Optech introduces 100 Hz scanning capability

Optech introduces 100 Hz scanning capability


Toronto, Canada, December 18, 2006 – Optech Incorporated announced another technical advance in airborne Lidar mapping: an accelerated scanner rate of 100 Hz. Optech’s ALTM Gemini now scans at rates up to 100 Hz. This accelerated scan frequency will directly benefit all surveyors using Optech’s ALTM Gemini.

Cost-benefit analyses show that faster scan frequencies allow surveyors to reduce their single greatest expense, the amount of time spent in the air acquiring data. With its new 100 Hz scanner, the ATLM Gemini is now one of the fastest scanning Lidar instrument on the market.

The increased scanner speed allows for an optimal distribution of laser points, heightened accuracy and a significant improvement in overall system performance. With the ALTM Gemini, either less time will be spent in-flight or, if the flight-time is the same, more data will be acquired. In either case the end result will be a bottom line increase in ROI.

– About Optech
Optech is the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of advanced laser-based survey instruments. The company offers client-driven solutions in airborne terrestrial mapping, airborne laser bathymetry, 3D laser imaging, space-based atmospheric monitors, spaceborne landing/docking systems, mine cavity monitoring systems, and industrial process control equipment.