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Laser Tech, CartoPac join to simplify data collection

Centennial and Fort Collins, Colo., USA – January 26, 2009 – CartoPac Field Solutions, powered by Spatial Data Technologies, Inc. and Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI), announced that they have joined forces to provide an integrated technology that allows CartoPac Mobile users to automatically download measurements collected using LTI’s TruPulse lasers. The new relationship streamlines field data collection for field workers in utilities, oil and gas, railroad, natural resources and other industries managing large amounts of geographically dispersed assets.

Laser-based measurement products from LTI enable field workers to capture hard-to-reach measurements from a distance. By using reflectorless laser technology, field workers can capture precise measurements without scaling rocks, wading into water, or taking other unnecessary risks to capture field data. CartoPac Mobile software gives field workers mobile access to the enterprise database from a handheld computer, making it easy to collect, share and manage field data.

By allowing the LTI TruPulse lasers to interface with the CartoPac Mobile technology seamlessly, field workers can automatically pull information from the laser into the mobile device, thereby saving time in the field. Information such as, angle, bearing and distance are automatically populated, simplifying the data collection process for the field workers.

CartoPac Mobile 2.5 offers laser offset controls so users can easily collect and store height, elevation, line, position and even area data using the standard serial data port found on LTI’s TruPulse lasers or with a Bluetooth model. CartoPac 2.5 has the capability for automatic or one-click post-processing, which again makes for faster and easier data collection. LTI’s newest laser, the TruPulse 360, is the first integrated compass, inclinometer and distance laser that delivers mapping-grade accuracy regardless of what angle you shoot from.