Wrapping Up Another Successful INTERGEO
The Optech booth at INTERGEO 2013 this October was a hotbed of activity, with experts and surveyors from around the world coming to visit. Tuesday and Wednesday were especially busy, as visitors discussed new technologies in the Optech product line with our product managers, such as real-time data visualization in Optech FMS Nav and the new Lynx MG1 Mobile Mapper™, which marks our expansion into the mapping-grade survey industry. Visitors were especially interested in the DiNelly gyrocopter with an Optech Orion ALTM and GSM 3000 installed on the tradeshow floor, which let customers get an up-close look at this new, low-cost platform for surveying.
Disaster Response for the Costa Concordia Shipwreck
Check out the latest issue of Lidar News for an article on how Italian Optech distributor Codevintec surveyed the wreck of the Costa Concordia by combining an Optech ILRIS Terrestrial Laser Scanner and a Teledyne RESON SeaBat multi-beam echosounder. Mounted on a research vessel, the system used the ILRIS and SeaBat to map the wreck both above and below the surface of the water in a single pass, and employed specialized software to merge and visualize their data in real time. Codevintec provided the final data to the crisis team within hours of their arrival at the scene, letting them look at the ship’s position on the seabed and analyse its stability.
Read the full article.
Class 1 Eye-safe Orion C300-1 for FAA Rotorcraft
In October, Optech unveiled the
Orion C300-1 ALTM
, designed as a Class 1 eye-safe laser product. This new sensor was designed to completely address concerns expressed by the FAA regarding the eye-safe use of Class 3A, 3B, and 4 lidar systems in rotorcraft without losing the performance and small-target detection of the original C300. With the Orion C300-1, surveyors can now perform fast and precise corridor surveys while maintaining eye-safety and regulatory compliance.
Automated Monitoring with ILRIS & OPMMS
Attendees at INTERGEO 2013 got an early glimpse of a revolutionary new automation tool for the Optech ILRIS Terrestrial Laser Scanner, Gexcel's
Open Pit Mine Monitoring System
. Without any user intervention, OPMMS conducts regular surveys with the ILRIS, compares the results to a baseline, and alerts the operator of dangerous changes in the target. Best of all, with remote access users can automate a permanently mounted ILRIS and download results from the safety and convenience of their offices.
Unified ILRIS Scan Software Suite
Another ILRIS upgrade is the
ILRIS Scan software suite
, a new control, processing and analysis application developed in co-operation with Gexcel Srl. With ILRIS Scan, users can handle the entire ILRIS workflow with a single integrated application, from performing the survey to georeferencing and analysing the results. Advanced versions of ILRIS Scan expand its capabilities even further, enabling users to integrate an external camera, perform meshing, calculate cut and fill volumes, and create change-detection maps.
Optech Services: Did You Know?
Our service to our customers doesn’t end when we deliver the sensor. Optech Services can help you get the best out of your sensor with expert assistance for all aspects of operation and processing. Our training team has courses for all levels of experience, from introductory programs for staff that are new to surveying to highly technical courses for experts who want to learn the latest techniques and best practices. Your processing staff can also call our experienced data analysts for troubleshooting advice and guidance on how to turn your datasets into deliverables.
Lynx Now Compatible with Ladybug® 5
To offer Optech Lynx Mobile Mapper users maximum flexibility in their imaging solution, Optech has announced that its Lynx product line now supports the use of the
Point Grey Ladybug® 5
spherical imaging system. With the introduction of the Ladybug® 5, which boasts six high-sensitivity 5-Megapixel imagers that cover 90% of a full sphere, the mapping-grade Lynx MG1 and the game-changing Optech LMS 2.4 Professional, Lynx users have more tools than ever for assembling a mobile surveying solution optimized to meet their specific application requirements.
Introducing Our New Worldwide Channel Partner Manager
Optech is pleased to announce that we now have a Worldwide Channel Partner Manager for Terrestrial Laser Scanner Products, Dario Conforti. In addition to his role as a 3D laser scanning specialist, Dario will work to expand communications between Optech and our dealers and distributors, and standardize their technical skills for consistent service to our customers. Optech customers will also be seeing Dario at conventions and tradeshows, where he will demonstrate new uses and applications for terrestrial lidar sensors, and reveal the latest developments in Optech’s terrestrial product line.
- Lidar Solutions & Technical Workshop at SPAR Europe/ELMF
The premier event for lidar and 3D imaging professionals is SPAR Point Group’s 2013 SPAR Europe and European LiDAR Mapping Forum, which takes place 11-13 November in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Come visit Optech at Booth 310 to see the latest sensor integration and data fusion solutions for delivering highly accurate 3D GIS data quickly and efficiently. Optech will also be providing a free technical workshop on how to dramatically increase processing efficiency while delivering more accurate data through the power of the latest Optech LMS Lidar Mapping Suite. Learn how automated boresighting and processing workflows can result in consistently lower costs and accurate results, independent of data processor skills.