The X-Station line will fill a void between surveying instruments and high precision industrial measurement equipment. Traditional surveying instruments, including total stations and theodolites, are valued primarily for their low cost and portability. At the other end of the spectrum, high precision industrial measurement instruments - including measurement arms, laser trackers, photogrammetry based systems and horizontal CMMs - are very expensive and cumbersome to use. The X-Station line is designed to bring low cost, portability, and ease of use together with high accuracy - thus offering a combination unmatched by existing instruments in the marketplace.
"Feedback from existing customers showed us that many measurement applications out there are not being served by existing instruments," said Edward Barrientos, President and CEO of Arc Second. "The market told us that they wanted ease-of-use, affordability and ruggedness above all else. While high accuracy and performance were givens, users wanted these capabilities in an easier-to-use and more flexible package." Barrientos also added, "With X-Station, Arc Second has created a new class of portable instruments that spans the breadth of measurement applications from construction to high-precision metrology applications."
X-Station will initially be available in two basic configurations: X-Station and X-Station Advanced. The X-Station product is designed for typical surveying, as-built modeling, and mapping applications that require 1-3 mm of accuracy. The X-Station Advanced is a true portable CMM that delivers 0.1 mm accuracy for typical metrology and inspection tasks. Most importantly, both products use only a PDA as the sole processor in the system - there is no laptop or PC required.
Both products also work outside, although most X-Station Advanced applications typically occur inside. Ease-of-use and short setup times are specifically designed into each system. Using an intuitive touch screen interface, a user can setup either product in about 10 minutes.
The X-Station products come standard with 2 laser transmitters, but can be upgraded to as many as 6 transmitters. In addition, X-Station components are fully compatible with Arc Second's facility wide Indoor GPS systems so that a portable X-Station system can be easily transformed into a permanent installed solution if needed.
The prices for the new portable systems start at around $30,000. More information about the new X-Stations can be found on the Arc Second website ( www.indoorgps.com).
About Arc Second, Inc. Arc Second develops, manufactures and markets INDOOR GPS measurement, positioning and tracking solutions. In contrast to its outdoor counterpart, indoor GPS provides sub-millimeter level positioning capabilities for both indoor and outdoor applications. The company markets its products to the construction, architecture, manufacturing, product design, robotics, aerospace, automotive, virtual reality and movie special effects sectors. Founded in 1990, Arc Second is a privately held company located in Dulles, Virginia. More information about Arc Second and Indoor GPS can be found on the company's website www.indoorgps.com.
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