Toronto, Canada, 10 October 2006: Optech Incorporated has announced the release of two additional features for its ILRIS-3D laser scanner, the Motion Compensation option and the Enhanced Range option (ER).
Motion Compensation option increases the scanner’s functionality in difficult environments, enabling the connectivity of selected position and orientation systems to ILRIS-3D. As a result, ILRIS-3D can now output accurate, georeferenced data from dynamic platforms such as boats and many other mobile vehicles.
“This option will allow our users to collect data from moving platforms…” says Brent Gelhar, Director of Lidar Technologies at Optech. “Motion Compensation will greatly benefit the Lidar industry and open many new opportunities for growth and expansion. Our scientists continue to push the technology envelope to help our Optech owners and operators maximize their return on investment.”
The Enhanced Range option increases the scanner’s functionality in difficult environments. This option increases ILRIS-3D’s range by up to 40% over its already industry-leading normal range. “This option will provide users in the mining, monitoring and large-infrastructure surveying areas with more options and greater accuracy in scanning. It’s important to note that not only is the maximum range increased, but improved signal return at all ranges creates clearer and more reliable measurements,” says Albert Iavarone, Product Manager for Optech’s Industrial and 3D Imaging Products Division.
Optech is involved in development, manufacture and support of advanced laser-based survey instruments. The company offers client-driven solutions in terrestrial laser scanners, 3D measuring systems, airborne laser bathymetry, space-based atmospheric monitors and space-borne landing/docking systems, mine cavity monitoring systems, industrial level monitors and airborne terrain mapping.