GPS locations. This allows for all site locate and instrument information to be reviewed and analyzed at a later date.


  • vLoc3-ML Can be used as a utility locator, or as an EMS marker locator
  • Color-coded EM distortion warnings
  • New locate modes allow for locate strategies such as offset-locating
  • Optional Receiver/ Transmitter link
  • Cloud-based data warehousing
  • Optional Bluetooth